The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, as ratified by the States and authenticated by Thomas Jefferson, says, "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."
March 13th, 2018
Yesterday on the Senate floor, I pressed for the passage of his Fix NICS Act, a consensus bill with bipartisan support that will strengthen the criminal background check system. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and...
December 7th, 2017
I released the following statement applauding the passage of the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act:
October 31st, 2017
In reviewing data on gun violence, there are facts and then there are emotional responses divorced from facts. Often the gun debate is driven by emotional response to stop the violence and logical assumptions that don’t...
October 9th, 2017
The NRA is opening a can of worms by opening up any discussion about gun regulations. Asking the ATF to enter a review of regulations is a big mistake.
August 1st, 2017
People with a handgun license will be allowed to carry a concealed firearm on campus, although there will be some restrictions such as in performance halls or child-care centers.
July 18th, 2017
Currently, citizens can only purchase a handgun in the state where they are considered a resident. Exceptions are made for active duty military members, but not their spouses.
May 4th, 2017
A patron of an Arlington, Texas, restaurant who is licensed to carry a concealed handgun pulled his weapon and shot a gunman shortly who had just killed the store manager. The assailant and manager died from their wounds at...
February 23rd, 2017
Since the start of the new Congress, the Senate has been rolling back some of the more than 22,000 rules and regulations issued during the Obama Administration.
January 5th, 2017
An armed burglar in the northeastern corner of Texas picked the wrong grandma’s to rob. The 74-year-old grandmother grabbed a gun and likely saved her own life while chasing the armed intruder.
November 2nd, 2016
A South Plains jewelry store has decided to extend its “Shotgun Wedding Sale” due to an overwhelming response to the campaign that drew national attention last week.
February 27th, 2018
Social conservative leader, Gary Bauer's comments on the latest mass shooting are worth a read.
November 30th, 2017
Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 4477, also known as the Fix NICS Act of 2017, a bipartisan piece of legislation introduced by Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and I that would require federal and state...
October 10th, 2017
The Texas Democratic Party deleted a tweet and apologized for rushing to judgment in their message linking the murder of the Texas Tech University Police officer to the state’s campus carry law. The law allows the holder of...
October 2nd, 2017
Seems like the best day possible for clarity on arms in America. Skip over the matters of protection and hunting. Those things are obviously protected in the 1791 establishment of the 2nd of the Ten Amendments to The US...
July 21st, 2017
The historic Sunset Station in San Antonio was the setting for Governor Greg Abbott’s reelection announcement on Friday, July 14.
June 26th, 2017
Growing up in a farming and ranching family, guns have been part of my life since I was a child. My grandfather taught me the importance of gun safety, marksmanship, and our right under the Constitution to own and use guns...
March 20th, 2017
Last week, the House passed two important bills to help veterans: the VA Accountability First Act and the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act.
January 9th, 2017
Last week I introduced legislation to protect the Second Amendment rights of spouses of military members. The Protect Our Military Families’ 2nd Amendment Rights Act allows spouses of active duty service members to purchase...
December 30th, 2016
For the third time in less than a week, a Houston area homeowner has shot a burglar.
October 5th, 2016
An employee of a jewelry store in Conroe, Texas, pulled an AK-47 from behind the counter to stop four would-be armed robbers. One of the armed robbers opened fire and multiple employees returned fire, killing the suspect....