Friday, May 26, 2017

Gov. Abbott Cracks Joke About Shooting Reporters During Visit to Gun Range

Posted By on Fri, May 26, 2017 at 1:02 PM

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During a Friday visit to a shooting range to sign a bill reducing the cost of getting a handgun license in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott cracked a joke about threatening reporters. As the Texas Tribune reports, the governor fired off a few rounds at the range before holding up the bullet-riddled target sheet, saying, "I'm gonna carry this around in case I see any reporters."

This comes two days after Montana congressional candidate Greg Gianforte body-slammed a Guardian reporter for asking a question during a campaign event. Gianforte was charged with misdemeanor assault and yet still won the special election for the U.S. House seat.

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