FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 22, 2021
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Chairman Allen West, National Association for Gun Rights, and Texas Gun Rights form Coalition to Pass Constitutional Carry in Texas
Austin, TX – Texas GOP Chairman Allen West and the National Association for Gun Rights have officially teamed up to help Texas become the 21st Constitutional Carry state in the nation. Texas Gun Rights, official affiliate group of the National Association for Gun Rights, is leading the ground game in Texas and actively lobbying the Texas Legislature.
“It’s my sincere pleasure to work with Allen West and Chris McNutt – lobbying the Texas Legislature and mobilizing thousands of pro-gun Texans to make sure the Lone Star state becomes the 21st Constitutional Carry state in 2021. Passing Constitutional Carry is the standard, and Texas must get on board.” said Dudley Brown, President of the National Association for Gun Rights.
Constitutional Carry is the most popular gun rights legislation in America, and HB 1927 passed out of the Texas House with bi-partisan support on a 87-58 vote on April 16th. It’s now up to the Texas Senate, Gov. Abbott, and Lt.Gov. Patrick to openly support and urge the final passage of the bill.
“There’s no good reason Texas hasn’t passed Constitutional Carry into law – we’re lagging behind a lot of other states. But I know Chris McNutt and Dudley Brown, and working with NAGR and TXGR is the key to restoring firearms freedom in Texas. But of course, squishes in the legislature are M.I.A, and even worse, Abbott and Patrick are actively running away from this legislation. You’d think they’d be proud to whip the legislature and get it done.” said Allen West.
The Texas Senate can take up HB 1927 at any moment, and some gun rights activists believe a vote could happen as early as next week.
The National Association for Gun Rights and Texas Gun Rights have worked in Texas for nearly a decade, opposing gun control and lobbying the legislature to pass Constitutional Carry.
“As a Texan, I pride myself on being 100% pro-gun, and as the Executive Director of TXGR, repealing the taxes and fees associated with carrying handgun is a no brainer. No one should be forced to pay the government to exercise their God-given right to keep and bear arms. HB 1927 must be passed into law unless Texas wants to be left in the dust on the gun rights issue.” concluded Chris McNutt.
West, Brown, and McNutt are urging Gov. Abbott and Lt. Gov. Patrick to no longer remain on the sidelines and actively take part in lobbying for the passage of Constitutional Carry.
The National Association for Gun Rights is the nation's second largest pro-gun organization, with 4.5 million members and supporters nationwide.