Texas Gov. gets wind of federal ruling against gun rights, shuts it down with just four bold words


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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:

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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