Over the last week, Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) negotiated, and Governor Rick Perry (R) signed, Concealed Handgun License reciprocal agreements with South Carolina and Pennsylvania. The House Law Enforcement Committee approved HB 1066 by Rep. Glenn Hegar (R-Katy), which allows residents from any state to apply for a non-resident Texas CHL and expands the opportunity for reciprocal agreements with even more states. And the House Land & Resource Management Committee heard testimony on HB 1364 by Rep. Anna Mowery (R-Fort Worth), which protects hunting opportunities on private land that is annexed by cities. The committee is expected to vote on an amended version of that bill in the coming weeks.
Please contact your State Representatives and urge them to co-author HB 1364. Please also email and call your State Senators and urge them to co-sponsor the Senate companion bill, SB 734 by Sen. Tommy Williams (R-The Woodlands). You can find contact information for your Representative by using the "Write Your Representatives" feature at www.nraila.org