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Gov. Greg Abbott urged action after Texas shootings, but the gun debate has placed him “in a tight spot”

More so than ever, the second-term Republican governor finds himself wedged between his party's hard line on gun rights and calls for action on the left.

Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, hold the first meeting of the Texas Safety Commission at the state capitol Aug. 22, 2019.

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