Kacey Musgraves Sends Love to Texas After Odessa Mass Shooting: 'Makes Me Sick to My Stomach'

Kacey Musgraves
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Kacey Musgraves performs onstage during the 61st Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Feb. 10, 2019 in Los Angeles.

Saturday's shooting spree in Odessa and Midland, Texas, killed seven and injured more than 20.

Kacey Musgraves was heartbroken over the latest mass shooting to take innocent lives in her home state.   

The Texas native posted a series of emotional tweets on Sunday (Sept. 1) in the wake of the deadly shooting spree on Saturday in Midland and Odessa, Texas, in which a gunman armed with a military-style rifle killed seven people and injured at least 22.

The rampage came just weeks after a gunman who posted a racist manifesto killed 22 people and injured nearly 30 at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas.

"I love you, TX. I can’t believe we all are being forced to live in a constant state of fear," Musgraves tweeted. "2nd mass shooting in my home state in a month? Makes me sick to my stomach. When will we live in a world where human lives mean more than money?"

Saturday's attack in Texas was carried out by a man in his mid-30s using an AR-style rifle resulted in the deaths of seven people and the wounding of at least 22 more, including a 17-month-old baby girl.

While Congress and Pres. Trump have failed to act on new gun control legislation in the wake of the recent spate of shootings that took 53 American lives in August alone, nearly a dozen new gun laws took effect in Texas on Sunday, less than 24 hours after the state's latest mass killing. The legislation was all passed months before the two shootings in Texas this month according to NBC 5, and it loosens restrictions on gun ownership and use and storage of firearms in schools, foster homes, apartment buildings and houses of worship.


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