Freedom of the Press? Not So Much These Days

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“I’m gonna carry this [gun] around in case I see any reporters.” Click photo for photo and text source

“Reporters Without Borders,” an organization that grades countries on the protections they afford to freedom of the press, now ranks the United States 43rd in the world, just below the small African nation of Burkina Faso.” 

From a May 26, 2017 Facebook post by Robert Reich in response to the following words from the article he shared there:

After signing the [handgun licensing] fee-lowering bill, Abbott went to a gun range to show off his own prowess with firearms. Later, as he displayed his target sheet, he said, “I’m gonna carry this around in case I see any reporters.” 

http://www.newsweek.com/texas-governor-greg-abbott-makes-joke-about-shooting-reporters-616403