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HB 357 - Constitutional Carry

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  1. dogbone

    dogbone Active Member

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    No formal "This is it!" announcements for a hearing date on HB 357 yet. There is some chatter the bill may be heard either on Wednesday, March 27, or on another day that week. The normal meeting day for the committee would be the 27th but budget debates are also scheduled on the House floor that day which may interfere with having the hearing in a timely manner. As with anything in Austin, stay alert and stay flexible.
     


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  2. dennisz

    dennisz Active Member

    Just got this email this morning from Lone Star Gun Rights, anyone got thoughts on this group or if Bonnen is going to bone us?


    Texas Speaker is Blocking HB357!
    It is no longer a secret; Speaker Dennis Bonnen is blocking Constitutional Carry(HB357), and he is doing so with the help of anti-gun Democrat Poncho Nevarez. Time is of the essence, and we can no longer stand idly by. The time to act is now!

    Call Speaker Bonnen's office today at 512-463-1000 and demand that HB357 be made a priority in the House, and that it is on him to ensure a record vote on the House Floor! We only have until April 3rd to get it out of the HSPS Committee before time runs out! If it is not out by then, then HB357 will die without a floor vote! If there is no floor vote, then there is no record of who supports and who opposes Constitutional Carry!

    Emails can be ignored, so it is imperative that you call Speaker Bonnen's office at 512-463-1000. Be kind and courteous to anyone who answers, but firm in your beliefs. Do not curse or let emotions get the better of you. Record your calls if you have the means to do so, and let us show the world how professional ambassadors for gun rights act. Ask specific and pointed questions, and demand real answers. Be sure to let whomever answers know to tell the Speaker that should HB357 not receive a floor vote, he will be to blame!

    Thank you for your continued support!
     
  3. dogbone

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    Yep, we are getting it without lube. According to a Facebook post today from Jonathan Stickland, the author of HB 357, Poncho Nevarez, the committee chair for Homeland Security and Public Safety, told him the hearing may be pushed back into April. This is unacceptable and falls on Bonnen for failing to push Constitutional Carry as a priority bill.
     
  4. dogbone

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    If you have any hopes of seeing Constitutional Carry progressing this session, please call Speaker Bonnen's office at 512-463-1000 and demand that HB357 be made a priority in the House, and that it is on him to ensure a record vote on the House Floor!

    Give him a call! It can be a challenge to combine "polite" with "pissed off" but I think I pulled it off. You can, too!
     
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  5. dennisz

    dennisz Active Member

    Think I pulled it off too. They seemed like they were in a rush to get rid of me.
     
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  6. dogbone

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    I'll take that as a good sign! I kept my interaction short just to help keep me from blowing up at them and undoing any good a polite and professional call might accomplish.
     
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  7. lightflyer1

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    Done!
     
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  8. dennisz

    dennisz Active Member

    I talked with Strickland’s office this afternoon, they suggested that we also call the Gov and Lt Gov to bitch (nicely) at them about Bonnen, I’m completed on the task.
     
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  9. 45tex

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    Called when the email went out. After last sessions attempt died with no help whatsoever from any elected person, I doubt the No-Balls Republi-eunuchs will show this time either.
     
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  10. dogbone

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    Keep the calls coming! This is the first time Bonnen has been exposed to this sort of pressure and it is freaking his staff out a bit. If you called today or yesterday, call again tomorrow and politely ask why there hasn't been any movement yet. Maybe inquire when Bonnen will be making a public statement in support of HB 357? He has boasted about his "A" rating from the NRA, so let's make him walk the walk.

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