As of New Years Day, licensed gun owners in Texas have been allowed to openly carry firearms into restaurants, shops and zoos.
Add a new place to the gun-friendly list: state mental health hospitals.
Visitors to one of Texas' 10 state mental health hospitals will be allowed to openly carry weapons into the facilities, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. Employees and patients will still be barred from bringing in weapons. The hospitals this week pulled down signs banning guns at its facilities and posted new ones asking people to leave their firearms in their cars or conceal them from patients, said Carrie Williams, a state health department spokeswoman.
“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.,” Williams said in statement.
Gee, ya think?
So let's get this straight.
The Right Wing has been actively blaming mental health issues as the reason behind all of this gun violence, in order to deflect criticism from the NRA and the gun nuts.
So Texas decides that they should be able to carry their little metal penis extenders in the same place where many of the people they have identified as potential mass shooters are being treated.
Is there something wrong with the water in Texas?