Could Texas become a Second Amendment Sanctuary State?

Could Texas become a Second Amendment Sanctuary State?

WASHINGTON, USA – MARCH 17: Weapons on display at a gun shop in Washington, DC, United States as gun and ammunition sales in the U.S. have skyrocketed as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic spread across the country. Yasin Ozturk / Anadolu Agency SAN ANTONIO (KABB/WOAI) – A bill in the Texas House is trying to make Texas a Second Amendment Sanctuary State. A second amendment sanctuary state is defined as a state that has adopted laws or resolutions that prohibit the enforcement of certain gun control measures. Rep. Justin Holland of District 33, says this is why he sponsored House Bill 2622 . He says it would allow Texas gun owners to be secure in their current rights. "We’ve seen potential executive orders from the Biden administration and we’ve seen HR’s or legislation filed with the federal government that seeks to infringe on the rights that we have in Texas today," says Holland. But after seeing shootings in Sutherland Springs, El Paso and Santa Fe high school, some say Texas needs to change its gun laws. "There’s always room for increased safety when it comes to gun regulations," says Gyl Switzer with Texas Gun Sense. "Texas is traditionally near the bottom in gun safety." Switzer says one of those changes needs to include background checks. "If you buy a gun from a federal firearms licensee like Academy or Joe’s Gun Shop, their license requires them to run a background check on you," she says. "But private sales are not regulated […]

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