Texas Anti Gun Bills Filed in 2023
The number of Texas anti gun bills filed in 2023 is the highest I have ever seen in a single legislative session. There are dozens of gun control bills filed so far and more are probably coming soon.
It’s no secrete that the republican leaders in the Texas Senate are NOT really “pro gun” to begin with and they are the ones who have held up pro gun bills in the past. They are also the reason our “permitless carry” laws are so restrictive. Contact your representative and let them know how you feel about these bills.
There will probably be more filed and we will update this post when they are. You can keep up with the progress of each bill using the link to the bills below.
- House Bill 22, House Bill 106, House Bill 284, House Bill 324 & House Bill 662 requiring the REPORTING OF LAWFUL SALES of certain firearms and magazines to state and/or local law enforcement.
- House Bill 76 & Senate Bill 172 CRIMINALIZING the failure of a victim of gun theft to report having his or her firearms stolen.
- House Bill 88 & House Bill 447 further TAXING the sale of firearms and/or ammunition and firearms accessories.
- House Bill 110, House Bill 146, House Bill 308 & Senate Bill 360 BANNING private firearms transfers at gun shows.
- House Bill 123, House Bill 136 & Senate Bill 144 so-called “red flag” GUN CONFISCATION legislation requiring firearms surrender without due process.
- House Bill 129, House Bill 565, House Bill 761, House Bill 781, House Bill 925, House Bill 996, House Bill 1072, Senate Bill 32 & Senate Bill 145 RAISING THE AGE for firearms sales, restricting firearms transfers to, or purchases by, young adults.
- House Bill 155, House Bill 236, Senate Bill 170 & Senate Bill 370 BANNING private firearms transfers between certain family members and friends, requiring FFLs to process these transactions that would include federal paperwork for government approval at an undetermined fee.
- House Bill 817, House Bill 925 & Senate Bill 32 BANNING the manufacture, sale, purchase or possession of commonly-owned semi-automatic rifles, pistols and shotguns.
- House Bill 197 & House Bill 632 BANNING the sale or transfer and possession of standard capacity magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
- House Bill 179, House Bill 216 & House Bill 244 RESTRICTING long gun open carry, with limited exceptions.
- House Bill 298 establishes a 3-day WAITING PERIOD for firearms sales.
- House Bill 887 CRIMINALIZING the practice of home-building firearms.
- House Bill 925 requiring enforcement of a whole host of newly-established firearms restrictions through PRIVATE CIVIL ACTIONS.
- House Bill 1092 REPEALING Texas’ firearms industry non-discrimination act from the 2021 session.
- Senate Bill 205 REPEALING Texas’ campus carry law.
- Senate Bill 253 STREAMLINING signage requirements for posting areas off-limits to gun owners, making it easier for property owners to ban carrying on-premises.