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by Codename46
Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: 2009 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Urgent Action Items: Parking lots & campus-carry
Replies: 64
Views: 13628

Re: Urgent Action Items: Parking lots & campus-carry

Douva wrote:The committee hearing for HB 1893 is scheduled for this coming Monday, March 30.
Crap. That means SG will probably get to them before we do.

Should we contact committee members to convey our support for the bill?
by Codename46
Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: 2009 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Urgent Action Items: Parking lots & campus-carry
Replies: 64
Views: 13628

Re: Urgent Action Items: Parking lots & campus-carry

Douva wrote:
Codename46 wrote:Rep. Naishtat sent me this e-mail through his staffer after I sent him a copy of the TXSCCC handbook:
March 18, 2009



Dear Mr. Shi:


Thank you for writing to me and expressing your support for legislation that would allow concealed handgun license holders to carry firearms on university campuses. I truly appreciate you taking the time to write and providing me with a copy of the Students for Concealed Carry on Campus Handbook.


House Bill 1893, authored by Rep. Joe Driver, and SB 1164, authored by Sen. Jeff Wentworth, would allow a license holder to carry a concealed handgun on university premises, or on any grounds or building in which an activity sponsored by the institution is being conducted. While you articulated valid points and the arguments presented in the handbook are strong, I am still not convinced that I should support these bills.


As you probably know, the Texas Penal Code, Section 46.03, stipulates that a person may not carry a firearm on the grounds of any educational institution. Given the history in the Texas House of bills concerning firearms and educational institutions, I do not think that legislation allowing persons with concealed handgun permits to carry firearms on university campuses would be successful. (what the heck does this even mean??)


If you would like to follow the progress of bills during the session, you may register for the Texas Legislature Online's "My TLO" feature at http://www.legis.state.tx.us/MnuMyTLO.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. This feature allows you to track the progress of bills and receive email alerts as the status of a bill changes.


Thank you, again, for sharing your views with me. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns or recommendations on this or any other issue


Sincerely,

Elliott Naishtat

State Representative
Given Naishtat's voting record on gun rights bills and the fact that his district encompasses UT, I'm not optimistic about getting him to support this bill; however, I do respect the guy for always providing thorough, personal responses to our inquiries. I don't know if he just has a topnotch staff or if he's really a very hands-on legislator or both, but last fall he sent me a lengthy letter (saying roughly the same thing but in greater detail) that definitely puts the responses I've received from other legislators to shame.

Did you include a copy of SCCC's rebuttal to UT Student Government resolution AR 7 with the handbook? Since UT is in his district, it's definitely important that he see that.
Crap. I completely forgot about that. Maybe I should reply to the email with an attachment of it?
by Codename46
Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: 2009 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Urgent Action Items: Parking lots & campus-carry
Replies: 64
Views: 13628

Re: Urgent Action Items: Parking lots & campus-carry

Rep. Naishtat sent me this e-mail through his staffer after I sent him a copy of the TXSCCC handbook:
March 18, 2009



Dear Mr. Shi:


Thank you for writing to me and expressing your support for legislation that would allow concealed handgun license holders to carry firearms on university campuses. I truly appreciate you taking the time to write and providing me with a copy of the Students for Concealed Carry on Campus Handbook.


House Bill 1893, authored by Rep. Joe Driver, and SB 1164, authored by Sen. Jeff Wentworth, would allow a license holder to carry a concealed handgun on university premises, or on any grounds or building in which an activity sponsored by the institution is being conducted. While you articulated valid points and the arguments presented in the handbook are strong, I am still not convinced that I should support these bills.


As you probably know, the Texas Penal Code, Section 46.03, stipulates that a person may not carry a firearm on the grounds of any educational institution. Given the history in the Texas House of bills concerning firearms and educational institutions, I do not think that legislation allowing persons with concealed handgun permits to carry firearms on university campuses would be successful. (what the heck does this even mean??)


If you would like to follow the progress of bills during the session, you may register for the Texas Legislature Online's "My TLO" feature at http://www.legis.state.tx.us/MnuMyTLO.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. This feature allows you to track the progress of bills and receive email alerts as the status of a bill changes.


Thank you, again, for sharing your views with me. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns or recommendations on this or any other issue


Sincerely,

Elliott Naishtat

State Representative

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