2013 Knife Rights Bills

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Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

Postby Douva » Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:20 am

K.Mooneyham wrote:Douva, if you need proof, I can start a new thread tomorrow. I can call it "Anti-2A stories by the AP". I promise I will have no problems providing links to fill it up with. I'm NOT paranoid, I've just seen a LOT of anti-self-defense and anti-2A stories that came from the AP, and VERY, VERY few pro-2A, pro-self-defense stories from those folks.


Do you have any idea how many articles the AP publishes and/or distributes each day? Yes, some of them are slanted against gun rights. Some of them aren't. The media, in general, is poorly informed on MOST issues. The only reason their failures in covering gun rights stand out to you is because that is one area in which you happen to be relatively well informed. If you were equally well informed on natural gas production or farm subsidies, you'd be irritated about the AP's coverage of those issues.


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Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

Postby kf5nd » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:05 pm

Rep. Dutton filed HB 1862 on 2/26/13. It seems this is like HB 936, but with no "CHL-like" conditionality. It just decriminalizes switchblade knives and the other named devices, BOOM, that's it, thank you. I like this bill. :mrgreen:
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Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

Postby kf5nd » Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:36 pm

Knife preemption bill HB1299 hearing on March 13 in Austin. Can you be there to testify? Details here: http://bit.ly/12BnXBV
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Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

Postby kf5nd » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:41 am

Texas KnifeRights Committee Alert! YOUR ACTION NEEDED NOW! http://bit.ly/Zuhtxc
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Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

Postby kf5nd » Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:41 pm

We are looking to have about 6 dozen witnesses or less for 1299. We have Mr. Todd Rathner from Kniferights coming in, but we are looking for a few other names. Do you know of anyone that can come in to testify for the bill on Wednesday? If you do have them contact me.


Colin Huffines
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Rep. Jonathan Stickland
512.463.0522
colin.huffines@house.state.tx.us
Sincerely,
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Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

Postby Douva » Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:37 pm

kf5nd wrote:We are looking to have about 6 dozen witnesses or less for 1299. We have Mr. Todd Rathner from Kniferights coming in, but we are looking for a few other names. Do you know of anyone that can come in to testify for the bill on Wednesday? If you do have them contact me.


Colin Huffines
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Rep. Jonathan Stickland
512.463.0522
colin.huffines@house.state.tx.us


If you missed the hearing, it can be viewed here:

http://www.house.state.tx.us/video-audi ... 3031310480

The discussion on HB 1299 begins at the 1:27:13 mark.


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Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

Postby Douva » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:38 pm

Douva wrote:
kf5nd wrote:We are looking to have about 6 dozen witnesses or less for 1299. We have Mr. Todd Rathner from Kniferights coming in, but we are looking for a few other names. Do you know of anyone that can come in to testify for the bill on Wednesday? If you do have them contact me.


Colin Huffines
Legislative Aid
Rep. Jonathan Stickland
512.463.0522
colin.huffines@house.state.tx.us


If you missed the hearing, it can be viewed here:

http://www.house.state.tx.us/video-audi ... 3031310480

The discussion on HB 1299 begins at the 1:27:13 mark.


If anyone wants to see the "Texas Knife Quiz" I gave the committee members, a copy is attached to this post.
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Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

Postby SRO1911 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:07 pm

"Knives don't kill people, people kill people" - I do believe thats the gold star quote of the conversation ---- followed very closely with - - I'm not sure why we regulate knives at all.
When any govt, or church,says This you can't read, are forbidden to know, the result is tyranny and oppression. Little force is needed to control a man who has been hoodwinked; no force can control a free man, not the rack, bombs, not anything, you can't conquer a free man, at most you can kill him.


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Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

Postby kf5nd » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:51 pm

RealPlayer doesn't work on this Linux box I'm using. I can't view the movie.

"Left pending in committee" - until when? When is the next meeting? When will they vote on it?
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Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

Postby Douva » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:14 pm

kf5nd wrote:RealPlayer doesn't work on this Linux box I'm using. I can't view the movie.

"Left pending in committee" - until when? When is the next meeting? When will they vote on it?



Rep. Dutton said at the beginning of the meeting that all bills would be left pending for one week, to let members study the issues before voting on them. That's pretty standard operating procedure in the Texas House.

EDITED TO ADD: Chairman Dutton seemed very supportive. Vice Chair Alvarado and Rep. Rodriguez were the only vocal opponents.


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urgent update from KnifeRights.org on Texas situation

Postby kf5nd » Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:40 am

March 15, 2013: Knife Rights Director of Legislative Affairs Todd Rathner lobbied and testified in support of House Bill HB1299 this week in Austin, Texas. HB1299, sponsored by Representative Jonathan Stickland, would enact Knife Law Preemption in Texas.

CLICK HERE TAKE ACTION NOW
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Re: The House Jurisprudence Committee

Postby jamullinstx » Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:42 pm

The preemption bill is important. Freaking San Antonio bans ALL folders. Absolutely ridiculous!

kf5nd wrote:The House Jurisprudence Committee will hear the two knife rights bills first. HB936 was filed by Rep. Dutton (D) and HB1299 by Rep. Stickland (R). On this basis, it seems more likely that HB936 will be treated more favorably by the chair, who is a Democrat. Personally, I think Dutton's bill is more urgent than Stickland's, though both are important. We have to begin to decriminalize knives in Texas now, and HB936 does that. HB1299 just means that cities can't make laws more crazy than the State laws already are, which doesn't help anyone on Sept. 1, 2013 if HB936 is not enacted into law.

My recommendation: Everyone please call or write the Chair and Vice-Chair and start talking to them about these bills. Remind the Chair that the author is Rep. Dutton, a Democrat. Remind the Vice-Chair that the bill advances the cause of our Second Amendment Rights, that the Second applies to any "arms", that would include knives.

If you are represented by the one of the other members of the committee, please call them to discuss these bills.

Contact info for House members is here.Thank you so much for your help! - Peter Wang


The House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee

Chair - Rep. Abel Herrero (D), Corpus Christi

Vice Chair - Rep. Stefani Carter (R), Dallas. She is the first African-American Republican to serve in the Texas House, and apparently a rising star

Rep. Lon Burnam

Rep. Terry Canales

Rep. Bryan Hughes

Rep. Jeff Leach

Rep. Joe Moody

Rep. Matt Schaefer

Rep. Steve Toth


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Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

Postby Douva » Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:51 pm

Douva wrote:
kf5nd wrote:RealPlayer doesn't work on this Linux box I'm using. I can't view the movie.

"Left pending in committee" - until when? When is the next meeting? When will they vote on it?



Rep. Dutton said at the beginning of the meeting that all bills would be left pending for one week, to let members study the issues before voting on them. That's pretty standard operating procedure in the Texas House.

EDITED TO ADD: Chairman Dutton seemed very supportive. Vice Chair Alvarado and Rep. Rodriguez were the only vocal opponents.


More than two weeks after the committee hearing on HB 1299 (knife preemption), the bill is still pending in the House Committee on Urban Affairs. Now might be a good time for supporters of this bill to make their voices heard to committee members.


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Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

Postby Douva » Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:14 pm

Douva wrote:
Douva wrote:
kf5nd wrote:RealPlayer doesn't work on this Linux box I'm using. I can't view the movie.

"Left pending in committee" - until when? When is the next meeting? When will they vote on it?



Rep. Dutton said at the beginning of the meeting that all bills would be left pending for one week, to let members study the issues before voting on them. That's pretty standard operating procedure in the Texas House.

EDITED TO ADD: Chairman Dutton seemed very supportive. Vice Chair Alvarado and Rep. Rodriguez were the only vocal opponents.


More than two weeks after the committee hearing on HB 1299 (knife preemption), the bill is still pending in the House Committee on Urban Affairs. Now might be a good time for supporters of this bill to make their voices heard to committee members.


Texas House Committee on Urban Affairs:

Harold V. Dutton (D) - Committee Chair - (512) 463-0510 - Harold.Dutton@house.state.tx.us
Carol Alvarado (D) - Committee Vice-Chair - (512) 463-0732 - Carol.Alvarado@house.state.tx.us
Rafael Anchia (D) - (512) 463-0746 - Rafael.Anchia@house.state.tx.us
Gary Elkins (R) - (512) 463-0722 - Gary.Elkins@house.state.tx.us
Jeff Leach (R) - (512) 463-0544 - Jeff.Leach@house.state.tx.us
Justin Rodriguez (D) - (512) 463-0669 - Justin.Rodriguez@house.state.tx.us
Scott Sanford (R) - (512) 463-0356 - Scott.Sanford@house.state.tx.us


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Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

Postby kf5nd » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:54 pm

HB1862, the switchblade decriminalization bill, will be heard in committee in Austin on Tuesday, April 9. More details here:

http://texaskniferights.blogspot.com/2013/04/texas-switchblade-decriminalization.html
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