After its latest mass shootings, Texas leads the way in loosening gun laws

Four of 10 deadliest massacres in the modern US occurred in the state but its governor has stuck to the NRA playbook Hours after Texas suffered its latest mass shooting, when a gunman drove through Odessa on Saturday shooting randomly from an assault-style rifle and killing seven people, the states Republican governor, Greg Abbott, declared that hed had enough. I have been to too many of these events as governor, he said. I am tired of the dying in Texas. Too many Texans have lost their lives. The status quo in Texas is unacceptable and action is needed. His sense of urgency was all too understandable. Texas has been the scene of white supremacist murdered 22 people. Abbotts call to …