Securing the Border
What to know: On Tuesday, the Texas Legislature will take up a set of new border security bills.
The TPPF take: The left claims the moral high ground in the immigration debate—but only by ignoring the actual facts. That’s why state lawmakers must act to secure the border.
“Until we decide to truly secure the border, migrants themselves will continue to be just a commodity to the cartels, and inevitably, the collateral damage,” says TPPF’s Greg Sindelar. “They deserve better. They deserve real compassion — and that’s not open borders.”
For more on the border crisis, click here.
Brace for Impact
What to know: The ATF’s new rule banning pistol braces must be overturned—or else millions of law-abiding Americans could be made into felons overnight.
The TPPF take: TPPF has filed a lawsuit to stop the pistol brace rule.
“In the last decade, millions of Americans have legally purchased stabilizing braces over the past decade,” says TPPF’s Robert Henneke. “But the Biden administration’s new rule claims that installing a simple pistol brace converts an otherwise legal pistol into an unlawful short-barreled rifle. The ATF estimates that 3-7 million stabilizing braces have been sold from 2013 to 2020, and that the Proposed Rule may affect as many as 1.4 million individuals.”
For more on pistol braces, click here.
Protect Our Children
What to know: A bill before the Texas Legislature would require parental permission for kids to access social media.
The TPPF take: Lawmakers must do more to protect children online.
“Academic research and nearly daily tragic stories continue to demonstrate that the harms of social media on children can no longer be ignored by policymakers. Thankfully, Texas lawmakers are responding and elevating this issue as a priority this session,” said TPPF’s Zach Whiting. “TPPF fully supports legislative efforts to better protect children online, including prohibiting social media companies from peddling their addictive products to kids.”
For more on social media, click here.