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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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Friday, February 15, 2019

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Another Study Blames Guns, Excludes Reality

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Another Study Blames Guns, Excludes Reality

A study published in Preventative Medicine by Yu Lu and Jeff R. Temple concludes that “the majority of mental health symptoms examined were not related to gun violence. Instead, access to firearms was the primary culprit.”

Turning a Right into a Privilege: HR 1112 Gives Feds Unfettered Power to Block Gun Sales

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Turning a Right into a Privilege: HR 1112 Gives Feds Unfettered Power to Block Gun Sales

H.R. 8, which would criminalize the private transfer of firearms, has received significant attention from the gun rights community. However, H.R. 1112, which purportedly targets the inappropriately-named “Charleston loophole,” is just as insidious an attack ...

Washington: Hearing for Bill to Expand Gun Seizures Without Due Process

Monday, February 18, 2019

Washington: Hearing for Bill to Expand Gun Seizures Without Due Process

On February 19th, the Washington state Senate Committee on Law & Justice will be holding an executive session on Senate Bill 5745 to expand the circumstances under which Second Amendment rights may be revoked without ...

Polls: No Lasting Support for Gun Control One Year After Parkland

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Polls: No Lasting Support for Gun Control One Year After Parkland

Thursday marked the one year anniversary of the terrible crimes at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. It was a somber occasion, but some media outlets couldn’t contain their glee this week that ...

Indiana: Self-Defense Bill Passes House, On To Senate

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Indiana: Self-Defense Bill Passes House, On To Senate

On February 11th, the Indiana state House of Representatives voted 80-13 to pass House Bill 1284 to enhance protections afforded to law-abiding citizens acting in defense of themselves and others.  HB 1284 will now go to the ...

Texas: Setting the Record Straight On "Red Flag" Legislation

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Texas: Setting the Record Straight On "Red Flag" Legislation

Over the holiday weekend, a conservative "taxpayer watchdog" group sent out an email to its contact list which gave the impression that NRA-ILA supports "red flag" legislation in Texas.  One wonders what the organization hoped to accomplish by confusing and attempting to divide ...

Colorado: House Committee to Consider “Red Flag” Legislation This Week

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Colorado: House Committee to Consider “Red Flag” Legislation This Week

On Thursday, ​at 1:30pm in the Old State Library, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider anti-gun legislation, House Bill 1177.

Washington: Magazine Ban & Firearm Seizure Bills Pass Committee

Friday, February 1, 2019

Washington: Magazine Ban & Firearm Seizure Bills Pass Committee

During the executive session on February 1st, the Washington state House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary voted to pass House Bill 1068 to ban many standard capacity ammunition magazines and House Bill 1225 for firearm ...

Maryland: 2019 Legislative Session Begins with a Slew of Anti-Gun Bills Introduced

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Maryland: 2019 Legislative Session Begins with a Slew of Anti-Gun Bills Introduced

With the 2019 Maryland Legislative Session underway, gun control groups have made the General Assembly a target for their anti-gun agenda. 

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