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Texas Forces Companies to Be Neutral on Guns, or Lose Business

  • Law seeks to protect gun retailers from ‘discrimination’
  • Denies work to companies that cut ties with firearms industry
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Texas Shooter Posted Warning on Facebook: Gov. Abbott

To keep doing business with Texas, companies will effectively have to take a vow of neutrality if the latest school-shooting massacre sets off another nationwide furor over gun control.

That’s because in June 2021, flanked by Republican lawmakers and officials from the National Rifle Association, Governor Greg Abbott signed a state law that gives firearm makers, retailers and industry groups a special protection, one that relies on language usually reserved to shield people from racism, sexism, ageism or other forms of prejudice.