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."
April 30th, 2019
If there is one principle that has been true from the dawn of our nation, it is that when liberty is under assault, Americans rise to defend it.
March 4th, 2019
In an earlier article I wrote regarding this subject (2019 and America’s Gun Control — January 1, 2019), I indicated that this would be the year of massive gun control legislation. Well, here we are, less than 60 da
January 17th, 2019
Mark Twain famously quipped, “No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session."1
May 24th, 2018
Most of us has heard that we should be more like Europe for many years. For years we’ve heard that their police don’t have guns and that ours shouldn’t either. Europe has more restrictive guns laws today than any state in...
April 9th, 2018
Recent threats of gun control by those in both major parties, as well as the President of the United States, have once again thrust the 2nd Amendment into the spotlight. While observing many of the debates around this topic...
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.
March 5th, 2019
I issued the following statements regarding my votes against H.J. Res. 46 – Relating to a national emergency declared by the President, H.R.
February 28th, 2019
We have to do more. I support more mental health resources, more research into what drives mass shootings, more local law enforcement training and more to stop black-market firearms sales and ‘straw purchasers’.
January 2nd, 2019
Expect 2019 to be the year of the Left pushing gun control. Why? Because as a personal prediction, I expect more ‘random’ shootings where the mental state of the shooter is in question. And as a black helicopter...
May 7th, 2018
I recently delivered remarks at the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) Annual Meeting, where I highlighted my efforts to defend the Second Amendment, including my letter to Citigroup and Bank of America, who have sought to...
March 29th, 2018
Last week, the President signed an important piece of legislation into law – the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations bill.
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.