Texas appears to be in line to become the newest open carry state. On Wednesday, the Lone Star State’s new governor-elect Greg Abbott reiterated his campaign promise to support the open carry of firearms in his state.
"If an Open Carry bill is passed by the House and Senate, I will sign it into law," Abbott said the day after being elected. "If Open Carry is good enough for Massachusetts, it's good enough for Texas."
.@GregAbbott_TX's transition chief Daniel Hodge is standing behind the governor-elect at the Capitol this morning. pic.twitter.com/bOG8vjjbUE— Jason Whitely (@JasonWhitely) November 5, 2014
Abott said three of his biggest priorities during his time as Texas governor will be additional job growth, border security and improving Texas schools.
Abbott also said Texas needs to be “vigilant going forward” in dealing with Ebola. He will reportedly meet with department heads to ensure effective protocols are in place to protect the state.
(H/T: WFAA-TV's Jason Whitley)