This was originally published on Liberal America on June 30, 2016.
Texas just isn’t doing well lately. They have had a string of bad court rulings. Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote this about their abortion ruling:
“When a State severely limits access to safe and legal procedures women in desperate circumstances may resort to unlicensed rogue practitioners, faute de mieux, at great risk to their health and safety.”
These are the same people that allowed a family to not educate their childrenbecause they thought they were going to be Raptured.
They want to make it nearly impossible for women to get abortions. However, they are all for having guns. Women can’t have reproductive rights, but you can carry guns everywhere.
In fact, Texas is now allowing people to bring guns into psychiatric hospitals.
Read that sentence again. Guns are going to be allowed onto psychiatric wards. Do they not think about these things? Can these lawmakers even read?
Before the open carry laws were passed, guns were completely off-limits at psychiatric hospitals. Now visitors are allowed to bring them in. The employees are still banned from bringing them in though.
You can now bring a gun into the psychiatric hospital with mentally unstable people. However, if one of these patients decides to use the gun to hurt people, the employees can’t do anything about it.
Carrie Williams, a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Health, said:
“While licensed visitors are legally permitted to carry on our hospital campuses…Our patients are being actively treated for psychiatric conditions and generally it’s best not to expose them to weapons of any kind.”
Just this week, we had a mother, Christy Sheats, shoot her two daughters in Texas. A parent shot her daughters over a fight she had with her husband. Sherriff Troy E. Nehls said:
“Mr. Sheats stated Christy knew how much he loved Taylor and Madison and how much they loved him. By killing his children Mr. Sheats will have to live the rest of his life with this horrible memory.”