Commonsense Gun Reform: TX Gov. Abbott Issues Eight Executive Orders to Combat Gun Violence While Protecting Second Amendment Rights

  • Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued eight executive orders on Thursday aimed at curbing gun violence in the state after two shooting within a month’s span in El Paso and Odessa in August.
  • Abbott signed the orders that are designed “to bolster reporting requirements for law enforcement involving suspicious individuals and raise public awareness about identifying potential mass shooters.”
  • In a statement, Abbott said: “Texas must achieve several objectives to better protect our communities and our residents from mass shootings.”
  • Abbott added: “I will continue to work expeditiously with the legislature on laws to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous criminals, while safeguarding the 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding Texans.”
  • The executive orders include provisions for “developing standardized intake questions to better identify information that should be reported to the state Suspicious Activity Reporting Network, as well as ordering the Texas Department of Public Safety to develop programs to raise awareness of how such reports are used to flag potential mass shooters.” Read the rest HERE.

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1 Response to Commonsense Gun Reform: TX Gov. Abbott Issues Eight Executive Orders to Combat Gun Violence While Protecting Second Amendment Rights

  1. Joe Z says:

    The problem with these laws is that when Democrats gain power they may decide that WE are “dangerous criminals” because we don’t want to become communists. Then, those Democrats will be “justified” in demanding that we turn in our guns. I believe this is called a slippery slope.

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