Possible New Gun Control Measures in TX have Governor Support
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signals support for two gun control measures after Houston-area school shooting!
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that he could support some gun control measures following last week’s deadly shooting at a high school near Houston that left 10 people dead according to Fox News.
“Earlier this year, Abbott had backed President Donald Trump’s proposal to arm more teachers in lieu of sweeping gun control measures, saying that almost 20 percent of Texas schools already have trained and armed educators.
“When a shooting takes place, people want to rush to simple solutions,” Abbott said in February, after a mass shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17. “It’s time to tackle the tough solutions, and that’s mental health.”
On Wednesday, Abbott said he could back stronger regulations for gun storage and quicker reporting to law enforcement when a court has determined someone is mentally ill — in order to keep that person from having weapons.
The Texas governor said those were top considerations to emerge after meeting representatives of a gun control group and gun owners as well as mental health and education experts in discussions on school safety.”
The governor has said he wants to keep guns away from people “who would try to murder our children.” But critics have said Texas isn’t serious about changing its gun-loving culture.
As a long time blogger in the firearms community, I don’t necessarily disagree with Gov. Abbott on this one. I DO think that firearms should be kept out of the hands of mentally ill people, and I think that their SHOULD be repercussions against people who didn’t have firearms secured in their home allowing for easy access to others.
As the weeks go by, I think that the Pro-2A/Anti-2A debate is only going to be picking up steam, especially with the media fanning the flames of the debate.