by Greg Campbell
Texas voters, by a whopping margin, have declared their preferences: stick with conservatism.
Governor-elect Abbott was quick to reveal what he hopes to accomplish right away as Governor of the Lone Star State- making sure that more law-abiding citizens have the right to carry a firearm.
In recent months, the issue surrounding open carry laws has divided the American public. While in every state of the union, citizens walk amongst the population carrying concealed firearms, the open carrying of firearms in some states has hysterics taking to social media to vent their outrage and fear over firearms being carried in public.
It is surprising to many that the conservative State of Texas does not have laws on the books the protect the right of citizens to carry handguns openly while the open carrying of rifles remains legal. However, as governor, Greg Abbott hopes to change that by signing a bill into law that would expand this right to handguns as well.
After winning the governor’s race, Abbott candidly told reporters, “If an open carry bill is passed by the House and Senate, I will sign it into law.”
Abbott continued, “If open carry is good enough for Massachusetts, it’s good enough for Texas.”
One should note that Abbott, who is soon to serve as the executive of Texas’ government, did not insist that he could push-ahead with executive orders and actions he feels is right; instead, Abbott encouraged lawmakers to- as the name would suggest- make the law and promised to sign it as soon as it reached his desk.
You know—how an executive of government is supposed to act…