Update: It passed the Senate late last night. Good work everyone and thank you to those who called.
Details to follow.
I don’t know how many people will see this before midnight tonight (Austin, TX time), but this just went out a couple of hours ago from Knife Rights. Apparently the “Bowie Knife” bill (HB1935) which would lift the ban on bowies, dirks, and other verboten blade-types is in trouble tonight. Not because it isn’t supported by overwhelming margins, but because it might be collateral damage from unrelated House/Senate feuding in the Texas Legislature.
From Knife Rights:
Knife Rights’ Texas Knife Bill Needs Your Immediate Help!
CALL RIGHT NOW!
PLEASE STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING, READ THIS, AND CALL RIGHT NOW!Knife Rights bill to repeal “illegal knives” from Texas statute HB1935 needs your help to get over the finish line.HB1935 passed the Texas House 131 – 1, was favorably reported out of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee, and recommended for the Senate Local and Uncontested calendar.
By any measure the bill is in good shape to pass, however due to political tensions unrelated to HB1935 in the Texas legislature things have slowed to a snails pace, and the clock is ticking and will run out at midnight tonight Austin Texas time. So if HB1935 is not heard by Midnight tonight, it is dead!
So just to be sure HB1935 gets a straight up or down vote tonight, we are asking you to STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING and CALL Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick RIGHT NOW!
Remember Lt. Governor Patrick likely supports HB1935, but has to prioritize hundreds of bills tonight, so be respectful and simply say to whomever answers: “I am calling to respectfully request the Lt. Governor please bring HB1935 up for a vote as soon as possible, thank you.”
You will then likely be shunted to a line to leave a message, which you also need to do there, BUT the important thing is they will be keeping track of the calls on the bill.Lt Governor Patrick’s number is: 512-463-0001