House Speaker Needs Push To Allow Pro-Gun Bills To Be Considered During Upcoming Spec


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Feb 8, 2009
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During the recently-adjourned session of the Texas Legislature, the Texas House failed to vote on any significant piece of pro-Second Amendment legislation -- including an NRA-backed bill that would allow hard-working Texans to transport and store lawfully-owned firearms in their private motor vehicles while parked at work. The bill would have prohibited enforcement of corporate "No Firearms" policies that extend beyond the physical workplace to include employee parking lots; these policies effectively prohibit workers from protecting themselves during their commute, as they have no way of storing guns in their cars and trucks once they park at work without risk of being fired. This important legislation passed the Senate unanimously, with over two months left in session. House leaders failed to set the bill for House floor action in a timely manner, and the bill died on the House Calendar without even a vote.

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