FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 16, 2021
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Texas Gun Rights Applauds House Passage of Constitutional Carry Bill
After Nearly a Decade ‘landmark’ Pro-Gun Victory is Within Reach
Austin, TX – Texas Gun Rights applauds the advancement of Constitutional Carry in the Texas House. If signed into law, H.B. 1927 would make Texas the twenty-first state to remove the requirement for law-abiding citizens to obtain a government permission slip to carry a firearm.
“When I helped found Texas Gun Rights years ago, our primary goal was to pass Constitutional Carry,” said TXGR Executive Director Chris McNutt. “Years of grassroots activism of pro-gun Texans is finally paying off and a landmark victory for the Second Amendment is within reach. We’re also grateful to lawmakers like State Representatives Matt Schaefer, Kyle Biedermann, Bryan Slaton, and Jeff Carson for getting a strong pro-gun bill through the House.”
McNutt and Texas Gun Rights are joined by the National Association for Gun Rights in urging the Texas Senate to act on this critical piece of pro-gun legislation before time runs out in this legislative session.
“Our message to Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and the State Senate is simple. Pass the bill immediately without any amendments to weaken it,” said NAGR President Dudley Brown, “there’s no reason for lawmakers not to pass the Texas Republican Party’s number one legislative priority. 7 Democrats voted for HB 1927, so there is no reason Senate Republicans shouldn’t support this bill and get it to the Governor’s desk. Texans deserve to have the next Constitutional Carry law.”
The Texas Gun Rights and the National Association for Gun Rights urge lawmakers to send H.B. 1927 to Governor Greg Abbott without delay.
Texas Gun Rights is the largest state-based firearms lobbying organization in the Lone Star State