For now, HB 2807 is stopped!
Update: Committee hearing for HB 2807
Yesterday, the Texas House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence pulled Rep. Lon Burnam’s Assault Weapon legislation, HB 2807, from their agenda. This action came in direct response to your email and phone calls to committee members and the committee chairman.
HB 2807 would use the Congressional definition of an assault weapon, allowed to expire in 2004, to outlaw the transfer or possession of semiautomatic firearms by anyone under the age of 21. The bill would make it a class A misdemeanor for anyone under 21 to possess a so-called “assault weapon” without taking into consideration youthful competitive shooters or hunters.
Parents and coaches would also be implicated if they provided the illegal firearm.
Millions of Americans own firearms with the features listed in the bill and while the number of guns has risen to an all-time high, the nation’s violent crime rate is at a 35-year low.
Since his election in 1997, Rep. Lon Burnam (D-Fort Worth) has filed bills, session after session, to slow down or stop recreational shooting and hunting for young people. HB 2807 is simply another attempt.
We’re not out of the woods yet!
The bill could be added back next week, so keep putting pressure on the committee and urge them NOT to hear HB 2807.
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