A (former) Facebook friend once posted an item comparing homicides in two places such as Chicago and Houston, and I asked what could account for the difference. She responded that our more accommodating gun laws (in Texas) account for Texas being a safer place. She has since unfriended me after I posted some stuff unflattering to the Trumps, which has sort of been the way of all but a couple of Facebook friends who classify themselves as politically conservative.
So, I am led to believe that allowing all manner of people to own handguns and to carry them just about anywhere, anytime is what’s making us safer. I decided to do some checking and see how that’s working out:
Suspect shot at man, but hit, killed girlfriend at Dallas bar
A 19-year-old man opened fire at another man during a fight at a Dallas bar early Sunday, but the round struck and killed his girlfriend, police said.
Another woman also was wounded, but her injury was not life-threatening.
Police identified the victim as Natalie Tavares, 18, who died at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas shortly after being shot.
At the scene, officers arrested her boyfriend, Aldo Saucedo, 19, who faces charges of murder and aggravated assault, police said.
Thanks. I’m feeling safer already.