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Texas lawmakers approve gun-storage-safety-program, the establishment of a political test for the Governor

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The NRA says the law would force you to drop followers, your memberships for the fear of the loss of their livelihood; Jonathan Hunt reports from Los Angeles.

A Texas gun storage safety measures, added to a massive spending bill sets Abbott a political test for Gov. Greg, as the legislation heads to his Desk, The Associated Press reported.

The $1 million measure late Sunday added by the budget negotiators-most of them are Republicans. The bill was approved Sunday night by the GOP-controlled legislature.

The campaign for safe home gun storage, only a part of the much broader US $ 250 billion of the state budget, was violently opposed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the gun-rights activists.

Instruct it would do, the three state departments of the government, to prevent gun-related accidents, reported KXAN.

Abbott, a Republican, has line-item veto in relation to the budget, must decide to measure whether the nothing or to ignore pressure from some gun rights groups and approve.

Representatives of non-Abbott to immediately back to Fox News’ requests for comment.

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Abbott has said he would support the promotion of gun safety. Still, the NRA, and some gun rights advocates are against the intensification of the penalties for negligent gun storage, as well as a “red flag” laws, the guns away from people deemed dangerous to themselves or others.

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After the year 2018, the Santa Fe High School shooting in the vicinity of Houston, the Governor of gun law proposals, said he wanted to promote “to the millions of law-abiding, gun-owning Texans to embrace their personal responsibility for gun safety.”

And both critics and supporters of the measure have been vocal in the past few months.

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In a March Committee hearing, the NRA Tara Mica, said that the Virginia-based organization has already materials “, in a way, where the message to gun owners is not biased, not the rhetoric,” as KXAN reported.

Gyl Switzer, executive director of the Texas Gun sense, said on Monday that it had “full confidence that the Governor look like it’s going to be tough and realize it’s all about the life is saved. I hope nobody is discouraged by him,”

Alice Tripp, legislative director and lobbyist for the Texas State Rifle Association, said the group would always ask against the program but, for a veto.

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“We don’t do that. Gov. Abbott will need this kind of advice from us. We bring information on the table,” Tripp said. “If he calls me, I would tell him that.”

Nationwide, nearly 1,700 children under the age of 18 years died due to accidental gun deaths from 2001 to 2017, while more than 33,000 were injured, according to the FBI.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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