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Texas: NRA-Supported “Emergency Powers” Bill Has Hearing Next Week!

Friday, March 9, 2007

 

This week, the Senate approved Senate Bill 112 sponsored by Senator John Carona (R-16), an NRA-backed bill that prohibits the confiscation of firearms from law-abiding citizens during a future state of emergency or natural disaster. 

 

On Tuesday, March 13, the House Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations Committee will consider SB 112’s House companion bill, House Bill 258 sponsored by Representative Frank Corte (R- 122). 

 

Please contact members of the committee and urge them to support HB 258 and the Senate companion bill, SB 112. 

Contact information for committee members can be found by clicking here. 

 

On the afternoon of Monday, March 12, the full Senate is expected to consider Senate Bill 378, NRA-supported "Castle Doctrine" legislation sponsored by Senator Jeff Wentworth (R-25). SB 378 provides protection from criminal prosecution and civil lawsuits for the lawful use of force when defending yourself and your family. 

 

Please contact your State Senators first thing Monday morning and urge them to support SB 378. 

Contact information for State Senators can be found at www.senate.state.tx.us.

 

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