By now, we all know that the Syrian refugee crisis was started by Republican policies. Rather than heed Colin Powell’s advice, that if we break it, we buy it, Republicans are doing the exact opposite. They broke Syria and most of the Middle East, but when it comes time to helping their refugees, they want nothing to do with them.
Even worse than that, one Republican is using his and his own party’s legislative “accomplishments” as a reason Syrian refugees should not be allowed in the States. State Rep. Tony Dale (R), who has an “A” rating with the NRA for never meeting a gun law he didn’t want to overturn, says that Texas should not house the refugees because guns are too easy to get.
In a letter to Texas Governor Greg Abbott (who is unconstitutionally turning away refugees), Dale had this to say:
So they could get a job in the airport, for example and they could plant something on a plane like we saw in the Sinai Peninsula recently when the Russian airline was taken down, they could board a plane legally in the United States.”
Federal officials confirmed that gun purchases are also possible by a refugee who has the proper federal document and a Texas Driver’s License. Legislation drafted by Representative Dale, during the previous Regular Session, would have modified how the state provides licenses to visiting foreign nationals, but it never made to the state house floor for debate.
“California when they issue drivers licenses to non-citizens specifically says that it is not to be used for a Federal purpose, not to be used for employment and that means it cannot be used to board a plane … and presumably it could not be used to purchase a gun.
Here’s the video:
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