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."
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....
October 3rd, 2016
A Houston man with a Texas License to Carry (LTC) stopped an armed robbery at a local auto parts store.
June 23rd, 2016
House Speaker Paul Ryan sent lawmakers packing for the holiday break early Thursday morning after a raucous, hours-long sit-in waged by congressional Democrats failed to force a vote on gun control measures. As Ryan decried...
June 17th, 2016
Today I'm introducing an amendment that I believe will offer a solution. I believe, if enacted beforehand, it may have provided the law enforcement agencies, like the FBI, the tools they needed in order to identify somebody...
May 18th, 2016
Over 1 million Texans are now licensed to carry a handgun. Harris County (Houston) leads the state with nearly 150,000 licensees.
May 6th, 2016
Going from the office as one of the best Texas Attorneys General ever to Governor, Governor Abbott has brought at least two big legislative disappointments. The first shocking disappointment was his push for the Pre-K4...
April 5th, 2016
The Office of the Texas Attorney General (OAG) is taking actions against local governments who are illegally or improperly posting signs prohibiting licensed Texans from carrying handguns.
January 27th, 2016
The start of a new year is always a good time to step back and take a look at things. I spent a lot of time listening and talking to peopleall around the 27th District to make sure your top priorities are my top priorities....
January 5th, 2016
President Obama’s proposal to unilaterally thwart law abiding citizens’ Second Amendment rights is a blatant abuse of his executive authority.
October 4th, 2016
An Atlanta woman whose house was broken into by three “local residents” several days ago shot one of them dead. A surveillance camera captured the ordeal, though the victim, Antonio Leeks — no doubt a troubled youth who was...
August 10th, 2016
Two armed men picked the wrong Whataburger to rob early Monday. As the attempted robbery unfolded, they discovered two off-duty Harris County sheriff’s deputies were dining in the restaurant. One robber was shot and the...
June 21st, 2016
In the aftermath of the Orlando massacre, we have seen many explanations of why, and many of them wrong.
June 14th, 2016
Was it homegrown terrorism, hatred or random gun violence? Americans searching for answers after the Orlando shootings are finding no easy solutions from President Barack Obama, who is conceding that a deadly mix of...
May 9th, 2016
A Houston area man shot and killed an armed robber who was attempting to hold him and his young child at gunpoint. The man used a concealed handgun to stop the robbery and protect his son.
May 2nd, 2016
An armed robber in South Dallas, Texas, was shot and killed by a store employee after he attempted to rob a store.
March 18th, 2016
I released the following statement after President Obama announced his intent to nominate Judge Merrick Garland to be the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
January 22nd, 2016
This week, I voted on legislation to end the 40-year old ban on crude oil exports, permanently allow Texans to deduct their state and local sales taxes, increase defense spending to combat ISIS and radical Islamic terror and...
January 5th, 2016
In a New Year’s Day message, President Obama expressed his desire to use executive actions to restrict the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans. The President is expected to meet with the Attorney General today...