Record Number of Anti-2A Legislation Introduced on 1st Day of Bill Pre-Filing for 2021 Texas Legislative Session



Gun Control proponents in Texas wasted no time introducing legislative bills that impede on your Second Amendment rights. Monday was the first day for the pre-filing of bills, and a record number of bills infringing on your rights have already been introduced!

We as gun owners are ALL in this together and we need to make sure our voices are heard in that we oppose any legislation that infringes on our Second Amendment rights.

If you’re in Texas, please reach out to your state representative letting them know that you are against ALL gun control measures.

Here is a list and links to the bills related to guns:

BANNING private firearms sales at gun shows.

BANNING private firearms transfers between certain family members and friends, requiring FFLs to process these transactions that would include federal paperwork for government approval at an undetermined fee; creating a criminal offense

HB 127
Relating to the unlawful carrying of certain firearms; creating a criminal offense. Makes it unlawful to carry anything other than a handgun (AOWs are out, rifles are out, etc.)

HB164 & HB395
red flag GUN CONFISCATION legislation requiring firearms surrender without due process. Relating to extreme risk protective orders; creating criminal offenses.

HB172 & HB241
BANNING the sale or transfer and possession of commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms. Creating a criminal offense for the unlawful possession or transfer of an assault weapon.

HB178 & HB234
BANNING the sale or transfer and possession of standard capacity magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. Creating a criminal offense for the unlawful possession or transfer of a large-capacity magazine.

MANDATING firearms to be stored in locked gun cases, safes or cabinets. Relating to creating the criminal offense of failure to safely store a firearm.

REPEALING key elements of Texas’ Castle Doctrine law, including stand your ground and no-duty-to-retreat. Relating to the use of deadly force in defense of a person or property. ETA: Adds a duty to retreat to TPC 9.32

REPEALING Texas’ Campus Carry law. Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education.

HB 208
Relating to the manufacture of firearms without a federal license; creating a criminal offense.

HB 210
Relating to requiring a person convicted of an offense involving family violence or a person who is the subject of a family violence protective order to surrender firearms owned by the person.

HB 213
Relating to limiting the locations where a person may carry a firearm other than a handgun; creating a criminal offense.

HB 218
Relating to the regulation of certain firearm transfers; creating criminal offenses.

HB 223
Relating to the unlawful possession of a firearm by persons convicted of certain misdemeanor offenses in this state.

HB 227
Relating to notifying state law enforcement of an attempted acquisition of a firearm by a person prohibited from possessing a firearm.

HB 229
Relating to reporting certain orders and convictions to the Department of Public Safety.

HB 231
Relating to prohibiting the transfer of an assault weapon to certain recipients; creating a criminal offense; increasing a criminal penalty. RAISING THE MINIMUM AGE for purchase of semi-automatic rifles and shotguns.

HB 235
Relating to the prohibition on the possession of a firearm by a person following the person’s conviction of certain family violence misdemeanors.

HB 236
Relating to the notice given by a property owner prohibiting a handgun license holder from carrying a handgun on certain property. GUTTING the “30.06 and 30.07” signage requirements for businesses and making it easier for establishments to ban License To Carry holders from their premises.

HB 238
REPEALING the state firearms preemption law and allowing local governments to restrict guns as they please. Relating to the regulation of firearms or ammunition by a municipality or county. Municipality or county can now regulate firearms, ammunition, etc.

HB 521
Relating to the establishment and use of a voluntary registry of individuals experiencing mental illness who waive the right to purchase or receive transfer of a firearm; creating criminal offenses.

SB 163
Relating to requiring a national instant criminal background check in connection with certain firearm transfers; creating a criminal offense.

SB 164
Relating to notice for certain defendants regarding the unlawful possession or acquisition of a firearm or ammunition.