More Pro-Second Amendment Bills Moving in the Texas Senate and House

More Pro-Second Amendment Bills Moving in the Texas Senate and House

While reports about the House passing House Bill 1927 , NRA-backed permitless carry legislation, dominated the news this week, there are a number of other significant pro-Second Amendment measures that are progressing through the legislative process as well. We thank the authors of this important legislation for their work to push these initiatives through their respective legislative chambers! This week the Texas Senate approved the following measures, sending them to the House for consideration: Senate Bill 18 , by Sen. Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe), and prioritized by Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, establishes that firearm and ammunition manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, suppliers and retailers are essential businesses that shall not be prohibited by state or local officials from operating during a declared disaster or emergency. This bill ensures that law-abiding Texans can exercise their constitutional right to purchase and own firearms during future disasters or emergencies, regardless of any statewide or local officeholder’s personal politics. Senate Bill 19 , by Sen. Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) and prioritized by Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, discourages banks, payment processors, insurers, and other financial services providers from discriminating against members of the firearm and ammunition industries. The legislation prohibits businesses that engage in this practice, from contracting with governmental entities in the Lone Star State. Taxpayer dollars should not be used to benefit the bottom-line of corporations that are actively working to erode the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Texans. Senate Bill 20 , by Sen. Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels) and prioritized by Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, […]

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