Better yet, how about we work to ensure your thug constituents aren’t packing? It’s quite ironic that she leaps into gun-grabber mode immediately following a shooting in a so-called “gun-free zone” at a local college.
“I have introduced common sense legislation that would focus on protecting our nation from gun violence and accidents. H.R. 65 will raise the handgun eligibility age from 18 to 21, and will prohibit persons under the age of 21 from possessing semiautomatic assault weapons or large capacity magazines. Moreover, H.R. 65 increases penalties on individuals who knowingly transfer a handgun, ammunition, semiautomatic assault weapon, or large capacity ammunition feeding device to a person under age 21. We must also work to ensure that Gun Free Zones are enforced.
“My prayers and condolences go first to the families of those wounded and I share the grief of everyone affected by this event. I applaud the swift work by the First Responders. Americans have a remarkable ability to support one another in times of crisis. This is one of those times.”
Apparently the crisis was short-lived since the national media has pretty much ignored this story, most likely since it apparently involved a guy with a dubious history who actually shot himself.
The reason for the argument between the men, as well as the precise sequence of events, was still the subject of investigation late Tuesday. Why the maintenance employee was shot was unclear.
Both men involved in the altercation were listed as “persons of interest.” In a statement, the Harris County Sheriff’s Department said one had a student ID and that both remain under armed guard at the hospitals where they are being treated.
Later Tuesday, sheriff’s officials identified the accused gunman as Carlton Berry, 22.
Although he remains hospitalized for an apparently self-inflicted accidental gunshot wound, Berry has been charged with aggravated assault.
When reached for comment late Tuesday, a woman at Berry’s northwest Harris County home declined to comment about the incident.
“No, we don’t want to say nothing,” she said.
According to Harris County criminal records, Berry was charged and convicted of misdemeanor marijuana possession in the last two years.
In 2009, Berry was sentenced to nine months probation and ordered to pay $100 fine for theft, according to the court records.