Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) firmly rejected calls for more gun control in the wake of a school shooting in Texas a week ago, saying that the country needs “more armed good guys” instead.
Cruz targeted aspects of today’s culture that he thinks are responsible for encouraging shooting incidents, such as lower levels of church attendance, abuse of prescription drugs, and an obsession many shooters develop with violent video gaming.
“We know that many of these who seek to commit the most heinous crimes, they’re isolated from human contact,” he said at the NRA convention. “They’re living a virtual life in the absence of community and faith and love.”
He pointed out that stricter background check laws would not have stopped most mass shooters.
He also said that stronger school security is needed.
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