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Texas Legislative Alert 1/3/01

Monday, May 28, 2001

The anti-Second Amendment forces in Austin will be at it again shortly! Their ambitious agenda includes prefiled state legislative proposals that sound like a Clinton-Gore Administration "gun control" wish list: Bills mandating the sale of a trigger-locking device with every new firearm sold by a licensed dealer (prefiled as S.B. 88 by Sen. Rodney Ellis); Measures requiring use of the flawed federal NICS check system for every firearm sale -- even between private collectors and other non-licensed individuals -- at gun shows (H.B. 367 by Rep. Juan Hinojosa, H.B. 404 by Rep. Debra Danburg. Also, H.B. 194, prefiled by Rep. Lon Burnam, increases penalties for illegal firearm transfers at gun shows. Anti-gunners may see this as a possible "vehicle" for more restrictions on gun shows); Attempts to restrict youth firearm possession for hunting, sporting and other lawful purposes (prefiled as H.B. 193 by Rep. Lon Burnam and HB 209 by Rep. John Longoria). Please call your State Senators and State Representatives at the district office numbers listed below. Urge them to oppose these and any other "gun control" bills introduced this session. Let them know that NRA members support true crime control efforts like Texas Exile and proven accident prevention programs like NRA`s Eddie Eagle GunSafe program. Our call should be for strong enforcement of the more than 20,000 gun laws already on the books and safety through education -- not more legislation! NRA-ILA will be present in Austin, monitoring and updating you on legislative developments. You may check the text and status of bills that have been prefiled and introduced once the session begins by visiting www.state.tx.us. If you do not know your Senator or Representative please see our Guide to the Texas Legislature, enter your zip code and click "Search" to find them. Texas House of Representatives Speaker Of The House: The Honorable James E. "Pete" Laney Austin: (512) 463-1000 District/Senator Area Representing Phone 1. Barry Telford DeKalb (903) 667-5514 2. Tom Ramsay Mount Vernon (903) 537-2212 3. Mark Homer Paris (903) 737-9949 4. Betty Brown Terrell (972) 524- 7700 5. Bob Glaze Gilmer (903) 843-5792 6. Leo Berman Tyler (903) 939-2400 7. Tommy Merritt Longview (903) 238-9100 8. Paul Sadler Henderson (903) 657-1433 9. Wayne Christian Center (936) 598-7580 11. Chuck Hopson Jacksonville (903) 586-2208 12. Clyde Alexander Athens (903) 675-1990 13. Lois Kolkhorst Brenham (409) 836-8927 14. Fred Brown Bryan (979) 268-7545 15. Tommy Williams The Woodlands (281) 296-0023 10. Jim Pitts Waxahachie (972) 938-9392 16. Ruben Hope Conroe (936) 756-1440 17. Jim McReynolds Lufkin (936) 634-9786 18. Dan Ellis Huntsville (936) 291-8441 19. Ron Lewis Mauriceville (409) 745-3644 20. Zeb Zbranek Liberty (936) 336-6454 21. Allan Ritter Nederland (409) 729-3228 22. Joe Deshotel Port Arthur (409) 724-0788 23. Patricia Gray Galveston (800) 615-2525 24. Craig Eiland Galveston (281) 534-4492 25. Dennis Bonnen Angleton (979) 848-1770 26. Charlie Howard Sugar Land (281) 565-9500 27. Dora Olivo Missouri City (281) 208-8806 28. Robby Cook Eagle Lake (979) 234-2493 29. Tom Uher Bay City (979) 245-6542 30. Geanie Morrison Victoria (361) 572-0196 31. Judy Hawley Portland (361) 643-4755 32. Gene Seaman Corpus Christi (361) 994-1996 33. Vilma Luna Corpus Christi (361) 854-9816 34. Jaime Capelo Corpus Christi (361) 882-2277 35. Irma Rangel Austin (512) 463-0666 36. Kino Flores Mission (956) 584-8999 37. Rene Oliveira Brownsville (956) 542-1828 38. Jim Solis Harlingen (956) 421-4120 39. Miguel Wise Weslaco (956) 447-9473 40. Juan Hinojosa McAllen (956) 972-1841 41. Roberto Gutierrez McAllen (956) 618-0192 42. Henry Cuellar Laredo (956) 725-8988 43. Tracy King Uvalde (830) 278-2519 44. Ignacio Salinas Alice (361) 664-5868 45. Edmund Kuempel Seguin (830) 379-8732 46. Rick Green Austin (512) 463-0498 47. Terry Keel Austin (512) 463-0652 48. Ann Kitchen Austin (512) 447-7749 49. Elliott Naishtat Austin (512) 463-0668 50. Dawnna Dukes Austin (512) 463-0506 51. Glen Maxey Austin (512) 463-0552 52. Mike Krusee Taylor (512) 365-8341 53. Harvey Hilderbran Kerrville (830) 257-2333 54. Suzanna Hupp Lampasas (512) 556-8954 55. Dianne Delisi Temple (254) 774-9888 56. Kip Averitt Waco (254) 772-6225 57. Jim Dunnam Waco (254) 753-8546 58. Arlene Wohlgemuth Burleson (817) 295-5158 59. Sid Miller Stephenville (254) 968-2211 60. Jim Keffer Eastland (254) 433-1716 61. Phil King Weatherford (817) 596-4796 62. Ron Clark Sherman (903) 893-9426 63. Mary Denny Denton (940) 565-0083 64. Myra Crownover Lewisville (972) 221-2773 65. Burt Solomons Carrollton (972) 394-3904 66. Brian McCall Plano (972) 881-0890 67. Jerry Madden Plano (972) 424-2235 68. Rick Hardcastle Vernon (940) 553-3825 69. David Farabee Wichita Falls (940) 322-4122 70. David Counts Knox City (940) 658-5012 71. Bob Hunter Abilene (915) 674-2495 72. Robert Junell San Angelo (915) 657-0197 73. Bob Turner Coleman (915) 625-3596 74. Pete Gallego Alpine (915) 837-7383 75. Manny Najera El Paso (915) 592-7757 76. Norma Chavez El Paso (915) 778-9960 77. Paul Moreno El Paso (915) 544-0789 78. Patrick Haggerty El Paso (915) 532-1391 79. Joe Pickett El Paso (915) 590-4349 80. Gary Walker Plains (806) 456-7470 81. Buddy West Odessa (915) 367-2721 82. Tom Craddick Midland (915) 682-3000 83. Delwin Jones Lubbock (806) 763-4468 84. Carl Isett Lubbock (806) 763-2366 85. James "Pete" Laney Hale Center (806) 839-2478 86. John Smithee Amarillo (806) 372-3327 87. David Swinford Amarillo (806) 374-8787 88. Warren Chisum Pampa (806) 665-3552 89. Charlie Geren Fort Worth 90. Lon Burnam Fort Worth (817) 924-1997 91. Bill Carter Fort Worth (817) 834-1144 92. Todd Smith Bedford (817) 283-3131 93. Toby Goodman Arlington (817) 460-8290 94. Kent Grusendorf Arlington (817) 465-9411 95. Glenn Lewis Fort Worth (817) 536-6772 96. Kim Brimer Arlington (817) 483-9793 97. Anna Mowery Fort Worth (817) 732-1372 98. Vicki Truitt Southlake (817) 488-4098 99. Kenny Marchant Carrollton (972) 418-6100 100. Terri Hodge Dallas (214) 824-1996 101. Elvira Reyna Mesquite (972) 279-7030 102. Tony Goolsby Dallas (214) 503-1900 103. Steve Wolens Dallas (214) 528-556 104. Domingo Garcia Dallas (214) 948-9104 105. Dale Tillery Dallas (214) 324-9888 106. Ray Allen Grand Prairie (972) 264-4231 107. Harryette Ehrhardt Dallas (214) 824-3107 108. Kenn George Dallas (214) 520-8900 109. Helen Giddings De Soto (972) 224-6795 110. Jesse Jones Dallas (214) 375-3773 111. Yvonne Davis Dallas (214) 941-3895 112. Fred Hill Richardson (972) 234-8989 113. Joe Driver Garland (972) 276-1556 114. Will Hartnett Irving (972) 259-1776 115. Mike Villarreal San Antonio (210) 734-8937 116. Trey Martinez Fischer San Antonio (210) 222-1471 117. John Longoria San Antonio (210) 921-0839 118. Carlos Uresti San Antonio (210) 932-2568 119. Robert Puente San Antonio (210) 532-8899 120. Ruth Jones McClendon San Antonio (210) 225-2107 121. Elizabeth Ames Jones San Antonio (210) 828-4411 122. John Shields San Antonio (210) 545-1221 123. Frank Corte San Antonio (210) 349-0320 124. Jose Menendez San Antonio (210) 341-8861 125. Arthur "Art" Reyna San Antonio (210) 680-8683 126. Peggy Hamric Houston (281) 890-1200 127. Joe Crabb Kingwood (281) 359-1270 128. Fred Bosse Houston (713) 453-6336 129. John Davis Houston (281) 333-1350 130. Bill Callegari Katy (713) 983-3530 131. Ron Wilson Houston (713) 731-2400 132. Scott Hochberg Houston (713) 660-7783 133. Joe Nixon Houston (713) 225-4500 134. Kyle Janek Houston (713) 272-8929 135. Gary Elkins Houston (713) 468-1990 136. Beverly Woolley Houston (713) 629-6313 137. Debra Danburg Houston (713) 520-8068 138. Ken Yarbrough Houston (713) 263-1516 139. Sylvester Turner Houston (713) 683-6363 140. Kevin Bailey Houston (281) 847-9000 141. Senfronia Thompson Houston (713) 633-3390 142. Harold Dutton Houston (713) 692-9192 143. Joe Moreno Jacinto City (713) 675-8596 144. Robert Talton Pasadena (713) 472-0539 145. Rick Noriega Houston (713) 649-6563 146. Al Edwards Houston (713) 741-8800 147. Garnet Coleman Houston (713) 520-5355 148. Jessica Farrar Houston (713) 691-6912 149. Talmadge Heflin Houston (281) 498-6343 150. Paul Hilbert Houston (281) 537-5252 Texas Senate District/Senator Area Representing Phone Other Phone 1. Bill Ratliff Mount Pleasant (903) 572-1887 2. David Cain Dallas (214) 826-0160 (903)882-8661 3. Todd Staples Palestine (903) 729-7717 4. David Bernsen Beaumont (409) 839-4444 (281) 364-9473 5. Steve Ogden College Station (979) 694-2609 6. Mario Gallegos Houston (713) 802-0481 (713) 923-7575 7. Jon Lindsay Houston (281) 583-1011 8. Florence Shapiro Plano (972) 378-3229 (214) 363-2970 9. Jane Nelson Flower Mound (972) 724-0066 10. Chris Harris Arlington (817) 261-5396 11. Mike Jackson Pasadena (713) 948-0111 12. Mike Moncrief Fort Worth (817) 338-9420 13. Rodney G. Ellis Missouri City (281) 261-2360 14. Gonzalo Barrientos Austin (512) 463-0114 15. John Whitmire Houston (713) 864-8701 16. John J. Carona Dallas (214) 953-1886 (972) 864-0712 17. J. E. "Buster" Brown Lake Jackson (409) 297-5261 18. Ken Armbrister Victoria (361) 572-8061 19. Frank Madla San Antonio (210)927-9464 (915)336-2173 20. Carlos Truan Corpus Christi (361) 853-2693 21. Judith Zaffirini Laredo (956) 722-2293 22. David Sibley Waco (254) 756-0122 23. Royce West Dallas (214) 467-0123 24. Troy Fraser Abilene (915) 676-8060 25. Jeff Wentworth San Antonio (210) 826-7800 26. Leticia Van de Putte San Antonio (210) 733-6604 27. Eddie Lucio Jr. Brownsville (361) 548-0227 28. Robert Duncan Lubbock (806) 762-1122 29. Eliot Shapleigh El Paso (915) 544-1990 30. Tom Haywood Wichita Falls (940) 767-3073 31. Teel Bivins Amarillo (806) 374-8994 Posted: 2001-01-03
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