Texas considers 'red flag' law in wake of school shooting: governor

Texas considers 'red flag' law in wake of school shooting: governorBy Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Texas Governor Greg Abbott sought consensus on firearms in a second round of talks on preventing gun violence on campus on Wednesday and may look at “red flag laws” to keep guns out of the hands of people deemed by a judge to be danger to themselves or others. After last week’s fatal shooting of 10 people in a Houston-area high school, Abbott invited the Texas State Rifle Association, affiliated with the National Rifle Association, and Texas Gun Sense, which favors tighter gun laws, to join him in Austin, the state capital. Alice Tripp, legislative director of the Texas State Rifle Association, told reporters after the meeting she found “no common ground” with groups at the session supporting tougher gun laws.


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Democrat Stacey Abrams just made history in Georgia's governor's race. But can she actually win?

  1. Democrat Stacey Abrams just made history in Georgia’s governor’s race. But can she actually win?  Washington Post
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Stacey Abrams Would Be First Black Female Governor in Georgia—and the US

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Texas governor opens school safety summit, vows to protect the 'innocent'

Texas governor opens school safety summit, vows to protect the 'innocent'By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Days after 10 people were shot to death at Texas high school, Governor Greg Abbott met with politicians and school administrators on Tuesday to consider proposals to stem school violence in a state where gun-control measures usually sink in the Republican-controlled legislature. About 20 people, including those who support arming teachers, attended the first of three days of meetings in the state capital, Austin, following the fourth-deadliest U.S. school shooting this year at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, on Friday.


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Woman who claims affair with Missouri Governor Greitens speaks out for first time

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After school shooting, Texas governor calls off gun raffle

After school shooting, Texas governor calls off gun raffleTexas Governor Greg Abbott has called off his re-election campaign’s plans to raffle off a shotgun, in the aftermath of the school shooting that killed 10 people last week. The move came after 17-year-old high school student Dimitrios Pagourtzis was charged for gunning down fellow students and teachers at his rural school Friday in the conservative state. Gun ownership is a point of pride in Texas and legal restrictions on firearms are considered politically untenable.


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Texas governor has long opposed gun control. Now he's leading a discussion on stopping school shootings

  1. Texas governor has long opposed gun control. Now he’s leading a discussion on stopping school shootings  CNN International
  2. Santa Fe Church Community Reflects On Texas Shooting  NPR
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