The Second Amendment

Texas has a rich sporting heritage of hunting, which is an important part of our Texas culture as well as a means to manage certain wildlife populations. This cannot be separated from the Second Amendment right of citizens to safely own and responsibly use personal firearms.

Rep. Cyrier has worked to pass sensible legislation to protect the right of Texans to hunt and fish, defend the Second Amendment, and keep Texans safe. Rep. Cyrier co-authored HJR 61, which proposed a new amendment to the Texas Constitution to safeguard hunting and fishing rights. The amendment passed overwhelmingly in a statewide vote, protecting our cultural heritage of sports and outdoors. Hunting and fishing also represent a vital industry for our state. 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.

The right to self-defense is also protected by the Second Amendment, which is why Rep. Cyrier voted to reduce the fees associated with obtaining a license to carry (LTC) from $140 to just $40. He also voted to eliminate the minimum caliber requirement (formerly .32) for the handgun proficiency test in the state LTC course. Rep. Cyrier also supported HB 910, which eliminated penalties for unconcealed firearms by LTC holders. Prior to this legislation, Texas was one of only six states with such penalties.