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HCR 88 - Urging Congress to pass stricter gun laws, including a ban on the sale of assault weapons

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:43 am
by Papa_Tiger
https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/Hi ... Bill=HCR88

Full Text below (emphasis mine). You can't make this stuff up...


WHEREAS, Polls show that a majority of Americans support
stricter gun laws, including universal background checks,
mandatory waiting periods for gun purchases, and a ban on the sale
of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines; and
WHEREAS, A 2018 national poll found that 67 percent of
Americans support a nationwide ban on the sale of assault weapons,
which are weapons with military features that enable shooters to
spray large amounts of ammunition quickly
; semiautomatic rifles
with a detachable magazine and a pistol grip are among the assault
weapons that two-thirds of Americans believe should be banned from
sale; and
WHEREAS, National polling also indicates that 53 percent of
Americans support a ban on the sale of high-capacity magazines; a
majority of Americans are aware that when high-capacity magazines
are used to give a mass shooter more rounds of ammunition, deaths
and injuries rise sharply; an investigation into mass shootings in
the United States found that high-capacity magazines were used in
half of the shootings between 1982 and 2012
; and
WHEREAS, The high level of support for universal background
checks reflects concern about the "gun show loophole" that allows
as many as 40 percent of all gun sales to be completed without a
background check of the gun buyer; polls show that 97 percent of
Americans and 97 percent of gun owners support universal background
checks; and
WHEREAS, National polls also show a high level of support for
mandatory waiting periods for gun purchases; 83 percent of
Americans believe that a "cooling off" period between purchasing
and obtaining a gun would save lives; and
WHEREAS, Americans support an assault weapons ban and other
stricter gun laws because such laws would make us all safer
; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That the 86th Legislature of the State of Texas
hereby respectfully urge the United States Congress to pass
stricter gun laws, including a ban on the sale of assault weapons;
and, be it further
RESOLVED, That the Texas secretary of state forward official
copies of this resolution to the president of the United States, to
the president of the Senate and the speaker of the House of
Representatives of the United States Congress, and to all the
members of the Texas delegation to Congress with the request that
this resolution be entered in the Congressional Record as a
memorial to the Congress of the United States of America.

Re: HCR 88 - Urging Congress to pass stricter gun laws, including a ban on the sale of assault weapons

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:16 pm
by DynamicDan
All a load of dung

Re: HCR 88 - Urging Congress to pass stricter gun laws, including a ban on the sale of assault weapons

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:48 pm
by Malawler
Print that....use it for toilet paper.....then send it back to everyone who signed it!! :mad5

Re: HCR 88 - Urging Congress to pass stricter gun laws, including a ban on the sale of assault weapons

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:20 am
by Boxerrider
DynamicDan wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:16 pm
All a load of dung
https://www.texastribune.org/2019/01/04 ... -democrat/

If you look at everything he has authored and coauthored this session, HCR 88 appears to be one load from a giant factory.

Re: HCR 88 - Urging Congress to pass stricter gun laws, including a ban on the sale of assault weapons

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:52 am
by joe817
Boxerrider wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:20 am
DynamicDan wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:16 pm
All a load of dung
https://www.texastribune.org/2019/01/04 ... -democrat/

If you look at everything he has authored and coauthored this session, HCR 88 appears to be one load from a giant factory.
He was in jail at the time he got re-elected. How about that? :shock:

From the link:
"Texas Rep. Ron Reynolds released from jail — just in time for the legislative session
.
.
The Missouri City Democrat, who won an unopposed re-election campaign from jail in November, had been in jail since turning himself in there in September. A personal injury lawyer, Reynolds was convicted in 2015 on misdemeanor charges for illegally soliciting clients, a practice sometimes called “ambulance chasing.”

I don't think this HCR is going anywhere! :mad5

Re: HCR 88 - Urging Congress to pass stricter gun laws, including a ban on the sale of assault weapons

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:53 pm
by K.Mooneyham
I've driven by some feed lots before that stunk less than that pile of manure.