As many states continue to consider ways to limit or effectively ban firearm manufacturing, the Texas Senate passed Senate Bill 1467.
State Sen. Craig Estes said the bill sends a strong message to gun manufacturers under assault elsewhere in the country that they are welcome in the Lone Star State.
"There is no more pro-business state than Texas," Estes said. "We're a gun-friendly right-to-work state with low taxes and reasonable regulations. With SB 1467, there is no better place in the country for a firearms related business to set up shop."
SB 1467 gives the governor's office formal authority to use financial incentives to facilitate the relocation of gun manufacturers to Texas.nbsp;
"I am really disappointed in the way some states are treating their job creators, like Beretta in Maryland and Magpul in Colorado," Estes said. "However, their loss is our gain as Texas is more than happy to take all the good-paying manufacturing jobs other states want to give up because of their ill informed decisions to take away citizens constitutional Second Amendment rights.
The bill will now be considered in the Texas House of Representatives.