Second Amendment

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."

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...
In the aftermath of the Orlando massacre, we have seen many explanations of why, and many of them wrong.
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...
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.
An armed robber in South Dallas, Texas, was shot and killed by a store employee after he attempted to rob a store.
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.
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...
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...
La Hillary (Clinton) came to historic San Antonio on Thursday, October 15 for a rally at Sunset Station to rile up the Latinos and to get their vote. It was a Latino love fest filled with lies, promises and Mexican dancers...
A clerk in a convenience store in southwest Houston shot two armed robbers and saved his co-worker’s life Monday night. The injured robbers escaped in a waiting car. They later died at an area hospital.
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...
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...
Over 1 million Texans are now licensed to carry a handgun. Harris County (Houston) leads the state with nearly 150,000 licensees.
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...
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.
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....
President Obama’s proposal to unilaterally thwart law abiding citizens’ Second Amendment rights is a blatant abuse of his executive authority.
The president plans to meet Monday with Attorney General Loretta Lynch before moving ahead with several gun-related executive actions that could also increase the number of accused domestic abusers barred from purchasing...
An economics professor emeritus from the University of Texas in Austin has resigned. His reason expressed in a resignation letter, a fear that law abiding students with a concealed handgun might shoot him.
It seems to me that some people in Washington will do whatever it takes to seize our guns and ammunition. They operate with no regard for the Constitution, the Courts, the Congress or the will of the people.

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