“Texans can help prevent mass shootings by carrying concealed guns, Attorney General Ken Paxton said Sunday, hours after 26 people were killed in a church in Sutherland Springs,” mercurynews.com reports. “This is going to happen again. All I can say is in Texas at least we have the opportunity to have conceal carry. And so — there’s always the opportunity that gunman will be taken out before he has the opportunity to kill very many people.’” Funny that Mr. Paxton didn’t mention . . .
open carry as a potential deterrent, especially as Texas recently made permitted open carry legal. But that’s a minor quibble.
And just as the Luby’s mass shooting led Texas to repeal its onerous concealed carry laws, I suspect the Sutherland Church shooting will lead to Constitutional carry. We shall see.
Meanwhile, calls for more gun control in Texas will certainly fall on deaf ears. Especially as an armed bystander apprehended the killer and, it is said, helped prevent further loss of life.