About Texas Gun Rights
Texas Gun Rights is organized as a 501(c)(4) non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots citizen organization made up of gun owners and lovers of liberty.
We do not endorse, support, or oppose any candidate for political office. We do not call for the election or defeat of any candidate for political office. (We have an affiliated PAC for that!)
Instead, Texas Gun Rights seeks to inform gun owners and liberty activists in Texas of their candidate’s positions on firearms issues.
The goal is to hold politicians accountable and achieve maximum liberty for an individual to defend himself, his family, and his property without having to ask the government for permission to do so.
By signing petitions, postcards, letters, sending emails, faxes, making phone calls, and personally visiting your state legislators, together we can take back our individual liberty to defend ourselves from the government licensing system that exists today.
We invite all Texans who believe in freedom, liberty, and private property to join Texas Gun Rights.
Chris McNutt, President
Chris McNutt is the pro-gun voice for more than 500,000 members and supporters of Texas Gun Rights. Serving as President, Chris is leading the charge to restore every law-abiding Texan’s right to keep and bear arms.
Since joining TXGR in 2016, Chris has been a stalwart advocate for Constitutional Carry legislation, which he helped pass in 2021.
After helping stop Governor Abbott’s push for “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation laws, appearing on the cover of TIME Magazine’s “Guns In America” issue in 2018, and exposing the Texas Speaker of the House as a charlatan for gun rights in 2019, Chris McNutt has become a prominent face for the gun rights movement in Texas.
Chris has also served as “boots on the ground” for the National Association for Gun Rights in multiple states (Indiana, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, and Virginia).
Notably, Chris was the lead-NAGR lobbyist during the 2019 Oklahoma fight for Constitutional Carry and he also helped co-lead NAGR’s efforts to pass Constitutional Carry in Montana in 2021.
Chris developed his marketing and high dollar fundraising skills while leading the Development Department for NAGR before stepping down in early 2023 to lead Texas Gun Rights full-time as President of the organization.
Chris has spent the majority of his life in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and has been engaging in Texas politics for nearly 15 years, including working for the office of former State Senator Don Huffines.
Chris is a graduate of the University of North Texas at Dallas and currently resides in Parker County with his wife, daughter, and German Shepherd dog.
Chris’s favorite firearm is the FN Scar and his Wilson Combat-enhanced Sig P320.
CJ Grisham, Esq.
As a former U.S. Army Counterintelligence Agent and founder of Open Carry Texas, CJ’s passion for defending liberty and the natural rights protected by the Second Amendment have turned him into a force to be reckoned with in Texas Politics.
Chairman of the Board
Barry is a seasoned attorney practicing civil litigation in the state and federal courts, non-profit law, and Constitutional law with focus on the First and Second Amendment freedoms.
Board of Directors
Joe is a veteran of the United States Navy and brings a wealth of experience in politics and business management. Joe has served as senior staff for several political campaigns, state legislative staff, and as Vice President of Political Operations for National Association for Gun Rights.