guns are king in the state of texas

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In the state of Texas, where a shooting claimed the lives of 19 children and two teachers, Tuesday, May 24, the possession of a weapon is authorized without a license or training.

Texas is perhaps the most gun-loving state. In the streets or in the shops of Del Rio, an hour and a half drive from Uvalde, where 21 people were killed in a shooting on Tuesday, May 24, carrying a weapon is part of everyday life for Texans. “I’ve got a rifle there, under the seat. I lift it and it’s right within reach”, says a man. To get a gun in Texas, nothing could be simpler: just be American, be 18 years old and go to one of the biggest supermarket chains. Rifles cost between 250 and 800 euros.

David Hoode owns a shooting range. “You go to any gun shop and say ‘I want this one'”, he says. No training or license is required. The store only checks whether the buyer has already been sentenced by the courts. “99% of the time, everything goes well, but there is always an exception. How do you frame the bad?”asks the man.


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