Release: Texas Gun Rights Statement on HB 1894 Hearing in House Select Committee on Community Safety

Apr 19, 2023

Chris McNutt, President of Texas Gun Rights, testified IN FAVOR of HB 1894 early this morning in the Texas House Committee on Community Safety. HB 1894 would effectively ban “Red Flag” gun confiscation laws in the state of Texas.

“Red Flag” gun confiscation laws seek to confiscate firearms from individuals in a manner that supersedes due process or any real precedent for doing so.

“Red Flag” gun confiscation laws infringe on at least three rights protected by the U.S. Constitution:

  1. The Fourth Amendment, protecting people against unreasonable search and seizure.
  2. The 5th Amendment, which says someone shall not be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.
  3. Second Amendment, which states A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be Infringed.

So far this session, Texas Republican Leadership has promoted gun control through the dangerous expansion of NICS Gun Ban Registry Expansion bills, despite Republican voters overwhelmingly rejecting the gun control lobby, as evident by Robert “Beto” O’Rourke’s general election loss to Governor Greg Abbott last November.

HB 1894 goes on the offensive, protecting the rights of all Texans from dangerous “Red Flag” gun confiscation laws.

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Urgent: Help BAN “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation in Texas!

April 6, 2023

Fellow Patriot,

I have some tremendous news, and I just can’t wait to share it with you.

State Representative Briscoe Cain has taken a stand and filed HB 1894 to put an end to “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation in the great state of Texas!

But I also have bad news.

This bill MUST be scheduled for a hearing within a matter of days. Otherwise, the policy will be a dead duck.

So please call Community Safety Committee Chairman Ryan Guillen at (512) 463-0416 and tell him to schedule a hearing for HB 1894.

 After that, please sign your petition, instructing your elected officials to BAN “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation in Texas!

These so-called Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs), or “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation, would let government agents take away your guns based on nothing more than an accusation.

Perhaps your “Let’s Go Brandon” and “Come And Take It” bumper stickers triggered the neighborhood Karen who recently relocated to Texas from California, so they reported that you “might be” a threat.

No due process, no opportunity to face your accuser, and no crime committed.

Just your legally-owned firearms taken away, leaving you to fight a costly court battle without any guarantee of getting them back…

…and that’s exactly what these gun grabbers want – to take your guns and never let you have them again!

Ever since Sleepy Joe Biden took office, the Gun Control Lobby has been plotting to push “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation into law any way they can.

Thankfully, they’ve been unsuccessful at the federal level…

…but, RINO Republican U.S. Senator John Cornyn paved the way last year (S.2938) for the federal government to BRIBE state legislatures to pass “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation with millions of dollars in grant money.


Now, the Texas Legislature is in session, and politicians are clamoring for Cornyn’s gun control cash by filing EIGHT “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation bills in Austin (SB 144, SB 529, SB 1274, HB 123, HB 136, HB 1398, HB 3057 & HB 3996).

Even worse, Republican Speaker Dade Phelan created a special committee for gun bills STACKED with anti-gun voices:

House Select Committee on Community Safety

  • Ryan Guillen, Chair (R)
  • Jarvis Johnson, Vice Chair (Bloomberg Democrat)
  • Rhetta Andrews Bowers (Bloomberg Democrat)
  • Dustin Burrows (A weak Republican who attacked Texas Gun Rights in 2019 and voted against every amendment to strengthen Constitutional Carry in 2021)
  • Terry Canales (D)
  • Mark Dorazio (R)
  • Vikki Goodwin (Bloomberg Democrat)
  • Sam Harless (R)
  • Justin Holland (A Republican who has already supported NICS Gun Ban Registry Expansion this year)
  • Tracy King (Uvalde Democrat)
  • Brooks Landgraf (R)
  • Joe Moody (Bloomberg Democrat and author of “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation HB 1398)
  • Ellen Troxclair (R)

Four of the six Democrats on the committee are designated as “Gun Sense” politicians by Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Control. To earn this “Gun Sense” designation, they must pledge their loyalty to Bloomberg’s radical gun control agenda, including “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation.

And as you can see on the committee list, AT LEAST two of the Republicans are questionable at best.

With such a slim, unreliable pro-gun majority, we’re just one tragedy away from the committee succumbing to media pressure and punishing law-abiding gun owners for the actions of a deranged criminal in another Democrat-created “gun free” zone..

In the past, even top statewide “Republicans” caved on “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation and Universal Gun Registration – even launching a Gun Control Roadshow of legislative hearings to find “reasonable” gun control solutions.

But in 2021, Texas Gun Rights members and supporters made them change their tune and pass Constitutional Carry instead!

With your help, we can stop ANY attempt to force gun control through the Texas Legislature.

So please call Community Safety Committee Chairman Ryan Guillen at (512) 463-0416 and tell him to schedule a hearing for HB 1894.

And after that, sign your petition instructing your elected officials to BAN “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation in Texas!

Your action today could make all the difference…

Your petition shows your politicians that you want them to oppose “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation and to demonstrate true leadership by supporting Briscoe Cain’s HB 1894 to BAN “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation in the state of Texas.

The louder we make our voices heard in the legislature, the better chance we have of scaring off those weak Republicans from becoming a squish.

But it will require constant vigilance from EVERY pro-gun Texan.

So after you sign your petition to BAN “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation, I hope you’ll chip-in $10 or even $25 to help TXGR turn up the pressure on your politicians in Austin.

Every dollar we receive right now will go directly into mobilizing more pro-gun Texans across the state on this issue.

So if you have the means to give more than $25, your generous contribution of $50 or even $100 will give us the resources needed to put the heat on your elected officials.

But no matter what you can or can’t give, please at call Rep. Guillen and sign your petition today.

Thank you for your continued activism and support!

For Texas and Liberty,

 Chris McNutt


Texas Gun Rights


Please call Community Safety Committee Chairman Ryan Guillen at (512) 463-0416 and tell him to schedule a hearing for HB 1894 to BAN “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation in Texas.

 After that, please sign your petition, instructing your elected officials to support the fantastic HB 1894 in our great state of Texas!

Urgent Action Needed: Oppose HB 544!

April 5, 2023

Fellow Patriot,

We urgently need your help.

House Bill 544 is a dangerous piece of legislation that would expand the already flawed NICS Gun Ban Registry by funneling the names of tens of thousands of Texans into the registry.

This bill (like HB 2780 & SB 728 that we’ve emailed you about before) puts Texas one step closer to implementing Joe Biden’s goal of Universal Gun Registration.

Our mission at Texas Gun Rights is to protect your right to bear arms, and we need you to join us in fighting against HB 544.


HB 544 (and other NICS Gun Ban Registry Expansion bills) are often sold as “keeping guns out of the hands of bad people.”

If that were the case, we wouldn’t be opposed to it.

But the reality is the NICS Gun Ban Registry is already known to have an alarmingly high false-positive rate of nearly 95%, which means that nearly 95% of firearm purchase denials are wrongly denied.

Many of these law-abiding citizens are denied their right to purchase firearms simply because their name is similar to a prohibited person — and then the burden is on THEM to prove they are legal to purchase a firearm…which is a daunting task.

This is just one of the many reasons we firmly believe that the NICS Gun Ban Registry should be abolished, not expanded.

That’s why we’re asking you to act today and help us oppose HB 544.

Here’s what you can do:

  1. Click the link above or fill out the form at the bottom of this page to email your elected officials, encouraging them to OPPOSE HB 544 and any other NICS Gun Ban Registry Expansion. 
  2. Call the Calendars Committee Chair, Rep. Dustin Burrow at (512) 463-0542: Pick up the phone and respectfully urge him to oppose HB 544 and to NOT schedule HB 544 for consideration on the House floor. Every call counts!
  3. Donate to Texas Gun Rights: Your generous donation will help us continue our fight against dangerous legislation like HB 544. By supporting Texas Gun Rights, you’re ensuring we can continue working tirelessly to protect your right to bear arms.

This bill has already been voted out of the House Select Committee on Community Safety with bi-partisan support.

Now, it is one step away from the House floor for a vote by the Texas House of Representatives.

That’s why it is important you act on the items above RIGHT AWAY.

Together, we can make a difference and defeat HB 544.

Thank you for your continued support.

For Texas and Liberty,

Chris McNutt
Texas Gun Rights

URGENT: Dan Patrick Gun Registry Expansion passed Texas Senate!

March 14, 2023

The never ending battle to defend gun rights from the left is already exhaustive enough.

Now, we have Republicans in Austin locking arms with radical Texas Democrats to make Texas law mirror Biden’s gun control agenda!

Call Republican Speaker Dade Phelan at (512) 463-1000 and urge him to OPPOSE ALL gun control, especially Dan Patrick’s Gun Registry Expansion (SB 728).

Last summer, Republican turncoat US Senator John Cornyn compromised with anti-gun Democrats to dump millions of juvenile records into the National Instant Check System (NICS) and expand the list of prohibited persons for purchasing firearms.

In-spite of the Texas Second Amendment Sanctuary law being passed in 2021 — which was meant to protect Texans from Biden gun control — anti-gun Republican Sen. Joan Huffman is side-stepping the law by opting to bring state law in-line with federal law by filing SB 728.

This draconian scheme will funnel millions more records of law-abiding Texans into NICS, banning them from possessing or purchasing firearms.

Worse, SB 728 already passed through the Senate and is waiting to be referred to committee in the Texas House.

Proponents claim the intent is to “keep guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals.” If that were the case, we wouldn’t be opposing this bill. 

But the reality couldn’t be further from the truth, and the devil is ALWAYS in the details.

Under SB 728, adult residents of Texas with certain juvenile offenses will be barred from possessing firearms due to indiscretions as a youth.

Worse, the bill FORCES state reporting to NICS on ALL future juvenile inpatient mental health cases, and opens the records of individuals retroactively who received inpatient mental care after the age of 16 – including the overwhelming majority of cases where there is NO violent risk, and the mental health issue is resolved.

More plainly stated, SB 728 discourages kids from coming forward to seek help for mental health issues by stigmatizing them and removing their Second Amendment rights for the rest of their lives.

NICS is a broken system that needs to be abolished, not expanded.

In fact, more than 94% of firearms purchase denials from NICS are false positives, meaning 94% of those individuals are falsely denied — often because individuals have the same name, or a similar name, to someone who is prohibited from possessing firearms.

Simply put, funneling millions more names into this already flawed system is a recipe for disaster.

We must take action to ensure that these bills – or any bill to expand the Federal gun registry – don’t see the light of day.

It’s sad but not surprising that Senator Joan Huffman is pushing this gun ban database expansion: she’s Lt. Governor Dan Patrick’s pet RINO and is often used to do the anti-gun dirty work he doesn’t want to take the blame for.

I’m sure you will remember how both Huffman and Patrick were the thorn in gun owners’ side for open carry, campus carry, and Constitutional Carry – fighting AGAINST the restoration of our Second Amendment rights every step of the way over the past decade… trying to keep Texas in lock-step with liberal, anti-gun bastions like California, New York, Illinois and Connecticut.

And of course, as recently as 2019, Lt. Gov. Patrick called for a MASSIVE NICS expansion through Universal Gun Registration, just as we’re seeing President Biden now ram through by executive order at the federal level.

Thanks to the overwhelming, relentless pressure from Texas Gun Rights members and supporters from across the state, we were able to overcome the hurdles from Lt. Governor Patrick and Senator Huffman to FINALLY make Texas a pro-gun state.

But to make sure Texas remains strong on gun rights, I need you to call House Speaker Dade Phelan at (512) 4631-1000 and tell him to OPPOSE Dan Patrick’s Gun Registry Expansion (SB 728).

Together, we will protect Texans from this assault on their gun rights.

For Texas and Liberty,

Chris McNutt
Texas Gun Rights

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Four Dozen Gun Control Bills Filed in Austin

February 14, 2023

Fellow Patriot,

The Texas Legislature is in session and nearly FOUR DOZEN gun control bills have been filed in Austin.

Worse, Astroturf groups funded by Michael Bloomberg’s millions are planning a huge rally and lobby day at the capitol on February 28… with plans to bus in hundreds of gun control activists from every liberal city across the state.

Here is a short list of the radical bills they’re pushing:

  • A Semi-auto Ban on most rifles, shotguns, and handguns owned by Texans, thinly veiled as an “Assault Weapons” ban (SB 32 & HB’s 817 & 925)
  • “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation allowing government agents to seize legally-owned firearms based on a mere accusation or a difference in political beliefs (SB 144 & HB’s 123 & 136)
  • Forced Gun Registration on firearms sales to state and local officials (HB’s 22, 106, 284, 324 & 662)
  • Repealing Campus Carry, disarming college students and their family visitors and turning them into sitting ducks for an attacker (SB 205)
  • Open Carry Ban, penalizing gun owners who don’t want to hide their firearm behind a coat in the Texas summer months (HB’ 179, 216 & 244)
  • Criminalizing the private sale, gift, or borrowing of a firearm without first going through the NICS gun owner registry and paying a tax (SB’s 370 & 170, HB’s 155 & 236)
  • A ban on firearms transfers at gun shows (SB 360, HB’s 110, 146 & 308)
  • A ban on magazines that hold more than a handful of rounds (HB 197)
  • Raising the age to purchase a firearm in Texas (HB’s 128 & 565)
  • Implementing waiting periods for law-abiding citizens to purchase a firearm (HB 298)
  • Criminalizing the tradition of building your own firearm, under the guise of a “ghost gun” ban (HB 887)
  • Adding a state tax to all firearms, accessories, and ammunition (HB’s 88 & 447)

Marxists will stop at nothing to push their extreme, far-left agenda in Austin to hold power over you — and ruin our great state forever.

In a “red” state like Texas, you’d think any type of gun control would be a non-starter. But you’d be wrong.

Our Republican Speaker of the Texas House, Dade Phelan, would not even allow a motion to BAN anti-gun Democrat Chairs from powerful legislative committees when session began just last month.

That means anti-gun politicians WILL have a say of what becomes law in Texas — despite voters choosing to send supposedly pro-gun Republican majorities to Austin.

I need every pro-gun patriot across the Lone Star State to help me hold the line on the Second Amendment.

Your petition to your elected officials will send a LOUD AND CLEAR message that your guns (and your rights) are NOT up for grabs.

Not ever!

Not only that, but you will also remind far-left Democrats — and weak-kneed Republicans tip toeing the moderate line — that gun owners will continue REJECTING their gun control agenda!


I’ve seen firsthand anti-gun politicians sweating as TXGR staffers haul tens of thousands of petitions through their hallways and offices…

…each petition representing a voter in their district.

All I need is your petition signature. No donation is required.

But if you don’t step up, we’ll assume you’re not going to join the fight to save our great state.

And if you do have the means, I hope you will make your most generous contribution of $25 or even $15 today.

Or consider chipping in only $5 to help us mobilize more pro-gun activists JUST LIKE YOU — all across the state.

For Texas and Liberty,

Chris McNutt
Executive Director
Texas Gun Rights

Marxist gun control filed in Austin!

January 10, 2023

Biden-backed Marxist Democrats in Texas didn’t seem to get the hint when pro-gun Texans made Beto a three-time-loser in November…

More than two dozen gun control bills were filed in Austin just days after the November midterm election!

Sadly, because the “red wave” was nothing more than a ripple (and because of the horrific actions of a deranged criminal in Uvalde last summer) lawmakers are under immense pressure to “do something” now that they are finally in session.

These radical bills must be SWIFTLY defeated!

Please sign your petition urging lawmakers in Austin to Oppose Marxist Gun Control RIGHT AWAY.

Let’s face the facts: there isn’t a single piece of gun control legislation hoplophobes in the Democrat Party find unreasonable.

Coincidentally, even the father of communism, Karl Marx himself, supported gun rights for citizens…because he knew they were a “means to an end.”

Yet all of his modern-era followers — like Lenin, Mao, and Castro — banned and CONFISCATED citizens from having guns AFTER assuming power in their countries.

“There’s a reason you never see a Communist, a Marxist, or even a Socialist politician support the right of common people to keep and bear arms: Those forms of government require more submission to the state than armed citizens would tolerate.” – U.S. Congressman Thomas Massie (Kentucky), Chairman of the U.S. House Second Amendment Caucus

Thankfully, the U.S. has the Second Amendment (and Texas has Article 1, Section 23 of the Texas Constitution) preserving our inalienable rights to keep and bear arms.

But that’s also why Marxists in the Democrat Party continue pushing everything from open carry bans (HB 179, HB 216 and HB 244) to waiting periods (HB 298), magazine bans (HB 197), raising the age of purchasing firearms (HB 129 and HB 565)… and confiscation under the guise of “buy backs.”

Their hope: if they can’t get rid of the Second Amendment in one fell swoop, they will slice away at it until it receives a death by a thousand cuts.

Of course, that isn’t stopping them from going for the big stuff like a semi-auto ban (SB 32), thinly veiled as an “Assault Weapons” Ban.

And as of the writing of this email, there are eight bills filed in the Texas House requiring Universal Gun Registration or a piecemeal approach to it.

These bills would require law-abiding Texans to beg for government approval of every firearm purchase or require you to report legal sales of firearms to law enforcement.

You wouldn’t even be able to loan a friend or family member a hunting rifle without first getting government permission or risk being charged with a crime (HB 155 and HB 236).

The fact is there’s no way this draconian scheme wouldn’t create a de facto gun registry, giving the government a list of all guns and legal gun owners in the state.

And it’s been proven throughout history that registration schemes like this will inevitably lead to confiscation.

That makes “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation (House Bills 123 & 136) an even bigger threat — allowing government agents to seize legally-owned firearms based on a mere accusation.

Especially after RINO U.S. Senator John Cornyn championed expansive gun control over the summer, incentivizing state legislatures to pass “Red Flag” laws!

Joe Biden said Cornyn’s bill with Democrat Senator Chris Murphy was the most significant gun control to pass in 30 years!

That’s why it’s so crucial to sign your Oppose Marxist Gun Control petition right away.

Your petition sends a reminder to the legislature that pro-gun Texans are watching them like hawks — and that your Second Amendment rights are NOT negotiable.

After all, it was as recent as 2019 when Governor Abbott and Lt. Governor Patrick launched a gun control roadshow after caving to the anti-gun media to punish law-abiding gun owners.

And year after year, they made excuses to kill Constitutional Carry until those excuses ran dry.

Thanks to the pressure of relentless grassroots activists like YOU, Governor Abbott and Lt. Governor Patrick not only stopped caving to the anti-gun mob, but they also buckled under YOUR pressure to pass Constitutional Carry and other pro-gun reforms instead of gun control in 2021!

Help me keep the momentum going in 2023 by signing your Oppose Marxist Gun Control petition TODAY.

TXGR’s hard-nosed, no compromise approach is now a proven model here in the Lone Star State.

And it is the groundswell of grassroots activism that pushes pro-gun legislation over the finish line — not politicians pontificating and negotiating your rights away in a secret, smoke-filled room at the capitol.

But only through your continued support can we continue defeating the growing threats to our right to keep and bear arms –- and passing pro-gun reforms.

That’s why I’m hoping you’ll go above and beyond signing your Oppose Marxist Gun Control petition with your most generous contribution to start off the new year!

As you can imagine, defending and restoring gun rights against the left-wing machine isn’t easy or cheap.

Especially with the deep pockets of Michael Bloomberg and George Soros funding a relentless war on gun owners.

That’s why I’m hoping you’ll include your most generous contribution of $100 or $50 to Texas Gun Rights today.

I know that’s a lot to ask, but the legislative session is underway RIGHT NOW — we must have the resources to fight and WIN!

But if $100 or $50 is out of the realm of possibility, I hope you’ll consider $25 — or you can even spread your activism out over time with just a $10 recurring donation today.

I’m sure you agree it’s crucial we keep our recent pro-gun progress from being erased.

No matter what you can (or can’t) afford, please sign your Oppose Marxist Gun Control petition today.

Thank you for all you do for the Second Amendment!

For Texas and Liberty,

Chris McNutt
Executive Director
Texas Gun Rights

Three Gun Confiscation Bills already filed for the new legislative session!

December 27, 2022

I hate to say it, but our dire warnings have come true.

Before the 2023 legislative session even begins, Democrats are already making moves to enact gun confiscation all across Texas.

State Senator Gutierrez (SB 144), Rep. Goodwin (HB 123), and Rep. Reynolds (HB 136) have filed THREE “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation bills that not only endanger gun owners, but law enforcement as well. 

If passed, “Red Flag” will allow government agents to storm the homes of gun owners and seize their firearms all without due process or even a crime being committed.

This tyrannical disarmament MUST be stopped at all costs.

That’s why I need your help to stave off this attack by signing your BAN “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation petition immediately.

So how would “Red Flag” affect you?

It can all begin with a crazy ex, disgruntled co-worker, or anti-gun neighbor that doesn’t like your Texas Gun Rights sticker on the back of your truck.

A simple accusation of mental deficiency could have government agents knocking on your door.

All local law enforcement needs to do is convince a judge the complaint is true and then send their “Gun Confiscation Squad” to your house to seize your guns without notice.

The hearing is conducted in secret (called “ex parte”), where you are not allowed to defend yourself in court.

You won’t even know anything about it until government agents show up at your door to take your guns.

Since this law was enacted in Florida, an average of five petitions have been filed each day to seize the guns of law-abiding citizens.

If you find yourself in this situation you don’t even have a right to an attorney because you were never charged with a crime.

That means YOU will be forced to pay for legal representation out of pocket and give the court thousands of dollars just to get your guns back.

So please, sign your BAN “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation petition right now to put your elected officials on notice.

Many would say that “Red Flag” will never come to the “deep-red” Lone Star State.

However, turncoat Senator John Cornyn cut a deal with D.C. Democrats to bribe Texas elected officials with federal tax dollars to pass “Red Flag.”

If you follow Texas politics, you know just how hard it is for our lawmakers to pass up federal funds.

To put it lightly, the possibilities of this draconian nightmare becoming law are quite real and we must act now.

So after you sign your BAN “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation petition please consider the most generous donation of $60 or even just $30.

Our country was built on individual responsibility and sacrifice.

The beloved values of that country will be defended with nothing less.

So if $60 or $30 is too much right now you can also spread your activism over time with a $10 recurring monthly gift.

As we know, “freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction”.

So much has been given for the rights we hold so dearly.

I hope I can count on you to continue that tradition.

For Freedom,

Chris McNutt
Executive Director
Texas Gun Rights

Republicans helping anti-gun Democrats!?

November 17, 2022

We’re in some crazy times.

The dust is clearing from the election and the results in the Lone Star State are about final.

Gun grabbers looking to build their lineup in Austin saw their hopes crash and burn on Tuesday.

Texas voters overwhelmingly voted to build upon Republican majorities in both the State House and State Senate… and to REJECT Beto O’Rourke and his anti-gun agenda.

This is great news, but our work isn’t done, Chris. A brand-new legislative session begins in January.

It is IMPERATIVE we remind our elected officials that voters expect them to make good on their promises to protect, defend, and RESTORE the Second Amendment in Texas.

Maintaining the status quo is NOT enough.

And I’ve got good news and bad news, Chris.

The good news is pro-gun champion Representative Tony Tinderholt is running for Speaker of the Texas House.

Even better, Tinderholt is running on a platform to END the tradition of appointing anti-gun Democrats to key committee chairmanships!

The bad news is, Speaker Phelan and many of his “Republican” allies support maintaining the tradition of handing power to anti-gun Democrats!

Chris, I’ve fought for gun rights in multiple state legislatures across the country and I can tell you with certainty that the party in power almost NEVER rewards the minority party with chairmanship and legislative power.

Why should Texas be any different?

After all, that is part of the reason it took so long to make Texas the 21st Constitutional Carry state — in spite of 20 years of Republican majorities!

If anti-gun Democrats were in power, do you think they would appoint pro-gun Republicans to important committees?

Absolutely not!

They would make good on their promises to ramrod radical gun control in the form of gun bans, Universal Gun Registration and “Red Flag” gun confiscation!

So click here to email your State Representative RIGHT AWAY!

Your message can be simple: elect a pro-gun speaker who will NOT appoint radical, anti-gun Democrats as committee chairs! Texas Gun Rights will keep me informed of your actions.

There should be no excuses to not continue going on the offensive in the Texas Legislature, especially after the resounding victories pro-gun Texans celebrated on election night.

So after you contact your State Representative, I hope I can count on your generous contribution to help us make sure your politicians live up to their pro-gun campaign promises.

Even $10 will help us mobilize more pro-gun activists across the state.

You can also forward this email to your friends to get them in on the fight.

With your continued support, we will continue changing the status quo in Austin.

Thank you for all you do!

For Texas and Liberty,

Chris McNutt
Executive Director
Texas Gun Rights

A list of anti-gun candidates running in Texas

October 11, 2022

They could be anywhere…

State House, Senate, candidates for Governor, even your neighbor could be an anti-gun communist.

Okay, so we don’t know about your neighbor, but we do have a list of gun-grabbing candidates that YOU should carefully vet before pulling the lever in November.

Anti-gun New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg is nosing around in our elections again.

This time, he’s utilizing the Karens at Moms Against Guns to hand-pick candidates willing to promote his tyrannical agenda.

Fortunately, these candidates have made no qualms about their opposition to the Second Amendment and have made their draconian views public.

In order to get the “Gun Sense Candidate” Award from these Leftist shills, one must vow their allegiance to a radical ideology targeting law-abiding gun owners.

Among these tenets of radicalism are so-called “assault weapons” bans.

These bans would outlaw hundreds of types of firearms based solely on cosmetic features; turning law-abiding gun owners into felons overnight.

“Gun Sense Candidates” must also pledge to fight for draconian “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation laws that put both law enforcement and law-abiding gun owners at risk.

“Red Flag” laws allow government authorities to enter the homes of law-abiding gun owners and seize their firearms, solely based on any accusation questioning your mental stability.

Without any crime being committed.

Without any due process.

And it’s all up to you to front the legal costs to get your guns back.

And if that wasn’t bad enough, Bloomberg backed candidates must also pledge to push for a de facto gun registration scheme under the guise of “Universal Background Checks.”

Universal Gun Registration would require every single gun sale to be approved by the government, giving the government a record of every firearm you own.

After all, the only way to enforce this system would be to register every single firearm to ensure it had been through the government-mandated red tape.

And we all know that gun registration is just the prior step to gun confiscation.

Should these MDA backed candidates gain a foothold in our state legislature, it could spell disaster for Texas gun owners.

If any of your candidates show up on this list, I’m urging you to call them and demand they renounce their tyrannical ideology and start supporting the Second Amendment.

Here’s the list of candidates being backed by Moms Against Guns:


Beto ORourke

State House

HD 6 Cody Grace

HD 15 Kristin Johnson

HD 17 Madeline Eden

HD 20 Raul Camacho

HD 23 Keith Henry

HD 24 Michael Creedon

HD 26 Daniel Lee

HD 27 Ron Reynolds

HD 31 Martha Gutierrez

HD 33 Graeson Lynskey

HD 45 Erin Zwiener

HD 46 Sheryl Cole

HD 47 Vikki Goodwin

HD 50 James Talarico

HD 51 Maria Flores

HD 53 Joe Herrera

HD 54 Jonathan Hildner

HD 61 Sheena King

HD 63 H. Denise Wooten

HD 65 Brittney Verdell

HD 66 Jesse Ringness

HD 67 Kevin Morris

HD 70 Mihaela Plesa

HD 71 Linda Goolsbee

HD 73 Justin Calhoun

HD 74 Eddie Morales

HD 76 Suleman Lalani

HD 85 Larry Baggett

HD 92 Salman Bhojani

HD 94 Dennis Sherrard

HD 98 Shannon Elkins

HD 101 Chris turner

HD 102 Ana-Maria Ramos

HD 103 Rafael Anchia

HD 104 Jessica Gonzalez

HD 105 Thresa Meza

HD 107 Victoria Neave

HD 108 Elizabeth Ginsberg

HD 112 Elva Curl

HD 114 John Bryant

HD 115 Julie Johnson

HD 116 Trey Martinez Fischer

HD 118 Frank Ramirez

HD 121 Becca Defelice

HD 122 Angi Aramburu

HD 124 Josey Garcia

HD 134 Ann Johnson

HD 135 Jon Rosenthal

HD 136 John Bucy

HD 137 Gene Wu

HD 138 Stephanie Morales

HD 139 Jarvis Johnson

HD 148 Penny Shaw

HD 150 Ginny Brown Daniel

State Senate

SD 4 Misty Bishop

SD 9 Gwenn Burud

SD 12 Francine Ly

SD 14 Sarah Eckhardt

SD 16 Nathan Johnson

SD 17 Titus Benton

SD 29 Cesar Blanco


If one of your candidates is on this list, it’s imperative you help us EXPOSE their anti-gun agenda.

You can do so by emailing this article to your friends and family to notify them of the dangers lurking on their ballots.

You can also help us mobilize even more gun owners across the state by chipping in $30 or $15.

Even a $10 recurring donation goes a long way to helping us stay in the fight for your gun rights.

The price of liberty is eternal vigilance and I hope you join me in that crusade.

I’m counting on you, Chris.

For Texas and Liberty,

Chris McNutt
Executive Director
Texas Gun Rights


The good, the bad & the ugly

October 7, 2022

With all eyes on Texas for the November midterm election, I’ll cut straight to the point.


Through your hard work — identifying pro-gun candidates in the primaries and EXPOSING gun ban politicians — we’re making gun rights a TOP issue in November.


We’re just 32 days away from Election Day (November 8th.)

Sadly, the abortion issue is STILL making many folks gloss over the anti-gun, defund the police stance of many gun ban politicians.

Worse, our war chest is getting low and Beto is gaining ground in the polls after promising to pass a semi-auto ban, a “red flag” gun confiscation law, and to repeal Constitutional Carry!

Win or lose, we MUST be prepared to spend BIG when the Legislature reconvenes in Austin — just two short months after the election is over – to ensure ONLY a pro-gun agenda is considered in Austin!

I’ll be frank — our resources are getting dangerously low if we want to continue bringing the fight to the anti-gun left!


Gun ban politicians like Beto have a virtually UNLIMITED war chest being filled from coastal elites in California and New York.

Their goal: flip Texas “blue” and turn us into another failed gun control haven just like California.


That’s why I need your help!

Please activate your Texas Gun Rights membership for 2023 RIGHT AWAY!
 The message from the Left is clear: “I know better than you, now hand over your guns!”

That is why it is so important that we can count on Texans like you to give us the resources needed to fight back against these would-be tyrants and their anti-gun backers!

With your help, Texas Gun Rights will continue exposing ALL anti-gun politicians who dare negotiate your rights away — no matter their party affiliation!

Your support will make all the difference in the fight against the gun control machine in Texas.

— Murphy M.