This paragraph sums up just how ridiculous Texas's new gun law is

While Barack Obama has pledged to use his final year as President to force through new measures to curb gun violence, the US remains a nation divided when it comes to the 2nd Amendment.

As of New Year's Day, a new law in Texas allows people to openly carry a handgun in a holster on their waist or on their shoulder in most public places.

In fact,this paragraph in a national newspaper sums up just how gun-friendly the state has become:

The line appeared at the start of a New York Times article, which was openly critical of the country's gun laws last month, about reaction to the new rules in Texas.

It also quotes a former army sergeant who gave his daughter a pink .22-calibre rifle for her 12th birthday.

He said: "I think everybody is overreacting."

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