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Texas: NRA-Supported Bills on the Move in the House & Gain Key Support from Lt. Governor Dan Patrick

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Texas: NRA-Supported Bills on the Move in the House & Gain Key Support from Lt. Governor Dan Patrick

​Gun control measures loom in the background as session truly starts cranking this month

This week, the Texas House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety reported out two NRA-backed measures:  House Bill 302, sponsored by Rep. Dennis Paul (R-Houston), protects the rights of owners and tenants of residential units or commercial spaces to lawfully possess firearms and ammunition in those locations, and to transport them directly en route between their vehicles and those residential units or commercial spaces; and House Bill 1177, sponsored by Rep. Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont), protects citizens from being charged with a crime for carrying a handgun without a License To Carry while evacuating from an area subject to a mandatory order issued during a declared state or local disaster, and while returning to that area.  For a more detailed description of these measures, please see our previous reports on them. 

These bills now move to the House Calendars Committee, which will decide if and when they are scheduled for a vote by the full House.  In the meantime, please begin contacting your State Representatives and urging them to support HB 302 and HB 1177.


Late last week, Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) filed Senate Bill 19, a companion bill to HB 302, and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick announced that it is one of his 30 priority bills for the 2019 legislative session.  We appreciate the Lieutenant Governor’s strong show of support for this important legislation!

The deadline for filing legislation was March 8th.  There are more than 150 firearm-related bills which have been introduced and the majority of them are gun control measures.  Your NRA-ILA will keep you posted on their status and let you know when you need to take action to protect your Second Amendment rights in the Lone Star State.

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U.S. Politicians Cheer New Zealand Gun Confiscation

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Friday, March 22, 2019

U.S. Politicians Cheer New Zealand Gun Confiscation

American gun owners have once again been reminded that the ultimate goal of U.S. gun control advocates is firearms bans and confiscation. Since the heinous terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, American anti-gun politicians, activists, ...

Iowa: House Passes Bill to Improve Hunting Opportunities

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Iowa: House Passes Bill to Improve Hunting Opportunities

On March 20th, the Iowa state House of Representatives voted 57-40 to pass House File 716 to improve hunting opportunities in Iowa by expanding the types of cartridges that may be used for hunting.  HF 716 will ...

Governor Bevin Signs NRA-backed Constitutional Carry

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Governor Bevin Signs NRA-backed Constitutional Carry

The NRA applauds Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin for signing Senate Bill 150 into law, an NRA-backed bill that fully recognizes the constitutional right of law-abiding gun owners to carry a concealed firearm.

NRA Praises Vermont Superior Court Decision on Magazine Bans

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

NRA Praises Vermont Superior Court Decision on Magazine Bans

NRA applauds the Vermont Superior Court for allowing a lawsuit challenging the State's ban on standard capacity magazines to proceed. 

Legacy Media Push New Zealand Gun Confiscation Using Lies about Australian Ban

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Legacy Media Push New Zealand Gun Confiscation Using Lies about Australian Ban

The ongoing cheerleading effort by the international press in furtherance of the New Zealand government’s gun confiscation plans is enough to make any journalist with even a shred of objectivity blush. Worse, some outlets have ...

Illinois Court Throws Out Deerfield Gun Ban

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Illinois Court Throws Out Deerfield Gun Ban

NRA applauds Illinois court ruling throwing out Village of Deerfield's ban on commonly owned firearms and magazines.

Alaska State Commission for Human Rights Director Attacks Human’s Rights

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Alaska State Commission for Human Rights Director Attacks Human’s Rights

The Last Frontier is also one of the last places one expects to find rights-trampling government officials. The state’s strong libertarian streak is one of the reasons a recent report regarding the authoritarian behavior of an official ...

Pro-Gun Senators Introduce Bill to Prohibit Discrimination in Financial Services

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Pro-Gun Senators Introduce Bill to Prohibit Discrimination in Financial Services

On March 14, pro-gun Sens. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and John Kennedy (R-LA) introduced S. 821 the Freedom Financing Act, a bill to prohibit discrimination against the firearms industry in the provision of financial services.

Activist Court Turns the Law Designed to Protect the Firearm Industry from Frivolous Lawsuits on its Head

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Activist Court Turns the Law Designed to Protect the Firearm Industry from Frivolous Lawsuits on its Head

On Thursday, the Connecticut Supreme Court created a dangerous new exception to the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), a strong safeguard for our right to keep and bear arms.  

Utah: Self-Defense Bill Heads to the Governor’s Desk as Multiple Gun Control Bills Fail at the End of Session

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Utah: Self-Defense Bill Heads to the Governor’s Desk as Multiple Gun Control Bills Fail at the End of Session

The Utah Legislature has adjourned from its 2019 Legislative session.

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