During Town Hall, Gov. Greg Abbott Promises Laws to Keep Texans Safe

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott participated in a statewide Town Hall Thursday where he addressed topics such as gun policies, immigration and school safety, among others, NBC affiliate KXAN reported.

7 p.m.

Abbott started the event by addressing the audience and the city of El Paso: "It’s great to be back in east Texas. But it’s important to know: even though I’m in Tyler tonight, my heart is in El Paso…my heart remains with you and my work to help you is just starting."

7:05 p.m.

An El Pasoan asked Abbott what can be done to bridge the gap between difference of opinion on gun control laws. Abbott turned to his bracelet, which reads "#ElPasoStrong."

Abbott then replied, "This is the greatest travesty that’s ever happened in El Paso…but to see the way the people came together that day. There was a line around the block to give blood."

He further explained that more needs to be done to make sure that what happens in El Paso doesn’t happen anywhere again.

Go to NBC affiliate KXAN for more.

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