After Odessa Shooting, Texas Lawmaker Slams Gun Grabbers, State Legislature Loosens Gun Restrictions

In the aftermath of a mass shooting in Odessa, Texas, one lawmaker went public to slam gun grabbers, and at the same time the state legislature actually loosened gun restrictions.

By Sunday, the identity of the man who killed seven and injured 22 more in Odessa was identified as Midland resident and truck driver Seth Aaron Ator. The killer has had numerous run-ins with the law and ever recently failed a background check to buy a gun.

Naturally, the incident gave the left yet another excuse to call for an end to the Second Amendment and to take everyone’s guns away.

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Losing Democrat candidate for President, Beto O’Rourke, once again indulged his increasingly hardcore leftist agenda by calling for the confiscation of all “assault weapons.”

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In response to a question about his policy on guns and if he supported confiscation, Beta replied, “I want to be really clear, that’s exactly what we are going to do. Americans who own [semi-automatic firearms] will have to sell them to the government.”

This leftist keeps trying to lie by saying all he is pushing is a “gun buy back.” But that is just a dog whistle to confiscation because you can’t “buy back” something you didn’t own in the first place.

America should not worry over much about Beta of course. He has never been able to get above 2 percent even in the Democrat polling, so he’ll be quitting his campaign soon enough. And hopefully he will finally disappear back into the woodwork where a loser like him belongs.

Regardless, one Texas lawmaker was sick and tired of the attacks on his constituent’s gun rights.

Rep. Matt Schaefer of Tyler, Texas, went after the liberals trying to end the Second Amendment.

Schaefer’s fellows in the Texas legislature also acted in the wake of the shooting that left seven dead. And the state responded not by taking rights away from people, but by loosening gun rules.

According to CNN:

A series of new firearm laws go into effect in Texas on Sunday, just hours after a shooting left seven 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, including the El Paso shooting last month, when a gunman stormed a Walmart and killed 22 people.

The new measures were all passed during the 2019 legislative session, which ended in June.

One of the bills allows teachers and others on school grounds carry weapons. Another loosens restrictions on how many marshals are allowed in a school district. Others allow guns in foster homes, in apartments, in churches, and allows civilians to carry their firearms in the wake of natural disasters.

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