Texas Governor Says He Carries A Gun ‘In Case I See Any Reporters’

The old saying goes like this: Everything’s bigger in Texas. And that’s certainly true when it comes to idiots who love to carry guns everywhere and suggest using them against anyone who might dare disagree.

On Friday, shortly after he signed a bill which lowers the cost of obtaining a license to carry a gun in the state of Texas, Governor Greg Abbott announced:

“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. Texans’ ability to bear arms is going to be even bolder today than it’s ever been before.”

Previously, the cost to obtain a first-time gun license in Texas was $140. It’s now $40. A renewal used to cost $70. Now it too is just $40. A gun license in the Lone Star state is good for five years.

Once he had signed the bill, Abbott then went to a gun range where he demonstrated his skills as a gun enthusiast. While he was at it, he also declared this as he proudly held up his bullet-scarred target sheet:

“I’m gonna carry this around in case I see any reporters.”

That’s really hilarious, Greg. Especially since a reporter in Montana was just physically assaulted by a douchebag Republican who didn’t want to answer one simple question about whether or not he favored taking health insurance away from 23 million Americans.

Journalists weighed in on Abbott’s stupid joke:

Also, I guess Governor Abbott forgot that Texas is a “Stand Your Ground” state, meaning that an armed reporter would have every legal right to shoot back if Abbott decides he’s feeling squirrely.

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