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The slogan “Don’t mess with Texas” was designed to help reduce littering on Texas roadways but quickly came to symbolize the Lone Star state’s defiance on so many issues. There’s no better example of that than Gov. Greg Abbott’s reaction to a controversial court ruling challenging the Second Amendment.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, by a 7-4 vote, ruled Thursday that there is no constitutional right to carry a concealed handgun.
“The protection of the Second Amendment — whatever the scope of that protection may be — simply does not extend to the carrying of concealed firearms in public by members of the general public,” the appeals court said.
Abbott, who signed a controversial open carry bill into law last year and then squeezed off a few rounds at a Texas gun range to celebrate, was quick to answer the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals with this post on Twitter:
What are my thoughts about the ruling in California that Americans don't have right to carry concealed guns? pic.twitter.com/YnMyMyheBq
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) June 10, 2016
Somehow, you just know the Texas governor means it… and well over 5,000 social media users love the notion.
Here’s a sampling of responses to Abbott’s post from Twitter:
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— Rob Mazurek (@MazurekRob) June 10, 2016
— TheMoobinator (@manofmanychins) June 10, 2016
@GregAbbott_TX Thank you, Gov. Abbott!! This is one of the many reasons we elected you!!Keep up the great work!! ????????????????????????
— John Julian (@jhjulian1956) June 10, 2016
— AnimalLover77 (@animal_LVR_77) June 10, 2016
— Lordozz (@Lordozz) June 10, 2016
— Old School (@marklindesr) June 11, 2016
@GregAbbott_TX May I have an application for citizenship in TX when you leave the union?
— Cline (@Cline6180) June 10, 2016
— Steven Swenson (RC) (@Steven_Swenson) June 11, 2016
@GregAbbott_TX @downbyseashore The 9th circuit would rather have law abiding ppl disarmed and victimized, it’s time to take our country back
— DeltaMagnifico (@Arborsierra77) June 10, 2016
@GregAbbott_TX The fantasy that Leftists have that Texans shall ever meekly line up & turn in their CCW permits is kinda sad, really.
— Dread Pirate Cates (@drawandstrike) June 10, 2016
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