The Texas campus carry bill is caught up in a budget showdown between the Lieutenant Governor and the Speaker of the House. Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Speaker Joe Straus disagree over where to cut taxes, and campus carry has become a hostage that each is using to try to force the other’s hand.
We need to POLITELY and PROFESSIONALLY let Lt. Gov. Patrick know we want him to do whatever it takes to ensure that Senator Birdwell’s campus carry language passes both chambers as either a standalone bill (SB 11) or an amendment to open carry (HB 910).
There are four ways you can help get our message to Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick:
1. Call Lt. Gov. Patrick’s comment line: (512) 463-5342
2. Email Lt. Gov. Patrick: LTGConstituent.Affairs@ltgov.state.tx.us
3. Send a free fax (https://faxzero.com/) to Lt. Gov. Patrick: (512) 463-8668
4. Tweet Lt. Gov. Patrick: @DanPatrick and @LtGovTX
You can choose one method or all four. Just remember to be professional and courteous—being rude or confrontational will only hurt our cause.