I have the honor and privilege of working with a lot of very dedicated Second Amendment supporters on the NRA Board of Directors and its various committees. Every year, 25 of the 75 Directors serving 3-year terms are up for reelection. The names of many of the Directors/Candidates are notable celebrities who are easily recognized, but many who serve in the trenches are not well known. This election cycle, I would like to highlight the work of three Directors whose efforts are critical to gun owners and the Second Amendment - Carol Bamberry, Jim Porter and Dwight Van Horn.
To Texas gun owners, the most important committee in the Texas House of Representatives is the Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee. This is where all gun-related bills are assigned,as well as those bills impacting our ability to defend ourselves, our families and our property. So it is with great interest that I watch committee announcements.
In a surprising move, Republican Joe Straus, Speaker of the House, appointed El Paso Democrat Joe Pickett (A-Rated) as chairman. Vice-Chairman is Republican Allen Fletcher (A-Rated) who everyone expected to be Chairman. The remainder of the Committee members are: