-universal background checks
-programs to help mental illness
-programs to deal with extremist propaganda
There, 3 things that can be done without even banning a single gun.
All three sound perfectly reasonable. The devil is in the details.
"When seconds count, the police are minutes away" is the only one that strikes me as a valid argument. [sarcasm] Which explains exactly why you need to have a semi-automatic instead of just a normal hand gun. It also explains why the NRA opposes the sale of smart guns that recognize their owner's fingerprints only fire when they pull the trigger. [/sarcasm]
The fact is that gun violence does, in fact, drop off starkly when stricter gun laws are in place.
Well if I was defending myself against someone else with a gun, I'm going to want as much in my favor as possible. If someone comes at me with a semi-automatic, I don't want to be stuck with a normal hand gun. I'd go for what gives me the greatest chance of success/survival and that would mean the most power money can offer.
Well their are cases that are overblown, you can literally have at the same time a police officer shooting a black guy and killing him and a police officer shooting a white guy and also killing him. The first police officer will be called racist and we get a rise in 'black lives matter' while we will not see the same effect with the white 'victim'.
The second shootings seems clear to a non terrorist attack because he wasn't aiming at a certain group of people but rather a place so the colour of the shooter doesn't seems to matter.
Do we know why the Texas shooting occurred? Is there a manifesto somewhere?