Texas HB553, The Second Amendment Preservation Act, would nullify federal gun laws within the state.  It needs your support right now to move forward!

The bill has been assigned to the House Select Committee on Federalism and Fiscal Responsibility. This bill is scheduled for a hearing at the Select Committee on Federalism and Fiscal Responsibility on the 13th of March at 2pm. Your CALLS and EMAILS are needed right now to help this bill move forward.

The Tenth Amendment Center requests your immediate help by contacting  committee members to express your support for this legislation.  We urge you to CALL and EMAIL.

Strongly, but politely, inform your representative that you are concerned with federal infringements on the right to bear arms. Respectfully, any vote other than yes is not acceptable.  HB553 can be viewed here.

A great companion bill is HB928. This bill requires state and local noncompliance with, as it seems, every federal law, rule, regulation, etc on firearms, accessories and ammunition. This bill is in the same select committee so please mention HB928 along with HB553.

Action Items for HB 553 and HB928:

1. Contact the Committee Chairman.   Politely thank him for the hearing and encourage him to follow through with a YES vote on both bills.

Brandon Creighton (512) 463-0726

2. Contact the other members in the House Select Committee on Federalism and Fiscal Responsibility.  Strongly, but very respectfully, let them know that you want a YES vote on HB553 and HB928

Cindy Burkett (512) 463-0464
Eddie Lucio III (512) 463-0606
Scott Turner (512) 463-0484
Armando Walle (512) 463-0924

committee homepage:
http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/Committees/Membership.aspx

3. Attend the hearing.
HB 553 will have a hearing at 2pm.  Show up in support of the bill, location – E2.036

As always, the Great State of Texas always goes big. Other bills concerning federal infringement on the right to bear arms will also be hear. Please show up and support these bills too. These bills are found here:

HB 627 Krause | et al.
Relating to exempting the intrastate manufacture of a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition from federal regulation.
HB 872 Laubenberg | et al.
Relating to exempting the intrastate manufacture of a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition from federal regulation.
HB 928 Krause | et al.
Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas.
HB 1049 Laubenberg | et al.
Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas.
HB 1076 Toth | et al.
Relating to certain firearms, firearm accessories and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas; providing an exemption from federal regulation and   providing penalties.
HB 1314 Creighton
Relating to the unlawful seizure of a firearm by a governmental officer or employee; providing penalties.
HCR 63 Sanford | et al.
Asserting sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and beseeching the federal government to immediately cease and desist from the   promulgation of mandates that infringe on the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms or that are otherwise beyond the scope of its constitutionally delegated powers.

4. Encourage your local community to take action as well.  Present the 2nd Amendment Preservation Act to your city county, your town council, or your county commissioners.  Various local governments around the country are already passing similar resolutions and ordinances.  Local legislative action present a great way to strengthen a statewide campaign against 2nd Amendment violations

model legislation here:
http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2ndamendmentpreservation/

5. Get connected to what is happening in Texas on Facebook
Like and get active on theTexas Tenth Amendment Center Facebook page. Also join the Second Amendment Preservation Act of Texas Facebook page here.
http://www.facebook.com/groups/2ndAmendmentTexas/

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