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About Texas Gun Rights

Texas Gun Rights (TXGR) 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. (We have an affiliated PAC for that!)

Instead, Texas Gun Rights seeks to inform gun owners and liberty activists in Texas of 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. 

How is TXGR different from other groups?

Texas Gun Rights is the largest No Compromise gun rights group in the Lone Star State! 

We will never Negotiate Rights Away or accept political excuses or backroom deals.

We know there is no shortage of organizations claiming to protect and defend the Second Amendment. And we’re not arrogant enough to tell you we are the ONLY No Compromise gun rights organization that exists (there are a few good groups on the national level).

But the rights of gun owners have been slipping away over the past few decades thanks to access-based establishment gun lobbying organizations that sell out gun owners and liberty lovers for political expediency and personal gain.

This very establishment is infamous for giving cover to squishy Republicans in Texas after killing pro-gun legislation like Constitutional Carry.

Let me be clear: without the members and supporters of Texas Gun Rights, Texas would NOT be a Constitutional Carry state today.

Constitutional Carry was spearheaded by TXGR legislation filed by then State Representative Jonathan Stickland and Senator Don Huffines in 2015. Over the next six years, with the help of other grassroots gun rights organizations, Texas finally became the 21st “Constitutional Carry” state with the passage of HB 1927 in 2021.

But “No Compromise” isn’t just a hollow slogan for Texas Gun Rights.

While other so-called “No Compromise” groups were quick to settle for a diluted Constitutional Carry bill to rack up an easy “win,” it was an amendment drafted by TXGR’s legal team (and offered by bill author Matt Schaefer) that guaranteed HB 1927 was transformed from a watered-down “compromise carry” bill — allowing municipalities to “opt-out” of Constitutional Carry — to a strong, permitless carry law that would be applied across all of Texas.

While the final product still isn’t perfect for Texas Gun Rights’ standards, it was greatly improved thanks to the relentless support of TXGR members and supporters.  

That’s how Texas Gun Rights is different from the rest; we aren’t looking to pass half-measures that may be impossible to fix down the road — or propping up weak-kneed politicians who are unwilling to fight unapologetically for your rights.

With that sentiment, and with more than 500,000 Texans that have taken our calls to action since 2014, Texas Gun Rights has grown to become the LARGEST Texas-based gun rights organization fighting for your Second Amendment-protected rights – without compromise!

For Texas and Liberty,

Chris McNutt

President, Texas Gun Rights


Chris McNutt, President

Chris McNutt is the pro-gun voice for more than 500,000 members and supporters of Texas Gun Rights. Serving as President, 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.

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.

Chris developed his marketing and high dollar fundraising skills while leading the Development Department for NAGR before stepping down in early 2023 to lead Texas Gun Rights full-time as  President of the newly independent organization. 

Chris has spent the majority of his life in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and has been engaging in Texas politics for nearly 15 years, including working for the office of former State Senator Don Huffines.

Chris is a graduate of the University of North Texas at Dallas and currently resides in Parker County with his wife, two children, and German Shepherd dog.

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

Kyle Rittenhouse
Outreach Director

Kyle is a staunch advocate for the Second Amendment and is widely recognized for his acquittal in 2021 after defending himself during the 2020 riots.

With notable interviews by prominent figures like Tucker Carlson, Donald Trump Jr., and Charlie Kirk, Kyle has effectively voiced his perspective on national platforms.

Beyond his advocacy, Kyle is passionate about enhancing his skills at the shooting range and spending quality time training his beloved dog, Milo.

His commitment to self-defense rights has also led him to speak at multiple universities, educating students on the crucial role of campus carry and the enduring value of the Second Amendment.

CJ Grisham, Esq.
Legal Counsel

As a former U.S. Army Counterintelligence Agent and founder of Open Carry Texas, CJ’s passion for defending liberty and the natural rights protected by the Second Amendment have turned him into a force to be reckoned with in Texas Politics.

Barry Arrington
Chairman of the Board

Barry is a seasoned attorney practicing civil litigation in the state and federal courts, non-profit law, and Constitutional law with focus on the First and Second Amendment freedoms.

Joe Neville
Board of Directors

Joe is a veteran of the United States Navy and brings a wealth of experience in politics and business management. Joe has served as senior staff for several political campaigns, state legislative staff, and as Vice President of Political Operations for National Association for Gun Rights.

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