Gov­er­nor of Texas re­jects quick votes af­ter shoot­ing

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AUSTIN, Texas — Repub­li­can Gov. Greg Ab­bott on Wed­nes­day re­jected calls from Democrats for im­me­di­ate votes on new gun safety mea­sures in Texas fol­low­ing a vi­o­lent Au­gust that be­gan and ended with mass shoot­ings that left 29 peo­ple dead and in­jured dozens more.

The Texas Leg­is­la­ture doesn’t meet again un­til 2021. That means any new Texas laws in re­sponse to two gun­men — both armed with AR-style ri­fles — are at least two years away, un­less the gov­er­nor takes the rare step of or­der­ing an emer­gency leg­isla­tive ses­sion.

Hours af­ter Democrats de­manded a spe­cial ses­sion on gun vi­o­lence Wed­nes­day, Ab­bott, an avid gun-rights sup­porter, tweeted that he would an­nounce ex­ec­u­tive ac­tions and leg­isla­tive pro­pos­als in the com­ing days but did not of­fer de­tails

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