While speaking at the National Rifle Association (NRA) convention on Friday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott spoke his mind about the “true source of gun violence.”
Abbott pushed back on gun control advocates arguing that “the answer to gun violence is not to take guns away, the answer is to strengthen the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.”
Friday’s meeting was the first convention since the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, as well as the resulting activism in favor of gun control.
According to ijr.com:
The Texas governor suggested that liberals were looking in the wrong place to prevent gun control.
“The problem is not guns,” he said, according to the Texas Observer. Instead, Abbott said that the problem was “hearts without God.” Abbott’s line reflected conservatives’ previously expressed sentiments about evil and the inability to regulate it.
President Donald Trump, who endorsed Abbott during his Friday speech, similarly suggested gun control was ridiculous.
“We are going to have to outlaw immediately all vans and all trucks, which are now the new form of death for the maniac terrorist,” Trump said during his speech.”