Dear Texas NRA Member:
Earlier today, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick appointed five pro-Second Amendment Senate conferees on House Bill 1927, constitutional carry legislation that has now passed both chambers and has been sent to a conference committee to work out the differences between the House- and Senate-passed versions of the bill. They are Sen. Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown), who carried the measure in the Senate, Sen. Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury), Sen. Bryan Hughes (R- Mineola), Sen. Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe) and Sen. Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels). We urge the Senate and House conferees to report out the strongest, cleanest constitutional carry bill possible before the legislative session ends on May 31.
Also earlier today, the House approved Senate Bill 19, NRA-backed legislation that discourages banks, payment processors, insurers, and other financial services providers from discriminating against members of the firearm and ammunition industries, on an 86-60 vote. The legislation prohibits businesses that engage in this practice from contracting with governmental entities in the Lone Star State. Taxpayer dollars should not be used to benefit the bottom-line of corporations that are actively working to erode the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Texans. The measure, a priority of Lt. Governor Patrick, now goes back to the Senate for consideration of House amendments. NRA would like to thank Rep. Gio Capriglione (R-Southlake) for his hard work shepherding this bill through the House!