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Red Flag Hearing - Senate - 7/24/18

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  1. dogbone

    dogbone Active Member

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    Here we go again...

    COMMITTEE: Violence in Schools & School Security, Select
    TIME & DATE: 9:00 AM, Tuesday, July 24, 2018
    PLACE: E1.036 (Finance Room)
    CHAIR: Senator Larry Taylor
    We need to be there with well researched and presented testimony to counter the flow of emotional propaganda from the left. There are enough problems with this potentially Orwellian scheme that coming up with two minutes of talking points should not be hard.
     


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  2. dogbone

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    A hearing on Red Flag was held in the House Criminal Jurisprudence committee on 6/25/18. You can view those proceedings here to gain some insight into the other side's talking points and how best to counter them:

    http://tlchouse.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=40&clip_id=15212

    There is enough wrong with the red flag schemes that squeezing it all into a 2 minute talk is impossible. Pick one aspect of the red flag and focus your research and testimony on it. There will be other folks addressing the other bad things about the idea. Together we can nip this foolishness in the bud.
     
  3. OFFascist

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    I am planning on making this.
     
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    Ten days left to get your testimony together. Two minutes isn't much time. Forethought, preparation, and practice are all essential to getting your thoughts across in a limited time. Just as dry fire practice pays off when you hit the range, a few practice runs of your testimony will help you at the hearing.
     
  5. toddnjoyce

    toddnjoyce TGT Addict

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    I’ll miss this as I’ll be deep in the Rockies as a reward for delivering a our #2 project on-time, under-budget, and with more features than planned. Release in 7/23 and I fly out that night.
     
  6. dogbone

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    Conference call to prep for the hearing on Wednesday, July 18.

    Call: (515) 604-9912
    Access: 140414#

    We'll go over *UPDATED* talking points, walk through logistics for testifying, and give pointers for how you can help from home.
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  8. OFFascist

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    I testified at the senate hearing, and I was glad I did. I felt the hearing went well and Senate hearing was nowhere near as biased as the House hearing which felt like they were all in for more gun control.

    I was especially glad last night to hear that the Lt. Governor pretty much said red flag is dead. That being said we must always stay vigilant. Politicians can always say one thing and then do another and they must be called out if they try.

    I saw someone on the Open Carry Texas facebook forum post this AAR which I thought summed things up well.

    Here is the link to the official video of the hearing.
    http://tlcsenate.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=44&clip_id=13492
     
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    I'm sorry our paths didn't cross yesterday but glad you were able to testify. I'm in full agreement with your assessment of the Senate hearing. There was much less bias and the restriction of public testimony to two minutes was evenly applied to both sides of the issue.

    I wish more members of the 2A community would make the effort to come down to the Capitol and help corral the legicritters. I know it is difficult to take time from work and family, and between meals, gas, parking, etc. it can leave a hole in one's wallet. It is, however, a great chance to meet and chat with 2A activists from many different groups to get a feel for where things are headed in the upcoming months.

    Lt. Gov. Patrick's statement on Red Flag certainly was reason for a bit of celebration. Now if we can only get Gov. Abbott on record with a similar statement.

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  10. Southpaw

    Southpaw The High Holy Mufchetet TGT Supporter

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    Probably the best we're going to get....

    https://www.texastribune.org/2018/0...-patrick-states-opposition-red-flag-gun-laws/

     


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