Skip to main content

Second Amendment

AG Pax­ton: Local Gov­ern­ments Must Allow the Sale of Firearms

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a legal opinion following a request from Representative Dustin Burrows regarding the sales of firearms in Texas municipalities and counties.

March 27, 2020 | Press Release

Gov­er­nor Abbott and AG Pax­ton Call For Review of State, Local Report­ing to Nation­al Instant Crim­i­nal Back­ground Check System

“NICS is vital to making sure guns stay out of the dangerous hands of individuals with a high risk of committing violence,” Attorney General Paxton said. “By doing everything we can to ensure that all relevant information is being reported timely and accurately to NICS, Texas can help prevent shootings before they happen and save lives.”

April 11, 2018

AG Pax­ton Issues Opin­ion on Guns and Secu­ri­ty Teams in Texas Churches

“If a church decides to exclude the concealed or open carrying of handguns on the premises of church property, it may provide the requisite notice, thereby making it an offense for a license holder to carry a handgun on those premises,” Attorney General Paxton wrote in his opinion. “However, churches may instead decide not to provide notice and to allow the carrying of handguns on their premises. Unless a church provides effective oral or written notice prohibiting the carrying of handguns on its property, a license holder may carry a handgun onto the premises of church property as the law allows.”

December 21, 2017