Texas AG Issues Legal Opinion: Gun Sales Are Essential ServicesPress Release
AUSTIN, TX – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has released a legal opinion regarding the sale of firearms in Texas counties.
According to News 4 San Antonio, earlier last week Republican Rep. Dustin Burrows praised the Attorney General for declaring the sales of guns as “essential services.”
The Texas Local Government Code allows the municipal government the limited authority to regulate the use of firearms during a disaster. The authority does not include the ability to regulate the transfer, possession, ownership or sale of firearms.
“State law provides several emergency powers to local governments to control movement within their region during a disaster, which serves our communities well during public health events like the one we’re fighting now. However, local regulation of the sale, possession, and ownership of firearms is specifically prohibited under Texas law,” said Attorney General Paxton. “Under our laws, every Texan retains their right to purchase and possess firearms.
The full opinion can be viewed at the following link.
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