Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s old pro-gun tweet resurfaces after deadly school shooting

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s old pro-gun tweet resurfaces after deadly school shooting

May 24, 2022 by New York Daily News

Key Facts

  • Within minutes of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announcing 14 students and a teacher had been killed earlier Tuesday at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, an old Abbott tweet calling for Texans to buy more guns resurfaced on Twitter.
  • (AFP Contributor/AFP via Getty Images) “I’m EMBARRASSED: Texas #2 in nation for new gun purchases, behind CALIFORNIA.
  • Let’s pick up the pace Texans,” Abbott tweeted on October 28, 2015, during his first year in the governor’s mansion, while also plugging the NRA and linking to an article about the state’s gun sales.
  • I'm EMBARRASSED: Texas #2 in nation for new gun purchases, behind CALIFORNIA.

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