… it proclaims over and over again on the Bellaire, Texas website.

But hey.

It’s Texas.

The mayor is “utterly shocked” you can’t go to high school in Bellaire without risking a fatal gunshot wound. But what does Don’t Mess With Texas mean? It’s means Texas has more registered guns than anyplace else in America.

And hyuk! That’s just registered guns!

What I’m trying to say is Texas has a lot of guns and Texas is always talking about guns and showing off guns and taking guns to church and all and how utterly shocking that the state is one big ol’ shootout.


The details are just great. Little kid brings loaded gun to school; shows other little kid. Shoots other little kid to death.

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2 Responses to ““Welcome to a safe place”…”

  1. theprofessor Says:

    I don’t think there is a single Texas city that usually makes the top 30 in murder rates, UD, although Waco sometimes squeaks into #30. On the other hand, Baltimore, Maryland regularly appears in the top 5. Texas’ homicide rate per 100,000 was 4.6 in 2018, vs. 8.1 in Maryland. Baltimore’s rate is regularly 5x the rate of Dallas, which has the worst rate in Texas.

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    tp: Quite true. The statistics in my own neck of the woods are horrific.

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