Texas Urgent Action HB 681 and SB 321 in Committee!‏

Texas State Rifle Association Legislative Alert!


Tell Legislators, NO industry amendments!

HB 681 by Rep. Tim Kleinschmidt (R-Lexington) to be heard in House Business and Industry Committee on Monday (2/28)


SB 321 by Sen. Glenn Hegar (R-Katy) to be heard Senate Criminal Justice Committee on Tuesday (3/1)


TSRA Members, it’s time again to make those calls and follow up even if you’ve called before!

The message is Pass this bill with NO industry amendments! Not from USAA (yes, San Antonio insurance company), not from the petrochemical industry, and certainly not from the Texas Association of Business.   No carve-outs!

Big Industry and their lawyers are hard at work to amend SB 321 and/or HB 681.  If they’re successful,  large groups of employees will not be among those who will have the right to defend themselves on the trip to and from the workplace.    It could pass and you could still find yourself, out in the cold and unarmed or so outrageously restricted, you won’t use the new law.       So, NO Amendments!

Call the House committee members below, be polite and urge these Texas House members to pass HB 681 out of their committee, protecting HB 681 from all Business or Industry amendments.  Thank the authors and co-authors but say firmly, “NO amendments!  Not in Committee or on the Floor!”

Next, call the Senate committee members below, again be polite and urge these Texas Senators to pass SB 321 out of Senate Criminal Justice Committee with NO Amendments!

As with the House members, thank the Author and Co-Authors but urge them also to resist amendments in committee and later on the chamber floor!    NO Amendments!

Your call will make a difference, I wouldn’t ask otherwise.

List of Committee Members
House Business and Industry Committee:http://www.legis.state.tx.us/Committees/MembershipCmte.aspx?LegSess=82R&CmteCode=C040

Chairman Joe Deshotel (D-Port Author )     Co-Author      512-463-0662

Vice Chairman Rob Orr (R-Burleson)            Co-Author      512-463-0538

Rep. Chente Quintanilla (D-El Paso)             Co-Author      512-463-0613

Rep. Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston)                 Co-Author       512-463-0727

Rep. Burt Solomons (R-Carrollton)              Co-Author       512-463-0478

Rep. Sid Miller (R-Stephenville)                  Co-Author         512-463-0628

Rep. Paul Workman (R-Austin)                    Co-Author        512-463-0652

Rep. John Garza (R-San Antonio)        Not a co-author       512-463-0269

Rep. Helen Giddings (D-Dallas)          Not a co-author       512-463-0953

Senate Criminal Justice Committee:


Chairman John Whitmire (D-Houston)                           512-463-0115

Vice Chairman Joan Huffman (R-Houston)                     512-463-0117

Sen. John Carona (R-Dallas)     Co-Author                       512-463-0116

Sen. Rodney Ellis (D-Dallas)                                               512-463-0113

Sen. Glenn Hegar, Jr. (R-Katy)    Bill author                    512-463-0118

Sen. Juan Hinojosa (D-McAllen)                                        512-463-0120

Sen. Dan Patrick (R-Houston)    Co-Author                     512-463-0107


Don’t forget to join, renew, or up-grade your TSRA membership!   If you’re reading this email, you’re already involved, it’s time to JOIN!
Call 512-615-4200 or go to www.tsra.com and join online.
Keep the Faith,

Alice Tripp
Texas State Rifle Association

Legislative Director

About Republic of Texas (Conservative/Libertarian state)

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