Well this is great news! Following the recent mass shooting at the Walmart in El Paso, Texas is planning to loosen up their gun control laws!
It should say something when the state with some of the most relaxed gun laws in the United States is relaxing their laws even more when it comes to buildings of worship, apartments, foster homes, and schools. Better late than never!
Texas lawmakers realize that if someone evil wants to do harm, they will do it no matter what laws are in place. The only solution is to make sure good people have means to defend themselves.
USA Today reports that some of the new laws to go into effect are:
House Bill 1143 prevents school districts from prohibiting employees and other visitors at school campuses to store firearms in locked vehicles.
House Bill 2363 lets foster parents possess firearms “in a safe and secure matter … for personal protection purposes.”
Senate Bill 535 will reduce penalties for people who carry guns at “churches, synagogues or other places of worship” that prohibit firearms. …The bill treats places of worship in the same way private businesses are treated: They can still post signs prohibiting firearms, but will reduce penalties for people who unknowingly carry.
House Bill 3231 “curbs the ability of municipalities” to restrict gun sales at the city level.
Texas state Rep. Donna Campbell said, “Those with evil intentions will violate the law and carry out their heinous acts no matter what.”
One CNN report said, “There is no indication that the shooting in Dayton, Ohio, would have been prevented by proposed universal background checks or legislation to bolster the federal background check system. The alleged El Paso, Texas, shooter purchased his firearm legally and there is no evidence that he had a criminal history that a background check would’ve caught.”
That goes to show that more gun laws will not change anything. Taking guns from the good people means only the bad people will have them.