Dear Texas House District 98 NRA Member:
The Texas Legislature passed groundbreaking legislation to restore and protect your Second Amendment rights in the Lone Star State during its 2021 Regular Session. As NRA-ILA reported to you last week, a dozen new pro-Second Amendment bills took effect on September 1.
Your State Representative, Gio Capriglione, was the lead House author of Senate Bill 19, which discourages banks, payment processors, insurers, and other financial services providers from discriminating against members of the firearm and ammunition industries. The legislation prohibits businesses that engage in this practice from contracting with governmental entities in the State of Texas. Taxpayer dollars should not be used to benefit the bottom-line of corporations that are actively working to erode the fundamental rights of law-abiding Texans.
Representative Capriglione also co-authored House Bill 1927, NRA-backed constitutional carry legislation, this session. HB 1927 allows law-abiding adults, age 21 or older, to carry a handgun concealed or unconcealed for personal protection without paying a fee and obtaining a license from the state. Texas’ existing License To Carry law remains on the books so that residents and non-residents may continue to obtain LTCs for purposes of reciprocity and NICS-exemptions when purchasing a firearm.
Please take a moment to thank Representative Capriglione for his hard work on, and support for, these landmark pro-Second Amendment measures in the Texas Legislature.