Incumbent Speaker Joe Straus has REFUSED to pledge his support for the right to keep and bear arms.
He has fought efforts to restore your God-given right to keep and bear arms every step of the way.
He even mocked efforts to restore law-abiding citizens' right to carry a firearm on a college campus saying:
"Guns on campus, guns somewhere else? Are we really fixing problems or do we just think we do?"
(Scharrer, Gary, "On-the-job training pays off for Straus as House speaker," Houston Chronicle, 6/7/2009.)
But all of this should be no surprise, since Joe Straus gained his position as Speaker with the support of anti-gunners in BOTH parties.
You see, his winning coalition in 2009 included only 11 House Republicans.
The rest were anti-gun Democrats whom Strauss had cut a deal with -- immediately appointing gun-grabbing Democrats to 16 of 34 House chairmanships.
Then, right after the 2012 elections, profanity-laced emails out of Speaker Strauss' office were leaked showing his true colors -- even going so far as to call Tea Party activists "idiots" and other grassroots activists "motherf***ers."
In fact, one online news source stated the emails reveal Straus' ongoing malicious "War Against Conservatives." [Erickson, Erick, "Private Emails From Texas Speaker Joe Straus's Office Reveal War Against Conservatives", RedState, 11/4/2012.]
It's not often you and I get a chance to knock a real anti-gunner out of legislative leadership.
Right now, you and I have that chance!
Considering everything that's at stake, it's critical you act at once.
That's why it's vital you contact your State Representative IMMEDIATELY and urge your Representative to vote to oppose the nomination of Joe Straus for Speaker of the House.
You can reach your State Representative at 512-463-4630 or click here to find out who represents you :[http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/find-your-representative/]
Tell your State Representative to take a stand. Make sure they know they won't get off scot-free by voting to install Joe Straus as Speaker for another term.
But please act IMMEDIATELY. Time is running out.
Dudley Brown Executive Vice President
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