Governor Greg Abbott is hosting a second Texas Safety Commission meeting on Thursday in El Paso.
The commission is working to discuss possible action that could be taken in aftermath of the August 3rd mass shooting.
Part of the meeting today with the governor will focus on community healing and will include survivors and some of the victims’ family members.
The governor will be joined by several state legislators, the first lady and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, as well as members of the El Paso Delegation. At a meeting last week in Austin, the commission spoke about domestic terrorism and gun violence, as well as the role of technology in fighting hate speech.
Prior to that, the governor had met with the El Paso Delegation earlier this month and asked them to provide him with guideposts to narrow the government’s focus while responding to the tragedy.
“They include providing community healing for the people of El Paso,” Abbott said in Austin regarding those guideposts. “They include combating threats of domestic terrorism. They include rooting out hateful ideologists, and they include keeping guns out of the hands of deranged individuals. At the same time, safeguarding second amendment rights.”
The commission’s previous meeting lasted five hours. Abbott said these meetings offer an opportunity to receive suggestions that could ultimately lead to new laws or other plans of action.
Look for complete coverage in our later newscasts and also at kvia.com.