Deep in the heart of Texas, there’s a disturbing fact—the Lone Star State has fallen far behind other states in its defense of Second Amendment rights. The current pandemic underscores how important those rights are to Texans and all Americans. And it shows more clearly how much Texans are harmed by our state’s gun control laws.
Guns save lives. That’s something even the Obama administration, which wasn’t inclined to consider guns favorably, was forced to admit. In a 2013 study ordered by President Obama, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) discovered “consistently lower injury rates among gun-using crime victims compared with victims who used other self-protective strategies.”
In other words, if you defend yourself with a gun, you’re more likely to come out alive and unharmed than if you use a rape whistle. That should be no surprise to anyone.
This pandemic has dramatically affected all of our lives. Our need for health, safety and security has never been more crystal-clear. Yet Texans are less safe now than residents of many other states because our leaders have failed to amend long-standing gun control policies.