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Article first appeared at Ammo Land.

Texas-(Ammoland.com)- Today the Republican members of the House committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety voted along party lines to pass HB 1911 by Rep. James White (R-Hillister) out of committee.

HB 1911, referred to as Permitless Carry is a major step forward to restore the handgun rights Texans lost in the 1870s.

A Texan eligible under state law to acquire a license to carry would be able to carry a handgun without the license. For instance the carrier would be required to be 21 years old and this would not include college campuses.

We want to stop and thank the Republican members of the committee for their patience and hard work. Each member spoke on record as they voted. Some would have liked more, others still had questions but all agreed HB 1911 needs to be moved to the House floor for a vote.

Chairman King, a long-time friend to gun owners, spoke of the witnesses who came to testify for HB 1911 and HB 375, a similar bill and he spoke of aggressive, abusive calls to his and the other members’ staff. These were from proponents of the issue.

We cannot thank this committee enough for their patience and commitment to passing good legislation which improves and protects Texans’ gun rights.

Please thank the committee members for HB 1911!

  • Chairman-Rep. Phil King (R-Weatherford)
  • Rep. DeWayne Burns (R-Cleburne)
  • Rep. Justin Holland (R-Rockwell)
  • Rep. Will Metcalf (R-Conroe)
  • Rep. Matt Schaefer (R-Tyler)
  • Rep. John Wray (R-Waxahachie)
  • Thank you to Terry Holcomb (SREC) a hard working, dedicated friend.

Also today:

The committee heard testimony today, for and against, on 4 very bad bills: HB 234 by Anchia, HB 255 by Anchia, HB 3989 by E. Johnson, and HB 4200 by Hinojosa.

Although there was no vote on the bills above, we know we provided good information and logic to the committee and we couldn’t do that without help.

This means we find witnesses and thanks to witnesses, who gave their time for TSRA and Texas gun owners and drove from as far as Houston to participate in an 8:00 hearing in Austin.

One more thank you!

Thanks to TSRA members, for writing and calling the committee when we ask. Your voice makes the difference.
In Austin for YOU

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