Colorado shooting reignites gun control debate in SA
SCHERTZ, Texas - Friday morning's shooting in Colorado has people in San Antonio discussing gun-control laws and whether or not they are strict enough.
The national tragedy was the talk among gun groups in South Texas. On a gun training range in San Antonio, the lessons in weaponry carried extra weight and had many wondering what they would do if they were in that Aurora movie theater.
All of the students at the Lone Star Handgun training center in Schertz already know how to handle a weapon safely — all are licensed concealed handgun owners. Ben Jones said he carries his gun while traveling to and from his construction job sites, but his greater motivation behind carrying a weapon is his family.
"I have six kids. We go to restaurants, we go out and I expect to protect them, especially in today's age," Jones said.
Many at Lone Star Handgun think their right to carry a gun makes the world a safer place, not a more dangerous one.
"The Colorado incident, the Luby's incident, there are a whole lot of incidences that have happened," Jones said. "If just one person was carrying, they could have stopped that."
Joshua Felker with Lone Star Handguns said when dangerous situations present themselves, everyone has a choice to make.
"People need to understand that if the wolf comes, do they want to be the sheep or the sheep dog?" he said. "Are they going to let themselves be slaughtered or are they going to be able to protect those around them?"
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