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."

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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
The historic Sunset Station in San Antonio was the setting for Governor Greg Abbott’s reelection announcement on Friday, July 14.
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...
Last week, the House passed two important bills to help veterans: the VA Accountability First Act and the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act. 
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...
For the third time in less than a week, a Houston area homeowner has shot a burglar.
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....
A Houston man with a Texas License to Carry (LTC) stopped an armed robbery at a local auto parts store.
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.

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