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Gov. Greg Abbott and the NRA

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by SharpDog, Jun 16, 2019.

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  1. SharpDog

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    He didn't use his line item veto.

    Texas governor approves budget with gun storage safety effort opposed by NRA:


    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/texas-governor-greg-abbott-budget-gun-storage-safety-nra-opposed
     
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    This is just indicative of how fast the NRA's influence is waning. Trump himself said it: "Nobody is afraid of the NRA anymore."
     
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    Nobody cares. At least, nobody who was responsible for putting it on the governor’s desk.
     
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    I'm really having a lot of trouble finding a reason for concern here. Texas earmarked $1 million for the DPS to create a safe gun storage PSA. So what. Maybe if the NRA had been doing a better job in the last decade with the Training and Education division instead of becoming a GOP lapdog and being consumed with idiotic politcal infighting, then Texas wouldn't feel the need to do their job for them.
     
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    Fake news.

     
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    Is this much different than what every manufacturer puts in the manual that goes in the new pistol box now?
     
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    I'm mystified as to why the NRA would oppose an education effort for safe gun storage in the first place. (Although a million dollars does seem like a lot of money for such a thing.)
     
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    "An NRA lobbyist told lawmakers that a campaign designed by Texas state police could be corrupted by anti-gun rhetoric."

    And Martians could land on the Whitehouse lawn tomorrow.
     
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    Can lead to your guns being locked up and useless for defense.
     
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    Pretty much, camels nose in the tent.
     
  11. ClickClickD'oh

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    Texas already penalizes the consequences of failing to secure your firearms, not the act of failing to secure them. There has been exactly zero movement to change the law from penalizing the consequences to penalizing the act.

    Guess what, Texas already has PSAs regarding firearm safety, including safe storage through TPWD:
    https://tpwd.texas.gov/education/hunter-education/online-course/hunting-safety/firearm-safety

    ... and through DPS:
    https://www.dps.texas.gov/RSD/LTC/documents/SafeStorage.pdf
     
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    The article in the OP is misleading and has been refuted by actual facts.
     
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