Odessa, TX 1 September 2019 – Seven people are dead and approximately 17 others are injured – including an infant – after America’s latest mass murder enabled by gun proliferation, Texas’s weak laws on gun control, and the NRA.
When gun law reform individuals and groups take to social media demanding change after tragedies, they are are always told by pro-gun factions ‘it’s too soon to talk about gun control’ or ‘don’t politicise shootings’.
However, it seems that Texas Representative Matt Schaefer feels he is not too soon in saying guns are a ‘god given right’ and that he will not do anything – not a single thing – to stop the problem: other than praying. He tweeted:
I am NOT going to use the evil acts of a handful of people to diminish the God-given rights of my fellow Texans. Period. None of these so-called gun-control solutions will work to stop a person with evil intent. 2/6
— Matt Schaefer (@RepMattSchaefer) September 1, 2019
The picture (left) is of 17-month-old Anderson Davis – shot in the face by the killer.
Texas is about to further loosen its lax gun laws; we will take a separate action soon to the state governor.
#DoSomething is a social media hashtag that was created to link tweets and posts asking for gun law reform.
Please contact Matt Schaefer through one of the channels below and give him the following message, personalized to your liking:
@RepMattSchaefer You tweeted ‘guns are a god-given right’ after the murder of 7 and wounding of 17 in TX: this is unacceptable. Killing is not a god-given right, and AR-type weapons are for killing. You may want to resign and let someone who’s competent take over #DoSomething
(For Facebook, just use the message above, and customize it. There is a long thread on his page where he is being condemned – let’s be counted in there too).
Finally, if you are in a position to make a donation, large or small (and many of us just can’t – that’s fine), here is the Go Fund Me link for helping Anderson Davis; she’s had operations, and is likely to continue to need them as she grows – probably for most of her life. https://www.gofundme.com/f/17-month-old-that-was-shot
Once you have made contact, fill out the three fields below and click the orange banner to report taking action!