Runoff Race of the Week: Kerwin vs. Burns

April 26, 2024 

Representative Burns’ recent voting record reveals a troubling trend of undermining Second Amendment freedoms and eroding the rights of law-abiding citizens.

In 2015, Burns voted in favor of SB 11 (2015/84R), Amendment 1 (Zerwas), which expanded gun-free zones on college campuses, effectively restricting the ability of individuals to protect themselves in vulnerable situations.

Moreover, Burns continued this pattern in 2021 by opposing crucial pro-gun Amendments to strengthen the Constitutional Carry Bill (HB 1927), such as Amendment 6 (Cason), which sought to extend constitutional carry to 18-20 year olds. 

By denying this age group their right to bear arms, Burns demonstrated a disregard for the principles of the Second Amendment.

Additionally, Burns voted against Amendment 21 (Biedermann), which aimed to allow constitutional carry on college campuses, further limiting the ability of law-abiding citizens to exercise their constitutional rights.

Furthermore, Burns supported SB 728 (2023/88R), which codified parts of Joe Biden’s gun control agenda by expanding the NICS Gun Ban Registry. Of course Burns also voted to impeach America’s most pro-gun Attorney General, Ken Paxton.

To top it off, he voted to prohibit groups like Texas Gun Rights from talking about the voting records of politicians in an attempt to hide his bad votes from constituents!

These actions by Representative Burns highlight a concerning pattern of prioritizing restrictive gun policies over the rights of law-abiding citizens. It is essential for constituents to hold elected officials accountable and demand respect for the Second Amendment and the liberties it protects.

If you live in this district, call Dewayne Burns at (817) 645-3685 and tell him to start standing up for the Second Amendment!

Thankfully for gun owners, Burns’ opponent in the upcoming May 28th runoff, Helen Kerwin, has pledged her unwavering commitment to gun owners by returning her Texas Gun Rights Candidate Survey 100% pro-gun.

With her survey return, she pledged to oppose Biden’s radical gun control agenda, including Universal Gun Registration, “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation and any type of firearms bans. 

Even better, she pledged to support policies to expand Constitutional Carry for all legal adults, and pledged to fight to eliminate dangerous “gun free” criminal safety zones.

Kerwin’s campaign shows a clear contrast for gun owners in Texas House District 58.

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