Gun Control Legislation from Minority Party Continues to Dominate Bill Filings
The 2023 Regular Session of the Texas Legislature convened yesterday and gun control advocates continue to dominate the introduction of new legislation with numerous bills attacking your Second Amendment rights, making their Biden/Beto gun ban agenda crystal clear.
We reported to you on the first day of bill pre-filing back in November that more than two dozen anti-gun bills had been filed. Below is an updated list of restrictive measures that have been filed since then. You can view the text of each bill at Texas Legislature Online – Bill Lookup.
- House Bill 22, House Bill 106, House Bill 284, House Bill 324 & House Bill 662 requiring the REPORTING OF LAWFUL SALES of certain firearms and magazines to state and/or local law enforcement.
- House Bill 76 & Senate Bill 172 CRIMINALIZING the failure of a victim of gun theft to report having his or her firearms stolen.
- House Bill 88 & House Bill 447 further TAXING the sale of firearms and/or ammunition and firearms accessories.
- House Bill 110, House Bill 146, House Bill 308 & Senate Bill 360 BANNING private firearms transfers at gun shows.
- House Bill 123, House Bill 136 & Senate Bill 144 so-called “red flag” GUN CONFISCATION legislation requiring firearms surrender without due process.
- House Bill 129, House Bill 565, House Bill 761, House Bill 781, House Bill 925, House Bill 996, House Bill 1072, Senate Bill 32 & Senate Bill 145 RAISING THE AGE for firearms sales, restricting firearms transfers to, or purchases by, young adults.
- House Bill 155, House Bill 236, Senate Bill 170 & Senate Bill 370 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 817, House Bill 925 & Senate Bill 32 BANNING the manufacture, sale, purchase or possession of commonly-owned semi-automatic rifles, pistols and shotguns.
- House Bill 197 & House Bill 632 BANNING the sale or transfer and possession of standard capacity magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
- House Bill 179, House Bill 216 & House Bill 244 RESTRICTING long gun open carry, with limited exceptions.
- House Bill 298 establishes a 3-day WAITING PERIOD for firearms sales.
- House Bill 887 CRIMINALIZING the practice of home-building firearms.
- House Bill 925 requiring enforcement of a whole host of newly-established firearms restrictions through PRIVATE CIVIL ACTIONS.
- House Bill 1092 REPEALING Texas’ firearms industry non-discrimination act from the 2021 session.
- Senate Bill 205 REPEALING Texas’ campus carry law.
- Senate Bill 253 STREAMLINING signage requirements for posting areas off-limits to gun owners, making it easier for property owners to ban carrying on-premises.
Your NRA-ILA will be monitoring these bills and reporting if and when any are set for committee hearings in the Texas House or Senate. In the meantime, contact your state lawmakers and urge them to OPPOSE these restrictions on law-abiding citizens’ Second Amendment rights!
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Texas House of Representatives : House Members
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The Texas State Senate – Members of the Texas Senate
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