How to prevent children from flying after a mass shooting
In a rare display of unity, lawmakers and state leaders are offering parents advice on how to prevent their children from traveling after a deadly mass shooting in Texas.
The bipartisan bill, which Gov.
Greg Abbott signed Thursday, outlines recommendations for how parents can be more secure and more informed.
“As parents, we are concerned that we are not as prepared to take our children to the movies, to the beach, to concerts and to play sports as they were 10 years ago,” Abbott said Thursday.
As we are, we will continue to take precautions to protect our children and families.
But we can’t be complacent and rely on a government that can’t protect us, he added.
If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.
The Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide hotline for people seeking help from someone in their life who may be at risk of harming themselves or someone else.
It can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
For more information, visit www.austinsanandreas.gov/health-safety.
The legislation, which was approved by the Texas House on a party-line vote, also outlines steps the Legislature can take to strengthen the state’s gun laws.
It calls for the state to create an advisory committee to review the state gun laws, develop recommendations to strengthen them, and review the law in a timely manner.
Under the bill, the committee would also be required to report to the governor on its findings.
The House passed the legislation with bipartisan support in January and the Senate voted last week.