Posts Tagged Texas

New Texas Laws Challenge Feds

From Ammoland:

Texas recently passed HB 957 into law. It will become effective on 1 September, 2021. The law repeals the Texas state ban on the possession of silencers/suppressors/gun mufflers, puts into effect a “no commandeering clause” for federal enforcement of the National Firearms Act (NFA) for silencers, and sets up a federal test case of the NFA in federal court.

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TX Supreme Court Dismisses Suit In Sutherland Springs Attack

From The Truth About Guns:

The Texas Supreme Court says survivors and relatives of those killed in a 2017 mass killing at a church can’t sue a sporting goods chain for selling the gunman the rifle used in the attack.

The court on Friday threw out four lawsuits against Academy Sports and Outdoors that alleged a San Antonio-area store negligently sold the gun to Devin Kelley in 2016.

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Constitutional Carry Signed In Texas

From The Truth About Guns:

Governor Greg Abbott held a signing ceremony at the Alamo in San Antonio this morning to sign into law seven bills designed to extend and protect the right to keep and bear arms in the Lone Star State. It was a clean sweep for gun rights supporters in the just-completed legislative session, one of the most successful ever.

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Texas Senate Passes Constitutional Carry Bill

From Austin-American Statesman:

House Bill 1927 next returns to the Texas House to consider changes that senators made during almost seven hours of debate, including GOP amendments designed to win support from a handful of reluctant Republicans who, as of last week, were unsure about whether to support the bill.

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Rep. Cuellar Says Biden Playing Shell Game With Immigrants

From Epoch Times:

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) said in an interview on “NBC Nightly News” that recent photos showing far less crowded housing conditions for unaccompanied migrant children in Border Patrol custody in Donna, Texas, paint a misleading picture of the border crisis.

“What they’re doing now is they’re moving the kids from the Border Patrol tents over to next door to the HHS facility. With all due respect, it’s all a shell game,” Cuellar said, referring to facilities run by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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Constitutional Carry Moves Forward In Texas

From Cam and Company:

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Texas Law Could Oust Bank of America and Citi From State

From Bloomberg:

The legislation, Senate Bill 19, would block government entities from contracting with banks and other financial services providers that have policies that restrict business with the firearms industry. Under the bill, companies with 10 employees or more seeking a government contract worth at least $100,000 would have to verify in writing that they do not have a policy or directive that “discrimina

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Texas Democrat Opposes “Wild West Pimp Style” Bill

From The Reload:

This woman has no idea what she is talking about. All she knows is that she hates these inanimate objects.

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Texas House Passes Constitutional Carry Bill

From Texas Tribune:

House Bill 1927, spearheaded by state Rep. Matt Schaefer, R-Tyler, would nix the requirement for Texas residents to obtain a license to carry handguns if they’re not prohibited by state or federal law from possessing a gun. Texans under current state law must generally be licensed to carry handguns, either openly or concealed.

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Candice Owens On States Reopening

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NRA Moving To Texas

From The Truth About Guns:

The National Rifle Association, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, is shutting down in New York State to reincorporate in Texas.  By doing so, the NRA hopes to escape the partisan political prosecution (some say persecution) by the NY State Attorney General Leticia James.  The NRA has released a new website with their presentation of the change and the reasons behind it.

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TX State Rep Intros Bill To Repeal Castle Doctrine

From The Truth About Guns:

…a very worrying piece of legislation was introduced by Irving State Representative Terry Meza. HB 196 seeks to repeal the Castle Doctrine, preventing a homeowner from using firearms to defend their property.

Yes and no. The bill does strike “robbery, or aggravated robbery” from the list of things one can use deadly force against in Sections 9.32(a)(3)(B). But the use of deadly force — and not just with a firearm — to prevent the loss of “tangible, movable property” is left intact in Section 9.41.

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First Bump Stock As A Machine Gun Prosecution Dropped

From Houston Chronicle:

A federal prosecutor withdrew the unique charge before the trial began for a Houston man accused of owning the device. However, the defense was prepared to call an ATF expert to testify that bump stocks, attachments that cause a rifle to fire more rapidly, do not render a semiautomatic gun a machine gun.

Experts had conflicting views on the matter, said defense attorney Tom Berg. But Rick Vasquez, a retired ATF agent and firearms expert, would have told the court the bump stock did not meet the statutory definition of a machine gun. The prosecution dismissed case, he said, because the government couldn’t prove beyond a reasonable doubt the bump stock was a machine gun.

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True Velocity To Revolutionize Ammo Supply Chain

From Ammoland:

True Velocity manufacturing is aimed at reducing inefficiencies in the ammunition supply chain, improving manufacturing safety, and has the capacity to produce as many as 600 million rounds per year from its operations. The cell production technology from True Velocity includes everything from casing manufacturing to loading of ammunition in a physical footprint that requires only 2,500 square feet.

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Update On Defense Distributed Case

From The Second Amendment Foundation:

“New Jersey passed a statute aimed specifically at us and Defense Distributed,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “Attorney General Grewal is essentially trying a delaying tactic to tie this case up in legal red tape as long as possible, while in the process depriving us of our First Amendment rights to share firearms information under color of state law.

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