Monday, May 04, 2009

It is Rapidly Approaching Crunch Time... the Texas Legislature.

May 11th is the drop dead date for legislation left in committee. If legislation does not make it on the schedule for debate on the Texas House or Senate floor by then, it is dead.

Two important firearm related bills are still in committee, Campus Carry by CHL's and the Employer Parking Lot Bill.

The bills relating to Campus Carry are hung up in committee. On the House side, HB 1893 is in Calendars. On the Senate side, SB 1164 is stuck in the State Affairs Committee. It is a shame that the State of Texas makes a student or a parent who has jumped through all the hoops to obtain a CHL decide between being a law abiding citizen or being a criminal for having the most efficient tool available on hand to defend themselves and those around them.

If you feel that passing a Campus Carry bill is important, contact the members of the Calendars Committee for HB 1893 and the members of the State Affairs Committee for SP 1164, and ask them to send these bills to the full House or Senate for an open debate and a vote.

If you only have time to contact two people, then contact the Chairs of these committees.

The Employer Parking Lot Bill has passed a Senate vote and is now sitting in the House Calendars Committee. This bill will pass and become law if it makes it to the House floor. Please contact the members of the Calendars Committee and ask them to send SB 730 to the floor for open debate and a vote of the full House.

Time is running out. It is time to act. If you want to see individual liberty acknowledged in Texas, make the calls and send the faxes. These issues can be resolved by a groundswell of activity by the citizens of Texas.

Go ahead, give them a call.

1 comment:

Florian said...

There's also

HB1863 - "Relating to exempting the intrastate manufacture of a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition from federal regulation."

But i guess we probably wont see anything come of it this time around.