Gun Control Advances in the Lone Star State

In Texas, House Bill 2744, a bill to raise the age to purchase a so-called “assault rifle” from 18 to 21 now heads to the House floor.

In response to the attack in Allen, Texas, gun control advocates rushed a bill to raise the age to purchase semi-automatic rifles from 18 to 21 through committee.

Passing by a 8-5 vote, the bill garnered support from two Republicans, Reps. Justin Holland and Sam Harless.

Chris McNutt, President of Texas Gun Rights, called the vote a “knee-jerk” reaction that would have done nothing to stop the Allen gunman who was 33 years old.

“Nothing in this bill would have stopped the shooter on Saturday, but if passed into law, HB 2744 will prevent 18–20-year-old adults from properly defending themselves and their families,” McNutt added. “Reps. Holland and Harless are betraying lawful gun owners by voting for this harmful ‘feel good’ gun control measure.”

Read more at the Gainesville Register.

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