A wacky Texas Republican state representative said he opposes stricter gun laws and that people should instead be “praying for protection” hours after a mass shooting shook West Texas.
On Saturday, Republican Matt Schaefer posted on Facebook; “I say NO to “red flag” pre-crime laws. NO to universal background checks. NO to bans on AR-15s, or high capacity magazines. NO to mandatory gun buybacks. What can we do? YES to praying for victims.”
If that wasn’t looney enough, a series of new firearm laws will go into effect in Texas on Sunday just hours after a shooting left five people dead in the western part of the state.
The laws will further loosen gun restrictions in a state that’s had four of the 10 deadliest mass shootings in modern US history. They will make it easier to have guns just a month after a shooter stormed a Walmart in El Paso and killed 22 people.
Here are some of the firearm laws going into effect:
Weapons allowed on school grounds
Armed Marshals on school grounds
Guns in foster homes
Weapons in apartments
Handguns during a disaster
Firearms in churches
and many more
So instead of reducing the amount of guns in communities, Texas state lawmakers decided to increase the amount of guns. Making it legal to have guns in places that were once illegal. God Bless Texas (and good luck).
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