Follow-up to our post from Sept. 30, 2015 – HERE
Texas Voters Overwhelmingly Approve NRA-Backed Proposition 6!
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Yesterday, voters exhibited a firm commitment to preserving the Lone Star State’s strong outdoor traditions by adopting Proposition 6 with a convincing 81 percent of the vote. NRA has successfully spearheaded constitutional right to hunt and fish efforts in a number of states for more than a decade and the overwhelming adoption of Proposition 6 by the voters of Texas brings us one step closer to our goal of incorporating this critical protection across the country. With this vote, Texas has enshrined hunting and fishing as an individual constitutional right, becoming the 19th state to add this important safeguard into its constitution.
Proposition 6 ensures that future wildlife conservation and management decisions are based on sound science in order to protect our outdoor heritage for generations to come. It adds the following important language to the Texas Constitution:
“The people have the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife, including by the use of traditional methods, subject to laws or regulations to conserve and manage wildlife and preserve the future of hunting and fishing. Hunting and fishing are preferred methods of managing and controlling wildlife. This section does not affect any provision of law relating to trespass, property rights, or eminent domain. This section does not affect the power of the legislature to authorize a municipality to regulate the discharge of a weapon in a populated area in the interest of public safety.”
Thank you to all NRA members, hunters and Second Amendment Supporters who went to the polls and voted for Proposition 6. A special thanks goes to our state leaders and lawmakers who worked to pass Senate Joint Resolution 22 during the 2015 Legislative Session. Their actions, including those of bill authors state Senator Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe) and state Representative Trent Ashby (R-Lufkin), paved the way for ratification of this critical measure. We would also like to recognize the efforts in support of Proposition 6 by the member organizations that make up Texas Outdoor Partners — especially the Texas State Rifle Association and the Dallas Safari Club.
DSC Cheers Passage of Proposition 6
Vote protects Texans’ right to hunt, fish and harvest through constitutional amendment
DALLAS – Texas voters approved a ballot measure to add an amendment to the state’s constitution on Tuesday, guaranteeing people the right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife. A triumph for the rights of sportsmen and women in the state, the amendment identifies hunting and fishing as the preferred methods of managing and preserving wildlife.
“This is an important win for all Texans, as well as future generations of hunters and anglers in the state,” DSC Executive Director Ben Carter said. “The future of wildlife and habitat hinges solely on the continued availability of funds generated by hunters and anglers. If the right to hunt, fish and harvest is not guaranteed, the future of wildlife and habitat cannot be guaranteed.
“I’m proud of DSC for being the driving force to get this important piece of legislation on the ballot and thank the NRA for its help in bringing voters to the polls on Tuesday.”
The approved Proposition 6 preserves Texas’ hunting heritage for generations to come and protects it against future attacks from anti-hunting organizations. Deeply rooted in the culture of Texas, hunting and fishing have a major economic impact on the state. Hunters and anglers in the Lone Star State combine to spend $4.1 billion annually and support 65,993 jobs.
Hunters and anglers in the Lone Star State combine to spend $4.1 billion annually and support 65,993 jobs.
SOURCE: DALLAS SAFARI CLUB
Posted by: Charlie Middleton