At the AT&T Statium, at a Cowboys game, a man pulled a gun, held it to a guy's head during a brawl. And what did the crowd do? Did they tackle him? Did they talk him down?
No. They chanted:
SHOOT! SHOOT! SHOOT!
So he did.
Now there's the discipline of a "well regulated militia." Remember -- that's the 2nd Amendment, y'all: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Your right to bear arms is on behalf of the defense of the community. Not to shoot up someone you decide you don't like on sight out of sheer pique or madness, which seems to be the recent trend. Discipline, community, training, honor. There's an excluded middle "gun nuts" ignore. I have owned guns, and I take it seriously.
And the guy he aimed the loaded gun at? Unsurprisingly, he's in life-threatening condition -- shot through the neck. Everyone pray.
Texas. Guns. Bad boys. It's a long history.
So I'm thinking, this is a state which keeps saying, "US out of Texas!" What if we just let them have their way?
Oh yeah. Texas. A great big -- and I mean big -- reason for ceding the argument on secession. :) Let them be the Mexico buffer territory, see how they like it.
Let Texas and Mexico duke (Duke?) it out.
Oh man, would that be baaaaaad for world politics. Can you just imagine? Just think about that for about fifteen minutes, how horrible Texas would be if the US set them loose, and they got to be as violent and racist as they want to be, with Mexico on their southern border, and no federal support or moderation.
The Alamo would look like a picnic.