San Antonio Express-News,
Leslie Gay Bertolino,
July 8, 2017-
When I moved back to Texas and started a family, I had my share of anxieties, like all new parents. Which car seat is safest? Have I sufficiently childproofed my home? My fears have changed. I’m now worried my family could be shot and killed as we drive down Texas’ roads and highways. Tragically, gun violence has too often been bigger in Texas. And in the past two weeks, Texans have watched in horror as four separate road rage shootings have turned our streets deadly.
A 17-year-old in Mesquite was shot in the head, apparently after not merging fast enough. A 19-year-old man was shot in the head and killed in Arlington after giving “a hand gesture” to someone who cut him off. A San Antonio motorcyclist was shot in the stomach after getting into an argument while sitting in a traffic jam. A 33-year-old North Richland Hills man was shot in the arm after an altercation while driving.