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TX – GUN CONTROL – Abbott unveils gun safety plan that rejects universal checks (Subscription)

Continuing his response to recent mass shootings in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott released an action plan Thursday that included numerous gun-related recommendations for the Legislature to tackle but rejected calls for universal background checks or limits on military-style firearms. The goal is to improve safety while respecting constitutional rights, and solutions will require more than what was outlined in his 15-page Texas Safety Action Report, Abbott said. “Solving the problems that have led to these horrific events will take more than governmental action,” he said in the report. “It will require parents, families, churches, law enforcement, community groups, schools and others working together to fortify the social fabric of our society.” Abbott said his office compiled the recommendations after consulting privately with politicians, community leaders, law enforcement, federal officials, business leaders, activists and survivors after a gunman killed 22 people at an El Paso Walmart on Aug. 3. [full article]

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