Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Pre-Filing of Gun-Related Legislation Continues in Texas: Here Are the Measures Affecting Your Second Amendment Rights So Far

Monday, November 23, 2020

Pre-Filing of Gun-Related Legislation Continues in Texas: Here Are the Measures Affecting Your Second Amendment Rights So Far

NRA-ILA reported to you on the record number of anti-gun bills that were introduced on November 9, the first day of pre-filing for the 2021 Regular Session of the Texas Legislature.  Opponents of your Second Amendment rights immediately demonstrated how they will attempt to force the Bloomberg/Beto radical gun control agenda on law-abiding Texans. 

We are two weeks into pre-filing and there are already nearly 60 firearm-related measures that have been put forth by lawmakers for consideration next year when the legislative session convenes on January 12.  Bill introduction will continue through March 12, so this number could easily triple. Below are highlights of pro- and anti-gun bills filed to-date.

NRA-ILA will update this list of pro- and anti-gun bills periodically through the holidays and leading up to session.  We will inform you as to when the Texas House and Texas Senate websites are updated to include newly-elected legislators' contact information.  There is a handy Who Represents Me? link on the Texas House website for you to find out who your State Representative and State Senator are.  We will also notify you if and when any of these bills are scheduled for committee hearings, how hearings will be conducted, and how testimony will be taken from the public once session begins.

If you know of fellow gun owners who do not currently receive legislative alerts from NRA-ILA, encourage them to sign up for those here: https://www.nrailafrontlines.com/join.  We will need your help to advance legislation protecting and advancing our rights in the Lone Star State, and to defeat extremist gun control measures!

PRO-SECOND AMENDMENT BILLS PRE-FILED (as of 11/20)

House Bill 26 & House Bill 340 PROTECTING the right to sell and purchase firearms during a state of emergency.

House Bill 112 PROHIBITING state and local enforcement of certain restrictive federal firearms, ammunition and accessory laws enacted after January 2021.

House Bill 299 PERMITLESS CARRY legislation.

House Bill 304 REPEALING certain gun-free zones for License To Carry holders.

House Bill 336 PROHIBITING the recognition and enforcement of red flag gun confiscation orders.

ANTI-GUN MEASURES PRE-FILED (as of 11/20)

House Bill 52 & House Bill 245 BANNING private firearms sales at gun shows.

House Bill 118House Bill 606 & Senate Bill 163 BANNING private firearms transfers between certain family members and friends, requiring FFLs to process these transactions that would include federal paperwork for government approval at an undetermined fee.

House Bill 127 & House Bill 213 BANNING long gun open carry with limited exceptions.

House Bill 164House Bill 395Senate Bill 84 & Senate Bill 110 red flag GUN CONFISCATION legislation requiring firearms surrender without due process.

House Bill 172 & House Bill 241 BANNING the sale or transfer and possession of commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms.

House Bill 178 & House Bill 234 BANNING the sale or transfer and possession of standard capacity magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.

House Bill 185 MANDATING firearms to be stored in locked gun cases, safes or cabinets.

House Bill 196 REPEALING key elements of Texas' Castle Doctrine law, including stand your ground, and no-duty-to-retreat.

House Bill 201 REPEALING Texas' Campus Carry law.

House Bill 208 CRIMINALIZING the manufacture of firearms by anyone other than an FFL.

House Bill 218 CREATING a registry for private firearms transactions and limiting the number of such sales which may take place annually.

House Bill 231 RAISING THE MINIMUM AGE for purchase of semi-automatic rifles and shotguns.

House Bill 236 GUTTING the "30.06 and 30.07" signage requirements for businesses, and making it easier for establishments to ban License To Carry holders from their premises.

House Bill 238 REPEALING the state firearms preemption law and allowing local governments to restrict guns as they please.

House Bill 603 ENDING License To Carry reciprocity and recognition with other states.

TRENDING NOW
Biden Administration Bans Importation of Russian Ammunition

News  

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Biden Administration Bans Importation of Russian Ammunition

The Biden Administration’s Department of State announced that it will soon prohibit the importation of Russian ammunition into the United States. According to a release on the Department of State’s website, “[n]ew and pending permit applications ...

The Second Amendment Now Comes with Government-Issued “Harmful Language Alert”

News  

Monday, September 13, 2021

The Second Amendment Now Comes with Government-Issued “Harmful Language Alert”

The absurdity and dysfunction of the Biden Administration have become so pervasive that it’s easy to become numb to it all. But some things it does are still so outrageous and inconceivable – touching on ...

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

Gun Laws  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered as legal advice or a restatement of law.

Atlantic Writer Promotes Culture War on Gun Ownership

News  

Monday, September 13, 2021

Atlantic Writer Promotes Culture War on Gun Ownership

Canadian-born political commentator and George W. Bush-era speechwriter David Frum has taken a break from promoting actual wars in the Middle East to advocate for a culture war on gun ownership here at home.

Biden Reiterates Call to Ban 9mm Handguns

News  

Monday, July 26, 2021

Biden Reiterates Call to Ban 9mm Handguns

During a July 21 CNN “presidential town hall,” Joe Biden expressed his support for a ban on commonly-owned handguns. Responding to a question about the recent increase in violent crime, the career politician stated,

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

Gun Laws  

Monday, June 30, 2014

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered as legal advice or a restatement of law.

Texas: Attorney General Ken Paxton's Office Puts Woke Corporations on Notice

Friday, September 10, 2021

Texas: Attorney General Ken Paxton's Office Puts Woke Corporations on Notice

As NRA-ILA reported to you last week, a dozen new pro-Second Amendment bills took effect on September 1, including Senate Bill 19 sponsored by State Sen. Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) and State Rep. Gio Capriglione (R-Southlake).  Taxpayer dollars should ...

NRA Files Comments Opposing ATF’s “Stabilizing Brace” Proposed Rule

News  

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

NRA Files Comments Opposing ATF’s “Stabilizing Brace” Proposed Rule

As we’ve previously reported, the Biden Department of Justice is threatening to upend the U.S. firearm industry and how Americans exercise their Second Amendment rights.

Trudeau Ramps Up Gun Control Promises, Makes Guns a Wedge Issue

News  

Monday, September 13, 2021

Trudeau Ramps Up Gun Control Promises, Makes Guns a Wedge Issue

With days to go until the September 20 snap election called by Justin Trudeau, the Liberal Party leader and current Prime Minister, face the possibility of losing seats. As of early September, the Conservative Party had overtaken Trudeau’s Liberals as ...

URGENT! September 8 Deadline Last Chance to Submit Comments on Proposed Rule for Stabilizing Braces

News  

Monday, September 6, 2021

URGENT! September 8 Deadline Last Chance to Submit Comments on Proposed Rule for Stabilizing Braces

In June, ATF published a new notice of proposed rulemaking on its website entitled Factoring Criteria for Firearms with Attached “Stabilizing Braces.” If implemented, the new rule could impact millions of law-abiding gun owners.  If you want to help stop ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -

More Like This From Around The NRA

NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.