When I first heard about there being snipers attacking police, the image of my mind is what I grew up with in tv and movies – the sniper, perched alone, waiting for the opportunity to shoot.
Then, I remembered that this was Texas.
Texas, with their Open Carry Gun Laws.
Last night, 5 Dallas Policeman lost their lives. They lost their lives because those that meant them harm, used a peaceful protest to get up close and personal to their intended victims.
The NRA and gun nuts built this. In most states, the sight of someone with a rifle would be cause to ALERT AUTHORITIES. Not in Texas. Because they can walk in broad daylight with a rifle and nobody could say shyt. The police had to trust on faith that those rifles were not loaded. This is the summer. You just couldn’t have a rifle with you and not be noticed.
Without open carry, the sniper could never have gotten that close to their target. They would have had to hide and set up. By having to do so, the likelihood of someone seeing something and calling 911 goes up. The sniper was literally able to hide in plain sight and get up close to the intended target because of open carry.
Open Carry made the Dallas Police Department SITTING DUCKS for those that meant them harm.
Open Carry doesn’t have SHYT to do with the Second Amendment. Because nobody, outside of law enforcement, should have access to those kinds of weapons of death in the first place.
I live in an Urban Area.
Dallas is an Urban Area.
I see someone with a regular gun, let alone a RIFLE, and I’m calling 911.
How many law abiding citizens saw him with that rifle – before he got to the protest?
And, in NORMAL circumstances, not all, but most, would have done what I would have done – call 911.
BUT, because of Texas’ Open Carry Law……the law abiding concerned citizen could do NOTHING.
Where’s the NRA’s Statement?
This was THEIR law.
After all, isn’t it all we need are those who are armed to stop things like this?
WHO IS MORE ARMED THAN THE POLICE?
WHERE is the NRA’s Statement?