Don’t tread on Texans’ gun rights, Abbott says in plan to ‘protect’ Second Amendment

White Settlement minister shares how pandemic both challenged and helped healing process Minister Britt Farmer reflects on the shooting that occurred at West Freeway Church of Christ last year that claimed two members of his congregation, Richard White and Anton “Tony” Wallace. By Amanda McCoy captions and subtitles off, selected Minister Britt Farmer reflects on the shooting that occurred at West Freeway Church of Christ last year that claimed two members of his congregation, Richard White and Anton “Tony” Wallace. By Amanda McCoy Lawmakers are back in Austin for the first legislative session since the mass shootings in El Paso and Midland-Odessa, presenting an opportunity to the address gun laws in a state where more than 3,000 people are killed with a gun each year. It’s a familiar position for lawmakers, who went into the 2019 session in the wake of mass shootings at a church in Sutherland Springs and a high school in Santa Fe. Gov. Greg Abbott, for one, is focused on making Texas a “Second Amendment sanctuary state.” “Politicians from the federal level to the local level have shouted: ‘Heck yes, the government is coming to get your guns,’” Abbott said, referencing Beto O’Rourke’s remarks during his 2020 Democratic bid for president when he said: “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.” “We won’t let that happen in Texas,” Abbott said. “Last session, I signed 10 laws to protect gun rights in Texas. This session we need to erect a complete barrier against […]

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