Lawmakers in gun-loving Texas have quietly gone around the National Rifle Assn. by slipping language into a massive spending bill that would fund a $1-million public safety campaign on gun storage.
The last-minute move late Sunday sets up a political test rarely seen in Texas for Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who must decide whether to veto the spending or to ignore NRA opposition and approve the program.
Texas’ Republican-controlled Legislature has quietly approved funding for a gun storage safety program fiercely opposed by the National Rifle Association. It’s now up to GOP Gov. Greg Abbott. https://t.co/5eO5gAhURg
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