Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert says 'more prayers' could stop mass shootings, as the House votes on major gun control package
- Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert said prayer could put an end to mass shootings.
- Gohmert previously called it ineffective for Democrats to criticize Republican pro-gun efforts.
Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert, of Texas, suggested Wednesday that if government officials prayed more, mass shootings across the country could cease to exist.
"Look, maybe if we heard more prayers from leaders of this country instead of taking God's name in vain, we wouldn't have the mass killings like we didn't have before prayer was eliminated from schools," he told the House.
Gohmert made the remarks during Wednesday's session on a package of gun safety bills known as the Protecting Our Kids Act. The act was broken up into several gun policies, including one that would raise the age limit from 18 to 21 to buy a semi-automatic weapon.
"I don't think that it's very effective for the children to have people on the other side of the aisle come in and accuse Republicans of being complicit in murder and that we put our right to kill over others' right to live," Gohmert told a Judiciary House Committee last week.
Last Friday, following the indictment of Peter Navarra, Gohmert also said that Republicans "can't even lie to Congress or lie to an FBI agent" despite it being a felony crime.
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