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Mon Jun 27, 2022, 09:10 PM

5 people shot during Texas trail ride event

Source: NBC

TYLER, Texas — Five people were shot and injured early Sunday during an outdoor event in East Texas that featured a trail ride, according to authorities.

The Smith County Sheriff’s Office said it received a call at 12:35 a.m. Sunday about multiple gunshot victims in a large pasture area in the eastern part of the county. People were taking part in an annual trail ride sponsored by Unified Elite Riderzz from nearby Marshall, Texas.

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Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/5-people-shot-texas-trail-ride-event-rcna35437




More with video at https://www.kltv.com/2022/06/27/13-year-old-among-5-people-shot-smith-county-trail-ride-event/



13-year-old among 5 people shot at Smith County trail ride event

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith said a 13-year-old was one of five people who were shot at a trail ride event in the county over the weekend.

According to a press release, the Smith County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Operations Center got a 911 call about multiple gunshot victims at a property in the 18000 block of FM 2767 at about 12:35 a.m. Sunday.

Smith said the first gunshots reportedly happened near the stage area due to an argument. He also said it was reported that security on the scene took firearms away from the patrons and would give them back when they left the event.

“I’ve got some issues with that,” Smith said. “The new constitutional carry does not cover anyone who is intoxicated. You cannot carry a gun while you are intoxicated. There’s alcohol being served out there, they’re intoxicated, how many convicted felons did we hand pistols back to? So we’re gonna investigate that part of it, we’re gonna investigate the organizer of the event.”
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Reply 5 people shot during Texas trail ride event (Original post)
Tom Yossarian Joad Jun 27 OP
2naSalit Jun 27 #1
purr-rat beauty Jun 27 #2
Traildogbob Jun 27 #3
aggiesal Jun 27 #4
AverageOldGuy Jun 27 #14
blueinredohio Jun 27 #5
Lonestarblue Jun 27 #6
stopdiggin Jun 27 #7
3Hotdogs Jun 28 #20
IronLionZion Jun 27 #8
rockfordfile Jun 27 #9
czarjak Jun 27 #11
LudwigPastorius Jun 28 #26
Richard D Jun 27 #10
SergeStorms Jun 27 #12
AverageOldGuy Jun 27 #13
soldierant Jun 28 #15
Zeitghost Jun 29 #28
soldierant Jun 29 #33
Zeitghost Jun 29 #34
soldierant Jun 29 #35
NBachers Jun 28 #16
Lil Liberal Laura Jun 28 #17
ZonkerHarris Jun 28 #18
raccoon Jun 28 #19
KY_EnviroGuy Jun 28 #21
LokiandMala Jun 28 #23
Tom Yossarian Joad Jun 28 #27
LokiandMala Jun 29 #30
KY_EnviroGuy Jun 29 #31
LokiandMala Jun 29 #32
Zeitghost Jun 29 #29
Omaha Steve Jun 28 #22
Aristus Jun 28 #24
JohnnyRingo Jun 28 #25

Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 09:37 PM

1. Hmm...



Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith


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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 09:39 PM

2. But But But...

ALL LIVES MATTER?!!?!!?

The Right's battle cry when people stood up against black people being killed by police

and now they just shoot at each other, who gives a damn who is hit or killed

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 09:45 PM

3. Give em time

Texas GQP will kill themselves out of majority. Yee Ha Texas. Wise words from a brilliant woman, “I really Don’t Care, Do You?” Pick up the pace before midterms. “Every Life is Precious”😆🤣😂😁😄😂😆! Sure, they all are. If they spent as much energy on gun deaths as they do abortion……………

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 09:51 PM

4. 12:35 AM is midnight ...

Where was the good guy with a gun?
I thought everyone over 18 can carry a gun?

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 11:42 PM

14. Nothing good . . .

. . . happens after midnight.

I'm a paramedic with a volunteer rescue squad in rural VA and I'm here to tell you, nothing good happens after midnight.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 09:57 PM

5. A drunk and a gun. What could possibly go wrong?

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 10:06 PM

6. Welcome to Greg Abbott's Texas--where the crazies outnumber the rocks.

And we have a lot of rocks! We have crazies everywhere, but Tyler is in Louie Gohmert’s district. Nuff said.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 10:10 PM

7. so now we're going to 'take a look' at the organizer?

BS.! It's your F-ing bullsh*t laws at the root of this. Don't be fobbing it off on some rent-a-cop security detail - trying to enforce your Mickey Mouse laws.

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Response to stopdiggin (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 08:02 AM

20. Wrong... fuck the security rent-a-cops, taking the guns before the ride.

Would Gene or Roy EVER go on a trail without their six-shooter?























Yes, Agnes, it's sarcasm.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 10:59 PM

8. Did any teacher lock the door in the outdoor event?

Any good guys with guns in Texass? Would a border wall help?

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 11:08 PM

9. wtf is wrong Texas?

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Response to rockfordfile (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 11:31 PM

11. Where to start.

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Response to rockfordfile (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 01:48 PM

26. It's a GOP testing ground for the rest of the country.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 11:09 PM

10. How much longer . . .

. . . would a wall be around Texas over the border wall? Can this be accomplished by donations?

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 11:38 PM

12. Yeah. Texas. 😒

Drunken reactionary fuckwits carrying concealed firearms whenever, and wherever they want.

What could possibly go wrong? The Supreme-Cons have turned the U.S. back into the wild west again. YEEEEHAAAAW!!!

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2022, 11:40 PM

13. Booze and guns . . .

. . . protected by the Second Amendment and the 21st Amendment.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 12:09 AM

15. I hope the horses are all right.

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Response to soldierant (Reply #15)

Wed Jun 29, 2022, 12:09 AM

28. Horses?

n/t

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Response to Zeitghost (Reply #28)

Wed Jun 29, 2022, 07:58 PM

33. Doesn't a trail ride generally include horses?

(Plus it's easy to demonstrate that there were at least numerous parts of horses present. Not that I'm worried about them.,)

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Response to soldierant (Reply #33)

Wed Jun 29, 2022, 10:03 PM

34. Wrong kind of trail ride

This was ATV's.

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Response to Zeitghost (Reply #34)

Wed Jun 29, 2022, 11:20 PM

35. Ah. So just horses' a$$es.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 12:20 AM

16. WERE ANY GUNZZ DAMAGED??

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 02:17 AM

17. Don't Drink and Shoot!

No fatalities??? You're makin' Texas look bad!

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 03:11 AM

18. Texas is Texasing again.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 05:49 AM

19. Well, Sheriff, i'm sure if you just ask anybody who is drinking to put down a gun,

They will do just that and there won’t be any problems.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 08:05 AM

21. Typical twisted right-wing logic to blame anything but people with guns.

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Ironic the event group is called "Unified Elite Trail Riderz". They appear to be neither elite or unified.

So, the sheriff will be going after the event organizer and the security company. In typical fashion, blame anyone but the drunken perps after the fact. In the school shooting, it became a teacher and an unlocked door.

I'm so grateful our medical systems believe in preventative medicine rather than allowing diseases to run willy-nilly until half the populace is dead. If they operated like right-wingers, all the deaths would be blamed on defective Band-Aids.


KY.......

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #21)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 10:43 AM

23. Drunken white perps?

I do apologize if I missed it but does it say in the article the race of the evil persons that committed this mass shooting?

Punish severely all who were involved but I don’t see race mentioned or how its involved.

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Response to LokiandMala (Reply #23)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 02:06 PM

27. Are we lost?

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Reply #27)

Wed Jun 29, 2022, 08:19 AM

30. Not at all.

Been here for years.

Just pointing out the fact that at this point there is no reason to inject race into the opinion of the cause of this violence.

If you really want to dive into it at what point did anyone say that the shooters are not culpable? They are. That doesn’t mean that the organizers didn’t have a responsibility to keep (or attempt) attendees safe.

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Response to LokiandMala (Reply #30)

Wed Jun 29, 2022, 02:56 PM

31. You're right. I fixed it.

I incorrectly assumed if it was a large gathering of trail riders in Texas, they most likely were white, although the OP's article never referenced race.

The point I had in mind and should have outlined separately is that particularly in local press, we rarely learn post-investigation that a shooter simply is void of core morals, has anger control issues, lacks good raising and/or was brainwashed by radicals . With the addition of mental health problems, those are the basic causes the nation needs to learn from and none of those issues are specific to any race. Our proliferation of guns enables people with those problems to kill very easily.

I do see a local media pattern across the country of a white shooter's identity (name and photo) kept hidden or considerably delayed, whereas if the perp is black, Latino or Asian, their name and photo is typically revealed very quickly. Social media seems really bad with this racial bias as well. Then, there's the serious problem of racism in many police and other municipal departments.

I'm very much a supporter of strict gun regulations. However, if those that do own them are sane, rational and have good temperament and humanistic morals, they won't grab a weapon to address minor disagreements.

KY

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #31)

Wed Jun 29, 2022, 03:39 PM

32. I appreciate your response

And your willingness to clarify your point.

Your second paragraph is spot on and I agree completely.

I generally look to several sources and wait for the dust to settle before I make my opinions known. All media these days are looking to get the initial shock out there. Thats what gets clicks I guess. I think its sad.

Have a great day!

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #21)

Wed Jun 29, 2022, 12:11 AM

29. Drunken white perps?

From everything I have seen, that does not seem to be the demographic that made up the vast majority of this group.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 10:06 AM

22. Kick

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 11:06 AM

24. Are we sure that's not included in the tour package?

Because Texas?

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 11:07 AM

25. Wow! Talk about realism

An authentic Wild West trail ride complete with a drunken shoot out. i wonder if th gunman made them dance.
Visit Texas, where it's always 1885 somewhere.

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