On Sunday, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick appeared on ABC News’ “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos to discuss the case of a 17-year-old that shot and killed eight students and two teachers at Santa Fe High School in Texas last Friday. The two debated a number of topics, including the availability of guns and school security procedures, but Patrick’s central thesis was that the problem is rooted in America’s “culture of violence.”
The Republican lieutenant governor of Texas cited abortion as one of several factors that have degraded America’s respect for human life, which he believes was one of the causes of the recent school shooting in his state. “We have devalued life, whether it's through abortion, whether it's the breakup of families, through violent movies, and particularly violent video games,” Patrick said.