Texas: Constitutional Carry Bill Heading to Conference Committee

Gun Rights

Dear Texas NRA Member:

The Texas House has sent House Bill 1927, constitutional carry legislation sponsored by Rep. Matt Schaefer (R-Tyler), to a conference committee to work out the differences between the House- and Senate-passed versions of the bill.  House Speaker Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont) appointed very strong pro-Second Amendment House conferees: bill author Rep. Schaefer, House Committee on Calendars Chairman Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock), House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety Chairman James White (R-Hillister), Rep. Terry Canales (D-Edinburg) and Rep. Ryan Guillen (D-Rio Grande City).  All House conferees were joint authors or co-authors on HB 1927, and Canales and Guillen were two of the Democrats who provided bipartisan support for the measure when it initially passed the House last month.  

The Lieutenant Governor could appoint Senate conferees as early as today.  We will report to you on which Senators he selects.

The work is not yet done on this critically important bill!  With just 18 days remaining before the Legislature adjourns, time is of the essence and Texas NRA members will be watching closely.

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