According to the Quorum Report, Republican Texas Senator Craig Estes wants "to lure gun makers to Texas or encourage them to stay here by using the Texas Enterprise Fund, tax breaks and other economic incentives."
Once again, we see that Republicans want more government. They want to pick winner and loser industries, and they want to increase the overall tax level in order to give handouts to the specific businesses they like. That's nice for the people who get the handouts, but it makes Texas more hostile to business in general.
Apparently, since gun makers are super-popular with Republicans, it's OK to give them handouts.
How about getting rid of corporate welfare like the Texas Enterprise Fund? How about a tax code that treats everyone equally? That's what Libertarian legislators would support, because Libertarians want less government and more freedom.