By: Teresa Mull

It appears the “Defund the Police” movement is promoting some pro-gun legislation, as people realize they need to learn to defend themselves.

CBS Austin reports:

The debate over Constitutional Carry was revived on Monday, several months before the start of the Texas 87th Legislative Session. State Representative Kyle Biedermann announced Monday that he will file a bill that recognizes the constitution is the only permit needed to carry a handgun. Rep. Biedermann says efforts to defund the police are giving the bill a better chance of passing than in years past.

“We’ve been selling so many firearms and so much ammunition and a lot to people for the first time,” said Rep. Biedermann.

Biedermann represents District 73, which encompasses Comal, Gillespie, and Kendall counties. The state representative owns a hardware and hunting store in Fredericksburg and says he’s seeing gun and ammunition sales soar as efforts to defund the police continue to grow.

“They’ve doubled or probably tripled,” said Rep. Biedermann.

The state representative says sales are growing along with support for constitutional carry.

“I’m very, very confident that there are a lot of new people and a lot of people that maybe were not as in favor of constitutional carry before that will be in favor of it this time,” said Rep. Biedermann.

Teresa Mull ( is editor of Gunpowder Magazine.