Executive orders address deadly mass shootings Posted in: Columns Gov. Greg Abbott on Sept. 5 issued eight executive orders in hopes of preventing further mass shootings. Abbott’s orders came days after seven people were killed and 25 injured in multiple shootings by a lone gunman along thoroughfares connecting the cities of Odessa and Midland on Aug. 31. The suspect fired ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!