ANYBODY surprised by this?
People in Texas ARE expendable….
Gun’s are NOT….
After months of pleading for more gun control measures, a Democrat who represents Uvalde, Texas, where 19 children died in a mass shooting, was told by the Republican leader of the State Senate to stop bringing up gun legislation or be barred from speaking at all.
In the State House, Republican members talked and joked among themselves as another Democrat, Representative Jarvis Johnson of Houston, rose to discuss gun control. “This is not a joke — this is real,” he shouted from the lectern at his colleagues on Friday. “Children every day are dying.”
It was only hours later that gunfire again ripped apart the daily life of people in Texas. This time the violence erupted at a popular shopping center in the Dallas suburb of Allen, where a 33-year-old gunman armed with what officials said was an AR-15-style rifle swiftly killed eight people and wounded at least seven others, including at least one child, before a police officer fatally shot him on Saturday….
Among some Texans, the drumbeat of mass murder has fueled rising frustration and a slight openness to more gun regulation in a state where even Democrats proudly discuss their firearms. But the violence has done little to reshape the political realities in the State Capitol, where Republicans control both legislative chambers and all statewide offices.
In the past two years, as the state has been shaken by more than a dozen mass killings of four or more people, Texas has increased access to firearms, doing away with its permit requirements to carry handguns and lowering the age when adults can carry handguns to 18 from 21.
On Sunday, Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, attended a vigil for the victims of the shooting at the shopping center, Allen Premium Outlets, but said earlier that there would be no new effort by his administration to limit access to firearms — because it would not work….
The U.S. crossed the 200-mass shooting threshold mid-May last year and the year prior, and didn’t get there until mid-to-late June in 2020 and 2019. Between 2016 and 2018, the country passed 200 mass shootings in late July.
The GVA tracker logged three shooting incidents on Saturday, including the incident at Allen Premium Outlets in Texas, where a gunman killed eight people and injured seven others before being fatally shot by police. One person was killed in California and another in Ohio, and several others injured in both states that same day.
Another four mass shooting incidents were recorded on Sunday, killing five people total and injuring a dozen others in California, Missouri, New Jersey and Maryland….
My Name Is Jack says
Despite what you read here ,most Americans support common sense gun laws( over 80% in a recent Fox News poll) .
I KNOW THAT……
But lawmakers in some states don’t care
My Name Is Jack says
Well if you do maybe you should mention that occassionally instead of your diatribes about “gun culture “ wherein you imply that the majority of people are opposed to any gun regulations when such is demonstrably untrue.
Indeed you seem to actually take some demented delight in rhapsodizing about how nothing will ever change, Americans love their guns etc etc.
Further you fail to Emphasize that the NRA is essentially a Republican sub group and that this “gun culture “ that you obsess over is mostly among Republicans .
I DID a post explaining that gun violence and the ‘culture’ is mainly in Red states…,,
I HAVE and will continue to point out that IN GENERAL gun possession WILL continue.,…
After the Supreme’s made it easier?
It will NOT get any better…..
U can complain about it and me ALL u want….
Except for a few places?
The number of gun purchases INCREASED every time one of these situations gets heavy media coverage…..
America on the WHOLE Jack DOES have a gun culture……..
It is the way things ARE……
I’m not happy
Just presenting FACTS…….
As i have pointed out on a National level?
Democrats will NOT RUN on gun control
The death’s are just throw aways sadly….
Somebody in Texas we the extra mile and made the shooting on Saturday at the Outlet Mall personal…The images are heart renching …Elton Musk’s Twitter is now open to about any image’s
Within hours of the mass shooting on Saturday at a Texas outlet mall, some Twitter users shared gruesome pictures of bloodied bodies, purportedly from the crime scene. At least one image appeared to be of a child.
These images were harder to avoid on the platform, according to some users, in part because they were shared from accounts that had paid to be verified – an option introduced under owner Elon Musk that can elevate the visibility of a user’s tweets….
The apparent spread of these images has revived scrutiny around how social media platforms handle graphic content from mass shootings. Social media platforms typically have policies that restrict sharing graphic content, with certain exceptions. On Twitter, for example, users are technically prohibited from sharing content that shows “gratuitous gore,” a category that includes “dismembered or mutilated humans.” Other forms of graphic media may be allowed, as long as the user marks their account as sensitive…..