Please Help Us Defeat Texas House Bill 1301

3/23/09 NOTICES FROM NRA ILA that may affect licensees:

Texas House Bill 1301, Parking Lot Legislation To Be Heard On March 23

The Texas House Public Safety Committee will consider HB 1301 by Representative Stephen Frost (D), the House companion bill to SB 730, on Monday, March 23. HB 1301would prevent employers from making you choose between your personal safety and keeping your job. Big business and industry representatives will pull out all the stops to defeat this measure.

It's time to find out whether your State Representatives stand with corporate executives who make decisions about your personal safety from a boardroom, or whether your elected officials stand with hard-working Texans who simply wish to exercise their right to lawfully transport firearms in their cars and trucks-- a right recognized under state law that employers' "No Firearms" policies clearly conflict with.

Please contact members of the House Public Safety Committee and urge them to support HB 1301 with no gutting amendments. Contact information for the committee can be reached by clicking here.

Concealed Carry in National Park s Suspended -- NRA Files motion To Appeal

Friday, March 20, 2009

On Thursday, March 19, a federal district court in Washington, D.C. granted anti-gun plaintiffs a preliminary injunction against implementation of the new rule allowing law-abiding citizens to defend themselves by carrying a concealed firearm in national parks and wildlife refuges.

In Thursday's ruling, Federal District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly issued the preliminary injunction against the Department of the Interior rule that took effect on January 9, 2009. The revised rule allowed individuals to carry concealed firearms for self-defense in national parks and national wildlife refuges located in states that allow the carrying of concealed firearms.

Today, NRA filed a notice of appeal in Federal District Court to oppose the preliminary injunction.

NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox, said, "NRA is moving aggressively to protect this common sense rule and that's why we filed this notice of appeal today. Just as we did not give up the fight to change the old, outdated rule, we will not give up our fight in the courts to defend the rule change. We will pursue every legal avenue to defend the American people's right of self-defense."

Until further notice, individuals cannot legally carry loaded, concealed firearms for personal protection in national parks and wildlife refuges.

Congressmen Send Attorney General Letter Opposing Reinstatement Of Failed 1994 Gun and Magazine Ban

Friday, March 20, 2009

On Wednesday, in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, 65 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Congressman Mike Ross (D-Ark.), expressed their opposition to the reinstatement of the failed 1994 ban on semi-automatic firearms and ammunition magazines. These congressmen cited numerous studies that proved the 1994 ban was ineffective, and they strongly urged Attorney General Holder to stop his effortand instead focus on the enforcement of existing gun laws.

NRA-ILA would like to thank Congressman Ross for his leadership on this effort. We will continue to work with Members of Congress from bothparties on this important issue.

You can view the letter here.

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