|May 5, 2009, 01:04 PM||#1|
Join Date: September 16, 2004
Location: Friendswood, TX
Texas: Campus-carry bills are dying!!
Any bill that hasn't cleared one chamber by Monday, May 11th is dead. We're about to lose both campus-carry bills (HB1893 & SB1164). If the Calendars Committee doesn't send HB1893 to the floor in the next day or two, it's dead. If Senator Duncan doesn't have his committee vote on SB1164 TODAY, it's dead.
If you care about campus security and the campus-carry bills, then stop what you are doing and get on the phone to everyone on the Calendars Committee and to Senator Duncan. Send faxes also, if you can. As always, be polite, but it wouldn't hurt to politely advise them that you are aware that they are using delay tactics to avoid even allowing a debate on this issue.
Two years of very hard work, as well as an interim study, is about to go down the political drain. I cannot overstate the importance of everyone getting involved now! Waiting until later or hoping others will make the calls and send faxes will guarantee the demise of both bills.
The true power of the "gun lobby" is in our members and their willingness to quickly answer the call for action. If you want these bills to pass, then it's time to answer that call.
House Calendars Committee
Chair: Rep. Brian McCall (512) 469-0594
Vice Chair: Rep. Eddie Lucio III (512) 469-0606
Rep. Norma Chavez (512) 469-0622
Rep. Garnet Coleman (512) 469-0524
Rep. Byron Cook (512) 469-0730
Rep. Brandon Creighton (512) 469-0726
Rep. Charlie Geren (512) 469-0610
Rep. Jim Keffer 0656
Rep. Lois W. Kolkhorst (512) 469-0600
Rep. Edmund Kuempel (512) 469-0602
Rep. Jim McReynolds (512) 469-0490
Rep. Allan Ritter (512) 469-0706
Rep. Burt R. Solomons (512) 469-0478
Senate State Affairs Committee
Chair: Sen. Robert Duncan (512) 469-0128
Vice Chair: Sen. Bob Deuell (512) 469-0102 (Just tell Sen Deuell THANKS for his strong support!)
Sen. John Carona (512) 469-0116
Sen. Rodney Ellis (512) 469-0113
Sen. Troy Fraser (512) 469-0124
Sen. Chris Harris (512) 469-0109
Sen. Mike Jackson (512) 469-0111
Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr. (512) 469-0127
Sen. Leticia Van de Putte (512) 469-0126