Governor Abbott has said he would consider calling a special session to implement these gun control schemes if there was enough legislative support to pass them. Texas Campaign for Liberty believes we should be working on laws to allow gun owners more freedom to decide how to best defend themselves, not less. Make no mistake, if there is a special session to work on passing gun control laws, it will be bad news for all of us. Outgoing anti-gun Speaker of the House Joe Straus -- who has nothing to lose -- would control the entire process of what gets passed!
Right now, there are hearings going on in Austin to decide what sorts of new gun related laws might be implemented. All of our lawmakers and elected officials need to hear from us that we want no new gun control laws and no special session called to pass them.
Whereas: Texans have undeniable rights under the United States and Texas Constitution to keep and bear arms; and
Whereas: "Common Sense Gun Control" is nothing more than code for more restrictions on law-abiding gun owners; and
Whereas: The Texas Legislature should be working on reducing gun regulations not increasing them; and
Whereas: Disarming Texans with new gun control schemes increases the likelihood of criminal violence; and
Whereas: Mandatory lock-up of firearms and "red flag" laws violate our due process and Second Amendment rights; and
Whereas: No amount of gun control is going to prevent criminals from breaking the law to kill or maim innocent people.
Therefore, be it resolved, we the undersigned demand Governor Abbott and the Texas legislature abandon this push for passing gun control laws to infringe on Texans' gun rights and for the Governor to refrain from calling a special session to implement those laws.
Therefore, be it further resolved, we call on the Texas Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Speaker of the House, and all State Representatives to veto or vote against any bill or proposal that would implement new gun control schemes in Texas.