'Texas Republicans have repeatedly loosened gun laws despite mass shootings.' - SourceNM
What bills has Greg Abbott passed? How do they relate to the surge in mass shootings? What resources do Texas Republicans offer shooting victims. Follow along with this relationship map and see what can be done to reduce gun violence?
- HB1927 - No gun permit needed
- HB2622 - Federal gun laws blocked
- HB1500 - Gun sales cannot be blocked
- HB957 - Gun silencers allowed
- SB20 - Guns allowed in hotel rooms
- SB550 - Any gun holster allowed
- SB19 - Support the NRA
Texas GOP gun laws - mass shooting relationship map
More guns leads to more mass shootings and deaths
There is a cause and effect. More lethal guns in the hands of more people with no background checks leads to more deaths. A relationship map helps illustrate the connections. This map was created with the free Kumu app includes links to details of recent bills that Greg Abbott has passed relaxing access to guns. It also includes a video of a victim of the shooting and Beto O'Rourke holding Abbott accountable.
Tourniquets, bandages as school supplies
"Fort Worth ISD teachers are learning to use combat-style tourniquets and bandaging as part of a new program that aims to put life-saving supplies in every classroom. "In a situation when you've got an active bleed, sometimes it takes a person that is right there at that time to stop that bleeding," said Mike Drivdahl, a spokesman for the Fort Worth Fire Department.
The nurses had hands-on experience with the new tools, trying the techniques on test dummies that simulate a limb with blood flow. They were able to feel just how much force is required to stop bleeding with a tourniquet. "It takes a lot of force," said Darla Robinson, a school nurse at Arlington Heights High School. "But when you're in that situation you get that extra adrenaline rush. I think pretty much anybody could do it if you're trying to save somebody's life." The nurses will now go back to their campuses to instruct teachers in the techniques. The idea is to help them confront graphic images, learn triage and essential first aid before an emergency. The program is a direct response to a school-shooting epidemic across the country." - WFA
Texas GOP kills gun safety measures
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