Texas Plans To Lift Gun Restrictions Despite Objections. Here’s How I Feel About It.
On Monday, legislature approved to remove major gun restrictions allowing people to carry without a license, background check, or any training at all. (keep reading)
Today a republican-dominated legislature approved stance on Texas gun law was sent to Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who said he will sign it despite the objections of law enforcement groups who are saying it will endanger the public and police. (keep reading)
See now I'm a little confused... Because in September of last year Governor Abbot also launched a "back the blue campaign" against defunding the police and is on video saying...
“This reckless action invites crime into our communities, and it threatens the safety of all Texans, including our law enforcement officers and their families”
I don't agree with defunding the police, and I don't agree with removing all gun restrictions in the state. Why? Because they yield the same results.... Endangerment of the public AND police and their families??
I keep it no secret that I am a licensed handgun carrier in the state of Texas. And I'm a "carrier carrier". I carry with me everywhere I go if I'm not at work, a federal building, school zone, or a facility with a sign on the door prohibiting firearms. (and not the one with the gun in a circle with a line drawn through it, but the sign with the Penal Code) So, I get lifting the license to carry. I can even understand lifting the restrictions on training. What I don't understand is how it's sensible to lift background checks. So, basically someone with a history of mental illness can walk right into the store and walk out with a gun?? And that's OK with Texas?
Yahoo reported that gun control groups also oppose the measure, noting the state's recent history of mass shootings, including those at an El Paso Walmart, a church in Sutherland Springs, and a high school outside Houston.
I don't know know about ya'll... but to me it sounds like Wild Wild West in the making. And doin't set well with my spirit.
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