TEXAS: Who rules? Its firearms

As shootings and the victims from them increase in U.S., Texas stimulates it.

The latest dramas took place weeks ago, and ended last Saturday when 5 people were murdered.

According to authorities, there were between 15-20 people dead there, as well as 3 people detained at shopping centers in El Paso.

EFE news agency commented in Washington that they do so when rigor over gun control decreases.

Where? In such places as schools and churches, When? As of this Sunday.

The eight laws that protects it were passed by Texas Legislature between last January and May.

One of those norms allows Texans to bring firearms into churches, synagogues and other places of worship, unless a signage expressly bans so.

There’s another law that prohibits school districts from banning licensed gun owners from storing guns and ammunition in their vehicles.

One of the laws eliminates restrictions on the number of school marshals who can carry fire guns, either in public or private schools.

At the same time, Texans are also allowed to store guns and ammunition in the so-called foster homes, provided that they are locked up.

The legislation also prohibits landlords from banning renters and their guests from carrying fire guns in lease agreements.

It also prohibits owners’ associations from banning gun storage on rental properties.

Another law allows Texans to carry firearms without a license in state of disaster.

These eight laws are in force notwithstanding two mass shootings were registered in Texas last August.

One of them, in early August, left 22 people dead, including 8 Mexicans.

Hours ago, on Saturday, 5 others were killed and 21 wounded.

All this happened in the state the Bush family, which holds the condition of having successfully courted the favors of the National Rifle Association (NRA).

Years ago, there was a Democratic president, William Clinton, who dared to describe that association as one of the real powers behind the throne in United States.

Texas mass shootings corroborate it.

Translated by Jorge Mesa Benjamin / CubaSi Translation Staff

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Fifty Religious Groups Demand Gun Control in U.S.

Washington, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) While the debate about gun control is still open in the United States today, local media published a letter in which 50 religious organizations demand that Congress take actions on gun violence.

The groups, which make up the Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence Coalition, called for Congress to 'take immediate action to curb the onslaught of gun violence plaguing our nation.'

The coalition noted the shootings that have taken place at houses of worship in recent years, including the 2015 church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, and the shooting at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, in 2012.

In the letter, addressed to the Republican and Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives and the Senate and published on the website of The Hill, the groups noted, 'It is horrifying that innocents were massacred in a house of worship once again, a terrifying reality for all people of faith in this country who believe that their congregations are sanctuaries of peace, safety, life, and love.'

'We would welcome the opportunity to discuss our coalition's legislative priorities with you. All people in our beloved country deserve to feel safe in their houses of worship and their communities; inaction is immoral and wrong,' says the letter.

In the document, the groups called on Congress to take action to close loopholes that allow domestic violence offenders to own and buy guns, implement a universal background check system and pass an assault weapons ban, among other demands.

The letter on gun control was published when democrats and several social sectors are calling to take actions to prevent gun violence after the shooting in Texas and the worst shooting in U.S. history, as a result of which 58 people were killed in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 1.

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Giuliani: It’s Stupid to Believe Gun Control Will Stop Islamic Terrorists

SANTIAGO – Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said on Thursday that it made no sense to believe that greater restrictions on the sale of firearms in the United States could prevent mass shootings like the one that killed 49 people last weekend at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Giuliani made his remarks at a speech in the Chilean capital, where he presented his ideas on fighting crime and answered questions about the race to the White House, Americans’ Second Amendment right to bear arms and the massacre early Sunday at the Pulse nightclub.

The American politician said that gun control had nothing to do with terrorism and that neither U.S. President Barack Obama nor presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton should be taking the conversation in that direction.

He accused both politicians of being soft on terrorism and said that, although he does not always agree with Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee’s economic and anti-terrorism proposals were superior to Clinton’s.

Giuliani, who was mayor of New York at the time of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, said Obama should be ashamed that there have been four major attacks perpetuated by Muslim radicals in a year: Paris, San Bernardino, California, Brussels and Orlando.

The former mayor said Omar Mateen’s attack inside the Pulse club, where 53 people were also wounded, was “an act of war.”

Regarding Chile, Giuliani recommended a number of measures to significantly reduce crime rates, including the need for coordination between the police that patrol the streets and those responsible for investigating crimes.

Giuliani also proposed an increase in the use of surveillance cameras, DNA analysis of suspects and tougher prison sentences for repeat offenders.

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