BigBlueDodge wrote:Campus concealed carry is still very much alive. However, without support from us it could die a quiet death and never make it to the floor. I strongly urge everyone on this forum to read this thread
and call the senators and house members to ask for their support. I called everyone and it literally took between 2-3 minutes each. Unless you call, a Senator has to make assumptions on what their constituents think about the bill which may be completely different than the true feelings of the constituents. Let these individuals know what you feel. Even if you are not part of their constituency, they need to know what the people of Texas are feeling in general.
This is absolutely correct. If there isn't significant pressure on Chairman Duncan, SB1164 will not get a vote in committee. HB1893 (House version) will if/when it passes the House, but there is no reason not to push both bills. Especially since the House Calendars Committee hasn't set HB1893 for floor debate yet and May 11th is rapidly approaching.
Please act now! Call the House Calendars Committee members and respectfully ask that HB1893 be scheduled for floor debate before it's too late; call the members of the Senate State Affairs Committee(especially Chairman Duncan) and request a vote on SB1164 so it can be voted by the full Senate before time runs out.
This is crunch time folks; please don't assume everyone else will call and that your voice won't make a difference. As NRA/TSRA representatives, we have been and still are doing everything we can on our end, but we need a groundswell of support from everyone, or this bill will die without anyone having to register a vote against it.
Those of you who have been here a while know I don't cry wolf and I don't call for action unnecessarily. When I put out an action item, you can bet 1) it's necessary; and 2) the timing is right, often critical. If you want campus-carry to have a chance of passage, then please get involved.