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Texas Governor Greg Abbott Jokes About Shooting Reporters While at Gun Range

July 22 2017, 10:41 | Perry Erickson

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Jokes About Shooting Reporters While at Gun Range

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Jokes About Shooting Reporters While at Gun Range

The joke would have been in exceedingly poor taste in any circumstances, but it is especially so now because, on Wednesday evening, Gianforte body-slammed Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs at a public event in Bozeman, Montana.

Abbott signed into law Friday Senate Bill 16, which drops the cost for a License to Carry from $140 to $40 and the renewal fee by $30.

"We spend $64 million a year to try to prevent auto accidents, like with Click it or Ticket, X the Text, Turn Around Don't Drown, Drive Safe and Sober", Brauer said.

Her efforts were unsuccessful. Assembly Bill 41, which seeks to determine exactly how much of the nation's notorious rape-kit backlog is centered in California, passed an Assembly vote with bipartisan support in April, but may face challenges when it is voted on by the state Senate in June.

The bill sent to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott includes a measure that federal courts have already blocked in several states — a ban on a commonly used second-trimester abortion procedure known as dilation and evacuation.

He then held up his target sheet and quipped, "I'm gonna carry this around in case I see any reporters", according to the Texas Tribune. After opening 222 new cases last year, the Texas Education Agency opened another 159 cases between September 1 and April 1, up about 40 percent from the same period last year.

"This joke was unsafe and out of line", president Dan Gross said in a statement. It's never just rhetoric. The joke was made not two days after a Montana congressional candidate, Greg Gianforte, assaulted a reporter instead of answering a question on health care.

Those incidents prompted the National Press Club to issue a statement saying, "Incidents like these, occurring under a president who has openly threatened a free press, take on a greater and more ominous significance..."



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