Austin, Texas -(Ammoland.com)- — The Texas State Rifle Association (TSRA) announces its support for HJR 61, filed by State Rep. Trent Ashby (R-Lufkin), which will create a constitutional amendment to protect the rights of Texans to hunt fish and harvest wildlife.
The Texas State Rifle Association urges all TSRA members along with other Texas sportsmen and women to support this important legislation in the coming session. TSRA will be working at the Capitol to keep the measure moving throughout the legislative process. The proposed constitutional amendment is expected to be on the ballot on Nov. 3, 2015 for all Texans to support.
The language contained in HJR 61 was thoughtfully crafted with input from the NRA, along with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and is expected to be meaningful legislation, carefully designed to protect the hunting and fishing heritage for many generations of Texans to follow.
“HJR 61 is a welcome addition to other important legislative measures TSRA will be supporting when legislative session begins Jan. 13, 2015,” says Doug DuBois Jr., executive director of TSRA. “For nearly 100 years, the Texas State Rifle Association has been protecting the lawful possession and use of firearms; supporting the shooting sports, hunter education and wildlife conservation efforts, as well as providing gun safety training. We strongly support HJR 61 and call upon all Texans to let their voice be heard.”
Founded in 1919, the Texas State Rifle Association is the largest firearms and shooting sports organization in Texas with 40,000 members. TSRA is also the largest, award-winning state affiliate of the National Rifle Association and is sanctioned by the Civilian Marksmanship Program. As a part of its public education efforts, the association produces a full-color bimonthly publication, TSRA Sportsman, which updates members on current news, hunter education programs, shooting sports competitions, and important issues effecting their Second Amendment rights. The TSRA also hosts an annual meeting every February that features exciting fund-raising auctions, informative speakers, exhibitors, and other events.
For membership or other information about the Texas State Rifle Association, visit www.TSRA.com