〒180-0006 東京都武蔵野市中町2-3-5 IIHA武蔵野1階
Dear MEL Topic Readers,
Texans can now openly carry guns in public without a permit or training.
The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects the right to keep and bear arms, including handguns, shotguns, and military-grade assault rifles. Actually, people can carry loaded, semi-automatic rifles in public without a license or training in more than 40 states in America. And Texas, which has seen a consistent increase in mass shootings recently, now allows gun owners to open carry loaded weapons in public. So, if a guy who is covering his face with a full-face mask with a gun in his pocket is wandering in front of a jewelry store, what should the security guard or police officer do?
Even if you legally own a car, you need a driving license to drive it, which requires a written and driving test as well as qualifying driving skills and records. But in Texas and some other states in the US, any legitimate gun owner can carry their guns openly without training or permit. It seems like anyone can drive a race car or bulldozer on the street as long as they own it, and even if they don’t know how to handle it or have never used it. It seems that many people in Texas, and other states, seem to feel safer to open carry guns. You shouldn’t be surprised to see open carry guns when you visit Texas.
Read the article and learn about a very different human right in the USA.