Joe Biden criticized: Texas GOP Governor Greg Abbott blasts POTUS’ orders on guns

Joe Biden criticized: Texas GOP Governor Greg Abbott blasts POTUS' orders on guns

Adam Schultz (via White House) / Wikimedia Commons Following the three mass shootings that have occurred this year including the increasing calls for gun control and reform, President Joe Biden recently announced his limited executive actions towards the crisis. However, this was dismissed by Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott, who described the announcement as empty actions. Speaking on Fox News Sunday, Abbott decried Biden’s announcement towards firearm reforms last week, citing that it would infringe upon the Second Amendment despite Biden’s clarification that it is not the case. Abbott then suggested that Biden instead, look at the gun-related crimes that have already taken place in the country. Apart from increasing calls for gun reforms over the years, Biden’s announcement also follows three mass shootings that occurred months into his presidency. “I think that there’s no acceptable way that a president by executive order can infringe upon the Second Amendment rights or alter Second Amendment rights,” said Abbott. “If the president wanted to do something more than show…if the president wanted to do something more substantively, what he really could do by executive order is to eliminate the backlog of complaints that have already been filed about gun crimes that have taken place.” Abbott’s comments also follow his announcement via Twitter to endorse a bill that would make Texas into a “Second Amendment sanctuary state.” The bill would prohibit Texas state agencies and local governments from enforcing new laws related to firearms. The issue of gun control is among the […]

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