World: A gun range in Texas advertised a 'back-to-school' firearms sale - PressFrom - Australia
  •   
  •   

WorldA gun range in Texas advertised a 'back-to-school' firearms sale

02:46  14 august  2019
02:46  14 august  2019 Source:   businessinsider.com.au

Drugs, cash and replica firearms found in raids

Drugs, cash and replica firearms found in raids Police have conducted drug raids on various properties across the NSW Illawarra region this morning. Officers made several arrests as they swooped on at least four different properties at Coniston, Mount Kiera and Woonona, taking several people into custody from 6.30am. © 9News A number of people have been arrested and a large amount of drugs, cash and replica firearms have allegedly been found in drug raids around Wollongong. Detectives were joined by the Dog Unit and Highway Patrol officers during the operation, with a large police presence still at a Wonson Avenue home in Coniston.

“ Back to school sale August 13 through 18,” the Boyert Shooting Center in Katy recently posted on its marquee sign. Simons, whose husband is an educator, told the station. “What does back to school have anything to do with getting guns ? I hope it was just some kind of glaring oversight.”

A gun store in Texas is facing backlash after advertising a back - to - school sale on firearms as passersby call the sign "jarring.".

A gun range in Texas advertised a 'back-to-school' firearms sale Boyert Shooting Center, in Katy, Texas. A gun store in Texas hosted a back-to-school firearms sale just weeks after a mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart killed 22 people.

Boyert Shooting Center, in Katy, outside Houston, posted a sign on its marquee earlier this month that said: "Back to school sale August 13th-18th Up to 50% off firearms."

The gun range also promoted the sale on Facebook, highlighting a $US999.99 discount on a semi-automatic .50 calibre gun that the shop called a "beast of a rifle."

Local resident Michelle Simons, who took a photo of the range's sign, told KTRK she thought the sign was "jarring."

Texas, reeling after El Paso shooting, is about to loosen gun laws

Texas, reeling after El Paso shooting, is about to loosen gun laws As the state mourns the 22 killed in a shooting in El Paso, 10 laws affirming Texans’ right to carry guns are set to take effect Sept. 1. The new rules come as Democrats and some Republicans call for tighter regulations on firearms after two tragedies that shook the country this weekend. They reflect many Texans’ embrace of expanded access to guns even after several high-profile shootings in the state, as gun rights advocates argue that armed citizens can stop attackers.

A gun store in Texas is facing backlash after advertising a back - to - school sale on firearms as passersby call the sign "jarring.".

Gun laws in Texas regulate the sale , possession, and use of firearms and ammunition in the U.S. state of Texas . The Texas Department of Public Safety shall issue a License to Carry a Handgun to

"In the current climate and in the current culture where we've got school shootings just constantly, mass shootings just constantly, it seems like a real poor choice of words," Simons said. "What does back to school have anything to do with getting guns?"

People on Twitter also criticised the sale, with one person calling it "tasteless and tone-deaf."

The Boyert Shooting Center said in a statement that it was showing appreciation toward educators through the sale.

"We have friends and family who are teachers and our way of reaching out and saying thank you is by offering a summer long promotion of discounted training courses, firearms, and accessories," the store said in a statement to KTRK. "A lot of Texans are not aware, but it is now legal to conceal carry in some colleges, and for teachers in certain school districts to conceal carry as well."

INSIDER has contacted Boyert Shooting Center for comment.

Walmart says it will keep selling guns, even as advocacy groups and workers voice concerns.
Walmart says it won't change its policies, after a man with an assault rifle opened fire Saturday at a Walmart in El Paso, Tx., killing 22 people. Days earlier, a Walmart employee in Southaven, Miss., July 30 fatally shot two co-workers.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 0
This is interesting!