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Second Amendment Continues
To Advance At The State Level
hile anti-gun extremists in the
White House and Congress
continue their unprecedented
assault on the Second Amendment at
the federal level, many states continue to
promote the defense of our right to keep
and bear arms. As we go to press with
this issue, Joe Biden has nominated David
Chipman to be director of the Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
(ATF). This former anti-gun lobbyist could
very well be confirmed in that post as you
read this, in spite of NRA's massive efforts
to oppose his nomination, which would
make him the most anti-Second Amendment
director in that federal agency's history.
But, as we said, there is still hope for
advancing our gun rights at the state level.
W
TEXAS MAKES 21
Our last update mentioned that each chamber
of the Texas legislature had passed different
versions of permitless carry. We are glad to
report that the Texas House and Senate
ironed out their differences in conference
committees, and sent the final version
of this critical self-defense reform to
Gov. Greg Abbott (R), who signed it
into law.
" A right requiring you to pay
a tax or obtain a government
permission slip is not a right at all;
that's why the NRA is proud to
have worked closely with state
leaders and legislators to pass
the most significant
pro-Second Amendment measure in Texas history, "
said NRA-ILA Executive Director Jason
Ouimet. " Our members worked tirelessly to
provide the crucial grassroots support to make
constitutional carry a reality and restore the
rights of law-abiding Texans. "
As you read this, Texas will have already
become the 21st state to enact permitless
carry. Of course, when it comes to our
fundamental rights, NRA is not into playing
games, so we don't plan to " stand " on 21.
WILL LOUISIANA
BECOME 22?
The Louisiana legislature has also passed a
permitless carry bill. Unlike Texas, however,
whose governor stated support for the
movement, Louisiana's Gov. John Bel
Edwards (D) has stated his opposition.
" I have a history as a legislator of voting
against bills that would do away with the
permit that is now necessary in order to have
a concealed weapon, " Edwards said during a
news conference in April.
Whether or not Edwards vetoes the
permitless carry bill remains to be seen. And
while it did pass each chamber with vetoproof
margins, history tells us that overriding
a governor's veto in Louisiana is extremely
difficult-something accomplished only a few
times in the state's 209-year history. While the
bill received bipartisan support, Edwards could
quash the bill if he vetoes it and twists the arms
of enough Democrats to force them to change
their position. As usual, we will keep you
apprised of developments on this front.
50 AUGUST 2021 I AMERICA'S 1ST
FREEDOM
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