Texas Republicans Turn To Newtown Group To Promote Gun Safety Education

The governor’s office will provide a $1 million grant to gun industry-affiliated group to educate Texans about safe gun storage.

By Ryan PoppeJune 7, 2018 10:00 am| , , , , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

One of Gov. Greg Abbott’s initiatives for reducing school shootings and promoting gun safety taps into an unlikely source: the gun industry. The governor’s office has provided a $1 million grant to a Newtown, Connecticut-based advocacy group to promote their gun storage education program throughout Texas.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation, a trade association for the firearms industry, was created to promote, protect and preserve hunting and shooting sports. But another part of the group’s mission has been writing gun-safety and gun-instruction standards, which is one of the reasons why Abbott selected the group to promote their Kids Safe gun storage program.

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