Monday, June 27, 2016

And the deadly list continues ...

Meanwhile, America's love affair with guns and its killing spree continued over the weekend ...

  • 1 dead, 3 injured - shooting at pool party in Houston, TX
  • 3 dead - in a moment of true insanity, a mother kills her two daughters and then is killed by police when she refuses to drop her gun, in Fulshear, TX (suburb of Houston). She was a strong gun rights advocate, and posted this on her Facebook page on March 2: “It would be horribly tragic if my ability to protect myself or my family were to be taken away, but that’s exactly what Democrats are determined to do by banning semi-automatic handguns.” Uh, you're insane, lady. Or to be more accurate, you were insane.
It is also worth asking, "What's the matter with Texas?" 

In the 22 shootings that I have listed so far in my "Deadly List" posts over the past month, shootings going back to 1991, six of the incidents are in Texas. My list is in no sense comprehensive or complete. It represents only the news stories that I see on my morning news feed, but still, for a state that represents 8.5 percent of the total U.S. population, Texas is leading my "deadly list" list by appearing in 27 percent of the incidents.