Thank Your State Rep. Will Metcalf for Restoring and Protecting Your Second Amendment Rights in the Texas Legislature

Gun Rights

Dear Texas House District 16 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, Will Metcalf, co-authored and voted for House Bill 1927, NRA-supported constitutional carry legislation, this session.  HB 1927 allows law-abiding adults, 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.

Representative Metcalf also co-authored and supported House Bill 1500, an NRA-backed bill which establishes that firearm and ammunition manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, suppliers and retailers are essential businesses that shall not be prohibited by state or local officials from operating during a declared disaster or emergency.  This bill ensures that law-abiding Texans can exercise their constitutional right to purchase and own firearms during future disasters or emergencies, regardless of any statewide or local officeholder’s personal politics.

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Additionally, Representative Metcalf sponsored and passed House Bill 2112, which eliminates the current requirement that the holster type for an openly-carried handgun be limited to a belt or shoulder holster.  

Please take a moment to thank Representative Metcalf for his hard work on, and support for, these landmark pro-Second Amendment measures in the Texas Legislature.

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