Prior to this legislative session, Texas was one of only six states in the nation that did not allow citizens to carry unconcealed handguns. That is why John co-authored House Bill 910, which places Texas in the majority of states that allow for the responsible and open carry of a firearm, as guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. Under this new law, those citizens who hold a Concealed Handgun License will no longer risk a crime simply by having their firearm visible.
John also co-authored House Joint Resolution 61 to propose the new amendment to the Texas Constitution to safeguard hunting and fishing rights and protecting a major Texas industry. According to the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, hunting and fishing pump more than $4 billion into the Texas economy and support more than 65,000 jobs.