Texas Campus Carry Update

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.

House Bill 422 Action Needed

House Bill 422 (HB422) would take important steps towards blocking the enforcement of federal gun control in the state of Texas. (learn more here)

**HB422 passed thru committee 5 – 0! Help get the bill to the House floor by 5/14**

YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED NOW. It doesn’t matter where in Texas you live, take these actions today. HB422 now goes to the House Committee on Calendars.

1. Call the Committee Chair Todd Hunter at (512) 463-0672. Respectfully urge him to move this bill forward and vote YES.
2. Call the other members of the committee. Be strong, but respectful. Urge each of them to take action to move this bill forward and vote YES on HB422.

Eddie Lucio (512) 463-0606
Roberto Alonzo (512) 463-0408
Bryon Cook (512) 463-0730
Sarah Davis (512) 463-0389
Charlie Geren (512) 463-0610
Helen Giddings (512) 463-0953
Patricia Harless (512) 463-0496
Dan Huberty (512) 463-0520
Eric Johnson (512) 463-0586
Ken King (512) 463-0736
Lyle Larson (512) 463-0646
Four Price (512) 463-0470
Debbie Riddle (512) 463-0572
Eddie Rodriguez (512) 463-0674

3. Call Back – any NO or UNDECIDED – in ONE day. If they say YES, be sure to thank them and, if possible, announce their committed YES vote to email and social media contacts. If they say no, politely ask them why. Get the information from them and contact us.

4. Spread the Word. Share this information widely by facebook, twitter, email and other social networks.

5. Donate. We cannot succeed without your help – and without the financial resources to get things done. We accept no government grants, and have no corporate backers. We’re standing up against the entire gun control establishment and need the funding to take them on more and more aggressively – so liberty can win.

Source: http://www.shallnot.org/texas

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Texas HB 972 Call To Action

HB 972 by Rep. Allen Fletcher and Sen. Brian Birdwell significantly moves forward the issue of personal protecton on college and university campuses.

First of all, HB 972 strikes and removes the offense of committing a 3rd degree felony for the possession of a firearm on the “premises” of a private or public college or university for CHLs and for commissioned, uniformed security officers. No opting in or opting out. The felony is removed and that’s a very big deal!

College presidents may or may not adopt rules or regulations prohibiting CHLs from carrying on campus; however, if they decide to prohibit they must consult with students, faculty, staff, and law enforcement and involve these people in the decision-making process. If a prohibition is decided, it may only remain in effect for one year. At the end of the year the rule must again be reviewed through this same consulting process and the ban renewed or amended. Every single year!

HB 972 provides civil immunity for colleges and universities who move forward to allow personal protection on campus.

Finally whether or not the college or university, public or private, modifies their employment policy and/or their student code of conduct for licensees, the rule-making authority will not extend to a CHL student’s personal vehicle parked on the university’s parking lot. You might recall this problem was fixed with the passage of SB 321 for college faculty and staff last session; however, not for students.

Right now a graduate student attending night classes at St. Ed’s in Austin, might have his licensed concealed handgun in his car while at work Then he must go home and secure the firearm before coming onto campus to class. If this licensed adult-student is caught with a handgun in his vehicle while at night school, he can be expelled by the university.

Stripping the felony is a giant first-step forward. Requiring university and colleges to annually involve students, faculty, staff and college law enforcement in rule-making or rule-amending is another step forward, and protecting the personal safety of students who commute has been a priority objective.

Call your Texas Senator to support HB 972 by Senator Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury).

Your messages needs to be “Please Vote For Consideration and Then Vote for Passage of HB 972”.

In the Texas Senate it takes 2/3s of the Senate to vote to bring ANY bill to the Senate floor for consideration and passage.

This means 21 Senators must vote to discuss HB 972. There 19 Republican Senators.

HB 972 is on the Senate Intent Calendar. We need 21 to bring it to the Senate floor, today or tomorrow. Bills then pass or fail by a simple majority.

The students need you. Don’t give the liberal anti-gunners a win.

Source: Texas State Rifle Association