Dear Second Amendment Supporter:
The Texas Legislature will wrap up over Memorial Day weekend, but there's one more piece of pro-gun legislation they need to pass.
House Bill 1177, an NRA-backed measure that protects citizens from being charged with a crime for carrying a handgun without a License To Carry while evacuating from an area during a declared state or local disaster, or while returning to that area, has been sent to a conference committee to work out the differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill. The House passed a stronger bill that protects evacuees for a longer period of time -- one week versus 48 hours after a disaster declaration -- and ties the protection to a disaster declaration only, rather than a mandatory evacuation order and a disaster declaration.
The bill sponsors, Rep. Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont) and Sen. Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe), are fighting for the strongest version of the bill in conference committee. Here is how you can help!
Please contact your state Senator and urge them to support the conference report on House Bill 1177.