Senate Wants More Gun Makers In Texas

The Texas Senate is sending a message to gun makers across the country: C’mon down, the Lone Star State wants you.

The Senate gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a bill encouraging Gov. Rick Perry’s office to recruit gun manufacturers to Texas. The bill by Sen. Craig Estes, R-Wichita Falls, is mostly a symbolic measure as Perry already has been courting companies to relocate.

Estes’ bill would formally add incentive programs for gun manufacturers to the state’s economic development law. The bill needs a final vote, likely Wednesday, before going to the House.

“I think it’s important that this body express their views,” Estes said, noting the companies would bring jobs and economic development to Texas.

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