Friday, May 24 2013 8:09 PM EDT2013-05-25 00:09:02 GMT
Biomedical Research Foundation has decided to move forward with a plan to operate and manage LSU Hospitals in Shreveport and other cities in Louisiana. More >>
Biomedical Research Foundation has decided to move forward with a plan to operate and manage LSU Hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe, Louisiana.More >>
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -
On Friday, Smith County's Sheriff spoke to East Texans about why he believes the recently proposed gun control measures will not work.
Sheriff Larry Smith joined Grassroots America We The People in a pledge to stand for the Second Amendment and the U.S. Constitution.
President Barack Obama's efforts to reduce gun violence has created a lot of controversy here in East Texas.
"When someone used to mention gun control to me, and I was a firearms instructor with ATF, and gun control to me is to get the proper stance and proper grip and make sure you hit what you're shooting at. I think that's the only kind of gun control we should ever have to talk about," Sheriff Smith said.
The President's plan to reduce gun violence includes proposals that need approval from Congress as well as actions he can do on his own.
"The answer to America's problems with all the violence is not related to gun control whatsoever; It's related to a broken society. Make sure we enforce all the laws that are on the books now, before we go and try to enact other laws," Sheriff Smith said.
The sheriff also commented on the East Texas school districts who have approved authorized faculty and staff carrying guns on campus.
"I'm not against it, but with the proper training. But how do you provide the proper training that is required to safely and effectively be able to use a firearm around children and at the same time keep up your annual education hours that you need to do to teach our children?" Smith said.
It is a heated debate, but those who attended Friday's event said they stand by the sheriff.
"You better believe I stand with that sheriff and I loved it when he said if we find out the feds are coming, he's going to meet them at the county line. We're going to be right behind him supporting him," said Rosalie Howerton.
Grassroots of America, We The People have another "call to action" meeting scheduled for next Friday at the Lakeview Church of the Nazarene. The program is scheduled to begin at noon.
Friday, May 24 2013 9:24 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:24:18 GMT
Concealed weapon permits are popular certain parts of Louisiana, though some of locations may surprise you. Louisiana Department of Public Safety officials gave a report to state legislators detailingMore >>
Concealed weapon permits are popular in certain parts of Louisiana, though some locations may surprise you.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:44 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:44:25 GMT
TAMPA, FL (WTSP/CNN) – Authorities in Tampa, FL, made a startling discovery during a foreclosure eviction. Police found 66-year-old James Hopkins living on the property that belonged to someone else. TheyMore >>
Authorities in Tampa, FL, made a startling discovery during a foreclosure eviction.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:59 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:59:20 GMT
(CNN) – Brad Pitt has become one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood the last two decades. But the actor said recognizing other people's faces has always been a problem. In an Esquire interview,More >>
In an Esquire interview, Brad Pitt said he was convinced he suffered from "face blindness."More >>
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >>
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....More >>