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Texas Legislative Update

Wednesday, September 22, 1999

Governor George W. Bush on September 21, 1999 announced a grant to Texas Attorney General John Cornyn for $1.6 million to kick off Texas Exile. From this grant, $1.28 million will fund eight prosecutors to crack down on criminals who use guns, and $360,000 will fund a public awareness campaign.

For more information on Project Exile, see Prosecution is Prevention.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.