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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a two-year spending bill this weekend that a $1 million public safety campaign for firearm storage resistance of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and gun rights activists.
Abbott, a Republican, approved the $250-billion budget without a line item veto.
The money would go to design the Texas Department of Public Safety and deploy a campaign, the belt, the safe gun storage, similar to the ones warning against drunk driving and encouraging motorists to use their safety. To write a bill that the program in the state law rights was opposed by the NRA and gun activists, and has not reached a vote.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott endorsed the two-year budget this weekend. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images, File)
An NRA lobbyist told the legislators that a campaign designed by the Texas state police could be damaged by the anti-gun rhetoric. But the money was approved with the support of the Republican-controlled Texas in the house of representatives and later the Senate budget negotiators from the middle of may.
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The program comes in effect after a mass shooting at Santa Fe High School in Houston, which killed 10 people and injured a further 13, the in may 2018. Investigators said the then 17-year-old gunman took his father’s arms in front of the open fire. After that shoot, Abbott said he wanted to encourage”, the millions of law-abiding, gun-owning Texans to embrace their personal responsibility for gun safety.”
Not to mention the Governor, in which the program was in a statement on the budget released on Saturday.
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Last month, Texas legislators are elected, so anyone who can legally possess, carry a gun, openly or concealed for a week after a natural disaster Declaration.
There are more than 1.3 million firearms-license-holders in Texas.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.