AUSTIN - Today, the Texas House of Representatives passed a number of legislative measures designed to protect the Second Amendment rights of Texas citizens and to enhance provisions of the Concealed Handgun License laws.
Despite numerous attempts by House Democrats to stop consideration of the bills, the measures passed with strong support from GOP legislators like State Representative Dan Flynn (R-Van) who is known as a Second Amendment Champion for the rights of all Texans to keep and bear arms. Stated Representative Flynn (R-Van), "It is well worth protecting the 2nd Amendment rights of the citizens of Texas from State or Federal intrusion. Texas and Texans are fighting back against the administration and will continue to do so."
In response to the federal government's actions, and because of a desire to protect the rights of law-abiding gun owners, the House passed the following bills today either authored or supported by Representative Flynn:
* House Bills 47 and 48 are measures authored by Representative Flynn that provide a more efficient and effective concealed handgun licensing and renewal process for law-abiding Texans with use of the internet for renewals and ensuring safety and legal information continues to be provided to CHL holders in a timely manner.
Alice Tripp, Legislative Director for the Texas State Rifle Association, praised Flynn's dedication to protecting Second Amendment rights, "We appreciate Representative Flynn's commitment to the Texas State Rifle Association and to Texas gun owners. His legislation is very important because it streamlines and enhances the concealed hand gun license process."
Today, Republicans continued their fight to protect the constitutional rights of all Texans by passing multiple measures that strengthen Second Amendment rights in our State. These measures further ensure the safety of Texans and their ability to protect themselves and their family.