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New Article: Senate Moving Quickly on Two Gun Bills

Postby Charles L. Cotton » Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:03 am

TexasFirearmsCoalition.com wrote:Campus-carry and open-carry are on the fast-track in the Senate

One thing is certain, our new Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is not afraid to lead off this session with the two most emotionally charged gun bills. Campus-carry (SB11 by Birdwell) and open-carry (SB17 by Estes) are scheduled for public hearing in the Senate State Affairs Committee on Thursday, February 12, 2015. SB11 (campus-carry) has a total of 19 “authors,” enough to get the bill to the Senate floor for debate and for it to pass. SB17 (open-carry) has a total of 12 “authors” and it likely has the support of Senators who have not or will not formally “sign on” to SB17.


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Re: New Article: Senate Moving Quickly on Two Gun Bills

Postby Oldgringo » Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:12 am

Hmmm, just this morning, I sent Senator Robert Nichols, District 19, an e-mail asking for his support.

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Postby RoyGBiv » Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:20 am

Happy to report that my State Senator (Hancock) is a co-author of both SB 17 and SB 11.
I've sent him a note thanking him for doing so.
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Postby Seabear » Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:29 am

Good article Charles. Might want to go proof read it though.

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Re: New Article: Senate Moving Quickly on Two Gun Bills

Postby Jim Beaux » Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:50 am

Charles L. Cotton wrote:
TexasFirearmsCoalition.com wrote:Campus-carry and open-carry are on the fast-track in the Senate

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I got a sick feeling when I read the below. I can see it now & I dont think it will be pretty.

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Re: New Article: Senate Moving Quickly on Two Gun Bills

Postby troglodyte » Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:58 pm

Waiting for the Call-to-Action. :txflag:

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Postby Beiruty » Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:49 pm

I got the NRA-ILA to start calling and email your reps.
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Re: New Article: Senate Moving Quickly on Two Gun Bills

Postby TVGuy » Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:56 am

How many are tuned in to the hearing?

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Postby joe817 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:10 am

TVGuy wrote:How many are tuned in to the hearing?


I am. Still doing introductions.
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Postby Charles L. Cotton » Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:18 am

TVGuy wrote:How many are tuned in to the hearing?


I suspect so many will that I'm concerned about the bandwidth at the Capitol. I've had problems in prior sessions with hot button bills.

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Re: New Article: Senate Moving Quickly on Two Gun Bills

Postby PBratton » Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:19 am

Charles L. Cotton wrote:
TVGuy wrote:How many are tuned in to the hearing?


I suspect so many will that I'm concerned about the bandwidth at the Capitol. I've had problems in prior sessions with hot button bills.

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Can someone provide a link?
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Re: New Article: Senate Moving Quickly on Two Gun Bills

Postby TVGuy » Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:20 am

PBratton wrote:
Charles L. Cotton wrote:
TVGuy wrote:How many are tuned in to the hearing?


I suspect so many will that I'm concerned about the bandwidth at the Capitol. I've had problems in prior sessions with hot button bills.

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Can someone provide a link?

http://tlcsenate.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=5&event_id=938

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Re: New Article: Senate Moving Quickly on Two Gun Bills

Postby ELB » Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:17 am

I hope things go well, but it appears to me that OCT and OCTC's tactics are paying off in that open carry in some form has jumped to the front of the line. I thought HB308 was "...arguably the most important Bill for CHL's since the passage of SB60 in 1995" (it is to me) but it has no companion in the Senate to even be heard in the faster moving Senate committee, no coauthors, no sponsors. SB17 has a companion, has coauthors out the wazoo in both houses, and is getting a hearing today.

OCTC and OCT supporters barked, and Patrick and the Senate jumped; not as far as OCTC/OCT wanted, but they definitely responded to the pressure. Kory and C.J. will gnash their teeth about it being licensed OC instead of "constitutional" carry, but in the end they will publicly claim credit for advancing OC in Texas (whether it passes or not, and whether or not the bill was originally TSRA sponsored) while still castigating NRA/TSRA and the Leg for 'infringing' due to the license requirement. This success will hearten their current supporters and bring them more, and convince them and others that vinegar does indeed trump honey.

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Postby TexasCajun » Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:55 pm

During the hearing today, CJ claimed all kinds of credit with a statement about him being the reason they were all there
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Re: New Article: Senate Moving Quickly on Two Gun Bills

Postby Beiruty » Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:24 pm

TexasCajun wrote:During the hearing today, CJ claimed all kinds of credit with a statement about him being the reason they were all there

Let him have his 15sec of "Tarzan the king of the Jungle moment". If we got OC, yeah cool.
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