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

For Immediate Release
April 10, 2013
Contact: Liz White
512-463-0130

Texas Senate sends signal to gun manufacturers that they are welcome in Texas
Senate passes SB 1467, encouraging firearm manufactures to relocate to the Lone Star State

Austin — As many states continue to consider ways to limit or effectively ban firearm manufacturing, the Texas Senate today passed Senate Bill 1467. This bill sends a strong message to gun manufacturers under assault elsewhere in the country that they are welcome in the Lone Star State.

"There is no more pro-business state than Texas," Estes said. "We're a gun-friendly right to work state with low taxes and reasonable regulations. With SB 1467, there is no better place in the country for a firearms related business to set up shop."

Senate Bill 1467 gives the Governor's Office formal authority to use financial incentives to facilitate the relocation of gun manufacturers to Texas.

"I am really disappointed in the way some states are treating their job creators, like Beretta in Maryland and Magpul in Colorado," Senator Estes said. "However, their loss is our gain as Texas is more than happy to take all the good-paying manufacturing jobs other states want to give up because of their ill informed decisions to take away citizens constitutional 2nd amendment rights.

The bill will now be considered in the Texas House of Representatives.

Estes serves nearly 820,000 constituents across Senate District 30 which includes all of Archer, Clay, Cooke, Erath, Grayson, Jack, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker, Wichita, Wise, and Young counties and parts of Collin and Denton counties.

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