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. 

For Texas and Liberty,

 Chris McNutt

 Executive Director


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 and 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.

In addition to his work for TXGR, he also serves as the Deputy Director of Field Operations for the National Association for Gun Rights. Serving as “boots on the ground” in multiple states (Oklahoma, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Florida, and Virginia), he has been deployed for many hot legislative fights.

Notably, Chris was the NAGR lobbyist in 2019 for Oklahoma and was instrumental for the passage of their Constitutional Carry law. He also helped mobilize members to lobby their lawmakers during hot fights and elections in Arizona, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Louisiana, and Montana.

Chris has spent the majority of his life in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and has been engaging in Texas politics for nearly a decade, including working for the office of 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 serving as their pseudo-child until they have children.

Chris’s favorite firearm is the M249 SAW.


Bethany Young, Legislative Director

As the Legislative Director, Bethany works on behalf of the 300,000+ Texas Gun Rights members to restore Texans’ right to keep and bear arms.

Since joining TXGR in 2020, Bethany has advocated for Constitutional Carry legislation and enthusiastically held anti-gun politicians accountable.

After working for conservative causes in D.C., Bethany moved to Texas to fight the swamp monsters in Austin. She lives in Kyle, Texas with her husband Barrett and their dogs Saxon and Thatcher and cats Cersei and Maddox.

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