Texas Members Of Moms Demand Action To Testify On Open Carry Laws At Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security Hearing

Moms Call on Legislators to Focus on State Background Checks Loophole and Lax Permit, License and Training Protocols

Apr 07, 2014, 07:00 ET from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

AUSTIN, Texas, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America will attend and testify at the hearing of the Committee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs and Homeland Security.


Hilary Rand, Regional Manager of the Texas Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America


Monday, April 7 2014, at 9:00 a.m.


Texas Capitol Building, E1.016 Hearing Room


"The open carry of loaded firearms in public should not be considered by Texas legislators until they address the lack of federal or state requirements for background checks on private gun sales in Texas," said Hillary Rand. "Current state law makes it easy for felons and other dangerous criminals, including domestic abusers, to get guns. Elected officials should focus on closing this dangerous background check loophole to protect Texas families before considering the larger and more complicated issue of open carry."

About Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

Much like Mothers Against Drunk Driving was created to change laws regarding drunk driving, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America was created to build support for common-sense gun reforms. The nonpartisan grassroots movement of American mothers is demanding new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our children and families. In just one year, the organization has more than 150,000 members with a chapter in every state in the country. The group recently joined forces with Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country. For more information or to get involved visit www.momsdemandaction.org. Follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/MomsDemandAction or on Twitter @MomsDemand.

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