A man who police say was drunk and carrying an AR-15 has been released after a horrific mass shooting that killed five people, including adults who were protecting children.
As reported by KTRK in Houston:
Investigators say they believe the suspect was intoxicated and began firing an AR-15 from outside the home on the front porch. That’s when the neighbors asked him to be quiet because they had a baby trying to sleep, deputies said.
According to the deputies, the suspect got angry at the request to stop shooting and started shooting in the house where 10 people were present.
The sheriff’s office said a total of five people were killed, including an 8-year-old child.
Sheriff Greg Capers told Eyewitness News that the victims were shot from the neck up, which he said was an “execution method.”
“When we got here, the two women in the bedroom were laying on top of two of the three youngest (surviving) children,” Capper said.
Neighbors asked a drunken man to stop shooting in the yard at night because his son was trying to sleep. The man shot the ten people in the house, killing five and injuring three.
Texas is one of the red states that has responded to mass shootings by loosening gun laws to the point that anyone can carry a gun anywhere without a permit. The person who has a decision to prevent them from having weapons is on the statedIt is the honor system in the state where prohibited gun ownership is treated with caution.
Even though the massacre in Cleveland, Texas was a nightmare, we already know that nothing will be done by the Republicans in the state.
When drunks are allowed to carry assault weapons, one bad drunken decision can lead to a mass shooting.
Shooting your neighbor for not waking your child is the Republican vision of ‘second amendment rights’ in America.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a member of the White House Press Pool and Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform activities.
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