Texas state lawmaker shares image linking gun control to the Holocaust

A Texas state lawmaker this week shared an image on Facebook linking gun control to the Holocaust.

Valoree Swanson (R), a Texas state representative, shared a meme that included two images, according to The Dallas Morning News.

One image showed the 7,000 pairs of shoes that were left earlier this month at the U.S. Capitol to symbolize the number of children killed from gun violence since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.


On top of that photo, text said: "Shoes left by supporters of gun control, 2018."

The second image showed a pile of shoes from a concentration camp. The text above that photo read: "Shoes left by victims of gun control, Germany, 1945."

At the bottom of the meme, text quoted philosopher George Santayana saying: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

Swanson was sworn into the Texas House in 2017. The post has since been deleted from her page.

Gun control has become a central issue in the country since a gunman opened fire at a high school in Parkland, Fla., killing 17 people.

Since the shooting, students have become vocal advocates for gun control, demanding that lawmakers pass new gun laws to prevent future shootings.

Over the weekend, hundreds of thousands of people in cities across the country marched to protest gun violence and demand action.