Major Sports Leagues Push for Gun Control

February 14, 2024 

In an unprecedented move, major professional sports leagues, including the NHL, NBA, MLB, NFL, NASCAR, and the NCAA, have taken a collective stance urging Congress to enact stricter gun control by reauthorizing the Undetectable Firearms Act (UFA).

This plea for legislative action contrasts sharply with the position of 74 members of the U.S. House of Representatives who, on February 1, implored Speaker Mike Johnson to resist any permanent reauthorization of the UFA.

The House members’ letter to Speaker Johnson underscored the critical importance of rejecting a permanent reauthorization or expansion of the UFA, pointing out the opportunity for the Republican conference to demonstrate its commitment to America by standing firm against such measures. The letter highlighted concerns that the continuation of the UFA would allow the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to redefine terms, thereby extending the scope of firearms regulation under the Act.

The Undetectable Firearms Act, initially passed in 1988, was born out of apprehension surrounding the introduction of polymer-framed handguns like the Glock 17. Misunderstandings about these firearms’ detectability fueled fears they would elude metal detectors, becoming the preferred weapon of criminals. However, the Act was ultimately modified to exclude any adverse effects on existing handguns, following a compromise.

Today’s technology, particularly 3D printing, has brought new challenges and opportunities to firearm manufacturing. The UFA now hinders the production of smaller, lighter, and more efficient handguns by imposing weight requirements that do not align with the current demand for easily concealable firearms. This demand has been further amplified by the Supreme Court’s decision in NYSRPA v. Bruen, highlighting the need for legislative adaptability in the face of evolving firearm technology and consumer preferences.

Moreover, advancements in security technologies, such as AI detection and sensor-based body scanning, have significantly reduced the relevance of the UFA as a public safety tool. The Act, as it stands, serves more as an outdated mechanism of gun control than an effective measure of public safety.

Renewing the UFA not only perpetuates unnecessary fear-mongering about “ghost guns” — a term concocted by gun control advocates to describe homemade firearms that lack serial numbers — but also places undue regulatory burdens on individuals engaged in the longstanding American tradition of gunsmithing. This tradition, deeply embedded in the nation’s history, faces unwarranted restrictions under the guise of addressing a non-existent public safety issue.

The professional sports leagues’ call for the UFA’s reauthorization, while perhaps well-intentioned, overlooks the Act’s implications for law-abiding citizens who wish to exercise their right to build firearms. It fails to acknowledge that such measures will not effectively prevent crime or save lives but will instead infringe upon the freedoms of Americans under the pretext of enhancing public safety.

As gun rights advocates and lawmakers push back against the permanent reauthorization of the UFA, it is essential to recognize that the path to genuine public safety lies not in restrictive gun control laws but in respecting the rights of individuals and addressing the root causes of crime. The battle over the UFA’s future underscores the ongoing debate between safeguarding public safety and preserving individual freedoms, a debate that will undoubtedly continue as the nation navigates the complexities of gun control legislation.

Tell your lawmakers to OPPOSE the UFA TODAY!


Celebrating Texas Gun Rights’ 10th Anniversary

February 6, 2024 

2024 is bound to be another year filled with politically explosive developments as the presidential cycle is well underway.

Rest assured, gun rights will be a major issue for the rest of the year as politicians find different ways to attack the Second Amendment. Though it would be a mistake to assume that the threats to the right to bear arms are solely coming from the DC Swamp.

Plenty of state legislatures are filled with politicians who openly hate the Second Amendment and/or work behind the scenes to destroy it. Hence, the importance of having state-based groups ready to push back against anti-gun schemes.

Since its founding in 2014, Texas Gun Rights has answered the call of grassroots conservatives in the Lone Star State who yearn for a no compromise gun lobby who will defend their interests at every step of the way. For its part, TXGR is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization that does not endorse, support, or stand against any candidate running for political office.

TXGR is mostly focused on informing gun owners and liberty activists in the Lone Star State of their candidate’s positions when it comes to firearms issues. TXGR’s principal objective is to hold politicians accountable and expand individuals’ right to defend themselves, their families, and their property without having to beg the government for permission to do so.

TXGR Petition DeliveryTXGR has set itself apart from other organizations through its grassroots initiatives where members can sign petitions, postcards, letters, send emails, faxes, make phone calls, and personally visit their state legislators to hold them accountable and pressure them to restore the right to bear arms.

TXGR is no middling outfit; it has successfully mobilized more than 500,000 members and supporters across Texas while adovcating for gun rights.

From the outset, TXGR positioned itself as the premier no compromise pro-gun organization in the Lone Star State. It effectively filled a void that was long overdue in a political environment marked by complacency and political scheming designed to undermine gun rights. The first issue that TXGR pushed for was the passage of Constitutional Carry — the simple concept that any lawful individual should be allowed to carry a firearm without having to beg the government for permission.

The fight to bring Constitutional Carry to Texas was no walk in the park. The establishment was quick to put down Constitutional Carry bills each time during the legislative sessions they were introduced. This was the norm from the early 2010s up until 2021. Throughout the course of this fight, TXGR and gun owners were able to pick up solid victories such as the passage of Open Carry and Campus Carry in 2015 — two issues in which Texas lagged behind most pro-gun red states for several decades.

TXGR Biedermann Schaefer Young HB 1927Along the journey, TXGR was able to forge alliances with pro-gun champions such as former State Representatives Jonathan Stickland, Matt Rinaldi, and Kyle Biedermann to constantly push for Constitutional Carry and other pro-gun reforms. As time passed, TXGR gradually built a grassroots army that became a powerful force in Texas politics. Such grassroots pressure played an integral role in compelling disgraced House Speaker Dennis Bonnen to not seek re-election in 2020 — a good omen for gun rights in the following year.

TXGR finally achieved one of its long-standing goals after it passed Constitutional Carry in 2021 following years of disappointment and political intrigue. However, TXGR’s work was far from finished after securing the passage of Constitutional Carry. Since then, it established an educational and legal arm in the Texas Gun Rights Foundation.

TXGRF aims to educate and inform Texans on the importance of the Second Amendment of the US Constitution and Article 1 Section 23 of the Texas Constitution and provide them the tools and knowledge needed to defend their right to bear arms.

By using educational materials, speaking engagements, and training programs, TXGRF empowers gun rights activists to effectively mobilize and shield the right to bear arms from the devious political actors who threaten to eviscerate it. On top of that, TXGRF is committed to defending the right to bear arms in the courts and look to restore freedoms that the political class has taken away from citizens over the years.

In effect, TXGRF will use TXGR’s no-compromise tactics in the courtroom to protect the freedoms enshrined by the Second Amendment to guarantee that lawful gun owners are protected from any violations of their rights by power-hungry bureaucrats and gun-grabbing politicians.

TXGR also has a political action committee (PAC) that directly handles political work. Unlike establishment gun lobbies, who are more content with schmoozing with the ruling class and maintaining the status quo, TXGR PAC is committed to holding politicians’ feet to the fire and directly advocating for pro-gun candidates and against anti-gun candidates.

The aim of both TXGR & TXGR PAC are to make the Texas State Legislature into a bastion for pro-gun legislation that bans red flag gun confiscation, abolishes gun-free zones, and nullifies unconstitutional gun control laws at the federal level, among other reforms. The fight to restore gun rights is only just beginning.

As American politics grows more polarized and the calls for greater state involvement in people’s lives grow stronger, organizations such as TXGR are more critical than ever.

There’s a dearth of political leadership and organizations that are willing to stick behind principles in this era of mass deceit and political expediency.

No matter the political circumstances, TXGR can always be counted on to defend the rights of gun owners.


TXGR Attacked by Former Attorney to Democrat Megadonor

February 1, 2024

In the world of Second Amendment activism, one can always expect all manner of attacks from members of the political establishment. It’s the nature of the beast in a cut-throat political enterprise where expediency and backstabbing are the order of the day.

Since it was founded in 2014, Texas Gun Rights (TXGR) has known this all too well. Its staunch commitment to the Second Amendment has earned it many enemies both on the Left and the Right. The latter has been a fascinating development to observe over the course of TXGR’s rise to prominence as the #1 no compromise gun lobby in the Lone Star State.

TXGR’s willingness to take Republicans to task for their anti-gun ways and/or their inability to defend the Second Amendment has made many a party hack livid. One could write encyclopedia-length articles highlighting establishment Republicans’ long list of attacks against TXGR.

However, one recent attack launched against TXGR merits considerable attention: Mark McCaig, a well-established Texas lawyer and the publisher of a faux conservative blog, The Texas Voice:

In an attack piece titled “Affiliate of Never-Trumper Led ‘Little Nutjob’ Gun Group Engages in Texas Primaries,” McCaig tries to paint TXGR as a group with Trump Derangement Syndrome (more on that fake news later).

But McCaig’s blog is known for being the mouthpiece of the uniparty in Austin, primarily Dade Phelan, who serves as the Speaker of the Texas House. Phelan is infamous for empowering anti-gun Democrats by appointing them to chair powerful committees — and for leading a sham impeachment of Ken Paxton, America’s most pro-gun Attorney General. If you ever want to know Phelan’s position on something, one only needs to read McCaig’s blog.

McCaig, himself, is a vile creature. Groups such as Young Conservative of Texas (YCT) have previously condemned McCaig for some of the subversive activity he has engaged in. The irony here is that McCaig used to be a former YCT member. Nevertheless, he has used YCT ‘s name to attack conservative candidates through a PAC he used to run — Conservative Voters or Texas.

Worse, McCaig used to work closely with the late-Steve Mostyn — a mega-donor for Democratic causes — at his personal injury law firm, and used the resources from this gig to continue attacking conservative legislators (as if personal injury lawyers didn’t already have a bad wrap!)

McCaig is for all intents and purposes a Nikki Haley-style Republican at best — who is more than willing to support Republicans who routinely sell out their conservative constituents for political expediency.

But McCaig’s current outrage stems from TXGR deploying mailers, billboards, websites, text messages and digital ads across the state, letting Texans know about the sketchy voting behavior of their representatives in the Texas House (primarily those of Phelan and his top lieutenants — which annoyed McCaig BIGLY).

In McCaig’s hit piece on TXGR, he conveniently fails to mention that President Trump is backing TXGR PAC-endorsed David Covey against Dade Phelan. Trump even noted Covey’s commitment to gun rights when he gave him his “complete and total endorsement.”

The primary bill at the center of the “controversy” with McCaig and RINO Republicans is Senate Bill 728 from 2023, a bill suffused with nasty anti-Second Amendment provisions.

For example, SB 728 effectively complies with the Biden-Cornyn Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA) by funneling tens of thousands of juvenile records into the NICS gun ban registry, irrespective of criminal record and a person’s return to normal mental health.

It works in a retroactive manner, and otherwise law-abiding people could be deprived of their gun rights without even knowing it.

NICS is notorious for having a 94% false positive rate on firearms background check denials. False positives occur when lawful citizens’ names get mixed and matched with criminals who share similar names, which results in them being unjustly stripped of their gun rights.

For that reason, NICS needs to be abolished, not reformed, much less expanded upon. TXGR has distinguished itself from the rest of the gun rights organizations in Texas by opposing SB 728 — and being the only organization that’s calling for the abolition of NICS.

“No Compromise” isn’t just a hollow slogan for TXGR.

Sadly, the political establishment won after the Texas Senate passed SB 728 by a vote of 31-0 and the Texas House did so by a 116-28 margin.

Of course, the NRA has endorsed Speaker Phelan and many of the legislators who supported SB 728, giving them cover and zero accountability. Much like McCaig with The Texas Voice, the NRA exists to provide cover and prop up establishment Republicans no matter how suspect their voting records are.

Which brings us back to President Trump. Neither National Association for Gun Rights nor Texas Gun Rights is a “Never Trump organization.”

President Trump certainly was not perfect on gun rights, as demonstrated by his administration’s decision to ban bump stocks and expand NICS — which was noted by NAGR president Dudley Brown in his personal tweets.

But Trump seemingly represents the best alternative to defeat the Biden regime’s gun ban agenda — the agenda that Phelan and his cronies like McCaig are unwilling to fight.

The Biden regime has been relentless with respect to its efforts to undermine the Second Amendment be it through legislative means or executive fiat. Biden and company have already granted a rogue ATF the power to unilaterally impose gun control through underhanded means.

Thus far, the Biden-ATF has made attempts to impose a partial “assault weapons ban” and universal gun registration through arbitrary regulatory orders and procedures.

The Biden-ATF is essentially functioning like any unaccountable bureaucracy by imposing policies that are not subject to democratic scrutiny or pushback at the polls.

So flaws notwithstanding, Trump is still politically useful in opposing gun control. One can acknowledge this nuance of the current political reality and still criticize political figures when they slip up.

And when it comes to perfection, we know that only Jesus Christ is perfect.

Texas Gun Rights is not loyal to any of the two parties, especially the anti-gun uniparty that resides in the DC & Austin Swamp. And TXGR is certainly not in the business of schmoozing with the ruling class or selling out gun owners.

We should never forget that TXGR’s mission is to mobilize pro-gun Texans in defense of the Second Amendment and Article 1, Section 23 of the Texas Constitution. Period.

Republican Primary Accountability Critical for Defeating Biden’s Gun Ban Agenda in November

January 31, 2024 

Wake up and smell the gunpowder!

Joe Biden, backed by the deep pockets of Michael Bloomberg and George Soros, is unleashing an all-out war on gun rights in Texas.

First, Biden’s ATF is relentlessly hammering gun owners with nonsensical rule changes, bans on gun accessories and a devious universal gun registration plot by redefining what constitutes as a “dealer in firearms.”

This bypasses Congress and state legislatures, striking at the heart of our gun ownership rights.

But it gets worse.

The gun control lobby is feeling empowered after Bloomberg-funded “Everytown for Gun Control” outspent the NRA 10-1 (in their own backyard) when they flipped Virginia “blue” in November…

Now, along with the Giffords gun control group, these gun control tyrants are doubling down on Texas.

That’s why I need you to sign your pledge to “Stop the Blue Wave” RIGHT AWAY.

Let’s be clear: we don’t believe Texas is going blue this election cycle… unless gun owners sit on the sidelines.

But we know these Bloomberg & Soros-funded groups are counting on replicating the “Beto Wave” of 2018 — when a dozen down-ballot anti-gun candidates for the state legislature flipped their districts blue.

The anti-gun Left understands that they don’t need full control of the Texas Legislature to ramrod their radical agenda in Austin.

If you recall, the Republican-controlled legislature already betrayed gun owners by voting for SB 728 – a disastrous expansion of the NICS gun ban registry — earlier this year.

So, we’re making 2024 our battleground.

In fact, Texas Gun Rights is launching an unprecedented mobilization effort ahead of the March primary and November elections.

We strongly believe discipline begins at home.

That’s why our “all-in” budget for the Republican primary — to hold supposedly “pro-gun Republicans” accountable for their anti-gun votes — is bigger than it’s ever been.

But this spending is pivotal to our strategy of ensuring that protecting gun rights against the radical Left remains a TOP theme going into November… to defeat the Biden gun ban agenda, and to ensure we have a tidal wave of support to push our pro-gun legislative agenda moving into 2025.

In addition to direct mail, email, text message campaigns, and digital ads, Texas Gun Rights has been busy launching websites like — exposing the anti-gun records of Republicans across the state.

We even have plans to launch billboards, TV, and radio commercials if resources permit.

But I need to know you have my back.

Please sign your pledge to “Stop the Blue Wave” RIGHT AWAY.

Your pledge marks your commitment to help Texas Gun Rights fight back against the Biden gun control agenda.

But after you sign your pledge, I hope you’ll consider your most generous financial contribution ever to help us implement our plans in 2024.

No matter if it’s $250, $100, or even $50, every penny will empower Texas Gun Rights to mobilize pro-gun Texans and protect our rights in the face of this onslaught.

But if you’re able to part with $2,500, $1,000, or even $500, it will bring Texas Gun Rights much closer to our goal of implementing our ENTIRE 2024 election accountability plans.

Texas Gun Rights is the ONLY gun rights organization holding Republicans accountable for their anti-gun votes during the primary.

It’s time to take a stand! And we can’t get outspent 10-1 by the anti-gun Left in our own backyard.

The Biden Administration, Soros, and Bloomberg are counting on our complacency.

They believe they can steamroll over us with their executive overreaches and deep pockets.

But they’re wrong. We’re Texans. We fight back!

So please, sign your pledge and donate as generously as you can.

For Texas and Liberty,


Chris McNutt

President, Texas Gun Rights

The NRA Continues Running Cover for Texas’ Corrupt Political Class

January 30, 2024

There are certain constants in politics that one can always count on. One of those is the National Rifle Association’s penchant for running cover for unprincipled members of the Texas State Legislature. With the 2024 Republican primary elections right around the corner, the NRA is currently doling out its endorsements and defending members of the political establishment from grassroots criticism.

On January 20, 2024, Texas State Representative Jeff Leach announced to his supporters that he received the endorsement the NRA’s Political Victory Fund (PVF).

The NRA said the following about Leach:

“Jeff Leach has been a reliable and consistent friend to gun owners in the fight to defend liberty and freedom in the Texas House. Attempts by political opponents and third-party organizations to misinform voters and distort his policy positions on gun issues are false and dishonest.”

The harsh reality is that Leach is no friend of the Second Amendment.  At a time when turncoat Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) was working with Joe Biden’s administration to pass the “Bipartisan Safer Communities Act,” a gun control measure that Biden described as “the most significant gun [control] legislation to pass Congress in 30 years,” Leach drafted a bill — SB 728. This bill would establish a registry for adults who had mental health complications when they were minors. This bill was ostensibly designed to have Texas law comply with the BSCA.

Ironically, Leach co-authored Texas’ so-called “Second Amendment Sanctuary” law in 2021, granting Texas the power to resist any unconstitutional gun control measures passed by the Biden regime.

Sadly, whatever good Leach did with this Second Amendment Sanctuary law went to waste after he voted to pass SB 728, which effectively placed millions of Texans’ records into the NICS Gun Ban Registry.

Like most politicians of this epoch, Leach talks a big game about the Second Amendment. But when the rubber meets the road, Leach backs down when he has to confront the Feds.

Leach also voted to water down Constitutional Carry on university campuses by voting against an amendment that would have ended the “gun free” zones aka criminal safe spaces in institutions of higher education that are often targeted by violent gunmen. In typical establishment fashion, Leach voted against broadening Constitutional Carry to all legal adults, which includes single mothers and individuals in the age range of 18 to 20 — prime years for military service.

To make matters worse, Leach voted against extending Constitutional Carry on lands that the Lower Colorado River Authority manages, which includes many camping sites statewide. Overall, Jeff Leach’s voting record against pro-gun amendments would create a confusing maze of gun laws that could have otherwise lawful gun owners running into legal problems.

During a time when Leach could have used his precious time and political capital to pass several pro-gun reforms such as the Second Amendment Preservation Act (SAPA) and a prohibition on “Red Flag” gun confiscation orders, he decided to spend his time trying to impeach Attorney General Ken Paxton — one of America’s most pro-gun AGs.

Establishment politicians like Leach also don’t like when their voting records and political machinations are exposed by grassroots activists. Hence his decision to team up with anti-gun Democrats to vote for the Texas Gag Act. Said legislation would have compelled organizations such as Texas Gun Rights to release their whole list of membership records and donors for simply talking about a politician’s voting record.

The forced disclosure of donors could leave groups and their supporters susceptible to political reprisals from unhinged leftist organizations such as Antifa and Black Lives Matter. A chilling effect on free speech would soon surface because of such legislation, which would shield the political class from legitimate criticism.

Leach’s behavior is typical of the Texas political class. State Representative Glenn Rogers also shared the same dubious distinction of selling out gun owners by following in Leach’s footsteps in terms of his anti-gun voting behavior.

In fact, when TXGR placed a billboard to expose Rogers’ voting record on SB 728, he went on social media to complain about the billboard, calling TXGR activists liars because “other Republicans voted for it [SB 728], too.”  Rogers has a history of being rather lukewarm on the Second amendment.

Back in February 2020, when he was asked if he backed Constitutional Carry at Hood County Candidate Forum, Rogers indicated that he would only support legal carry with training mandates. In effect, when every other candidate at the forum supported Constitutional Carry, Rogers was in favor of keeping the gun licensing status quo and opposing Constitutional Carry. In this timeframe, Rogers refused to return his completed TXGR candidate survey and go publicly on important issues connected to the Second Amendment.

However, the grassroots pressure finally got to Rogers after he ended up voting for a clean Constitutional Carry bill in 2021.

What we see with Leach and Rogers is a problem that’s widespread in the Texas House. It ultimately starts at the top with House Speaker Dade Phelan. The Speaker has not only backed the previously mentioned anti-gun moves, he created a gun control committee in 2023 made up of 7 Republicans and 6 Democrats.

The Vice Chairman of the committee — Jarvis Johnson — and 3 other Democrats who have received endorsements from Bloomberg-backed gun control organizations. Further, Joe Moody, who has authored “red flag” gun confiscation legislation in the last three legislative sessions, was a part of this committee.

Two Republicans on the committee — Justin Holland and Sam Harless — teamed up with Democrats to put forward a bill to prevent lawful adults between the ages of 18 to 20 from buying or owning specific kinds of rifles.

Dade Phelan’s committee appointments ultimately enabled anti-gun liberals to prevent the passage of the Second Amendment Preservation Act (HB 5153) and the bill to prohibit “red flag” gun confiscation laws in the Lone Star State (HB 1894), the latter of which were also assisted by Holland and Harless. In all likelihood, the NRA will overlook Phelan and his cronies’ spotty Second Amendment records and endorse them.

In the case of Holland, the Republican with the worst record on gun rights in 2023, he escaped with a “C” rating by the NRA instead of an “F.” And Sam Harless’ was mysteriously not listed on the NRA’s voter guide as of the writing of this article.

That’s just how the establishment gun lobby operates. The good news is that as long as TXGR exists, gun owners in the Lone Star State who desire a restoration of the Second Amendment will always have a no compromise option to rely on for their pro-gun needs.

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Running Scared: Texas House Tried to Hide Their Anti-Gun Voting Records

January 24, 2024

If the Austin political elite had their way, you would never be able to read this article.

Under the guise of “Ethics Reform,” the majority of Texas House Republicans joined with anti-gun Democrats to try and SILENCE the grassroots just last year.

But you probably never even heard about it…

Better known as the Gag Act, HB 1585 would’ve kept Texas Gun Rights from holding your politicians accountable — by prohibiting us from telling you about their voting record!

This draconian measure would not only have suppressed our fundamental right to free speech, but it would have also invaded the privacy of our valued members.

Thanks to the pressure of Texas Gun Rights members and supporters across the state, this bill was stopped in the Texas Senate.

But do you think that because this bill failed one time, they won’t try again? Of course not!

That’s why I need you to sign our petition, instructing your elected officials to OPPOSE the Gag Act RIGHT AWAY.

Leading the charge for this draconian policy was Republican State Representative Charlie Geren — who authored the bill.

Of course, Geren (and many of the Republicans who voted for his bill) also voted to:

  • Expand the NICS Gun Ban Registry (SB 728)
  • Empower anti-gun Democrats as committee chairs
  • Impeach our pro-gun Attorney General Ken Paxton

In short, none of them want to be held accountable for their actions.

If the Gag Act ever became law, it would effectively keep their bad voting records a secret by PROHIBITING Texas Gun Rights (and others) from talking about it!

It would ban any mention of a politician’s name before a Primary or General Election, or during a legislative session.

That way, anti-gun incumbents could coast to easy re-elections without ever being held accountable for their records!

The Gag Act would force groups like Texas Gun Rights to hand over the names, addresses, and employers of anyone who contributes to any of our efforts if we dared to inform you how your elected official voted.

Leaving patriots across Texas open to retribution, intimidation, and personal attacks from vengeful politicians and the “woke” cancel culture.

Just consider the labels often applied to supporters of President Trump: “white supremacist,” “fascist,” and even “Nazi” are common terms used by the radical Left.

Absolutely ridiculous!

Rest assured, Texas Gun Rights would never, under any circumstance, roll over and give a heavy-handed government bureaucrat your personal information… 

…but I can’t say the same for any other grassroots organization or cause that you support.

That’s why I’ve got a team of lawyers ready to take the fight to the courts if the Gag Act ever became law.

This fight isn’t just about us, it’s about the right for you to hold your elected officials accountable, which is why we’re trying to avoid a costly legal battle and stop the Gag Act in the Legislature.

Making your petition so important

Still not convinced this negatively affects you? Let me explain:

Currently, your donations to groups such as Texas Gun Rights remain private — as they should!

Considering most hard-working Texans simply do not have the time to go door knock, make phone calls, or engage in local activism, you can give to a group like TXGR to advocate on your behalf.

But if the Gag Act becomes law, one day you may be called in to the boss’ office at work when suddenly you are notified your services are no longer needed there.

Did you violate any company policies? No.

Did you show up late or take too many sick days? No.

Did you fail to perform your job well? No.

However, the company’s “woke” higher-ups decided your politics are just a little too “extreme” for their taste and would rather you work somewhere else.

Even worse, as a gun owner, you may find yourself placed on any number of government watch lists or have a target on your back for simply supporting our Second Amendment rights.

All because your name appeared on a membership list.

With the hostility we see in today’s politics and cancel culture, these scenarios could easily become reality if the Gag Act became law.

Right now, Texas Gun Rights takes the brunt of the attacks from angry politicians (re: Dennis Bonnen vs Texas Gun Rights).

But if they have their way, they could instead be coming after you!

Even if they pass the Gag Act, TXGR will keep fighting for your rights.

However, it will cripple our efforts as we will be obligated to spend tens of thousands of dollars fighting it in the courts, which would leave Texas ripe for the picking for anti-gun politicians.

By signing your “Stop the Gag Act” petition, you can help STOP this draconian nightmare before it ever sees a courtroom.

Your signed petition makes it clear to your lawmakers that you are opposed to any legislation that would make it more difficult, or even illegal, for gun owners to hold them accountable.

And we need all hands-on deck for this fight.

So along with your signed petition, I’m hoping you’ll include your most generous contribution to help TXGR expose these politicians during the upcoming primary election.

But no matter what you can give, please sign your petition today. Thank you for your continued activism and support.

For Texas and Liberty,

Chris McNutt

2024 TXGR Primary Voter Guide + PAC Endorsements


The candidates listed below have returned a PRO-GUN Texas Gun Rights Candidate Survey.
Don’t see your candidate? Tell them to fill out their TXGR Candidate Survey today! Print/Download candidate survey here.
* indicates a Texas Gun Rights PAC-endorsed candidate.
**Last updated 2/20/24**
Presiding Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals: David Schenk*
Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 7 Gina Parker*
Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 8 Lee Finley*
U.S. Congress
  • CD 2: Jameson Ellis
  • CD 7: Caroline Kane
  • CD 23: Brandon Herrera* (dual endorsement)
  • CD 23: Julie Clark* (dual endorsement)
  • CD 26: Brandon Gill*
  • CD 27: Luis Espindola

Texas Senate

  • SD 30: Jace Yarbrough
  • SD 30: Carrie de Moor
  • SD 30: Cody Clark

Texas House

  • HD 1: Dale Huls
  • HD 2: Brent Money*
  • HD 4: Josh Fuerstein*
  • HD 5: Jeff Fletcher
  • HD 17: Tom Glass*
  • HD 19: Kyle Biedermann*
  • HD 20: Janine Chapa
  • HD 21: David Covey*
  • HD 26: Matt Morgan*
  • HD 30: AJ Louderback
  • HD 33: Dennis London
  • HD 33: Katrina Pierson*
  • HD 44: Greg Switzer*
  • HD 53: Wes Virdell*
  • HD 55: Jorge Estrada
  • HD 56: Devvie Duke
  • HD 56: Pat Curry
  • HD 60: Mike Olcott*
  • HD 63: Vincent Gallo
  • HD 64: Andy Hopper*
  • HD 65: Mitch Little*
  • HD 66: Wayne Richard*
  • HD 67: Daren Meis*
  • HD 68: Kerri Kingsbery*
  • HD 70: Joe Collins
  • HD 71: Charles Byrn
  • HD 72: Stormy Bradley
  • HD 74: John McLeon
  • HD 80: Don McLaughlin 
  • HD 83: Wade Cowan
  • HD 85: Tim Greeson
  • HD 86: Jamie Haynes
  • HD 89: Abraham George*
  • HD 91: David Lowe*
  • HD 94: Tony Tinderholt*
  • HD 97: Cheryl Bean
  • HD 99: Jack Reynolds*
  • HD 108: Barry Wernick*
  • HD 119: Brandon Grable
  • HD 121: Marc LaHood
  • HD 128: Bianca Gracia
  • HD 128: Briscoe Cain*

County Sheriff

  • Bexar County Sheriff: Nathan Buchanan*
  • Lavaca County: Micah Harmon


  • Tarrant County, Criminal District Court #2: William Knight*

Republican County Chair

  • Bandera County: Conrad Striegl
  • Collin County: Ellen Loveless
  • Dallas County: Lt. Colonel Allen West*
  • Guadalupe County: Terry Harper
  • McLennan County: Theodore Croy
  • Williamson County: Michelle Evans*
Returning a pro-gun survey does NOT constitute an endorsement of any candidate for office. The list of pro-gun survey respondents is for informational purposes so gun owners know EXACTLY which candidates for public office have pledged their commitment to protecting gun rights. 

Texas Gun Rights is the Texas affiliate of the National Association for Gun Rights, a tax exempt non-profit organization under IRC 501(c)(4) which does not endorse, support, or oppose candidates for election. Candidate endorsements are reserved for our political action committee, Texas Gun Rights PAC.

Need more context on the survey questions? Read background information here.

Biden launches renewed gun control assault!

December 6, 2023

Every day that congress is in session, our rights are at risk.

That doesn’t matter if it is Joe Biden or a Republican at the helm of the White House (although with Biden, things are MUCH WORSE)!

But with the recent introduction of the Gas-Operated Semi-Automatic Firearms Exclusion (GOSAFE) Act in Congress, Biden has launched yet another full-throated attack on gun owners across America.

This overreaching bill, introduced by Sens. Angus King (I-Maine) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), aims to ban standard-capacity magazines and many firearms that accept detachable magazines… and even goes as far as proposing a gun “buy-back” program!

As an ardent defender of the Second Amendment and a valued member of the TXGR community, I’m urging you to take immediate action.

Please contact Congress today and express your strong opposition to the GOSAFE Act!

Just click the link above and fill out your information on the page to look up YOUR elected officials in Washington.

When the pre-filled message loads, all you need to do is hit send! Or feel free to edit the script and write a message of your own.

If you feel so inclined, a phone call will help pile on the pressure!

Unsurprisingly, the GOSAFE ACT is supported by Bloomberg-backed “Everytown For Gun Control.” If passed into law, it would prohibit most Semi-automatic firearms — which are among the most used handguns, rifles and shotguns in America.

It’s kind of like Dianne Feinstein’s notorious “Assault Weapons” ban wrapped up in a new package.

Using the actions of a criminal in Maine as a basis for this bill, the GOSAFE Act would penalize MILLIONS of law-abiding citizens across the country and does NOT effectively address the root causes of gun violence (which have NOTHING to do with firearms laws).

Worse, such a ban sets a precedent for further restrictions — and could lead to a slippery slope where more types of firearms are targeted, gradually eroding our constitutional rights.

Nancy Pelosi would call it “a slippery slope.”

Not to mention, the bill already directly defies the Supreme Court’s 2022 decision in the Bruen case.

In that case, the Court emphasized that gun laws must be “consistent with the nation’s historical tradition of firearm regulation” and pass Second Amendment scrutiny.

Bills aimed at limiting magazine capacity or banning an entire class of firearm are often sold as ways to reduce crime and “save lives”, but evidence shows time and again criminals do not adhere to such restrictions.

In reality, these types of bills limit the ability of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves effectively.

In a life-threatening situation, the capacity to fire multiple rounds without reloading can be crucial for self-defense.

That’s why your voice is crucial in this fight.

By speaking out, you are not just defending your rights, but those of every American gun owner. It’s imperative that our representatives in Congress hear our collective stance against such restrictive measures.

Even if you know your congressman has a strong, pro-gun voting record, it is important they hear your voice — so they know you have their back!

But the time to act is now!

Together, we can ensure the protection of our Second Amendment freedoms for generations to come.

For Texas and Liberty,

Chris McNutt
Texas Gun Rights

P.S. After contacting your congressman, please consider supporting Texas Gun Rights with a donation. Every contribution helps us fight for our rights and keep America free and safe.

Back-to-Back Wins Against ATF Overreach!

October 9, 2023
Guess what? We did it again!
The overreaching bureaucrats at ATF were delivered another major blow.
Thanks to our relentless pressure in the court, Judge Reed O’Connor of the Northern District stomped on the ATF’s ridiculous Forced Reset Trigger ban and granted a preliminary injunction in our SECOND lawsuit against the ATF.
Now, members of Texas Gun Rights, National Association for Gun Rights and clientele of Rare Breed Triggers, are protected from this nonsensical regulation.
But here’s the icing on the cake: in O’Connor’s conclusion, he stated that “the plaintiffs are likely correct” that the ATF’s attempts to broaden the definition of a machine gun is an arbitrary and capricious expansion of the agency’s authority.
“Plaintiffs have carried their burden at this stage to show that the expanded definition of machinegun likely exceeds the scope of ATF’s statutory authority.”
This is a huge victory and a good sign we are on the way to winning a permanent injunction for our members and further reining in the ATF.
Of course, this marks our SECOND preliminary injunction granted in less than a week!
You may recall, on Wednesday of last week that Judge O’Connor ruled in our favor in another lawsuit, ensuring that Texas Gun Rights members are shielded against the ATF’s misguided ban on pistol stabilizing braces.
That’s TWO major smackdowns in ONE week!
How’s that for showing the ATF who’s boss?
Now, let’s be clear. These are not mere victories. They are loud, clear messages to the power-hungry pencil pushers in D.C.
But we’re not just here to win battles. We’re here to WIN THE WAR.
And that war? It’s to ABOLISH the ATF for good — and YOU can help us send them packing!
Let’s drown them in a sea of signatures!
But after you sign, I need you to help us keep the momentum going.
Remember, donations of $35 or more not only support our cause but automatically make you a Texas Gun Rights member (if you’re not one already.)
That means, should we secure a permanent injunction, your rights would be safeguarded permanently!
Look, I understand not everyone has money to give. Or, like many others, you may have already given recently.
And we greatly appreciate your support!
But please know that each victory we achieve is a testament to our collective strength, unity, and dedication to preserving the Second Amendment rights.
Let’s keep up the pressure and ensure our voices resonate in the corridors of power.
Thank you for being the backbone of this fight. Together, we will prevail!
For Texas and Liberty,
Chris McNutt
President, Texas Gun Rights

Major Win for Texas Gun Rights: Preliminary Injunction Granted!

October 4, 2023

We have HUGE news to share with you so please allow me to get straight to the point:

The Northern District of Texas has granted Texas Gun Rights a preliminary injunction against the ATF’s ban on pistol stabilizing braces! 

That means the ATF cannot enforce their ban against our members. (You can read the injunction here).

If you haven’t been following our lawsuit, let me catch you up to speed! 

Texas Gun Rights, in collaboration with the National Association for Gun Rights, took a bold step in SUING the Biden-ATF as a direct response to their ban on pistol stabilizing braces earlier this summer

These plastic firearm accessories, designed to assist disabled veterans and ensure safe and accurate firearm use, are now being used as a pretext to criminalize millions of Americans — and forcing them to disarm.

This is an outrageous abuse of power!

But thanks to YOUR relentless support — we were granted a preliminary injunction, prohibiting the ATF from enforcing this draconian rule on members of our organization. 

This is not just a win for Texas Gun Rights members but a victory for every individual who believes in the right to bear arms and the liberties the Second Amendment protects.

Sadly, this is just the first of MANY battles we have with the ATF.

We’re also diving headfirst into challenging the ATF’s contentious decision to ban forced reset triggers, where they indiscriminately determined a forced reset trigger can somehow turn a firearm into a MACHINE gun.

In fact, I was in federal court earlier this week for our lawsuit on that case, where we are also fighting for an injunction for our members!

Of course, there’s another looming storm on the horizon: the ATF has proposed a new definition for what type of individual constitutes as a “dealer in firearms“. 

If they push this through, Biden’s Universal Gun Registration scheme will be nearly complete by forcing EVERY single (legal) private firearms transaction through the flawed NICS Gun Ban Registry

But as you and I know, criminals will never comply with this request, only law-abiding citizens will… making it nothing more than a universal gun registry for law-abiding gun owners.

Should the ATF dare to tread this path as proposed, we’re ready to counter with all the legal might at our disposal with yet another lawsuit.

But while we rally against these immediate threats, our endgame remains clear: to see the ATF dissolved

We’re actively pushing for H.R. 374 in Congress, and its passing will symbolize a monumental stride in safeguarding gun rights across America.

Now, I turn to you, the backbone of our movement, to join us in making an even more significant impact.

If you haven’t already, please sign our petition to Abolish the ATF: 

Together, we can send a thunderous message that resonates through the halls of Congress.

But if you’ve already signed our petition, please consider supporting our ongoing efforts with a donation to Texas Gun Rights.

No matter if it is $10, $50 or any amount you’re comfortable with, every penny fuels our mission, enabling us to maintain the pressure on the ATF and staunchly defend our cherished freedoms.

We stand at a crossroads, with every action and decision echoing into the future of gun rights in Texas and beyond. 

We’ve tasted victory, and with your continued support, I believe our most significant triumphs are still ahead.

For Texas and Liberty,


Chris McNutt

President, Texas Gun Rights