Gov. Greg Abbott to NRA: 'laws didn't stop the killer'

Gov. Greg Abbott to NRA: 'laws didn't stop the killer'

In a recorded speech played before the NRA annual meeting in Houston, the Texas governor’s message was focused on the Uvalde mass shooting that killed 19 student and two teachers. While expressing grief, Abbott also said existing laws didn’t stop the killings.


  1. A. D. on August 22, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    50 GOP Republican Senators are holding parents hostage and killing our innocent children with their guns.
    Parents feel powerless, STOP! YOU have power.
    Parents YOU have more power than any gun Senators Republicans want to point at your children.
    … YOUR Power is in your conviction to VOTE them Out and keep your children safe.
    STOP being the hostage and begin fighting for your children. VOTE them Out!!!

  2. Sandra Sandy on August 22, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    Basically he still attended…🙄

  3. Raquel Harris on August 22, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    We need security for the children, they must be protected all times, every place, every space.

  4. KING FISH / PHILL on August 22, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    Greg Abbott wouldn’t care less about what happens to the people of Texas especially our children , ain’t nothing going to change till Abbott is voted out of office , enough is enough with his ethics and policies , he said it could have been worse what a Idiot we have as a governor !!!
    Ain’t voting for Abbott this time around no way !!!

  5. Calvin Mercer on August 22, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    10k views and 79 likes. Nice

  6. brandon on August 22, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    No emotions or humanity at all in these people.

  7. Fresh on August 22, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    He was having a hard time finding words for the Uvalde incident, but speaks freely about guns, you can tell where his heart is at and its not for the people of Texas.

  8. Glen Smith on August 22, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    Yeah no laws can stop a country that sells weapons used by police/special forces/military to ordinary civilians that as soon as they have a ‘snowflake moment’, react like “I will be noticed,remembered” without one ounce of rational thought. 28 mass shootings this year and counting. It’s funny that our country has no mass shootings *ever*, yet we have countless idiots on the streets. So I guess taking away ‘toys’ from them resorts to the lowest form of violence. Fighting and knives. Guns are ingrained in America and it’s culture.. everybody goes on about the NRA and the right to bear arms. Until they themselves are shot dead. Why don’t schools have entrances partitioned off with sealed doors/shutters and metal detectors that close the main school of when detected. It’s old news and nothing ever gets done about it – this from Europe

  9. Protect Children Not Guns on August 22, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    Laws don’t stop criminals from obtaining firearms then just straight up ban them. Take away their opportunity to obtain them. Shut down all gun shops

  10. Andy Sutton on August 22, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    Prayers don’t do anything..change your 2nd amendment that says people can own guns..made in the 18th century when all they had were muskets. Any politician who supports the NRA has blood on their hands for not changing the Amendment

  11. Mary D on August 22, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    But there aren’t any laws to protect us

  12. Sandra Connelly on August 22, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    After the Attack in Jan.6 The Democrats ordered two rows of fencing with Razor Wire and 2,500 National Guarsdmen for months. What have we done since the first School Shooting at Columbine I believe in 1998? In 30 years obviously not much as there ar res Weekly Shootings. There were dozens of missed opportunities by many people who not only had the ability to stop this young man’s journey before he waltzed into that School but also did not do their job. Almost 20 Law enfiorcement on Site for almost 90 minutes and they couldn’t figure out how to enter the School. Crimmal Charges against Law enforcement. And thank God for the Border Patrol. This Situation is a Carbon Copy of the Parland School Situation in Florida I believe in 2017 or 18 where Law enforcement didn’t engage the Schooter until more back up arrived. Everyday in American we keep our Polictications safe, and guns off planes. Our precious Children deserve so much better.

  13. Charles Norris on August 22, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    Never let a tragedy to waist who stands to benefit out of this?

  14. The Pursuit Of Happiness on August 22, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    Child killer!

  15. A. D. on August 22, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    Who does that?!
    Greg Abbott went to Uvalde Texas the day that 18 innocent children were massacred with an AR-15 in their classroom and deliberately lied to the Uvalde community about the preventable shooting.
    … Greg Abbott, the very next day went to the NRA celebration and praised the NRA and collected his bloody money.
    …the next day, after attending the NRA celebration…Greg Abbott went back to Uvalde Texas and continued to lie to the parents of the innocent children that were massacred in their class.

    Clearly, Greg Abbott priority is not our children. Greg Abbott has not done 1 thing to STOP or slow down the sales of AR-15 in Texas. OUR children lives are still at risk… Greg Abbott wants parents to wait for the next deadly shooting and pray that it’s not your child.
    Greg Abbott offers parents prayers and condolences.

    BETO offer to fight to protect our children. We need someone that will FIGHT and be the voice for our children, while our children are still alive.

    VOTE for BETO!
    Or Greg Abbott will continue to give parents useless condolences and empty prayers.

    It’s time for parents have the courage to make a choice… VOTE for BETO to protect our children.

  16. MJ on August 22, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    Excellent. So in the US you can’t be a 10 year old in school where there is an armed guard and heavily armed cops to protect you from being butchered, you can’t worship shop go to a country music concert or now even lie in bed sick in hospital
    Without being mass murdered? USA! USA!

  17. MJ T on August 22, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    Texans…your kids are NOT SAFE…..what more do you need to know ?…….vote these idiots OUT !

  18. Joogie on August 22, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    You don’t have laws f…..i. America is out of control with idiots in power. Texas & the NRA are 🤮. The 2nd amendment in today’s world is BULLSHIT. Why would anyone feel safe & want to live there? 🙏 won’t save you. Action will be by BANNING ALL PERSONAL USE OF FIREARMS. YOU’RE A JOKE & NOT OFF THE GOOD KIND.. You don’t need to worry about going to war with America. You in one each day because you’re too stupid to live a normal life & respect each other.

  19. Suzanne Macleod on August 22, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    Lack of laws caused this. Easier access to guns = higher gun violence.
    As long as 18 year olds are allowed to buy AR15 this can happen. An 18 year old cannot buy a handgun but is allowed to buy an AR15 ? How does that make logical sense??

  20. A. D. on August 22, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    Don’t let them forget our children lives mattered.
    VOTE for better leaders, our children deserve it.
    It’s not about loyalty to party anymore. It’s about putting our children lives first.
    Abbott clearly stated he will NOT protect our children.
    …It’s up to the parents to do it. Like that mother that risked her life to run into the school and got her kids out on that horrible day.
    It takes courage to do the right thing. Parents need to have courage to Remove Abbott from office. The time is now.

  21. Amitis Shahbanu on August 22, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    The law enabled him.

  22. ranger0209 on August 22, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    Come on now… I am a gun owner, but in no way do I agree with an 18 year old HS student being able to purchase an AR. That’s insane

  23. Sandra Sandy on August 22, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    So strange he can speak clearly now..

  24. Mr. Michael B. Saari on August 22, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    Since nearly half the nation of peaceful American citizens are convicted felons and permanently and forever disbarred from ever owning a firearm, bullet or even knife to protect family or self based on prior victimless convictions is an absolute American disgrace and hypocrisy at its finest, but is still the truth. (The government won!)
    In all fairness, the other 50% of peaceful American citizen should now be permanently disbarred from firearm, bullet and knife possession and should be treated the exact same as a mental person incapable of providing humanity to society, the same as victimless felons without an inured party are treated!
    As a candidate for Michigan State Senate I believe its time that every good and peaceful American citizen be forever and permanently disbarred from firearm, bullet and knife possession equal (Same) as the violent criminals who should forever and permanently disbarred from 2nd amendment and knife privilege protections….
    Gun rights/knife rights (Privileges) have turned into polluted privileges while the NRA will always be an American icon but always a theme of the victorian historical past!
    All for one and one for all… (No more guns or knives for anybody in America!)
    – Michael B. Saari for Michigan State Senate 2022

  25. Ron Kipp on August 22, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    Laws didn’t stop the killer. But laxed laws did.

  26. A. D. on August 22, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    Greg Abbott keeps telling us how much more money he is getting from his rich donors to ensure he wins against BETO.
    …I say to all parents that want to protect their children massacre from AR-15 that Abbott continues to allow anyone to buy without any age or background checks in Texas.

    Abbott may get loads of bloody NRA money to fill the airways with lies and block any type of AR-15 restrictions for anyone off the streets; to potentially massacre more children.

    Parents of children just know…
    …ONE thing that Abbott doesn’t have that is worth more than any amount of blood money the NRA can pump into Abbott…
    …And that one thing is… A parent’s voice, a will to protect your children and that Power is your VOTE!

    VOTE to remove Greg Abbott.

    The NRA may own Greg Abbott; but neither own do the parent votes.
    Let’s VOTE to protect our children.

  27. A. D. on August 22, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    A Republican said just the other day… He said that the reason Republicans win is because Democrats don’t bother to vote.
    I say to all Democrats and anyone else… Protecting our children from massacre should bring parents out and VOTE in the masses to ensure that people like Greg Abbott NEVER serve in any office again.

    WE can do this! Let’s show them we care about protecting our children and that 18 children did not die just to be buried again by Greg Abbott.

    … Protecting OUR children is a parents highest responsibility.

  28. Gale Martin on August 22, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    So if a person feels a threat they can take the law into their hands. Remember your said that white Christian conservative straight men. Women should start taking the law into their hands a you threaten their rights maybe. Yo gov wheels nice job protecting children and comforting the hurting. Trash.

  29. A. D. on August 22, 2022 at 8:27 pm


    Greg Abbott gave condolences and prayers to the parents of the massacred children…
    then Greg Abbott gave lies, lies, lies, lies…to the parents of the massacred children and the Uvalde community.
    ….Then Greg Abbott celebrated with the NRA and will do nothing to ban AR-15 weapon of war to protect our children.
    ….On top of that Ted Cruz wants only one door in schools, making school death traps for our children.
    Parents have to make a choice, it’s no longer about party.
    …A parent’s responsibility is to protect their children, the parents loyalty is to their children.
    …. Greg Abbott and Ted Cruz loyalty is to NRA bloody money.
    …Greg Abbott said, that laws did stop the killer,. That’s because Abbott hasn’t put any laws in place that could have stopped the massacre of the innocent school children in Uvalde.
    Yeah, Greg Abbott did nothing to protect our children

  30. Chris Lafaye on August 22, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    Genius……absolutely nailed it ………the laws didn’t stop the killer as well as the withheld money for mental health and the new laws imposed by yours truly who actually instead gave this opportunity let’s be clear Dave the killer opportunity but instead these twisted Texans who are in charge …..will over and over and immediately go on the offensive,pontificating anything to distract the basic common sense regulation of these massively overwhelming weapons of war that have no place in the civil society!!!!! But most shocking these past few days w the analysis of the republicans posture What is most obvious and outright shameful and appalling WE HAVE A NEW FETISH FOR THE HEARTLESS MINORITY RULE AND IT IS ………..WAIT FOR IT ……..GUN PORN!!! … they are playing the most dangerous game and find out the hard way if they keep thisit up…..And the first easy warning signs are watching the lack of remorse being expressed and shockingly I have never seen it this bad shaming disgracefully what they are doing out in the open to add insult to injury to these grieving families

  31. R L Edmiston on August 22, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    It is refreshing to hear a politican that actually knows the truth. Criminals don’t care about the laws.

  32. KING FISH / PHILL on August 22, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    Vote for BETO O’Rourke he’s for the people and children of Texas !!!

  33. Bee Buzz on August 22, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    There is absolutely NO compassion in his voice. How just majorly outright tacky, beyond disgusting, of him to give a speech for the NRA right after his failed policies allowed those 19 children and 2 heroic teachers to be murdered.

  34. alizzia11 on August 22, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    Greg Abbott is incompetent and ineffective.

  35. Pamela Morris on August 22, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    The school is responsible for the deaths of those children from not having those school door’s locked down, period. The buck needs to begin where the fault began!

  36. Timothy Popik on August 22, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    But a locked door would have stopped him

  37. boss on August 22, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    Cause the law gave then weapons dumb a**

  38. MJ T on August 22, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    What laws ?

  39. David Deshotel on August 22, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    Hot Wheelz Hot Wheelz Hot Wheelz ?

  40. 1 Park on August 22, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    These people are disgusting, abbot, ted cruz, all these monsters make me vomit just by listening to them

  41. T Kreuzer on August 22, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    You’re a failure, Greg. In every important way.

  42. Scooter Mitchel on August 22, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    Exactly! Laws haven’t ever stopped NO FN crime, and Laws NEVER WILL.
    Laws are excellent for LAW ABIDING CITIZENS, keeps us in check for certain.

  43. Mr Bush Lied on August 22, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    Greg Abbott will stand up and walk before he does anything about gun control.

  44. Karen Vs. Becky on August 22, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    Democrats love kids getting killed in their "gun free zones". They need it to push their gun grab agenda. Cant push the gun grab agenda if none get killed. Ever heard of a mass shooting at a gun range, police station or gun range? NOPE. We know how to stop this…..

  45. sidharth chand on August 22, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    Maybe if you didn’t allow 18-year-old to buy A.R. 15‘s It could’ve been prevented

  46. Ivan Mares on August 22, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    Chicago has some of the strongest laws for guns in the US but they are still the number one state in murders they are run by Democrats for years how about y’all do your homework first ……….

  47. jk22222sd on August 22, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    Your prayers aren’t going to do a damn thing! Do your job and ban assault weapons!!

  48. Karen Vs. Becky on August 22, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    Well Democrats…..your feel good "Gun free school zones" idea did not work just like everyone knew. What now?

  49. UNbowed62 on August 22, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    Abbott 👿 is such an evil, vile person~elected BY•THE•SAME.

    You ALL have blood on your hands due to your lenient gun laws, ENABLING shooters
    (w/o restrictions), to possess & carry all types of guns.
    These pissants, are MARRIED to the CORRUPT, FRAUDULENT NRA, usually change their tune when gun violence affects them.

    We see the “good guys with the guns” were NO MATCH for a shooter, which your Laws better equipped him to massacre these kids.

    You ALL are PATHETIC excuses for men & their sub-servant women. COWARDS.

  50. A. D. on August 22, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    Abbott is more worried about the deaths of immigrants in the tractor trailer found in San Antonio tx, then the murdering of Innocent School children in Uvalde Texas.

    Abbott has the power to stop the sale of AR-15s, but Abbott continues to refuse.
    ….one thing Abbott doesn’t mind is the bloody money Abbott collects from the NRA.
    ….You are right! The killing is done by politicians that continue to take bloody NRA money… Like Greg Abbott and Ted Cruz.