Bullet to the head is impetus for gun bill
The inspiration for state Rep. Armando Martinez’s House Bill 2583 popped into his head on New Year’s Eve. Doctors later removed it. HB 2583 is a bill about guns. Bills about guns often divide the House. And the Senate. And America.
Martinez, D-Weslaco, was at a New Year’s Eve celebration when, out of nowhere, a bullet entered his skull. “Out of nowhere,” of course, is a figure of speech. All bullets come from somewhere. And someone.
Like all bullets, this one was obtained by someone who wanted it to shoot at a target, fire at an animal, protect against a crime or perpetrate a crime. That covers almost everything you can do with a bullet. Most of those uses are legal.
There’s another potential use, one perplexing to folks with basic knowledge about gravity’s powerful and persistent force.
Best anyone can tell, the bullet that penetrated Martinez’s skull (but not his brain) was fired into the air by an unidentified idiot identified in some news stories at the time as “a New Year’s Eve reveler.”
Why would anyone do anything this dumb? For the same reason people do anything that dumb, like texting while driving. They’ve done it a zillion times before and nothing bad