Texas gun advocate shoots and kills her two daughters

In March, Christy Sheats, 42, wrote on Facebook: “It would be horribly tragic if my ability to protect myself or my family were to be taken away, but that’s exactly what Democrats are determined to do by banning semiautomatic weapons.” On Friday she got into an argument with her two daughters and shot them both dead. Sheats herself was shot and killed by a police officer.

From News.com.au

In January, she shared a post with the following message: “I have 10 guns.

Obama wants eight of my guns. How many guns do I have? That’s right, I have 10 guns.” The neighbourhood where the shooting took place was described as a “comfortable, middle class subdivision” by the Chronicle.

Christy posted a photo of herself and her two daughters in 2015. She wrote: “Happy Daughter’s Day to my two amazing, sweet, kind, beautiful, intelligent girls. I love and treasure you both more than you could ever possibly know.”

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  1. Wow, these Islamic Extremists are getting harder and harder to spot.

  2. It would be a long and difficult legal and cultural conflict, but I would be perfectly fine with taking away all guns from ordinary citizens like this. The right gun legislation could have prevented this, along with a cultural shift, albeit one that would have to have happened at least twenty years ago. Doing that in the future might be a pipe dream considering how deep-pocketed the gun lobby is and how fierce the gun nuts' passion is for deadly penis-proxies but it's worth supporting and reaching for, even if it takes 50 years. Any amount of life saved will be worth it.

    This woman illustrated exactly what the problem is with the faith put in "responsible gun owners." Anyone can have a bad day or a bad month or a bad life and make bad decisions that no one else saw coming, but having any number of guns greater than zero around can make those bad decisions have even worse outcomes for an even greater number of people. Guns don't prevent mental illness, temporary insanity, or depression.

  3. She actually sued the county sheriff who revoked her permit for open carrying at her 5-year-old's soccer game (after substantial complaints by other parents), and claimed that:

    because of his actions her baby-sitting service had suffered, her children had been harassed and she had been ostracized by her neighbors in Lebanon

    Those results couldn't be due to her neighbors finding out she had such poor judgment with regard to children and guns, could they? Nah, of course not.

  4. I'm sure if she hadn't had easy access to guns during her argument with her daughters, she'd have just used something else. Built a quick chemical bomb, maybe, or enticed the girls out onto the street so she could run them over. How could having within arm's reach, 24/7, deadly weapons that require minimal effort or forethought to kill multiple people in a fit of temper POSSIBLY be a problem?

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