Texas Gun Law UNLEASHES Wave of Shootings

Law enforcement officials Texas are saying a new law that allows people to carry handguns without a permit has led to more spontaneous shootings. John Iadarola, Cenk Uygur and Jessica Burbank discuss on The Young Turks. Watch LIVE weekdays 6-8 pm ET. http://youtube.com/theyoungturks/live

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“Utter madness.”

These are just some of the ways critics are describing Texas’ new law allowing people to carry handguns in public without a permit—a Republican achievement that many local officials say has already led to a spike in spontaneous shootings in highly populated parts of the state.

“It seems like now there’s been a tipping point where just everybody is armed.”

In one high-profile case earlier this year, Tony Earls “pulled out his handgun and opened fire, hoping to strike a man who had just robbed him and his wife at an A.T.M. in Houston,” The New York Times reported Wednesday.

“Instead, he struck Arlene Alvarez, a 9-year-old girl seated in a passing pickup, killing her.” A grand jury declined to indict Earls, agreeing with his lawyer that “everything about that situation, we believe and contend, was justified under Texas law.” *

2 thoughts on “Texas Gun Law UNLEASHES Wave of Shootings

  1. Scottie, I do wish these “commentators” would shut their mouths! The guy at the beginning of the video said all that needed to be said about the Texas law … and it was forceful! But then the others had to insert their “studied” opinion and personal comments about shootings at the OK Corral and the old “Wild West”???!!!?

    I know you don’t have any control over this stuff, but it’s just a real pet peeve of mine and sometimes I just can’t help myself from saying so!

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    1. Hello Nan. In some respects I agree, but it doesn’t bother me as much as you. For me it depends on the person doing the commenting. Some times the extra commentary helps me to understand the issues or the history of the subject. If the person doing the cometary is annoying or misinformed I can get irritated. Now it makes a real difference to me the tone and way a person speaks almost as much as the content / reasonableness of what they say. For example for the most part I like it when Cenk adds commentary to a subject and I mostly enjoy his rants. I love a good rant. But sometimes he goes on far too long and then I get annoyed. The other side of that coin is Anna. I like her reporting on the news stories but I find I disagree with her commentary a lot. We hold different views and so when she goes on a rant I get annoyed much quicker than with Cenk. I enjoy Beau of the fifth column and really respect his style and commentary. I find him knowledgeable, a good communicator / instructor, and I can follow him easily and remember what he said. I compare that to Brian Taylor Cohen. He is also knowledgeable and his commentary is enlightening, but his delivery is much harder for me and I don’t retain as much of it. I find his patter to be too fast, he spits out facts like he is an information machinegun. Yes he knows his stuff and can be depended on to be factual, but the rapid fire hardly pausing for a breath doesn’t allow me to ponder and think on what he is saying. I end up having to often pause his videos or back them up to watch sections again. So I guess it depends on your preference for delivery and subject matter. I like more in depth reporting than most people. Hugs


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