Texas Governor Wants Tougher Gun Storage Laws

Texas Governor Wants Tougher Gun Storage Laws

DALLAS— Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called for strengthening gun storage laws and indicated he is open to making it easier to remove firearms from potentially dangerous people, moves that could be a turning point for a state that has some of the most lenient gun laws in the country. Mr. Abbott, a Republican, provided 40 recommendations Wednesday to improve school safety following the school shooting at Santa Fe High School in south Texas this month that left 10 dead and 13 injured. About $120 million in funding, including a mix of federal and state dollars, has been identified to begin work under the plan. “We must take steps to enhance gun safety in the state of Texas,” Mr. Abbott said. Some of Mr. Abbott’s proposals would need legislative approval, including one that entails increasing penalties for violating gun storage laws and raising the age of children considered minors when it comes to holding their parents criminally liable if they use a firearm that hadn’t been properly secured. Related Video Your browser does not support HTML5 video. 0:00 / 0:00 Skip Ad in 15 A shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, left at least 10 dead and others injured. The suspect identified as 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a student at the high school, is in custody. Photo: Associated Press. It is unclear how Texas’ Republican-dominated Legislature will respond to his recommendations. Some lawmakers have spoken out against gun-control measures. The governor hasn’t ruled out calling a special session […]

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