Texas Alert: The last chance for gun safety until 2021

Abolish the NRA Sign

The Texas state legislature adjourned on Monday until 2021. The NRA just boasted about their success passing gun rights bills this year. Unfortunately, they also blocked any gun safety legislation.

Four NRA sponsored bills sit on the Governor’s desk waiting his signature. Two gun bills already received his signature. This is the last time to advocate for gun safety laws until 2021. A quick call to the Governor’s office could make a difference.

The Bills

Bills Passed

👎 House Bill 121 will allow gun nuts to enter stores with their loaded guns, even if a sign is displayed saying no guns allowed. The gun nut will only have to leave when asked.
👎 House Bill 1177 will temporarily allow anyone to bring their loaded guns with them for 1 week following a disaster declaration.

Bills on Governor’s Desk

👎 House Bill 1143 would restrict school districts from regulating how guns are stored in cars on school grounds.
👎 House Bill 1791 would allow License to Carry gun holders to bring guns to government buildings.
👎 House Bill 2363 would allow foster homes to store guns and ammunition in the same locked locations.
👎 House Bill 3231 would enhance preemption laws. These laws taking local control away from communities to make their own gun ordinances.
👍 Safe Storage Campaign would designate $1 million in the budget for safe gun storage education.

Action

A quick phone call is very effective. Please call the office Governor Greg Abbott (512) 463-1782. Urge him to veto HB 1143, 1791, 2363 and 3231. Also urge him to support the Safe Storage Campaign.


  • To find your representatives and senators, enter your zip code at The League of Women Voters.
  • From the Indivisible Guide 2.0: Coordinated calls. Calls are a light lift, but can have an impact. Organize your local group to barrage your MoCs [legislators] with calls at an opportune moment about and on a specific issue.
  • Please forward to another concerned citizen to help build the barrage.

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