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.