Gov. Abbott Holds First Texas Safety Commission Meeting On Combating Hate

Chris Fox
August 23, 2019 - 10:16 am
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AUSTIN (1080 KRLD) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott Thursday hosted the first meeting of the Texas Safety Commission in Austin.

The Governor met with lawmakers, educators, advocates, community leaders, and experts to generate 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 in Texas.

The ideas discussed in the commission meetings will aid in the development of an immediate action plan for the State of Texas.

"It is imperative that Texas develop solutions that not only make our state a better place, but most importantly a safer place," said Governor Abbott. "Our starting point began today, with the process of exploring all avenues and reviewing all facts to determine how we can prevent another tragedy like the shooting in El Paso from occurring again. I am grateful for the insight and expertise of those who participated in the Texas Safety Commission meeting today, and I look forward to our continued work as we pursue ideas that will keep Texas safe."