Huge expansion of Second Amendment freedoms signed into law

June 17, 2021

Today, I joined Gov­er­nor Abbott and my col­leagues at the Alamo for the bill sign­ing cer­e­mo­ny of mul­ti­ple high-pro­file firearm bills that will result in the biggest expan­sion of Sec­ond Amend­ment free­doms for Tex­ans in decades. On Sep­tem­ber 1st, Texas will:

  • Allow res­i­dents 21 years of age and old­er to car­ry a firearm with­out a gov­ern­ment per­mit (HB 1927)
  • Pro­hib­it state con­tracts with com­pa­nies that dis­crim­i­nate against the firearm and ammu­ni­tion indus­try (SB 19)
  • Allow cit­i­zens to have guns and ammu­ni­tion in their hotel room (SB 20)
  • Per­mit a cit­i­zen to car­ry in any type of hol­ster (SB 550)
  • Exempt sup­pres­sors made in Texas from fed­er­al reg­u­la­tions (HB 957)
  • Make firearm and ammu­ni­tion man­u­fac­tur­ers and sell­ers essen­tial busi­ness­es (HB 1500)
  • Become a “Sec­ond Amend­ment Sanc­tu­ary State” (HB 2622)

The sign­ing of these bills has solid­i­fied Texas’ stand­ing in the upper ech­e­lon of states pro­tect­ing our right to bear arms. I look for­ward to the emi­nent­ly arriv­ing spe­cial ses­sions to bring home more con­ser­v­a­tive leg­is­la­tion to the Peo­ple of Texas.

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