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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.

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