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The following are excerpts from Texas legislation on guns.
As of 2021, people who qualify under the law can carry a handgun in a public place in Texas without a license to carry (LTC).
Texas law does not specifically put restrictions on who can carry a long gun such as a rifle or shotgun.
Generally speaking, people in Texas can carry guns wherever guns are not prohibited.
Texas law gives most private property owners the power to choose whether they want to allow guns on their property or not
People in Texas carrying a handgun that is partially or wholly visible must carry it in a holster. Before the law changed in 2021, people in Texas needed to have a license to openly carry a handgun and they needed to carry their handgun in a “shoulder or belt holster. Now, a license is not required to carry openly.
Last Friday night, near Houston, Texas, Francisco Oropesa was shooting off his gun on his property. According to Texas law, he is able to do this. His neighbour came over and asked him to shoot his gun further away on his property because the gun shots were keeping the neighbour’s baby awake. A reasonable request. The neighbour had also called 911 five times complaining about the gun shots. The police (small town small police force) arrived as quickly as possible.
It was too late. The gun shooter took exception to the request. He went over to the neighbour’s house and shot dead five people, execution style, including the neighbour’s wife and shown, shown in the image above. The shooter has yet to be captured.
There were other mass shootings over the weekend, including one in Mississippi and one in Philadelphia. There have been 180 mass shootings in the USA already this year. That is one and a half mass shootings per day. When you have pro gun laws as shown above, when you have more guns than people, when you have right wing media stoking up anger and when you have the NRA buying off politicians, this is not going to get better. It is already too late for America.