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Gun-backing GOP lawmaker slammed for empty call to protect children

A Texas congressman’s old tweets about opposing gun control have resurfaced after he vowed to ‘protect’ children following a shooting at a school in his Texas district. Congress.

Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-Texas), who represents Uvalde, Texas, has been outspoken on Twitter about threats from the “radical left” in recent months.

Gonzales, in a March 2021 tweet, wrote about his opposition to gun control efforts in Washington.

“I voted NO on two gun control measures in the House today,” Gonzales wrote. “I am a proud supporter of the Second Amendment and will do everything possible to oppose the takeover of arms by the far left.”

You can read a number of tweets resurfaced by Gonzales below.

Gonzales, in response to the Uvalde school shooting that killed 21 on Tuesday, told CBS News that people need to protect children in the wake of the tragedy.

Gonzales described his six children, two of whom are “elementary age.”

“We’re hurting, we’re hurting in Uvalde,” Gonzales said as he choked up during the interview. “It’s just heartbreaking. Children are the most innocent thing we have in life and we have to protect them with everything we have.

Twitter users were quick to burn Gonzales for his opposition to gun control.

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