/ 09 May 2023

Trouble in Texas


There are more details about the mass shooting at a Dallas mall on Saturday, and while police haven’t declared a motive, there are reports that the gunman was wearing a patch on his clothing that references a far-right hate group. The 33yo gunman killed at least 8 people before being killed by a police officer. President Joe Biden ordered the flags of the White House flown at half-mast as a “mark of respect for the victims”, and he renewed his calls for a ban on weapons like the AR-15 used by the gunman – a suggestion that is supported by 61% of Americans. But new gun laws aren’t likely for Texas as their Republican Governor Greg Abbott continues to blame “the mental health crisis” for the shooting. Elsewhere in Texas driver ran a red light and killed 8 people waiting at a bus stop opposite a migrant shelter. Police have charged the 34yo driver with several counts of manslaughter.

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