Sylvia Garcia on Gun Control



Oppose open carry of holstered handgun

House Bill 910 authorizes a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry a holstered handgun. This open carry legislation allows individuals with a CHL license to carry their guns openly, without concealment, in a holster in any location that CHL holders were previously able to carry concealed weapons. There are close to 900,000 CHL holders in Texas, and the state has agreements whereby permit holders from over 40 states may also carry handguns in Texas. Any private businesses seeking to prohibit open carry within their establishments must abide by strict signage requirements that some within the business community consider onerous.

Legislative outcome: Passed Senate 20-11-0 on May/29/15; Sen. Garcia voted NO; passed House 102-43-1 on May/29/15; signed by Governor Greg Abbott Jun/13/15.

Source: Texas Gun Sense on Texas legislative voting records: HB910 , May 29, 2015

Support gun-control, according to PVS survey.

Garcia supports the PVS survey question on gun control

Project Vote Smart inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation?' PVS self-description: "The Political Courage Test provides voters with positions on key issues. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."

Source: PVS Survey 18PVS-10 on Aug 1, 2018

Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer.

Garcia voted YEA the Bipartisan Background Checks Act

H.R.8: To require a background check for every firearm sale. This Act may be cited as the "Background Check Expansion Act".