Texas Lawmakers Approve Safe Gun Storage Program Despite NRA

Budget negotiators — the majority of whom are Republicans — added the funding into a budget bill. Now Republican Gov. Greg Abbott must decide whether to veto the spending.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lawmakers in gun-loving Texas have quietly gone around the National Rifle Association by slipping language into a massive spending bill that would fund a $1 million public safety campaign on gun storage. The last-minute move late Sunday sets up a political test rarely seen in Texas for Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who must decide whether to veto the spending or to ignore NRA opposition and approve the program. An Abbott spokesman…

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