I support the right of all Texans to carry firearms in accordance with the Second Amendment of the US Constitution. HB1927, passed by the 87th Texas Legislature and signed into law in 2021, is a great start towards true “Constitutional Carry.” However, as it stands Texans with carry permits enjoy substantially greater privileges than those without. This must be rectified.
Federal property on Texas soil is still Texas soil, and Texans who inadvertently carry a weapon into Post Offices should not be charged with federal crimes. The Texas Legislature should strongly condemn this practice. Federal law and court decisions have ruled that the US Government can assert federal law merely based upon the fact that they rent or hold the deed to the property within the sovereign state of Texas. This is unacceptable.
The Texas Legislature should propose to the people of Texas, a constitutional amendment to strike the following words from Article I Section 23 of the Texas Constitution: “…but the Legislature shall have power, by law, to regulate the wearing of arms, with a view to prevent crime.”
Texas should never remove the constitutional rights of citizens using “red flag” laws without due process.
Texans can legally marry and start families at age 18 but are prohibited from protecting their families with handguns and from obtaining licenses to carry. I believe Texans should not need licenses in order to exercise constitutional rights, but I believe that the rights of adults aged 18-20 are being especially infringed.
The “2nd Amendment Sanctuary” legislation passed by the 87th Legislature is “all bark and no bite,” providing no actual deterrent to federal agents or federal task forces who seek to disarm Texans. The Texas Legislature should immediately pass legislation which actually requires the full weight and force of the State of Texas, Texas counties, and municipalities to be brought to bear against federally driven firearm confiscation efforts.