A very cantankerous Texas Legislature adjourned sine die on Memorial Day.
Thanks to your phone calls and emails, NRA-ILA was able to pass four major pro-gun initiatives this year, in spite of the virtual shutdown in the House through the last weeks of session during an unruly leadership struggle:
-Senate Bill 378 by State Senator Jeff Wentworth (R-San Antonio) and State Representative Joe Driver (R-Garland), NRA-backed "Castle Doctrine" legislation;
-Senate Bill 112 by State Senator John Carona (R-Dallas) and State Representative Frank Corte (R-San Antonio), an NRA-supported bill preventing the confiscation of firearms during a future state of emergency or natural disaster;
-House Bill 991 by State Representative Patrick Rose (D-Dripping Springs) and State Senator Bob Deuell (R-Greenville), NRA-backed Concealed Handgun License (CHL) confidentiality legislation; and,
-House Bill 1815 by State Representative Carl Isett (R-Lubbock) and State Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa (D-McAllen), an NRA-backed measure which clarifies once and for all that law-abiding Texas motorists may legally transport a handgun in their vehicle for personal protection without needing a CHL.
Thanks also to our bill sponsors and their staff for working hard to pass these important bills into law!