The Dallas Morning News says Gun Violence changed the Lives of These People.”
the headline and general tone of the item makes me wonder if the DMN staff ever gave a thought to the Texas LAWW that enabled “gun violence.” the law that forbids concealed carry in Churches, among other places.
In a normal human society where a substantial part of the populace has an effective weapon does not tolerate violence. But Texas is not yet a normal society. Texas has laws that prevent it becoming a normal, civilized, or “Polite” society. And 26 people lost their lives because the State failed to protect those people from a “man with a lot of demons,” and would not allow them to protect themselves.
That effect can be seen in the chart of Texas homicide rate, posted immediately below. In 1950 Texas had restrictive reconstruction era gun laws – and between Hollywood’s gun ban campaign and Federal gun controls to as high homicide rate of 8.1 per 100,000 population.
Under the malign influence of Hollywood’s gun ban campaign and Federal gun controls that high rate soard to as high as 16.9 per 100,000.
and then Texans started buying defensive weapons, and violent crime began dropping – untl Bloomberg’s gun ban campaign, marked in red, began
Obviously, restrictive gun laws failed to “control” vioent crime in Texas, instead resulting in more crime. That pattern has been repeated almost 57,800 times in the 522 year hsotry of gun control, without a single exception. That makes it obvious that advocating restrictive gun laws is no less than fully blown insanity.
The Dallas Morning News report is no more or less than propaganda supporting restrictive gun laws that will return Texas to a much more violent past.
and the bottom line is simple enough, even for the editors of the Dallas Morning news.
If you want fewer mass murders, fix the mental broken mental health system and repeal the restrictive gun laws that enable killers.