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The Most Important Gun Bill in 2015

Postby Charles L. Cotton » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:16 am

I posted a new article on http://www.TexasFirearmsCoalition.com and on Facebook. We need to start promoting HB308 to the public.

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Texas Firearms Coalition wrote:
The 2015 Texas Legislative Session has barely begun and several very good gun bills have already been filed. Still more pro-gun bills are going to be filed shortly, so 2015 has the potential to be a banner year for law-abiding Texas gun owners. One of these pro-gun bills stands head and shoulders above all others in terms of its importance to and impact on Texas gun owners and that is HB308 by Rep. Drew Springer.

For the rest of the article: http://www.TexasFirearmsCoalition.com
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Re: The Most Important Gun Bill in 2015

Postby RPBrown » Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:37 pm

Very good article and I hope HB308 makes it through this time. As long as Pickett or some other anti does not rule the committee that it goes to, we may have a chance.
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Re: The Most Important Gun Bill in 2015

Postby RHenriksen » Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:44 pm

Who chairs the relevant committee this year?
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Re: The Most Important Gun Bill in 2015

Postby mr1337 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:20 pm

Excellent article. I'm eagerly awaiting the vote on this bill!
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Re: The Most Important Gun Bill in 2015

Postby joe817 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:09 pm

RHenriksen wrote:Who chairs the relevant committee this year?


As of today only the Senate committees and their chairs have been appointed. Dan Patrick did that last Friday. No committee appointments or chair appointees in the House....yet. Maybe this week sometime? I'm really curious as well.
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Re: The Most Important Gun Bill in 2015

Postby timtheteacher » Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:13 pm

They adjourned until tomorrow at 10 after 1 hour on the floor.. With only 140 calendar days to work they sure don't hit the ground running. Guess it takes time to move bills to committee.

How do committee chairmen get appointed? It would seem we would need a Republican as chair this time or the same could happen?? I know Pickett is a CHL instructor now so maybe he is going to more considerate if he is chairman again.....
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Re: The Most Important Gun Bill in 2015

Postby baldeagle » Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:40 pm

Charles, if the committee chair doesn't want to bring a bill up for a vote, is there any way the committee members can force a vote?
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Re: The Most Important Gun Bill in 2015

Postby fickman » Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:47 pm

I contacted my rep!
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Re: The Most Important Gun Bill in 2015

Postby timtheteacher » Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:55 pm

I looked here and couldn't see anything about that situation.... http://www.tlc.state.tx.us/pubslegref/gtli.pdf Pages 1-10

It didn't happen in 83R I doubt it could now. We may have to hope Strauss gives someone else the chairmanship. It seems mighty unfair that one man can hold up the wishes of the many. HB 308 seems like a mighty fine piece of legislation.

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Postby RoyGBiv » Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:03 pm

Class C misdemeanor.... :hurry:
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Re: The Most Important Gun Bill in 2015

Postby Jim Beaux » Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:37 pm

Hard hitting logic with a light touch. Good article Charles.
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Re: The Most Important Gun Bill in 2015

Postby Charles L. Cotton » Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:02 pm

baldeagle wrote:Charles, if the committee chair doesn't want to bring a bill up for a vote, is there any way the committee members can force a vote?


No.

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Re: The Most Important Gun Bill in 2015

Postby baldeagle » Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:43 pm

Charles L. Cotton wrote:
baldeagle wrote:Charles, if the committee chair doesn't want to bring a bill up for a vote, is there any way the committee members can force a vote?


No.

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Re: The Most Important Gun Bill in 2015

Postby LDB415 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:49 pm

That is a very good article. Other than politely asking our state rep to support the bill and do anything possible to help get it passed what can we do to help?
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Re: The Most Important Gun Bill in 2015

Postby Beiruty » Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:53 pm

LDB415 wrote:That is a very good article. Other than politely asking our state rep to support the bill and do anything possible to help get it passed what can we do to help?

We either whine or keep calling and writing to our Rep and go into rallies if needed.
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