Press Release from the Office of State Senator Craig Estes, District 30

For Immediate Release
May 26, 2009
Contact: Jody Withers
(512) 463-0130

Texas Senate Passes Resolution by Estes Defending Texas Gun Rights

Austin — The Texas Senate passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 54 by State Senator Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls) to express opposition to federal legislation infringing on the individual right to keep and bear arms.

"I filed this resolution to reassert our constitutional right to keep and bear arms," said Estes. "The Second Amendment is fundamental to the founding of our republic and a cornerstone to our personal freedoms."

The resolution reasserts our "right to keep and bear arms to protect oneself, one's family, and one's possessions from either the lawlessness of other persons or the tyranny of the government."

Senate Concurrent Resolution 54 specifically opposes federal gun control legislation such as the Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record Sale Act of 2009 filed in the United States Congress, which would require all firearm owners to apply for and carry a federally issued license in order to keep any firearm in their homes.

"I urge our members of Congress representing Texas to do all they can to stop the imposition of any more federal laws restricting or otherwise infringing on our Second Amendment rights," said Estes.

Senator Estes is Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Rural Affairs, and represents Senate District 30 covering Archer, Baylor, Clay, Collin (part), Cooke, Denton (part), Grayson, Jack, Montague, Parker, Palo Pinto, Shackelford, Stephens, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wise, and Young counties.