It’s all about money in Texas.
As long as Texans have a beer, a big screen TV, and a remote, nothing is going to happen concerning gun safety. Nothing. People being killed in church, shopping, attending a rally, going to school, or just driving on the streets will not, has not, swayed the opinions of Legislators who represent the gun industry. There is only one thing our elected officials understand in Texas and that is money.
Companies who are looking to Texas to bring jobs might think twice when they realize that gun violence has become a way of life, or death in Texas. They might think twice when they realize that our elected officials are more concerned about protecting their relationship with the NRA than protecting the lives of employees and their families.
Texas has been a magnet for business due to its lax business laws, protections from lawsuits, and low taxes but it is also a magnet for gun nuts walking in the streets dressed in military uniforms, carrying assault weapons with high capacity clips. Maybe some day the companies in Texas will stand up against gun violence much like 145 CEOs did in a letter to Congress. From the letter:
“Gun violence in America is not inevitable; it’s preventable,” the business leaders wrote. “We need our lawmakers to support common-sense gun laws that could prevent tragedies like these.”