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."

During the third Democratic presidential debate at Texas Southern University on Thursday, Beto O’Rourke told viewers he would take away AR-15 rifles from gun owners if he were elected president. In response, State Rep....
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.
gun control
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
Mark Twain famously quipped, “No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session."1
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...
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...
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...
I released the following statement applauding the passage of the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act:
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...
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.
Retired Lt Colonel Raul Reyes Jr hosted a Meet and Greet on May 17, 2019 in Castroville, Texas at the Alsatian Golf Pro Shop to announce his candidacy for Texas Congressional District 23. He will be challenging incumbent...
I issued the following statements regarding my votes against H.J. Res. 46 – Relating to a national emergency declared by the President, H.R.
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’.   
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...
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...
Last week, the President signed an important piece of legislation into law – the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations bill.
Social conservative leader, Gary Bauer's comments on the latest mass shooting are worth a read.
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...
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...
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...

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