Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Convenes Experts, Community Leaders to Prevent Another El Paso Gun Massacre

AUSTIN -- Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday appointed 27 people to a newly created Texas Safety Commission that will create an "immediate action plan" for the state after the Aug. 3 mass shooting by a white supremacist in El Paso.Following up on the pledge he made three days after the massacre to name a group that would hold "roundtables with experts," Abbott announced the commission would meet Thursday at the state Capitol in Austin and in El Paso on Aug. 29.He has charged the panel with devising strategies "to provide community healing, combat the rise of extremist groups and hateful ideologies, keep guns out of the hands of deranged individuals, and combat domestic terrorism, including cybersecurity threats," said a release from the governor's office.  Continue reading...

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