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Royce West on Gun Control

 

 


We must regulate deadly weapons

My position on gun reform has been clear for over 30 years. In the 1990's I authored bills on both universal background checks and an assault weapons ban. Since the 90's, I have remained consistent in my unwavering belief that we must regulate deadly weapons. I support universal background checks, banning weapons of war, red flag laws, and limiting magazine capacity. We need brave legislators in Washington to take on the NRA.
Source: 2020 Texas Senate campaign website RoyceWest.com , Dec 19, 2019

We can legislate on guns when we turn Texas blue

The Democratic candidates for Senate agreed on the need for legislation to end gun violence but differed on whether such laws were possible in a Republican-controlled chamber.

"Nothing is going to get done," said former U.S. Rep. Chris Bell, who said he supports universal background checks and a buyback program for assault weapons. "It speaks to how broken our democracy is ... until you elect more independently minded people, nothing is going to change."

But state Sen. Royce West of My position on gun reform has been clear for over 30 years. In the 1990's I authored bills on both universal background checks and an assault weapons ban. Since the 90's, I have remained consistent in my unwavering belief that we must regulate deadly weapons. I support universal background checks, banning weapons of war, red flag laws, and limiting magazine capacity. We need brave legislators in Washington to take on the NRA.

Source: 2020 Texas Senate campaign website RoyceWest.com , Sep 5, 2019

Oppose open carry of holstered handgun

House Bill 910 authorizes a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry a holstered handgun. This open carry legislation allows individuals with a CHL license to carry their guns openly, without concealment, in a holster in any location that CHL holders were previously able to carry concealed weapons. There are close to 900,000 CHL holders in Texas, and the state has agreements whereby permit holders from over 40 states may also carry handguns in Texas. Any private businesses seeking to prohibit open carry within their establishments must abide by strict signage requirements that some within the business community consider onerous.

Legislative outcome: Passed Senate 20-11-0 on May/29/15; Sen. West voted NO; passed House 102-43-1 on May/29/15; signed by Governor Greg Abbott Jun/13/15.

Source: Texas Gun Sense on Texas legislative voting records: HB910 , May 29, 2015

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