- Do Civilians need access to assault rifles?
- Dozens hurt, dozens killed in the last month.
- Both shooting involved assault style weapons.
August 3rd, 2019 El Paso Texas: 22 dead, 24 injured. August 31st, 2019 Odessa Texas: 7 dead, 21 injured. What do these two incidents have in common? These senseless acts involved assault-style weapons. Both shooters were Texans, both were young Caucasian men.
While Texas is barely getting over the attacks on the Texan soil of the El Paso mass shooting, they caught the shooter, he is being tried for capital murder, and as we were breathing easier, because we had one less criminal and murderer off the streets, this attack happened in the afternoon of August 31st, 2019.
Now the public is wondering what is the motive, what is the reason for these deaths, for the injured?
- One woman said her husband and brother were shot as they heard shots and her brother went to investigate. The killer spraying bullets at random, killing both of them.
- A 17-month old baby was hit with shrapnel, as the shooter shot people, the baby is recovering, but has damaged her lower lip, teeth, and chest, and will be undergoing surgery on Monday.
- A 15-year-old girl was shot and killed while at the new car lot with her family, as her brother was picking up a new car.
- State troopers were shot.
- Police officers were shot.
- A US Postal worker was shot and killed when the shooter hijacked her mail van.
What do these have in common? Assault rifles. This is the second mass shooting in less than 30 days on American soil, in Texas.
While state lawmakers cannot infringe on the 2nd amendment rights to bear arms, the state representatives, the state Senate, and the governor needs to address the issues, needs to address these senseless killings.
These lawmakers need to better control the “legal” purchase of assault-style weapons, to better the protection for the Texan citizens.
I believe firmly in the 2nd amendment, but I also stand for proper licensing, and better control of weapons, like these assault rifles. We need better control of who can purchase, how easy it is to purchase one of these weapons, and we need better control of stopping criminals from legally purchasing these weapons of war.
- The shooter in El Paso had his gun sent from Romania.
- The shooter in Odessa had an extensive criminal history. While we do not know at this point where he purchased this gun at, he was still able to obtain an AR-style rifle.
My prayers and condolences go out to all the families and those involved in these senseless attacks against us. I applaud the bravery and courage of the officers involved in stopping this killer from continuing his rampage. I want to stand for everyone, in Texas, in the USA, when they state that we need to stop these senseless killings. We are tired of losing family, friends, and loved ones.
Our prayers and words only do so much. It is time for all of us to take action. It is time for state legislators, the governor and lawmakers to protect their citizens. They can do this while not infringing the 2nd amendment.