Texas House Gives Final Approval To Impressive Number of Pro-Second Amendment BillsSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 14:10
Texas House Gives Final Approval To Impressive Number of Pro-Second Amendment Bills
NRA - ILA
May 05, 2013 | 1:40 pm EDT
Gun owners’ patience and persistence was rewarded on Saturday and Monday, as the Texas House of Representatives led by Speaker Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) gave approval to a wide range of pro-gun legislation while the NRA Annual Meeting was underway in Houston. Most of these bills passed overwhelmingly, in spite of repeated attempts by anti-gun members of the minority party to kill some of these measures by raising parliamentary “points of order” against them for alleged violations of House rules. Many violations are procedural in nature, involving the committee process and committee reports. Thanks to the meticulous work of House Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee Chairman Joe Pickett (D-El Paso) and his staff, none of the points were sustained, and debate and votes on the bills were allowed to proceed on the House floor.
Thank you to the hard-working sponsors of these measures and their dedicated staff for getting them passed in the state House of Representatives