Soros, Giffords & Everytown Targeting Texas in 2024

March 11, 2024 

In the ongoing debate over Second Amendment rights in the United States, prominent gun control organizations like Giffords and Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Control have positioned themselves at the forefront of the movement as leaders for restricting the right to keep and bear arms.

These groups have taken a particular interest in states they perceive as having lax gun laws, advocating for comprehensive legislative changes that, from a pro-gun perspective, threaten the foundational principles of American liberty and self-defense.

Giffords’ recent assessment identifies states such as Wyoming, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, and Idaho, along with Texas — ranked 20th by Giffords —as having the “worst” gun laws due to their strong protections for gun rights (Texas was ranked 19th “worst” by Everytown, respectively.)

For pro-gun advocates, however, these states represent beacons of freedom and firearms liberty, exemplifying a commitment to upholding the freedoms enshrined in the Second Amendment.

And in the case of Texas, many pro-gun advocates believe Texas should be first when it comes to firearms freedom — not 19th or 20th.

But the legislative priorities proposed by Giffords in Texas, echoed by Bloomberg’s Everytown, underscore a broad agenda to reshape the landscape of gun ownership in the Lone Star State.

These priorities include the implementation of universal gun registration, under the guise of “universal” or “expanded” background checks. Such a system not only raises concerns about privacy and governmental overreach but also lays the groundwork for potential future confiscations, undermining the very essence of the right to keep and bear arms.

Furthermore, the advocacy for extreme risk protection orders, or red flag gun confiscation laws, has been met with significant resistance from pro-gun factions. These laws, which allow for the confiscation of firearms based on unverified allegations, are viewed as a direct violation of due process rights, stripping individuals of their constitutional protections based on mere suspicion.

The call for a ban on so-called “assault weapons” and “large-capacity” magazines represents another contentious issue. Proponents of gun control mischaracterize these firearms and accessories, branding them as inherently dangerous and without legitimate civilian use.

In reality, the term “assault weapon” is a nebulous and politically charged label often applied to a wide range of semi-automatic firearms, including many that are popular among law-abiding gun owners for sport, self-defense, and recreational shooting.

The push to ban these firearms and their standard-capacity magazines, which often hold more than ten rounds, include most 9mm handguns and threaten to encompass the majority of modern handguns and rifles, disregarding their prevalent and lawful use across the country.

Additional legislative goals outlined by Giffords and Everytown include the implementation of waiting periods for firearm purchases, the repeal of Constitutional Carry, and requiring a permit to purchase or possess a firearm.

Each of these measures introduces significant barriers to exercising Second Amendment rights, treating law-abiding citizens as potential criminals and impeding their ability to protect themselves and their families in a timely manner.

Bloomberg’s Everytown takes an even more aggressive stance, advocating for the same priorities as Giffords, but also includes the repeal of Texas’ “Stand Your Ground” and Campus Carry laws.

Everytown is also seeking to undermine recent school security bills that passed in the Texas legislature by disarming teachers in public schools. Worse, they are calling for legislation that would penalize individuals for firearms stolen from them, coupled with a proposal for mandatory firearms storage laws that demand gun owners store their firearms locked, unloaded, and separate from ammunition — a requirement that could prove fatal in many home invasion and self-defense scenarios.

This overarching strategy seeks not only to regulate the tools of self-defense but to reshape the culture of gun ownership in America, casting it in a negative and dangerous light.

The narrative pushed by these gun control groups, particularly in the wake of mass shootings that often take place in “gun free” zones, overlooks critical data and the complex nature of crime in America.

For instance, FBI crime statistics reveal that rifles, including those vilified by the left like the AR-15, are used in a fraction of homicides compared to other means such as handguns, knives, or even hands and fists.

This statistical reality underscores the fallacy of targeting specific firearm types as a solution to violence, ignoring the broader societal issues that contribute to criminal behavior.

Joe Biden’s recent directive to the ATF, aimed at expanding the definition of a dealer in firearms to include private sellers, represents a significant escalation in the push for universal gun registration.

By attempting to regulate all firearm transactions through governmental approval, the administration sets the stage for a comprehensive database of gun owners, a precursor to potential confiscation efforts, especially in the context of any future semi-automatic firearm bans.

Of course, Everytown and Giffords isn’t holding their breath waiting for the Federal Government to pass extreme gun control.

Giffords is backing four candidates running for public office in Texas, including Colin Allred who is challenging the pro-gun U.S. Senator from Texas, Ted Cruz.

Everytown is going further by backing 11 candidates for Texas offices, targeting mostly state legislative races. In Texas, Democrats only need to maintain their current seats and pick up 10 seats to take majority control of the State House.

Between Everytown and Giffords’ meddling in the Texas elections, coupled with the creation of Texas Majority PAC — a newly formed group run by former Beto O’Rourke presidential campaign staffers — it seems the anti-gun Left are not giving up on attacking Texas’ gun laws. Worse, Texas Majority PAC has raised $2.1 million from notoriously anti-gun George Soros and his affiliated “Democracy PAC” — and have spent over $1.5 million of it on the 2024 election cycle so far.

That’s why Texas Gun Rights has been at the forefront of championing the Second Amendment during this year’s Republican primary and runoff elections, solidifying gun rights as a paramount concern.

By diligently working to ensure that the anti-gun actions of politicians are exposed, TXGR aims to maintain the momentum of the pro-gun agenda heading into the November elections. This strategic focus is critical in positioning Texans to effectively counteract Biden and the gun control machine’s relentless anti-gun measures.

As the political landscape heats up, TXGR’s efforts are vital in safeguarding Texans’ right to bear arms and standing firm against any encroachments on their constitutional freedoms.

But as the debate over gun control continues to unfold, the fundamental question remains: will America uphold the Second Amendment rights of its citizens, or will it succumb to a narrative that seeks to disarm the populace under the guise of safety?

For pro-gun Americans, the answer is clear: the right to keep and bear arms is non-negotiable, and they stand ready to defend it against any and all encroachments.

Will you stand with Texas Gun Rights in 2024?

Breaking Down Gun Rights Victories in the 2024 Republican Primary

March 7, 2024 

Texas Gun Rights is thrilled to announce the victory of 26 pro-gun  candidates during the recent Republican primary election. These significant wins highlight the power of grassroots activism and the unwavering commitment of Texans to safeguard their constitutional rights.

The success of these candidates is a direct result of your outstanding support. Despite the obstacles posed by the establishment gun lobby’s defense of incumbents who have compromised on gun rights, your votes made a decisive impact. TXGR and TXGR PAC was on the frontline, ensuring the voices of pro-gun Texans were heard, utilizing every tool at our disposal from direct mail to digital campaigns to expose the anti-gun actions of incumbent politicians.

However, our fight is far from over!

19 races are now heading to a crucial runoff on May 28. Among those facing this next challenge are TXGR PAC-endorsed champions like Brandon Herrera, Jace Yarbrough, David Covey, Katrina Pierson, Andy Hopper, David Lowe, Keresa Richardson, A.J. Louderback, and Cheryl Bean.

These individuals have pledged their dedication to protecting our right to bear arms, and they need our continued support to overcome the final hurdle in their election campaigns.

And Texas Gun Rights will continue exposing the anti-gun actions of candidates during the runoff so pro-gun Texans understand exactly who is trying to represent them in elected office.

This moment is crucial for the future of gun rights in Texas, and every contribution counts. Whether it’s $100, $50, $25, or even $10, your donation will bolster our efforts to educate voters and champion pro-Second Amendment candidates across the state.

If we want to make gun rights a winning issue come November — and continue taking Joe Biden’s gun control agenda head-on — identifying pro-gun candidates in the Republican Primary runoff must happen NOW.

Our commitment is to provide Texans with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions at the polls, advocating for no compromises and a refusal to back down in the face of opposition.

Thank you for your support!

For Texas and Liberty,

Chris McNutt

President, Texas Gun Rights

P.S. Here is the breakdown of pro-gun Republican Primary victories below:

26 pro-gun victories (21 TXGR PAC-Endorsed wins, 5 wins w/ pro-gun survey return):


Presiding Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals: David Schenk (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)
Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 7 Gina Parker (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)
Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 8 Lee Finley (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)


CD 26
Brandon Gill 58.4% (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)
Scott Armey 14.5%

State Legislative

HD 2
Brent Money 56.9% (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)
Jill Dutton Incumbent 43.1%

HD 10 – Uncontested
Brian Harrison (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)

HD 15
Steve Toth 67.9% (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)
Skeeter Hubert 32.1%

HD 18:
Janis Holt 53.1% (pro-gun survey)
Ernest Bailes Incumbent 39.1%

HD 26
Matt Morgan 53.8% (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)
Jacey Jetton Incumbent 38.6%

HD 53
Wes Virdell 60.5% (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)
Hatch Smith 39.5%

HD 55
Hillary Hickland 53.1% (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)
Hugh D. Shine Incumbent 39.5%

HD 56
Pat Curry 58.1% (pro-gun survey)
Devvie Duke 41.9% (pro-gun survey)

HD 60
Mike Olcott 63.4% (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)
Glenn Rogers Incumbent 36.6%

HD 62
Shelley Luther 53.4% endorsed (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)
Reggie Smith Incumbent 46.6%

HD 65
Mitch Little 50.7% (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)
Kronda Thimesch Incumbent 49.3%

HD 80
Don McLaughlin Jr. 57.9% (pro-gun survey)
JR Ramirez 2,836 25.8%

HD 93 – Uncontested
Nate Schatzline (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)

HD 94 – Uncontested
Tony Tinderholt (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)

HD 119
Brandon J. Grable 56.1% (pro-gun survey)
Dan Sawatzki 43.9%

HD 121
Marc LaHood 53.9% (pro-gun survey)
Steve Allison Incumbent 38.9%

HD 122 – Uncontested
Mark Dorazio (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)

HD 128
Briscoe Cain Incumbent 70.2% (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)
Bianca Gracia 29.8%

County Sheriff

Bexar County Sheriff: Nathan Buchanan (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)


Tarrant County, Criminal District Court #2: William Knight (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)

Republican County Chair

  • Dallas County: Lt. Colonel Allen West (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)
  • Williamson County: Michelle Evans (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)

19 Runoffs (9 TXGR PAC-Endorsed candidates in runoff and 2 opportunity runoffs w/ a pro-gun survey candidate facing a non-survey return candidate,):

CD 7
Kenneth Omoruyi 44.5%
Caroline Kane 23.6% (pro-gun survey)

CD 12
Craig Goldman 44.4%
John O’Shea 26.4% (pro-gun survey)

CD 23
Tony Gonzales Incumbent 45.4%
Brandon Herrera 24.2% (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)

CD 29:
Christian V. Garcia 44.3%
Alan Garza 30.0%

CD 32
David Blewett 43.3%
Darrell Day 40.3%

CD 35
Michael Rodriguez 27.1%
Steven Wright 24.6%

SD 30
Brent Hagenbuch 36.5%
Jace Yarbrough 33.9% (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)

HD 1
Gary VanDeaver Incumbent 45.5%
Chris Spencer 43.1%

HD 12
Trey Wharton 35%
Ben Bius 32.7%

HD 21
David Covey 46.3% (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)
Dade Phelan Incumbent Speaker of the House 43.2%

HD 29
Jeffrey Barry 48.4%
Alex Kamkar 44.1%

HD 30
Jeff Bauknight 42.1%
A.J. Louderback 40.5% (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)

HD 33
Katrina Pierson 39.5% (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)
Justin Holland Incumbent 38.7%

HD 44
Alan Schoolcraft 10,910 48.1%
John Kuempel Incumbent 45.0%

HD 58
Helen Kerwin 48.9%
DeWayne Burns Incumbent 41.2%

HD 61
Keresa Richardson 38.7% (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)
Frederick Frazier Incumbent 32.6%

HD 64
Andy Hopper 46.7% (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)
Lynn Stucky Incumbent 10,875 43.3

HD 91
Stephanie Klick Incumbent 48.1%
David Lowe 46.1% endorsed (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)

HD 97
Cheryl Bean 49.6% (TXGR PAC-Endorsed)
John McQueeney 29.7%