On Thursday Democrat presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren tweeted a video clip in which she pledged “executive action in every corner” for gun control.
Warren said, “40,000 Americans died last year from gun violence.” Warren’s claim is actually a loose reference to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention numbers for 2017–the most recent numbers–which show 39,773 people died in a firearm-related death.
However, Warren did not mention that nearly two-thirds of those deaths were due to suicide, not “gun violence.”
In fact, the surge in the gun deaths was the result of a surge in suicides. And the Chicago Tribune’s Steven Chapman...
Commissioners in Presido County, Texas, unanimously passed a “Second Amendment Sanctuary” declaration Wednesday.
The Texan reports the county sheriff and Democrat commissioners were among those supporting the move.
Texas Scorecard quotes Sheriff Danny Dominguez saying, “We have people in Washington trying to abolish the Second Amendment and take our rights away.”
Texas Border County Declares Itself a '2nd Amendment Sanctuary'
On June 6, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed legislation removing the cap on the number of armed teachers allowed in each of the state’s school districts.
Teachers and other school staff in Texas can be armed under the state’s School Marshal program, but the Texas Tribune reported that limits were set for the program so “schools that participate in the program can only designate one marshal per 200 students or one marshal per building.”
Read full story here: Greg Abbott Signs Bill Allowing More Armed Teachers in Texas Schools
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