2017 Legislative Tracker

Supported Legislation

Our number one legislative priority is Constitutional Carry. While we list below the bills we support, under no circumstances will we be satisfied if Constitutional Carry fails. Our support of other legislation is not at the expense of Constitutional Carry.

Lone Star Gun Rights supports the following legislation:

Bill Author Summary Status
HB 99 Keough Prohibiting the enforcement of certain Federal firearms laws Filed
HB 110 Krause Prohibiting the enforcement of certain Federal firearms laws Filed
HB 131 Krause Exempting intrastate manufacture of a firearm, accessory, or ammunition from federal regulation Filed
HB 339 Burrows Removing the fees to obtain or renew an LTC In Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee
HB 372 Springer Reducing the minimum caliber handgun to qualify for an LTC to .22 In Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee
HB 375 Stickland CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY In Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee
HB 403 Springer Eliminating a minimum caliber to qualify for an LTC In Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee
HB 447 Bell Creating civil liabilities for businesses who forbid handguns and civil immunities for businesses that allow handguns In Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee
HB 497 Rinaldi Granting civil immunities for businesses that allow handguns In Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee
HB 556 Keough Creating civil liabilities for businesses who forbid handguns and civil immunities for businesses that allow handguns Filed
HB 560 Springer Relating to the places where a person may carry a handgun Filed
HB 606 Springer Limiting civil liabilities for business owners who allow handgun Filed
HB 781 Shaheen Issuance of temporary LTCs until a permanent LTC is received Filed
HB 782 Shaheen Reducing the minimum caliber handgun to qualify for an LTC to .22 Filed
HB 1209 Burnes Reducing unlawful carry of an LTC holder to Class C misdemeanor if no oral notice was given Filed
HB 1692 Hefner Prohibiting schools from banning firearms from being stored in a locked vehicle Filed
SB 16 Nichols, Huffman Removing the fees to obtain or renew an LTC In State Affairs Committee
SB 86 Hall Limiting civil liability for business owners who allow handguns In State Affairs Committee
SB 93 Hall Prohibiting public funds to enforce certain federal firearms laws In State Affairs Committee
SB 104 Hall Prohibiting physicians from inquiring about firearm ownership In Health & Human Services Committee
SB 263 Perry Eliminating a minimum caliber requirement to qualify for an LTC In State Affairs Committee
SB 458 Huffines Relating to the offense of carrying a handgun while intoxicated In Criminal Justice Committee
SB 583 Campbell Reducing unlawful carry of an LTC holder to Class C misdemeanor if no oral notice was given In State Affairs Committee
SB 618 Estes Making no liabilities for business owners who do not post 30.06/07 signage Filed



Opposed Legislation

While some of the legislation listed below sounds good, we oppose any legislation that is not equally applied to every citizen. We oppose any bill that cherry-picks specific individuals for benefits not granted to everyone else.

Lone Star Gun Rights strongly opposes the following legislation:

Bill Author Summary Status
HB 56 Flynn Exempting First Responders from 30.06 and 30.07 while discharging official duties. In Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee
HB 111 Bernal Reduces LTC fees for those who show proof of gun safes In Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee
HB 246 Anchia Changing 30.06/07 signage to picture of gun with circle and diagonal line In Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee
HB 255 Anchia Adding State-mandated gun free zones In Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee
HB 259 Anchia Requiring NICS background checks for private gun show sales In Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee
HB 291 Johnson of Dallas Making open carry illegal in certain municipalities In Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee
HB 356 Huberty Allowing certain individuals to concealed carry a handgun in school board meetings In Public Education Committee
HB 384 Howard Clarifying language for carrying in hospitals Filed
HB 465 Anchia Relating to prosecution of carrying weapons at amusement parks or school locations In Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee
HB 466 Anchia Granting municipalities the authority to criminalize Open Carry In Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee
HB 1153 Davis of Houston Relating to the offense involving the carrying of handguns by license holders on the premises of state hospitals and state supported living centers Filed
SB 206 West Relating to criminal offenses for unlawful purchase of firearms In State Affairs Committee
SB 220 Menendez Relating to offenses of an LTC holder who carries in mental health, nursing, or community facilities In State Affairs Committee
SB 221 Menendez Criminalizing selling or transferring a firearm to anyone on the FBI terror watch list In Criminal Justice Committee
SB 264 Perry Reducing the LTC fees for county jailers In State Affairs Committee
SB 349 Creighton Relating to the possessing of a weapon in certain prohibited places in schools or postsecondary educational institutes In State Affairs Committee



We urge all Lone Star Gunners to call the Committee Chairman's office to voice your opinion!

Committee Name Chairman Chairman's Contact
Homeland Security & Public Safety Phil King 512-463-0738
Health & Human Services Richard Peña Raymond 512-463-0558
Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence John Smithee 512-463-0702
Public Education Dan Huberty 512-463-0520
State Affairs Joan Huffman 512-463-0117
Criminal Justice John Whitmire 512-463-0115
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The right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed

Lone Star Gun Rights is committed to protecting your second amendment rights. We adamantly believe that our Founding Fathers never intended the States to have the authority to force their citizens to seek permission to bear arms, and then tax them to do so. The second amendment is not for sport or hunting game. It is to keep our God-given right to defend ourselves, our neighbors, and our property from all who may threaten it.

Thank you for your support!

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