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80th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature Convenes with Numerous Second Amendment Measures Filed

Friday, January 12, 2007

 

The 80th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature convened this week.  Numerous pro-Second Amendment measures have already been filed and will be considered by lawmakers this session: HB 284, by Rep. Joe Driver (R-Garland), the NRA-backed Castle Doctrine/self-defense law reform bill; SB 112, by Sen. John Carona (R-Dallas), and HB 258, by Rep. Frank Corte (R-San Antonio), NRA-supported legislation to prohibit the confiscation of firearms from law-abiding citizens during a state of emergency or natural disaster; HB 220, by Rep. Phil King (R-Weatherford), and HB 511, by Rep. David Farabee (D-Wichita Falls), NRA-supported bills allowing Concealed Handgun Licensees to transport and store handguns in locked vehicles parked on employer-controlled property; and SB 112, by Sen. Bob Deuell (R-Greenville), the NRA-supported CHL confidentiality bill. 

Please contact your State Representatives and State Senators and urge them to sign on as co-authors to these important measures! 

Contact information for your elected officials, as well as the text of these bills, can be found at the following websites: http://www.house.state.tx.us and http://www.senate.state.tx.us.

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