Campus-Carry Bills are dying!!!

Discussion in 'Gun Legislation' started by Charles L. Cotton, May 5, 2009.

  1. Charles L. Cotton

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    Any bill that hasn't cleared one chamber by Monday, May 11th is dead. We're about to lose both campus-carry bills (HB1893 & SB1164). If the Calendars Committee doesn't send HB1893 to the floor in the next day or two, it's dead. If Senator Duncan doesn't have his committee vote on SB1164 TODAY, it's dead.

    If you care about campus security and the campus-carry bills, then stop what you are doing and get on the phone to everyone on the Calendars Committee and to Senator Duncan. Send faxes also, if you can. As always, be polite, but it wouldn't hurt to politely advise them that you are aware that they are using delay tactics to avoid even allowing a debate on this issue.

    Two years of very hard work, as well as an interim study, is about to go down the political drain. I cannot overstate the importance of everyone getting involved now! Waiting until later or hoping others will make the calls and send faxes will guarantee the demise of both bills.

    The true power of the "gun lobby" is in our members and their willingness to quickly answer the call for action. If you want these bills to pass, then it's time to answer that call.

    Thanks,
    Chas.

    House Calendars Committee
    Chair: Rep. Brian McCall (512) 463-0594
    Vice Chair: Rep. Eddie Lucio III (512) 463-0606
    Members:
    Rep. Norma Chavez (512) 463-0622
    Rep. Garnet Coleman (512) 463-0524
    Rep. Byron Cook (512) 463-0730
    Rep. Brandon Creighton (512) 463-0726
    Rep. Charlie Geren (512) 463-0610
    Rep. Jim Keffer (512) 463-0656
    Rep. Lois W. Kolkhorst (512) 463-0600
    Rep. Edmund Kuempel (512) 469-0602
    Rep. Jim McReynolds (512) 463-0490
    Rep. Allan Ritter (512) 463-0706
    Rep. Burt R. Solomons (512) 463-0478

    Senate State Affairs Committee
    Chair: Sen. Robert Duncan (512) 463-0128
    Vice Chair: Sen. Bob Deuell (512) 463-0102 (Just tell Sen Deuell THANKS for his strong support!)
    Members:
    Sen. John Carona (512) 463-0116
    Sen. Rodney Ellis (512) 463-0113
    Sen. Troy Fraser (512) 463-0124
    Sen. Chris Harris (512) 463-0109
    Sen. Mike Jackson (512) 463-0111
    Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr. (512) 463-0127
    Sen. Leticia Van de Putte (512) 463-0126
     


  2. Starker

    Starker Active Member

    Ughhhhhh! I have already called Senator Duncan's office and Senator Wentworth's office today.

    Duncan is my Senator, and I am absolutely fed up with him. :332:

    Please take a minute to call!
     
  3. GI-John

    GI-John Hurry up and wait!! TGT Supporter

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    help

    I am a youthful gun owner and I am putting alot of effort into advocating the 2nd but I do not know the tactics to help in this. I want to which why Im asking right now "How do i go about doing it. For the calenders committee, what exactly am I to say besides.."get off your buy(in a nice way)" Am I to assure them they will lose all support from from me for the future and things of that nature? What is my objective in detail? I really would like to help, Im just a in need of some feedback so that when I do make the calls(and I will), I will sound like I know what im doing.
     
  4. Starker

    Starker Active Member

    John, the first step is to get involved!

    Just tell them your opinion about the legislation. If no one speaks up, they will assume that no one cares.

    I don't know that ultimatums will bring about better results. I am not saying that you cannot tell them that you are disappointed in them.

    It really does not have to be over-complicated. Just tell them what you think. Remember, whether they realize it or not, they work for you. Not only do you we the right to express our opinion, I believe we have an obligation to do so.
     
  5. jfrey

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    I called Rep. Morison's office this afternoon. I was told that the corrected/amended copy of the bill was submitted to the Calender Committee yesterday (the 4th). I then called McCall's office which confirmed this info. The nice fellow I talked to said they had been inundated with calls like mine all day and they were registering all calls and the pro or con of each caller. I got the idea from what he said that the pros were probably in the majority. He asked my name, address and comments, so I know it was legit. We just need to stay on this and don't let them rest. The lady I talked to at Rep. Morrison's office did tell me that there was no doubt a pile of legislation in Committee and there was no way to tell right now when it would come up.

    This stuff is just too important to let it die now. We can't wait another 2 years to try again. These folks need to be reminded that they work for us, at our pleasure and can be replaced if they don't hold up their end. All this politikin is rediculous anyway.
     
  6. DCortez

    DCortez TGT Addict

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    I'll make some phone calls towards the end of the week.
     
  7. Charles L. Cotton

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    The "problem" Member of the Calendars Committee is Houston's Garnet Coleman. He's is an F-rated Democrat who has "tagged" the bill and this does not surprise me at all. I don't think it will do a bit of good, but it also won't hurt to light up his phones and fax machines noting that it is wrong to prevent a floor debate on a bill with 75 authors. Please be polite; be nice!! If you say something insulting, he may be even more entrenched.

    It's also time to start calling Senator Duncan and tell him that Garnet Coleman has "tagged" the House campus-carry bill, so we need him to allow a vote on the Senate version (SB1164) or this very important issue will not even be heard. Remind him that the Texas Republican Platform contains a plank to support campus-carry!

    Chas.

    Rep. Garnet Coleman (512) 463-0524

    Senator/Chairman Duncan (512) 463-0128
     
  8. GI-John

    GI-John Hurry up and wait!! TGT Supporter

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    Just finished my calls. Rep. Kolhorst's office was very polite and open towards the calls they were getting. He is in favor of the bill. Called all reps and sens. Some of those rep offices were downright rude particularly Coleman's. I had to show some restraint on the phone with that individual. Another office assured me of support for the bill as well. Not all offices took my info. I am glad I made the calls. This will not be my last effort. If the day comes where our beloved 2nd is stripped of us in so many ways, Im gonna be one of the mean SOBs yellin, "if yall had got off your ace and voiced yourselves we wouldnt be i this mess".
     
  9. 40Arpent

    40Arpent TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Made the calls. Come on everyone, get off your butts and do this!
     
  10. Starker

    Starker Active Member

    Good work, John! See, it was easier than you thought! :happy0001:
     

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