Re: Update: Support HB972 - debate tomorrow (5/14)
Posted: Wed May 15, 2013 10:23 am
From our friends at Texas Gun Sense Facebook page:
Today, HB 972 (campus carry) passed out of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee on a 4-2 vote (Huffman, Carona, Patrick, Schwertner in favor; Whitmire and Rodriguez opposed; Hinojosa absent), despite overwhelming testimony from students, faculty, and Virginia Tech survivors. The bill would de-criminalize the carrying of firearms on college campuses in Texas, even for those universities that opt out.
Rumor has it that Governor Perry will add the bill to his special session call, putting it ahead of important issues like water and education funding.
In order to kill campus carry in a special session, we need sixteen Senate votes. We believe we have those sixteen votes. Our task now is to hold on to them. It is absolutely critical that you call your state senator every day. You can look him or her up here: http://www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
If you have time, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and volunteer to make some phone calls. We cannot beat this legislation without you.
Thank you so much for all of your hard work thus far.