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Texas To Consider Pro-Gun Measures Next Week!

Friday, February 18, 2005

 
 
The House Law Enforcement Committee will consider three NRA-backed bills on Monday, February 21: HB 225 by Rep. Joe Driver (R-Garland), which extends the term of a renewed Concealed Handgun License from 4 to 5 years; HB 318 by Rep. Suzanna Hupp (R-Lampasas), which establishes confidentiality of records and information on applicants and licensees in Texas` Right To Carry law; and HB 322, also by Rep. Hupp, which reduces CHL fees and lowers the minimum age requirement for a CHL to 18 for military personnel and veterans.  Please contact committee members and urge them to support HB 225, HB 318 & HB 322!
 
Chairman Joe Driver (thank him for sponsoring HB 225)
Vice-Chair Jim Jackson
Rep. Stephen Frost
Rep. Glenn Hegar
Rep. Suzanna Hupp (thank her for sponsoring HB 318 & HB 322)
Rep. Mark Veasey
 
Although a formal agenda has not been set yet, the Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations Committee is expected to consider HB 685 by Rep. Patrick Rose (D-Dripping Springs),which would exempt military personnel and veterans from the range instruction portion of the CHL course if they have recently completed handgun qualification as part of their service requirement.  Please contact committee members and urge them to support HB 685
 
Chairman Frank Corte
Vice-Chair Scott Campbell
Rep. Leo Berman
Rep. Abel Herrero
Rep. Terri Hodge
Rep. David Leibowitz
Rep. Tommy Merritt
Rep. Paul Moreno
Rep. Melissa Noriega
 
If you have a problem with any of these email addresses, you can visit http://www.house.state.tx.us and send emails to Representatives directly from that webpage.  You may also view the full text of all these bills on that same webpage.
 
THANKS AS ALWAYS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
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Washington: Trigger Modification Ban Passes Committee

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Washington: Trigger Modification Ban Passes Committee

Earlier today, the Washington state Senate Law & Justice Committee passed Senate Bill 5992 out of committee with a 4-3 vote. As drafted, this legislation has overreaching language that would ban modifications commonly made to ...

Washington: Substitute Version of Gun Control Bill Passes House Committee

Friday, January 19, 2018

Washington: Substitute Version of Gun Control Bill Passes House Committee

Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee passed Substitute House Bill 1122 out of committee on a 7-6 vote.  This bill, which would require gun owners to lock up their firearms or potentially face criminal charges, will ...

Crossing the Line – Firearm Preemption Protection Under Attack

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Crossing the Line – Firearm Preemption Protection Under Attack

Gun control groups are fond of describing preemption as a doctrine whereby a state has stripped local governments of their power to regulate guns.

Eighteen States, Law Enforcement, Doctors, and Firearm Rights Groups File Amicus Briefs in Lawsuit Challenging California 10+ Magazine Ban

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Eighteen States, Law Enforcement, Doctors, and Firearm Rights Groups File Amicus Briefs in Lawsuit Challenging California 10+ Magazine Ban

On Friday, January 12, several amicus briefs were filed in the NRA and CRPA supported lawsuit challenging California’s restrictions against magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds. The lawsuit, titled Duncan v. Becerra, challenges California’s ...

Australia: Queensland’s Labor Party Government Targets MP for Gun Control Heresy

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Australia: Queensland’s Labor Party Government Targets MP for Gun Control Heresy

The sorry state of gun politics in Australia was put into stark relief recently, after Liberal National Party (LNP) Queensland Legislative Assembly MP Anthony Perrett took a principled stand in favor of his constituents’ gun rights.

Washington: House Judiciary to Hear Gun Control Bills

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Washington: House Judiciary to Hear Gun Control Bills

On Thursday, January 25th at 1:30PM, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear several sweeping gun control bills.  NRA Members and Second Amendment supporters are strongly encouraged to attend the committee hearing to voice your opposition ...

Hawaii: Trigger Modification Ban Introduced in the Senate

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hawaii: Trigger Modification Ban Introduced in the Senate

Today, Senator Karl Rhoads (D-13) introduced legislation that would ban modifications commonly made to firearms by law-abiding citizens.  SB 2046 is currently pending a committee referral.  Please contact your Senator today and urge them to OPPOSE this ...

Democrats' Exciting New Hope Adheres to Tired Old Anti-Gun Dogma

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Democrats' Exciting New Hope Adheres to Tired Old Anti-Gun Dogma

Democrats searching for a standard-bearer in the 2020 presidential election lit on long-time entertainment, media, and publishing figure Oprah Winfrey this week, following a speech Winfrey gave at a televised Hollywood extravaganza.

Arizona: Signature Gathering Underway For Hunting Ban Initiative

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Arizona: Signature Gathering Underway For Hunting Ban Initiative

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and their front-group “Arizonans for Wildlife” are currently gathering signatures for a ballot initiative that would ban the hunting and trapping of mountain lions and bobcats in ...

Washington: CPL Permit Confidentiality Bill Introduced

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Washington: CPL Permit Confidentiality Bill Introduced

Last week, Washington legislators introduced an NRA-backed bill to protect the private, personal information of Washington's concealed pistol license holders from public records requests.  Senate Bill 6173, sponsored by Senator Dean Takko (D-19), and House Bill ...

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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.