Biedermann Files the Personal Protection & Safety Act

January 21, 2021

AUSTIN, TX — Today, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Kyle Bie­der­mann (R- Fred­er­icks­burg) filed House Bill 1238 to restore the right of every Tex­an who can legal­ly own a firearm to be able to car­ry it to pro­tect them­selves. Self defense is a fun­da­men­tal right of all humans and you should not have to rely on the gov­ern­ment to access that right. Our state’s cap­i­tal has seen a jump in crime and was even high­light­ed by the U.S. Attor­ney for the West­ern Dis­trict of Texas, Gregg Sofer who said, “Vio­lent crime is sky­rock­et­ing in the Austin area.” 

Bie­der­mann said, “With the cur­rent polit­i­cal cli­mate, per­son­al safe­ty is a seri­ous con­cern for Tex­ans. Talks to defund the police and riot­ing around the coun­try all point to the need for Tex­ans to have every abil­i­ty to pro­tect them­selves and their fam­i­lies. Forc­ing our cit­i­zens to ask the gov­ern­ment for per­mis­sion to exer­cise this right reduces its sta­tus to a priv­i­lege, and then mak­ing us pay for it adds insult to injury.”

More than 70 coun­ties have declared them­selves Sec­ond Amend­ment Sanc­tu­ary Coun­ties. Gov­er­nor Abbott recent­ly announced the need for Texas to be a Sec­ond Amend­ment Sanc­tu­ary State. HB 1238 falls right in line with that goal for Texas. 

Many sec­ond amend­ment groups have already voiced their sup­port of HB 1238. Pres­i­dent of the Nation­al Asso­ci­a­tion of Gun Rights, Dud­ley Brown, said, “Nation­al Asso­ci­a­tion For Gun Rights is excit­ed to see Rep. Bie­der­mann lead­ing the charge to restore the right to keep and bear arms in Texas by fil­ing Con­sti­tu­tion­al Car­ry.” Rachel Mal­one, Texas Direc­tor of Gun Own­ers of Amer­i­ca, stat­ed: “It is past time for the Texas Leg­is­la­ture to rec­og­nize that requir­ing a per­mit does not make us safer – it only makes vic­tims more vul­ner­a­ble. Gun Own­ers of Amer­i­ca thanks Rep. Bie­der­mann for fil­ing Con­sti­tu­tion­al Car­ry, HB 1238, to repeal the per­mit require­ment for hon­est gun own­ers. This leg­is­la­tion will help keep Texas strong and safe.” Oth­er law­mak­ers have backed Con­sti­tu­tion­al Car­ry efforts in pre­vi­ous leg­isla­tive ses­sions. Bie­der­mann has also received tremen­dous sup­port for this leg­is­la­tion with peti­tion sig­na­tures. This peti­tion can be found on his web­site at: https://kylebiedermann.com/con-carry-petition

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