NYTimes: Angry Drivers, Lots of Guns: An Explosion in Road Rage Shootings
During the COVID-19 pandemic, gun purchases have risen in scary numbers, and as such, we are seeing much more gun violence these days than our already high pre-pandemic numbers. Texas has seen the worst of this crisis. In 2021, Austin police reported 160 road-rage episodes that involved a firearm. The difficulty comes in that the majority of guns used in road-rage shootings in Dallas, for example, are legal purchases. However, Detective Christina Smith of the Dallas Police Department notes that legal or not, a person is still responsible for how they choose to use their firearm. Gun violence still remains a pressing issue in this country, specifically in the South. To read the full article, click here. To read more about gun violence, click here.