The influx of uninvited unlawful migrants flooding southern Texas, along with a rise in crime reports of home invasions and drug smuggling operations, has caused four commissioners in two border counties to vote to make them Second Amendment Sanctuaries. Hudspeth County, near El Paso, and Presidio County further to the south made the move as more counties in the area express interest in doing the same.more»
Last weekend, the Texas House and Senate passed HB 1177, the Texas Emergency Carry Bill. It grants temporary permitless carry to all legal Texas gun owners in the event of a declared emergency and for 7 days following the disaster. At his discretion, the Governor may also extend the time period for Emergency Carry to be in effect beyond the set 7-day period.more»
Dennis Bonnen, the Republican Speaker of the House for Texas on Friday made a public declaration dropping the state's Constitutional Carry bill after a Chris McNutt, the executive director of Texas Gun Rights, showed up in his neighborhood personally to urge him to expedite the bill.more»
The Travis County district court has ruled that the City of Austin's gun ban inside City Hall was in direct violation of Texas' open carry law and has ordered the city to pay $9000 for six documented violations, at a fine of $1500 each. The case had been in litigation since 2016.more»
In Austin, Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office had their lawyers this week approach a Travis County district court to ask him to require the city of Austin to allow people who enter to lawfully carry guns inside City Hall. The office then issued a press release to alert the public that the building administrators were flouting the law — making it clear that they would no longer be allowed to do so.more»
In an update to our earlier story, the triad of gun control groups trying to coerce a federal judge into halting the release of gun plans for 3D printers has failed, as the groups had no legal standing to intervene in the case.more»
Any faint hopes that any Lone Star State gungrabbers had of winning a Red Flag law for their state were probably dashed on Tuesday night, when the Lieutenant Governor was asked what he thought of the possible measure.
"I have never supported these policies, nor has the majority of the Texas Senate," said Patrick, who as President of the Texas Senate directs its efforts. He then added that,"a bill offered last session garnered little support."more»