Senator Birdwell Endorsed and ‘A’ Rated by NRA, TSRA

May 17, 2012

Texas State Senator Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) was officially endorsed today by the Political Victory Fund of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the Political Action Committee of the Texas State Rifle Association (TSRA) in recognition of his ongoing efforts to defend the Second Amendment in the Texas Legislature.


For the second time, Sen. Birdwell received these endorsements with the organizations’ highest possible scores—two ‘A’ ratings—and letters of encouragement from NRA and TSRA representatives.

“The NRA is proud to endorse Senator Birdwell for re-election,” said NRA State Liaison Tara Mica. “As a Benefactor Life NRA member and Concealed Handgun Licensee, Brian well knows firsthand the importance of protecting the Second Amendment and preserving our right to self-defense. His outstanding record in his first term in the Texas Senate demonstrates his strong commitment to both.”


“Texas gun owners could not have a better friend in the Texas Senate than Brian Birdwell,” said TSRA Legislative Director Alice Tripp.


Pleased with the news, Sen. Birdwell considers these endorsements a call to action to continue fighting for firearms rights on behalf of Texas citizens.


“I’m honored that these two organizations have again acknowledged my ardent commitment to the Second Amendment,” said Birdwell. “I was satisfied with our successes in this past session, but there is still much work to be done to protect the constitutional rights of law-abiding Texans.”


During the 82nd legislative session, Sen. Birdwell partnered with his Republican colleagues to co-author or sponsor an array of pro-gun legislation, including:


  • SB 321 (Commuter Protection Bill)—Allowing Texans to store legal firearms in their locked, private vehicles on their employer’s property
  • SB 766 (Shooting Range Protection Act)—Protecting owners and members of safe, legal firing ranges from frivolous lawsuits
  • SB 354 (Campus Carry Bill)—Ensuring CHL-holders are legally allowed to posses their concealed firearm on the premises of public college campuses