EL PASO, Texas (Reuters) - More El Paso residents than ever before crowded into a class over the weekend to become certified to carry a concealed gun in public in Texas after this month’s mass shooting at a Walmart store that killed 22 people.
Nicole Navarro (L) and Adriana Retana, who said they wanted to improve their marksmanship after a gunman killed 22 people at a local Walmart, practice shooting at a gun range in El Paso, Texas, U.S. August 12, 2019.
Segovia said she felt urgency to do the required training now after the attack hit close to home.
The vast majority of people at the classes were Hispanic; El Paso is a predominantly Latino city.
Police say the accused gunman deliberately attacked Hispanics in the Walmart.
“We actually had two people buy guns here who were actually in the Walmart on the day of the shooting.
With or without a weapon, McIntyre acknowledged most people would not be able to fight back in an attack like the one in El Paso. »