Another mass shooting in Texas yesterday, one day before even more lax gun laws are to take effect.

By |2019-09-01T06:38:18-08:00September 1st, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |27 Comments

Is there any place in this state that is not filled with bullet holes?

Courtesy of CNN:

A man who was pulled over by Texas troopers shot at them with a rifle and sped off, setting off a terrifying rampage that ended with four victims dead and 21 injured, police said.

After he opened fire during a traffic stop Saturday in Midland, the gunman drove on the streets and the highway, spraying bullets randomly at residents and motorists.

He then hijacked a postal truck and ditched his gold Honda, shooting at people as he made his way into Odessa about 20 miles away. There, police confronted him in a movie theater parking lot and killed him in a shootout.

The victims injured Saturday included a 17-month-old girl and three law enforcement officers, hospital and police officials said.

It’s unclear why police pulled over the unidentified gunman or what his motive was. Odessa Police Chief Michael Gerke described him as a white male in his 30s but declined to provide additional information.

This shooting follows the one that happened about a month ago at a Walmarts which killed 22 Texans. 

And of course today is the day that the state adopts looser gun laws which will allow more guns on school campuses, more guns in churches, and will allow foster families to store guns and bullets in the same place.  

You know, because that is such a good idea. 

One of the victims in this shooting was a 17 month old baby. 

Texas is supposedly a pro-life state, but they cannot even implement laws that protect babies from gunfire. 

I guess once they are born they are supposed to immediately buy guns so that they can defend themselves if they are caught in the crossfire. 

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27 Comments

  1. Anonymous September 1, 2019 at 6:54 am

    They’re pro-life unless it comes to a white man being unable to own weapons that make him feel tough. That right is more important than the right to not be shot.

    Conservatives like to claim that liberals just love abortion. We don’t, but we get accused of it anyway. I think we need to start spreading the message that the right loves mass shootings and executions.

    • Beaglemom September 1, 2019 at 10:37 am

      Like other “pro-life” people, Texans are fine with life until the child is born. Then they’re pistol/rifle/shotgun/assault weapon fodder just like the rest of us.

  2. Gryphen September 1, 2019 at 6:58 am

    I think the number of dead is five now.

  3. hmm September 1, 2019 at 8:07 am

    Ironically out of every state I have been to, it’s still the one I feel safest.

  4. Gus Dusted September 1, 2019 at 8:09 am

    Dan Rather
    2 mins ago

    Another mass tragedy… words fail… the heart aches… for action… for answers… Do something….

  5. Paul September 1, 2019 at 8:20 am

    Unfortunately, the number of dead is now up to seven.

    The mother of the 17-month old child that was shot wrote this, “Pray that whatever is causing them (the shooters) to do this will be defeated by God and they will stop shooting.” The child is innocent, and I hope she has a complete recovery from her wounds. However, these shootings will not stop if we just follow this mother’s advice. We need to ban semi-automatic guns, ban clips that hold more than 6 rounds, require background checks on all gun and ammunition purchases, require all gun owners to carry liability insurance (which they must purchase prior to getting any guns and ammo), and ban gun ownership for anyone who has ever been convicted of a violent crime. This is the minimum we must do. Praying is useless.

    • anon September 2, 2019 at 7:02 am

      Yes Paul. That is exactly what we must do and the majority of Americans are behind it.

  6. AK Lynne September 1, 2019 at 8:55 am

    Well said, Paul.

  7. Anonymously September 1, 2019 at 10:18 am

    Trump Bows To The NRA And Says New Mass Shooting Changes Nothing On Guns

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/09/01/trump-odessa-guns.html

  8. Anonymously September 1, 2019 at 10:26 am

    Beto O’Rourke Drops an F-Bomb on CNN in Stunning Response to Odessa Shooting: ‘This is F*cked Up’

    https://www.mediaite.com/tv/beto-orourke-drops-an-f-bomb-on-cnn-in-stunning-response-to-odessa-shooting-this-is-fcked-up/

    • Anonymously September 1, 2019 at 10:45 am

      ‘ENOUGH.’ Politicians, Public React With Sorrow And Fury After Latest Mass Shooting

      Here’s what we know about the shooting, said Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke: “This is fucked up.”

      https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5d6b0c1fe4b09bbc9ef016ae

  9. Anonymous September 1, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    Hey you forgot this one…. prolly just an oversight.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/31/us/mobile-alabama-football-shooting.html

    Deangelo Dejuan Parnell, 17, was charged with nine counts of attempted murder, Lori Myles, the public affairs director for the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office, said on Saturday.

    • Gryphen September 1, 2019 at 1:36 pm

      Glad to see you jumping on the gun control bandwagon troll.

    • Gus Dusted September 1, 2019 at 2:09 pm

      1:22pm – PROBABLY..
      Eye roll.

  10. Anonymously September 1, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    Odessa, Texas mayor blames ‘problem of the heart’ and video games for most recent mass shooting

    ….Odessa, Texas mayor blames ‘problem of the heart’ and video games for most recent mass shootingPublished 1 min ago on September 1, 2019 By Sarah K. Burris

    The Texas legislature had numerous bills they could have passed this session that would have dealt with disturbed potential mass shooters, but they decided not to act on those. The legislature doesn’t return back until May 31, 2021. Regardless, the mayor of Odessa, Texas is saying that red flag laws, or any other gun regulations wouldn’t have stopped the gunman from killing seven people and injuring 22 others.

    Mayor David Turner recalled a 2015 incident when a woman ran her car into a crowd of students at the Oklahoma State University Homecoming festivities. A crowd gathered to celebrate when a mentally ill woman ran her car into them, killing four people and injuring 44 others. Lawyers for the woman explained she was under “severe psychosis” at the time.

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    In Odessa, the gunman was shooting randomly with an AR-15 assault weapon, beginning with state troopers.

    “There’s no real motive that’s come out,” Truner said. “This was not a planned shooting. This was something that I believe this individual may have some issues. But it’s still fairly early. They are talking to family members and things like that to find out exactly what may have caused this.”

    MSNBC host Kendis Gibson asked Turker what he’s going to help comfort his city and Turner said prayer.

    “What do you say to the people that say they need more than prayer to prevent something like this from happening?” Gibson asked.

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    “There’s always going to be evil people. Evil people find ways to hurt people,” he said, citing the Stillwater incident.

    “Whether it’s an airplane in New York. When I was in Stillwater, Oklahoma, a lady plowed into a crowd of people at a parade. You sit here, and you wonder why. You don’t understand why. I think that’s when you have to lean on your faith,” Turner claimed.

    “But you do realize there was a shooting and the mass shooting in El Paso not too far ago, far away, just about a month ago,” Gibson explained. “Again, with an assault rifle. This is an assault rifle. Isn’t there something common in all of this?”

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    “Yeah. I think it’s a problem of the heart, to be honest with you,” Turner explained. “We have so many violent video games.”

    New gun laws took effect in Texas allowing more people to carry more guns with no gun-free safe-zones anywhere.

    In the case of this shooter, police were immediately engaging the shooter, and he still managed to kill multiple people and injure dozens more.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/odessa-texas-mayor-blames-problem-of-the-heart-and-video-games-for-most-recent-mass-shooting/

    CNN panel explodes at Texas governor for hiding mass shooting details with pathetic press conference

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/cnn-panel-explodes-at-texas-governor-for-hiding-mass-shooting-details-with-pathetic-press-conference/

  11. Anonymously September 1, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    Law enforcement officials have identified Seth Ator, 36, as the shooter who killed at least seven people and wounded 22 as he drove through the cities of Odessa and Midland in western Texas on Saturday.

    According to officials, police received multiple calls about Ator’s gold sedan driving erratically on Interstate 20, a highway that connects the two cities. When Texas Department of Public Safety officials attempted to pull him over about 3:15 p.m., he opened fire.

    Ator shot an “AR-type” rifle at troopers, striking one of them. He then fled and drove west on the highway while shooting at pedestrians and motorists.

    At one point, he hijacked a Postal Service van in Odessa, killing the driver.

    …Officials said the dead ranged in age from 15 to 57. They included the postal worker whose vehicle was hijacked, a former math teacher adored by students; a 15-year-old who celebrated her quinceañera just a few months ago, and a 25-year-old killed outside his home.

    Among those injured were at least three police officers and 17-month-old Anderson Davis, who was hit by shrapnel in her right chest. Family members say she has a hole in her bottom lip and tongue and that her front teeth were knocked out. The child is in stable condition, according to Hailey Wilkerson, a friend of the family.

    “She did have surgery. She did come out of surgery and she is doing great, and they may let her go home today,” Wilkerson said. She said Davis’s mother is “still in shock.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/09/01/texass-second-mass-shooting-august-kills-least/

  12. Anonymously September 1, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Interview with Witness of Odessa Shooting Leaves MSNBC Anchor in Tears: ‘God Bless You and Your Family’

    ….“He followed us through the cars and off down the road, and he only followed us for about a mile. It wasn’t the whole time, but at one point he was pulling up to the side of my car, he was reattaching himself to our vehicle, and when I saw him do that in the mirror, I sped,” she recounted.

    “I floored it hard. I was — I was a danger to society at that moment, when I was driving fast. And we got to a stoplight and there was no way I was going to stop at that stoplight, so I turned immediately to the right and went in to a neighborhood,” she continued. “My next thought that went through my head was just all the people that were there and I couldn’t warn them. I couldn’t tell them.”

    Saxton also said she got a look at the gunman’s face.

    “He looked crazy,” she said. “His mind — he looked crazed. Excited. Not excited in a happy or good way, just amped up, maybe is a better word, and he wasn’t right. He wasn’t right. His hair was all disheveled. He was looking at the gun and looking at me and then the gun came up.”

    “I feel so lucky that I was not hurt, and I’m so — I’m so sad inside because I knew what was coming toward people, and I couldn’t help them,” Saxton said, choking up.

    https://www.mediaite.com/tv/interview-with-witness-of-odessa-shooting-leaves-msnbc-anchor-in-tears-god-bless-you-and-your-family/

  13. Anonymously September 1, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    Police never responded when neighbor of Odessa, Texas shooter called to report him last month

    ….Last month, however, she was forced to call the police, out of fear. She said that because the location doesn’t show up on GPS, police never responded.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/police-never-responded-when-neighbor-of-odessa-texas-shooter-called-to-report-him-last-month/

  14. Anonymously September 1, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    Bonkers Fox News segment blames mass shootings on God-hating liberals who teach kids about evolution

    ….According to Perkins, the “absence of morality” had been caused by a “decades-long march through the institutions of America, driving religion and God from the public square.”

    Perkins said he was “willing” to talk to liberals about ending the epidemic of mass shootings.

    ….“We’ve taught our kids they come about through chance through primordial slime and then we’re surprised they treat their fellow Americans like dirt!” he exclaimed. “It’s time we talk about the result of the left’s systematic march through our institutions, driving religious expression from the public square.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/bonkers-fox-news-segment-blames-mass-shootings-on-god-hating-liberals-who-teach-kids-about-evolution/

    • Bristol, get your vulva selling houses September 1, 2019 at 10:32 pm

      Complete mistranslation and misunderstanding of the bible. So sad. Terribly sad for these ignorant people.

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