This week, the County Executive Committee of the Bexar County Democratic Party issued a formal censure resolution, admonishing State Rep. Leo Pacheco (D–San Antonio) for voting for constitutional carry and supporting House Bill 1927.

The bill, which has passed the House and the Senate, would allow the carrying of firearms without a permit.

The resolution states that the Democratic Party platform calls for the prohibition of constitutional carry, as well as “prohibiting open carry of all firearms and repealing ‘campus carry’ policies.” 

The bill enjoyed bipartisan support, however, with Democrat State Rep. Terry Canales (Edinburg) being a joint author.

According to Gun Owners of America, 32 other states have some form of permitless carry, including Democrat-controlled states. 

While most Texas Democrats have favored gun control, opponents argue criminals don’t follow the law or abide by the restrictions, which causes harm to law-abiding citizens.

Pacho was among seven Democrats in the House who voted in favor of constitutional carry.

The censure resolution was approved with 89 percent of the vote.

Iris Poole

Iris Poole is a 2021 Texas Scorecard Fellow from Round Rock. She is freedom-loving and had an early interest in liberty and politics.