With yet another mass gun murder in Texas this past weekend, the image of Texas suffers ever greater, as it has become the most violent state, and without any idea of gun regulation, other than being a citizen and being a minimum age of 21!
Anyone can carry a firearm, including AR-15 assault weapons, in open carry legally, and there is no consideration of training, licensing, or mental health challenges, and nowhere where firearms are considered illegal to carry!
And the leaders of Texas government, including Governor Greg Abbott, the lieutenant governor and attorney general, and really, all Republicans in the state legislature, and the Texas members of the House of Representatives and US Senate, are all united in just mouthing “thoughts and prayers”.
This is purely insane, and the carnage is increading rapidly, and nationally, there have now been 201 gun massacres in 127 days of 2023!
In Texas, but really everywhere in America, no one is safe, whether in a school or college; a supermarket; a church, synagogue or mosque; a shopping mall; a movie theater; a country music festival; or a myriad of other public places, as well as the danger lurking in private homes by unstable family members who have access to weapons of mass murder!
To have no willingness to regulate guns, when Republicans are very willing to limit drag shows, to ban books, to outlaw discussions of race and gender in schools and universities, to restrict voting rights, and so many others government interventions, is a total outrage that calls for mass demonstrations and demands for action!
But of course, these same Republicans want to limit the right of the people to freedom of speech, and assembly, and this makes it clear we are dealing with Fascist oriented governments that do not care about the health and safety of their own citizens, and non citizens, alike!
No other nation has any sense of gun violence that is totally unregulated and out of control, and this makes America look like a nation that is, clearly, the most dangerous nation in the world, bar none!
And young people are being slaughtered on a level unmatched even in war zones, as America has become a national war zone!