Texas Gun Rights Advocates Fatally Shoots Her Two Daughters

She had posted this on Facebook a few months ago:

“It would be horribly tragic if my ability to protect myself or my family were to be taken away,” Sheats wrote in March on her Facebook page, “but that’s exactly what Democrats are determined to do by banning semi-automatic handguns.”

Unfortunately for her family, the Democrats didn’t take her guns away:

The woman killed by police after she fatally shot her two daughters at their Texas home was identified as an outspoken gun advocate.

Christy Sheats, 42, shot and killed her two young daughters, Taylor, 22, and Madison Sheats, 17, on what neighbors said was their father’s birthday, according to local reports. A family spat started inside the married couple’s Houston-area home and spiraled into gun violence that spilled out onto their street.

“It was a family argument that turned into a shooting,” Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls told the Houston Chronicle. “But we’re still trying to put the pieces together.”

A witness said the sisters tried escaping with their father, but Taylor collapsed outside the home and Madison was shot in the back, KTRK-TV reported.

Finding an ATM Skimmer in Vienna

Mark Blyth on Brexit and Trumpism

Mark Blyth, professor of Political Economy at Brown University, talks with ?AthensLive about the #Brexit vote and the ramifications on the ?UK and across ?Europe. He also considers the current situation in ?Greece and the long run effects of what he calls “Trampism”.

Brexit result: ‘Now we can look forward to a good Great Britain’| EU referendum

Texit

Texas Nationalists call on Gov. Abbott to support Texit vote:

AUSTIN – In the wake of the decision by British voters to exit the European Union (Brexit) on Thursday, the Texas Nationalist Movement is formally calling on the Texas Governor to support a similar vote for Texans.

“It is past time that the people of Texas had their say on our continued relationship with the Union and its sprawling Federal bureaucracy,” said Daniel Miller, President of the TNM.

“The win for Brexit opens the door for Texit by establishing, concretely, that it is possible to have an adult conversation on independence and letting the people have the final say.”

Bolstered by a surge of support for a vote on independence and the Brexit victory, the TNM believes that it is time for a referendum on the issue.

Boris Johnson Booed Leaving His House

Can’t embed the video. London, along with Scotland and Northern Ireland, had voted to remain.

Brexit voter now regrets voting to leave EU

Required watching for spurned Bernie voters who don’t think Trump will really be elected if they throw their vote away on a third party candidate.

My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard

A reporter for Mother Jones gets a job as a prison guard in a private prison. This is a long, long article. Probably novella sized. I almost missed my stop on the train because I couldn’t stop reading it. How we’ve made for profit prisons a thing is just beyond a bad idea.

Trump interrupted by protester with swastika golf balls

US election: Sanders says he will vote for Clinton

From BBC.com

The two have fought for the Democratic nomination, which former Secretary of State Mrs Clinton won this month.

Mr Sanders, a self-described socialist, told MSNBC he would do everything in his power to defeat the likely Republican nominee, Donald Trump.

But:

But he stopped short of saying he would end his campaign.

Um. Bernie…

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