Two things get the attention of legislators whether in Austin or Washington -- money and votes and money primarily because it can be used to get votes. One of the reasons the National Rifle Association has been so successful in defending the Second Amendment is because it can get people to the polls on election day. Another reason is because dedicated gun owners answer the call-to-action when the NRA asks its members to contact their legislators about pending legislation or issues. The Texas Firearms Coalition (TFC) is going to do the same.
Generally speaking, there are two types of calls-to-action that are given during a legislative session. One is a "general call" that asks all supporters to contact their respective legislators and either support or oppose a particular bill. Another type of "call" is district specific where the request is made for members living in a particular Senate or House district to contact their Senator, Representative, or both. Although TFC doesn't require Members to provide this information, we ask that you do so by using the "Who Represents Me?" link to find out who represents you in the Texas Senate, Texas House and U.S. House of Representatives and include it in your Membership registration. If you are already a member and didn't have that information when you joined, just email it to us.
By providing TFC information about your legislators, you are making it possible for us to more effeciently represent and promote the interest of Texas gun owners.
Thanks for your support,
Charles L. Cotton