Following the deadly massacre in El Paso on August 3rd, and last weekend’s deadly shooting in Midland and Odessa, state politicians have been looking at how they can help prevent such violence in the future. The state legislature wrapped up a successful session in May and isn’t scheduled to meet again until January of 20-21.
Some Democrats have called on Governor Greg Abbott to call lawmakers to Austin for a special session.
So far the governor has convened roundtable discussions, and established the Texas Safety Commission.
On Thursday Governor Abbott announced eight executive orders responding to incidents of mass shootings in Texas.