Senator Ellis' so-called "Assault Weapons" ban bill (SB1386) has been assigned to the Senate Criminal Justice Committee chaired by Senator Whitmire.
Senator John Whitmire - Chair (R) - A+
Senator Kel Seliger Vice-Chair (R) - A
Senator John Carona (R) - A
Senator Rodney Ellis (D) - D or F (I don't have the info.)
Senator Juan Hinojosa (D) - A
Senator Steve Ogden (R)
Senator Tommy Williams (R) - A+
The Senate is different from the House in more than mere numbers. There is greater deference shown to fellow Senators, especially members of the same committee. On the other hand, Senate Committee Chairmen, especially Senator Whitmire, tend not to waste their committee time on bills that have no chance of passing. So, it wouldn't hurt to let the committee members and your Senators know there is no need for this legislation. It was unnecessary and ineffective on the federal level and will be so in Texas.
As always, please be polite but firm in your opinion. We donâ€™t listen to ranting or threats, nor will they!