Governor Abbott announces construction of border wall in Austin, to sign Constitutional Carry legislation today in San Antonio

Governor Abbott announces construction of border wall in Austin, to sign Constitutional Carry legislation today in San Antonio

Image: Texas Governor Greg Abbott, with other Texas leaders surrounding him in Austin, announced the construction of a border wall along the Texas-Mexico border yesterday, June 16, 2021. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, June 17 – Yesterday, June 16, 2021, Governor Greg Abbott he announced several key components of the State of Texas’ plan […]

The Golden Hammer’s Texas Senate Poll: Lieutenant Governor Patrick’s opposition to Constitutional Carry, not lack of Senate support, appears impediment to passage

Ashley Burke, Austin Bureau Chief, The Golden Hammer Austin, April 22 – When Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick announced last Friday that there were insufficient votes to pass Constitutional Carry in the Texas Senate, he actually should have said – in truth – that he opposes the legislation and wouldn’t allow it to come to […]

Roberts seems to hold key to case over New York City gun law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts appeared Monday to be the key vote in whether the Supreme Court considers expanding gun rights or sidesteps its first case on the issue in nearly 10 years. The court’s dismissal of the case would be a disappointment to gun-rights advocates and a huge relief to gun-control groups. […]

Justices take up gun case, though disputed law has changed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is turning to gun rights for the first time in nearly a decade, even though those who brought the case, New York City gun owners, already have won changes to the regulation they challenged. The justices’ persistence in hearing arguments Monday despite the city’s action has made gun control […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court unanimously adopts Commissioner Riley’s “gun sanctuary” measure, despite liberal protests

Montgomery County Commissioners Court unanimously adopts Commissioner Riley’s “gun sanctuary” measure, despite liberal protests

Image: Former Montgomery County Judge and State Representative Jimmie Edwards of Conroe read a proposed “gun sanctuary” resolution, which Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley authored and proposed at the Tuesday, November 19, 2019, Commissioners Court meeting. The resolution passed unanimously over the protests of liberals who spoke out against gun rights. The Golden […]

Texas gun rights lobby pushing back on calls for new laws

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ muscular gun-rights lobby swiftly pushed back after Gov. Greg Abbott raised the possibility of tighter firearms laws in response to a gunman killing 22 people at an El Paso Walmart. The resistance could test the relationship between gun-rights groups, Abbott and the state’s Republican leadership, which eased gun restrictions after […]

Texas governor expresses concern about private gun sales

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday raised concern about private firearm sales but didn’t commit to crack down on them or act on gun control issues following a meeting on ways to prevent mass shootings such as the El Paso attack that killed 22 people. While lawmakers are feeling pressure […]

Senator Rand Paul easing back in public view after lung surgery

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has started easing back into public activities after his recent lung surgery sidelined him for part of the August congressional break. The Kentucky Republican gave a speech Tuesday at a chamber of commerce luncheon in southern Kentucky. It was his first public appearance since part of his […]

Hickenlooper proposes gun licensing and safety tests

DENVER (AP) — Presidential candidate John Hickenlooper, a democrat, says gun owners should have to be licensed and pass a safety test to own firearms. The former Colorado governor on Wednesday released a detailed gun control proposal, similar to that of presidential rival and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker. The licensing proposal would only affect […]

No mystery to Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh’s gun views

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says he recognizes that gun, drug and gang violence “has plagued all of us.” Still, he believes the Constitution limits how far government can go to restrict gun use to prevent crime. As a federal appeals court judge, Kavanaugh made it clear in a 2011 […]