This morning, the Texas Secretary of State’s office held a drawing to determine the ballot position of constitutional amendments that will be considered by voters on November 3, 2015. We are pleased to announce that NRA-backed Senate Joint Resolution 22, sponsored by state Representative Trent Ashby (R-Lufkin) and state Senator Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe), will appear as Proposition 6 on the ballot this fall.
Proposition 6 proposes an amendment to the Texas Constitution that establishes an individual right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife in the Lone Star State. It would ensure that wildlife conservation and management decisions continue to be based on sound science in order to preserve Texas’ hunting heritage for generations to come and to protect it against future attacks from well-funded, anti-hunting organizations. Not only are hunting and fishing deep-rooted in Texas culture, they have a major economic impact on the state. According to the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, the Lone Star State’s hunters and anglers spend $4.1 billion annually and support 65,993 jobs.
Thank you for all your calls and emails in support of SJR 22 during the recent legislative session. Stay tuned for information on further developments regarding Proposition 6!