Amid demands for more gun control in the aftermath of Sunday’s mass shooting at a church in Sutherland, Texas, the state’s attorney general said Monday that he “would rather arm law-abiding citizens” to prevent such incidents than pass laws that would prevent people from owning firearms.
During an appearance on Fox News with host Brian Kilmeade, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, said he did not believe passing additional gun laws would have stopped suspected shooter Devin Kelley, who allegedly killed 26 people and left roughly 20 more injured at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland.
“There are laws against murder, and this guy violated the laws against murder,” Paxton said. “So adding some other gun law would not, I don’t think, in any way change this guy’s behavior”
by Terry Mastaler