“Obama, wants to impose more gun control. My response? COME AND TAKE IT!” he said on the social media site. For a sitting public servant to vocally oppose a planned policy of this president, who is adored by the mainstream media, is a huge risk and, as we've seen in the past few years, something that few Republicans in Washington are willing to do.
But Abbott is not like establishment Republicans. He is willing to fight for the Second Amendment and against the gun control lobby.
Abbott's statement of support for gun rights and opposition to Obama's gun control pushes couldn't have come at a better time. Even now, the administration is chattering over possible measures it can take to stymie the ability of law-abiding gun owners to go about their business, with expanded background checks and a ban on individuals listed on the no-fly list purchasing firearms being on the table.
“The president will meet with Attorney General Loretta Lynch Monday to discuss what actions can be taken to circumvent the Second Amendment without congressional authorization, the Washington Post reports.
The new rules will reportedly seek to require private sellers to conduct background checks, as well as prevent people on the no-fly list from being able to purchase firearms.
Meanwhile, Governor Abbott has made a strong show of support for Texans’ Second Amendment rights.
On Friday a new law came into effect allowing licensed citizens of the Lone Star State to openly carry holstered pistols.”