2A Rights

Nelson Spear: Ready for the Fight

Nelson Spear: Ready for the Fight

Fighting to preserve conservative principles has long been a way of life for Permian Basin-native Nelson Spear. As a lawyer and passionate conservative, Spear has utilized his educational background, assertiveness, and drive to advocate for liberty-minded reforms and candidates.

Turner Administration: Issues To Watch

Turner Administration: Issues To Watch

With Turner’s mayoral election behind, it’s time to take a look at some of the bigger issues that the vowed during the campaign to bring forward once in office.

Turner Against Open-Carry in Houston

Turner Against Open-Carry in Houston

State Rep. Sylvester Turner (D-Houston), a leading candidate for Mayor of Houston, has twice expressed his dissatisfaction with Houston being the largest major city where openly carrying handguns will be allowed once the law goes into effect Jan 1, 2016. At the Texas...

More of What We Already Know

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More of What We Already Know

Last week, Dr. Mark Jones of Rice University unveiled his spread of the Texas Senate from left to right. As with the House, the study once again validates the accuracy of the Fiscal Responsibility Index. This session, the Texas Senate served as the conservative anchor...

Bullseye on Final Passage

Bullseye on Final Passage

While the “token victory” of licensed open carry legislation was moving through the legislature, campus carry was left languishing by the coalition government of liberal House Republicans and Democrats. The measure was passed by the Senate but its House counterpart...

Bullseye on Final Passage

Amending on the Hip

Conservative voters are a force to be reckoned with—they demand results. Establishment Republicans tend to understand this, as they often cherry pick one bill from each major issue set that they allow to pass for use during reelection season. By passing one bill as...

Bullseye on Final Passage

Loading the Legislation

With the groundwork laid for Second Amendment issues during the 84th Texas Legislature, the stage was set for a potentially productive session for gun rights, as long as advocates were able to successfully navigate a stormy sea of process. Newly...

Bullseye on Final Passage

Surveying the Field

When the legislative session began in early January, gun rights were expected to take center stage. “Constitutional carry,” “open carry,” “campus carry,” and other measures dominated much of the conversation and drew some of the strongest testimony in public hearings....

Weakened Campus Carry Bill Proceeds

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Weakened Campus Carry Bill Proceeds

Half an hour before midnight, when pending legislation would have died to legislative deadlines, the Texas House passed a measure that would expand concealed carry on college campuses. Though the measure passed with a bipartisan majority of (101-47), the road to...