Texas Lawmaker Shares Facebook Meme Connecting Gun Control Protesters to Holocaust Victims

AUSTIN — A Houston-area state representative linked gun control advocates to Holocaust victims on Monday, with a meme that appeared to blame gun control for the genocide of six million Jews during World War II.Spring Republican Valoree Swanson shared a Facebook post Monday from the “Ted Cruz Meme Page.” She did not add a comment to the post, which showed two photos. The first was from March 13, when 7,000 pairs of shoes were left at the U.S. Capitol to represent the children who have died from gunshot wounds since the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012. It was captioned: “Shoes left by gun control supporters, 2018.” The second photo, of a pile of shoes in a concentration camp, was captioned: “Shoes left by victims of gun control, 1945.”Below the photos was a phrase attributed to philosopher George Santayana, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”  Continue reading...

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