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Hispanics in El Paso flock to firearms classes

Postby jdege on Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:49 pm

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shooting-texas-idUSKCN1V3013
Targeted in Walmart attack, Hispanics in El Paso flock to firearms classes
EL PASO, Texas (Reuters) - More El Paso residents than ever before crowded into a class over the weekend to become certified to carry a concealed gun in public in Texas after this month’s mass shooting at a Walmart store that killed 22 people.

Guadalupe Segovia, 35, was at the class with her two children. She said her military husband had long been pushing for her to get a concealed-carry license, which allows the holder to wear a gun hidden under their clothes or carry it in a purse when they are in public.

Segovia said she felt urgency to do the required training now after the attack hit close to home. “I’m still going to be scared, even carrying a weapon,” she said.

The vast majority of people at the classes were Hispanic; El Paso is a predominantly Latino city. Police say the accused gunman deliberately attacked Hispanics in the Walmart.
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Re: Hispanics in El Paso flock to firearms classes

Postby Grayskies on Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:00 pm

jdege wrote:https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shooting-texas-idUSKCN1V3013
Targeted in Walmart attack, Hispanics in El Paso flock to firearms classes
EL PASO, Texas (Reuters) - More El Paso residents than ever before crowded into a class over the weekend to become certified to carry a concealed gun in public in Texas after this month’s mass shooting at a Walmart store that killed 22 people.

Guadalupe Segovia, 35, was at the class with her two children. She said her military husband had long been pushing for her to get a concealed-carry license, which allows the holder to wear a gun hidden under their clothes or carry it in a purse when they are in public.

Segovia said she felt urgency to do the required training now after the attack hit close to home. “I’m still going to be scared, even carrying a weapon,” she said.

The vast majority of people at the classes were Hispanic; El Paso is a predominantly Latino city. Police say the accused gunman deliberately attacked Hispanics in the Walmart.

Sad It takes a tragedy for people to learn they need to protect themselves and their families.

Great that there will be more people carrying!
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Re: Hispanics in El Paso flock to firearms classes

Postby BigDog58 on Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:07 am

jdege wrote:https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shooting-texas-idUSKCN1V3013
Targeted in Walmart attack, Hispanics in El Paso flock to firearms classes
EL PASO, Texas (Reuters) - More El Paso residents than ever before crowded into a class over the weekend to become certified to carry a concealed gun in public in Texas after this month’s mass shooting at a Walmart store that killed 22 people.

Guadalupe Segovia, 35, was at the class with her two children. She said her military husband had long been pushing for her to get a concealed-carry license, which allows the holder to wear a gun hidden under their clothes or carry it in a purse when they are in public.

Segovia said she felt urgency to do the required training now after the attack hit close to home. “I’m still going to be scared, even carrying a weapon,” she said.

The vast majority of people at the classes were Hispanic; El Paso is a predominantly Latino city. Police say the accused gunman deliberately attacked Hispanics in the Walmart.


In case you missed it, she also said the following:
“I think weapons should be a privilege and for safety, not to go and kill people,” Segovia said.
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Re: Hispanics in El Paso flock to firearms classes

Postby photogpat on Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:17 am

They're flocking to them here in MN too.
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Re: Hispanics in El Paso flock to firearms classes

Postby Sorcerer on Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:18 am

^^^^^^^^^
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