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Sun May 30, 2021, 08:35 PM

Police Chief Rips 'Ridiculous' Texas Handgun Measure, Predicts 'a Lot More Bloodshed'

Source: Newsweek

Police Chief Art Acevedo called a new measure approved by Texas state lawmakers on handguns "ridiculous" on Sunday, stating it was a dangerous gamble with safety and lives.

The measure would allow people to carry handguns without a license, disregarding the background checks or safety measures that go along with it.

Previously the police chief in Houston and now Miami, Acevedo discussed the "constitutional carry" measure on Face the Nation with host John Dickerson.

"There's something that God gave us and that is common sense, and common sense tells us that that is ridiculous," Acevedo stated when asked about the measure. "Law enforcement, police chiefs, sheriffs, police, labor...stood up together and made it real clear we do not support constitutional carry here in Texas or anywhere in this country.



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Reply Police Chief Rips 'Ridiculous' Texas Handgun Measure, Predicts 'a Lot More Bloodshed' (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2021 OP
TexasBushwhacker May 2021 #1
azureblue May 2021 #8
joshdawg May 2021 #11
Klondike Kat May 2021 #18
WVreaper May 2021 #2
TreasonousBastard May 2021 #6
Lonestarblue May 2021 #16
Post removed May 2021 #24
SergeStorms May 2021 #3
patphil May 2021 #4
KT2000 May 2021 #5
keithbvadu2 May 2021 #9
KT2000 May 2021 #13
azureblue May 2021 #7
rownesheck May 2021 #17
The Wizard May 2021 #10
Roy Rolling May 2021 #12
chriscan64 May 2021 #14
usaf-vet May 2021 #15
Marcuse May 2021 #19
kimbutgar May 2021 #22
QED May 2021 #20
kimbutgar May 2021 #21
bahboo May 2021 #23

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 30, 2021, 08:52 PM

1. Yup

More guns means more dead people, and they aren't all going to be bad guys.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #1)

Sun May 30, 2021, 10:39 PM

8. 3rd time in Texas

first, ignoring the covid virus which killed hundreds, second, the electrical system failure during cold snap, which killed hundreds. And now this..

You'd almost think Abbot was trying to kill off the population of Texas.

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Response to azureblue (Reply #8)

Mon May 31, 2021, 12:46 AM

11. abbott is insanely brain-dead stupid!

Period!

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Response to joshdawg (Reply #11)

Mon May 31, 2021, 09:26 AM

18. And it speaks volumes about those that support him

None of it good.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 30, 2021, 09:29 PM

2. Police get a call of a active gunman at the local supermarket........

After all of the school shootings, police tactical response has changed. It is no longer, wait for the SWAT team. It is now first on first in. So one maybe two police officers enter the building. They see bodies down. They see a man standing in an aisle pointing a gun at someone, anyone, nobody. Is he the shooter is is he some Barney Fife wanna be that can now carry a gun anywhere. That will be one of the next police shooting in Texas. Innocent people are going to get shot and killed simply because they are allowed to carry a gun. No background checks. No nothing. Those police officers have no idea who the man with the gun is, but they will stop him from pulling the trigger. This idea that honest people carrying guns will help stop these mass shooting is nonsense. Maybe, but more likely they will be the first ones shot.

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Response to WVreaper (Reply #2)

Sun May 30, 2021, 10:26 PM

6. Once again I don't blame brain dead politicians as much...

as the morons who voted for them.

Makes you wonder if maybe some of the the arguments of the 1780s about voting rights should be revisited.

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Response to WVreaper (Reply #2)

Mon May 31, 2021, 08:40 AM

16. A few years ago an innocent person died because of a "good guy" with a gun here in Texas.

A couple of guys had robbed a jewelry store in a mall and were running away, so the good guy pulls out his gun and starts shooting. The robbers then shoot back, killing a shopper who was in the area. They got away, but the shopper died and the good guy caused it because the robbers were leaving and did not use their guns until he did.

Guns are everywhere here, and I’m no longer feeling safe in stores or malls. I think we will have a decade of deaths and so many shootings that even the Republican voters start saying enough. Even now, we have so many guns that even stricter regulations will not stop the carnage. Guns are easy to get. The media’s lies and stirring up anger and hatred is what needs to be addressed.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 30, 2021, 10:14 PM

3. There must be human sacrifices to the NRA.

Why? I don't know. I guess republicans still think they owe the NRA favors for their campaign contributions. You'd think they delivered enough for them over the decades, but I guess new blood sacrifices are expected.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 30, 2021, 10:21 PM

4. Criminals across Texas, and the whole nation, are celebrating this new law.

It only need's Abbott's signature, and that's a certainty.
I know this is Texas and they really hold their guns dear, but I'm still amazed at the stupidity of the Texas government.
A person can do time for armed robbery, or assault with a gun, and, when they are released it's straight off to the gun shop for re-arming.
Virtually anyone can come in from anywhere and purchase a no questions asked gun or ten.

There is no way any good can come from this.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 30, 2021, 10:22 PM

5. A population living in fear

and they won't realize it. I can see a lot more ordering online rather than going into stores where any and all can open carry. Who is there to shoot the place up or just look tough.

Should parents take their children to events where anyone can be is armed? Isn't that putting children in harm's way?

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Response to KT2000 (Reply #5)

Sun May 30, 2021, 11:07 PM

9. in harm's way? - They have plenty of thoughts and prayers.

NRA supporters would rather have dead children than gun control.

To the gun industry, dead children are merely collateral damage/acceptable losses for gun industry profits and political donations.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/27/joe-the-plumber-guns_n_5397981.html

Joe The Plumber: ‘Your Dead Kids Don’t Trump My Constitutional Rights’ To Have Guns

Ironic how he chose that verb back in 2014.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #9)

Mon May 31, 2021, 05:36 AM

13. That is where we have

become with this insanity. Failure.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 30, 2021, 10:36 PM

7. the law will change right quick

when Brown and black men start open carry, and when a yahoo bigot attacks and is killed by a strapped black / brown guy. NOW BLM Marchers can march carrying what ever firearms they can get, and the cops can't do a thing about it.

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Response to azureblue (Reply #7)

Mon May 31, 2021, 08:59 AM

17. Exactly.

The legislators will be falling all over themselves trying to change the law so fast. Maybe that's how we get to actually regulating gun ownership in this country!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 30, 2021, 11:22 PM

10. Natural selection? (NT)

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon May 31, 2021, 02:06 AM

12. "Constitutional Carry"

The battle is lost when people use the same language as propagandists.

Every time that phrase is mentioned in media it is a victory for whoever invented such a stupid slogan.

The battle for peoples’ minds depends on recognizing the theater of war.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon May 31, 2021, 06:20 AM

14. There is no problem this law solves.

Were there scores of legal gun owners somehow being inconvenienced by permits they qualified for? The law will create more problems than it solves by creating at least one: illegal gun owners can now blend in with the law abiding, packing heat.

With other gop laws, you could at least point to a fake problem conjured up to justify the law.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon May 31, 2021, 07:59 AM

15. Perfect reason to allow everyone to carry a gun without permits.

One guy starts shooting then everybody gets in the fray. Shoot the guy with the gun...... OH WAIT everyone has a gun.... let's see who should I shoot first.

And now why wouldn't the cops wait outside until the shooting stops. And the body count is stable. I guess they will have to let God separate the good guys from the original shooter. Sound like a PLAN.

My plan, never to visit Texas ever again!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon May 31, 2021, 09:54 AM

19. Lessons once learned, now forgotten.

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Response to Marcuse (Reply #19)

Mon May 31, 2021, 10:22 AM

22. The bars in Tombstone today have signs saying no guns allowed now!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon May 31, 2021, 09:59 AM

20. Flynn's attempt to incite a coup and TX gunz for all law....

How does one know what side of the civil war another is on?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon May 31, 2021, 10:22 AM

21. I'm waiting for some businesses who moved to Texas to announce they are leaving the state

For the safety of their workers.

Can you imagine your company saying they’re moving to Texas and you quit because you want to keep your family safe from gun violence. It could cause a brain drain.

In the beginning of the year I packed up a rich Jewish family who was moving from Palo Alto, Ca to Austin Texas. I wonder how they did with storm in February and now with these insane gun laws and increased anti Semitic environment.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon May 31, 2021, 12:25 PM

23. I've done a lot of work in Texas over the years...

and am seriously considering never gong back. This law is pure insanity....

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