Don’t mess with Texas.
Governor Greg Abbott of Texas is a law-and-order man who opposes the killing of the unborn and illegal immigration and supports free speech and the Second Amendment. When the Texas legislature passed gun-rights bills, it was a guarantee the governor would sign them into law.
Gov. Abbott has signed into law a bill that blocked taxpayers’ money from going to the sheriff’s office in “sanctuary city” Travis County. He signed a bill to protect unborn babies born during botched abortions. He signed bills to ban local governments in his state from using taxpayers’ money on abortions and to protect students’ right to free speech on college campuses.
Gov. Abbott also signed a bill to bar the government from discriminating against Christian businesses like Chick-fil-A based on where the businesses donate money.
Christian Headlines reported on the new pro-gun bills the governor signed before the recent mass shootings. The laws go into effect in September. An excerpt about two of the bills (emphases added):
According to House Bill 2363, foster parents are permitted to possess a firearm for personal protection purposes. The bill asserts that foster parents who own guns will no longer be required to store their weapon and ammunition separately. The bill amends this requirement to allow the weapon and munitions to be stored together in the same locked location.
Senate Bill 535 also loosens restrictions on guns by amending the law to allow those lawfully possessing a firearm to carry it in “a church, synagogue, or other established place of religious worship.” According to the law, the goal of allowing gun owners to carry their firearms in places of worship was to clarify that places of worship are to be treated like other privately-owned property. The law does specify, however, that churches do have the right to determine whether people will be allowed to carry guns on their property.