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GIFFORDS Condemns Abbott’s Gun Death Rates As He Speaks at NRA Convention

GIFFORDS Texas offers a path of action for the majority who want gun safety reform

Washington DC — Today, GIFFORDS, the national gun violence prevention organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, called out Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s dangerous public safety policies as he spoke at the National Rifle Association (NRA) convention. Under his governorship, gun deaths surged by 63% in Texas

Earlier this week, GIFFORDS Texas launched to engage communities impacted by gun violence and expand its mission to save lives in the Lone Star State.

Roger Garza, GIFFORDS Texas State Director

“Throughout my life I’ve seen how communities across Texas have experienced the pain of gun violence, and it’s only gotten worse since Governor Greg Abbott entered office. As Governor Abbott blindly follows the NRA’s orders, GIFFORDS Texas will be building a stronger coalition of survivors, gun owners, Latinos, young people, and folks across the political spectrum. And ultimately, we will reshape the Texas political landscape and elect leaders who have the courage to reject the gun lobby and stop the shootings.”


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