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Fri May 26, 2017, 01:30 PM

The Governor of Texas Just Joked About Shooting Journalists

Texas Governor Greg Abbott appears to have just made a crude, poorly timed joke about shooting members of the free press.

On Friday, Gov. Abbott signed Senate Bill 16 which would significantly lower the cost of obtaining a handgun carry license from $140 to $40, and lower renewals from $70 to $40 after the initial 5-year license expires, making handgun license fees in Texas some of the lowest in the country.

“The right to bear arms is something that is synonymous with the state of Texas. We are proud to expand the right to bear arms by lowering the cost of what you have to pay in order to get a license to carry,” Gov. Abbott said, according to the Texas Tribune. “Texans’ ability to bear arms is going to be even bolder today than it’s ever been before.”

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Following the time on the range, Gov. Abbott held up his target sheet and joked, “I’m gonna carry this around in case I see any reporters.”

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Reply The Governor of Texas Just Joked About Shooting Journalists (Original post)
n2doc May 2017 OP
tazkcmo May 2017 #1
n2doc May 2017 #5
tazkcmo May 2017 #6
ck4829 May 2017 #2
narnian60 May 2017 #3
Jim Beard May 2017 #13
democratisphere May 2017 #4
Skittles May 2017 #7
Mariana May 2017 #15
Skittles May 2017 #19
Skittles May 2017 #21
KPN May 2017 #8
walkingman May 2017 #9
Skittles May 2017 #20
dixiegrrrrl May 2017 #22
Dem_4_Life May 2017 #10
bmbmd May 2017 #11
shenmue May 2017 #12
Horse with no Name May 2017 #14
yellowcanine May 2017 #16
moondust May 2017 #17
Wednesdays May 2017 #18

Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 01:33 PM

1. I don't believe you.

I doubt he was joking.

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Response to tazkcmo (Reply #1)

Fri May 26, 2017, 01:35 PM

5. I didn't write it

The deplorables always say they 'are joking'......Until people get hurt or killed.

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Response to n2doc (Reply #5)

Fri May 26, 2017, 01:37 PM

6. I know you didn't.

And yes, you're right.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 01:34 PM

2. Huh, still no response to Trump proposing to end oil drilling royalties though. Weird, right?

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 01:34 PM

3. My governor

asshat.

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Response to narnian60 (Reply #3)

Fri May 26, 2017, 01:54 PM

13. I used to be proud of my state. Don't know why, guess its because I was born here.

 

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 01:35 PM

4. This redumbliCON bastard should be impeached and fired.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 01:38 PM

7. how is this not fascism?

women can be denied birth control but shooting reporters is A-OK

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Response to Skittles (Reply #7)

Fri May 26, 2017, 02:00 PM

15. He hasn't actually shot any reporters.

If he did shoot one, he'd go to prison, even if he did it in Texas.

Making unfunny jokes isn't a crime and it shouldn't be one.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #15)

Fri May 26, 2017, 04:14 PM

21. such a funny joke!

disdain for the free press IS support of fascism

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 01:39 PM

8. I've got a joke.

I'm going to carry this target around in case I see Governor Abbott. ....

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 01:41 PM

9. Abbott and the rest of the GOP in Texas

just love to act like asses. In my Central Texas neighborhood they were overjoyed to hear about the Montana Representative "body slamming" the reporter and said it would ensure a victory.Sadly they were correct.

If I wasn't so old I would leave this backwards ass state for good..

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Response to walkingman (Reply #9)

Fri May 26, 2017, 04:12 PM

20. they are always screaming about the constitution

but they sure don't believe in a free press

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Response to walkingman (Reply #9)

Fri May 26, 2017, 05:31 PM

22. 2 years ago those "jokes" would not uttered.

Trump gave them permission, and they are all too ready to take it.

Step by step by step is how we get to a no turning back place.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 01:43 PM

10. He's a sick evil man and a total embarrassment

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 01:51 PM

11. God has already

dropped a tree limb on this fool's head once.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 01:54 PM

12. Freedom of the press is a right!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 01:59 PM

14. If I said what I thought about abbott, I'd have a knock at my door.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 02:26 PM

16. Har de har har. Isn't he the funny man?

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 02:34 PM

17. Hello FBI!

Doesn't this constitute a veiled threat of violence? Wouldn't the FBI investigate and possibly arrest the person making this threat if it was on Facebook or Twitter?

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Response to moondust (Reply #17)

Fri May 26, 2017, 02:42 PM

18. No, because...

IOKIYAR!

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