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Ted Cruz Speaks on Santa Fe Shooting: ‘There Have Been Too Damn Many of These’

Now that another school shooting has happened, this time in Santa Fe, TX, it’s up to the leaders of that state to set an example for the rest of the country on how school shootings ought to be handled.

That unthinkable duty fell to Governor Greg Abbott and Senator Ted Cruz Friday when they addressed the press after the deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School which killed at least ten people and wounded many others.

“It’s impossible to describe the magnitude of the evil of someone who would attack innocent children in a school, a place of learning where parents should be able to send their children without fear for their child’s safety,” Abbott said. “We look to God to give the first responders, as well as the victims and their families, the guidance they need in the coming days and weeks as we work to continue to get to the bottom of what happened and very importantly work to respond to this challenge. I ask the rest of the country to join Texas in mourning the loss of these individuals, these students, and offer your prayers and support of these families.”

Senator Cruz was a bit more direct.

“There have been too damn many of these,” he said. “Texas has seen too many of these. We’ve seen deranged murderers, whether this morning here, whether a deranged bomber in Austin murdering innocent people, or whether six months ago in Sutherland Springs, another evil criminal murdering innocent people.

“I tell the people in Santa Fe, you are being lifted up by millions of people in prayer from across the state of Texas and across the world. In the public policy arena, we need to do everything humanly possible to stop this from happening given, to stop them from getting firearms, to stop they from getting access to schools, to incarcerate them when they try to illegally purchase firearms.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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