Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Texas Pro-Gun Legislation on the Move!

Friday, March 23, 2007

 

Please Contact Your State Legislators Today!


By an overwhelming 133-13 vote, the Texas State House gave final approval this week to Senate Bill 378, the NRA-backed "Castle Doctrine" self-defense bill sponsored by State Senator Jeff Wentworth (R-San Antonio) and carried by State Representative Joe Driver (R-Garland) in the House.  This important legislation offers protection from criminal prosecution and civil lawsuits to victims who lawfully use force to protect themselves and their families.  SB 378 has been sent to Governor Rick Perry (R) for his expected signature.

 

Thanks to the hard work of our bill sponsors and all the calls and emails in support of this measure from NRA members, Texas became the first state to pass a "Castle Doctrine" bill this year!  Be sure to thank your State Representative if he or she supported SB 378 - a list of those House members who voted FOR the bill can be found at http://tlo2.tlc.state.tx.us/hjrnl/80r/pdf/80RDAY40FINAL.PDF#page=5.

 

Also, NRA-backed legislation allowing employees who are Concealed Handgun Licensees to transport and store handguns in their private vehicles while parked on their employer's property, advanced out of both House and Senate committees this week.  House Bill 220 by State Representative Phil King (R-Weatherford) and House Bill 992 by State Representative Patrick Rose (D-Dripping Springs) were reported out of the House Law Enforcement Committee on Monday.  The bills now move to the House Calendars Committee that determines if and when bills will be considered on the House floor.  These bills face unprecedented opposition from big corporate interests and state agency lobbyists. 

Please contact the members of the House Law Enforcement Committee who supported these bills and thank them, and please also contact the members of the House Calendars Committee and urge them to set HB 220 and HB 992 for House floor action!

 

House Law Enforcement Committee Members Who Supported HB 220 and HB 992 - Thank You!

 

State Representative Joe Driver (Chair)

512-463-0574; joe.driver@house.state.tx.us

 

State Representative Thomas Latham (Vice-Chair)

512-463-0464; thomas.latham@house.state.tx.us

 

State Representative Stephen Frost

512-463-0692; stephen.frost@house.state.tx.us

 

State Representative Solomon Ortiz, Jr.

512-463-0484; solomon.ortiz@house.state.tx.us

 

State Representative Buddy West

512-463-0546; george.west@house.state.tx.us

 

 

House Calendars Committee Members - Ask Them To Please Set HB 220 and HB 992 for House Floor Consideration!

 

State Representative Beverly Woolley (Chair)

512-463-0696; beverly.woolley@house.state.tx.us

 

State Representative Norma Chavez (Vice-Chair)

512-463-0622; norma.chavez@house.state.tx.us

 

State Representative Dan Branch

512-463-0367; dan.branch@house.state.tx.us

 

State Representative Myra Crownover

512-463-0582; myra.crownover@house.state.tx.us

 

State Representative Gary Elkins

512-463-0722; gary.elkins@house.state.tx.us

 

State Representative Ryan Guillen

512-463-0416; ryan.guillen@house.state.tx.us

 

State Representative Mike "Tuffy" Hamilton

512-463-0412; mike.hamilton@house.state.tx.us

 

State Representative Larry Taylor

512-463-0729; larry.taylor@house.state.tx.us

 

State Representative Corbin Van Arsdale

512-463-0661; corbin.van_arsdale@house.state.tx.us

 

Finally, Senate Bill 534, which is sponsored by State Senator Glenn Hegar (R-Katy), and is similar to HB 992, was approved by the Senate Criminal Justice Committee on Tuesday.  The bill now moves to the full Senate, but 21 out of 31 Senators must agree to suspend the regular order of business and bring the bill to the floor for consideration - that's a 2/3 vote!  As we said before, industry lobbyists will be pulling out all the stops to prevent this bill from coming to the full Senate for a vote. 

 

Please contact the members of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee who were present and who supported SB 534 and thank them.  Then, please contact your State Senators and urge them to support SB 534.

 

Senate Criminal Justice Committee Members Who Supported SB 534 - Thank You!

(Note: Pro-Gun Senators John Carona and Bob Deuell were presenting legislation in other committees when the vote was taken)

 

State Senator John Whitmire (Chair)

512-463-0115; john.whitmire@senate.state.tx.us

 

State Senator Kel Seliger

512-463-0131; kel.seliger@senate.state.tx.us

 

State Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa

512-463-0120; juan.hinojosa@senate.state.tx.us

 

State Senator Glenn Hegar (the sponsor of HB 534)

512-463-0118; glenn.hegar@senate.state.tx.us

 

State Senator Contact Information - Urge Them To Support SB 534!

 

http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/Senate/Members.htm

 

 

To find further contact information or help identifying your legislators
please use the
"Write Your Representative" feature found at www.NRAILA.org.

TRENDING NOW
Justice Scalia Made Clear the Second Amendment and Heller Prohibit “Assault Weapon” Bans

News  

Second Amendment  

Gun Laws  

Friday, July 13, 2018

Justice Scalia Made Clear the Second Amendment and Heller Prohibit “Assault Weapon” Bans

On July 9, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) offered the following ham-handed statement in an attempted attack on President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Brett Kavanaugh is a true Second Amendment radical. ...

Delaware: Governor Signs Bill Legalizing Sunday Deer Hunting

Hunting  

Friday, July 13, 2018

Delaware: Governor Signs Bill Legalizing Sunday Deer Hunting

On July 11th, Governor John Carney signed Senate Bill 198 into law to expand hunting opportunities in Delaware by eliminating the prohibition against hunting for deer on Sundays and allowing for the harvesting of deer on Sundays ...

California DOJ Withdraws Proposed Regulations Expanding Application of “Assault Weapon” Definitions

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

California DOJ Withdraws Proposed Regulations Expanding Application of “Assault Weapon” Definitions

On Monday, the California Department of Justice, Bureau of Firearms (“CA DOJ”) officially withdrew the proposed regulations that would have expanded the improperly adopted “assault weapon” definitions, to apply in all circumstances. This withdrawal comes ...

NRA Files Comments in Support of Trump Administration’s Export Reform Effort

News  

Friday, July 13, 2018

NRA Files Comments in Support of Trump Administration’s Export Reform Effort

On Monday, the public comment period closed on a pair of rulemakings that could finally free American gun owners and small businesses from being trapped in a minefield of federal regulations designed for exporters of ...

Judge Brett Kavanaugh Has Earned NRA Members’ Support

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, July 13, 2018

Judge Brett Kavanaugh Has Earned NRA Members’ Support

NRA members can feel confident throwing their enthusiastic support behind President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Throughout his time on the bench, Judge Kavanaugh has demonstrated deep respect ...

California: MASSIVE Data Breach and Significant Registration Problems with CA DOJ’s “Assault Weapon” Registration System

Saturday, July 7, 2018

California: MASSIVE Data Breach and Significant Registration Problems with CA DOJ’s “Assault Weapon” Registration System

Following the closure of the “assault weapon” registration period, NRA and CRPA received complaints from hundreds of individuals who were unable to register their firearms as required because CA DOJ’s online application system was unable ...

Mission Impossible: California Court Upholds Microstamping Law

News  

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Mission Impossible: California Court Upholds Microstamping Law

It is not surprising that gun control activists who harp endlessly about “common sense” gun restrictions and the need for ever more legislative reforms (here, here and here, for example) aren’t particularly interested in whether the various bans and ...

NRA Applauds Brett Kavanaugh's Nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court

News  

Monday, July 9, 2018

NRA Applauds Brett Kavanaugh's Nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court

Fairfax, Va. -The National Rifle Association (NRA) applauds the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat on the United States Supreme Court. 

Too Young or Too Old... To Own a Gun?

News  

Friday, July 6, 2018

Too Young or Too Old... To Own a Gun?

A common theme among anti-gun extremists is what we often refer to as the “Goldilocks” approach to limiting access to firearms by law-abiding citizens.  Rather than admit that the ultimate goal is to disarm all ...

Hawaii: Governor Signs Trigger Modification Ban Into Law

Friday, July 13, 2018

Hawaii: Governor Signs Trigger Modification Ban Into Law

On Monday, July 9th, Governor David Ige signed Senate Bill 2046, which makes it a crime to manufacture, import, sell, gift, lend, or possess certain trigger modifications. 

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -

More Like This From Around The NRA

NRA ILA

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.