About Us

About Texas Run Rights

Texas Gun Rights is organized as a 501(c)(4) non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots citizen organization made up of gun owners and lovers of liberty. 

We do not endorse, support, or oppose any candidate for political office.  We do not call for the election or defeat of any candidate for political office. 

Instead, Texas Gun Rights seeks to inform gun owners and liberty activists in Texas on their candidate’s positions on firearms issues. 

The goal is to hold politicians accountable and achieve maximum liberty for an individual to defend himself, his family, and his property without having to ask the government for permission to do so.

By signing petitions, postcards, letters, sending emails, faxes, making phone calls, and personally visiting your state legislators, together we can take back our individual liberty to defend ourselves from the government licensing system that exists today. 

We invite all Texans who believe in freedom, liberty, and private property to join Texas Gun Rights. 

Chris McNutt, Executive Director

Chris McNutt is the pro-gun voice for the 300,000 members and supporters of Texas Gun Rights. Serving as Executive Director, Chris is leading the charge to restore every law-abiding Texan’s right to keep and bear arms.

Since joining TXGR in 2016, Chris has been a stalwart advocate for Constitutional Carry legislation, which he helped pass in 2021, and he has vigorously defended against multiple pushes for gun control in the Lone Star State.

After helping stop Governor Abbott’s push for “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation laws and appearing on the cover of TIME Magazine’s “Guns In America” issue in 2018, and exposing the Texas Speaker of the House as a charlatan for gun rights in 2019, Chris McNutt has become a prominent face for the gun rights movement in Texas.

Chris has also served as “boots on the ground” for the National Association for Gun Rights in multiple states (Indiana, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, and Virginia).

Notably, Chris was the lead-NAGR lobbyist during the 2019 Oklahoma fight for Constitutional Carry and he also helped co-lead NAGR’s efforts to pass Constitutional Carry in Montana in 2021 before leaving Field Operations to lead the Development Department for NAGR. 

Chris has spent the majority of his life in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and has been engaging in Texas politics for a decade, including working for the office of former State Senator Don Huffines. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas at Dallas and attends Watermark Church with his wife, Murphy. Their German Shepherd dog, Gunner, is eagerly awaiting the arrival of their first child in December of 2021.

Chris’s favorite firearm is the FN Scar and his Wilson Combat-enhanced Sig P320.

Bethany Young, Legislative Director

After working for conservative causes in D.C., Bethany Young moved to Texas to fight the swamp monsters in Austin.

After joining TXGR as Legislative Director in 2020, Bethany has been working in the trenches of the Texas Capitol fighting to defend and restore every law-abiding Texans’ right to keep and bear arms.

Notably, Bethany was instrumental in mobilizing TXGR members and supporters from across the state to ensure the passage of Constitutional Carry in 2021.

Bethany lives in Kyle, Texas with her husband Barrett and their dogs Saxon and Thatcher and cats Cersei and Maddox.

Bethany’s favorite firearms are the Barrett M107 .50 caliber rifle and her Colt Python.