H.R. No. 612
         WHEREAS, The Texas State Rifle Association is celebrating its
  100th anniversary in 2019; and
         WHEREAS, Established in 1919, the TSRA is an independent
  organization affiliated with, and recognized by, the National Rifle
  Association; its primary goal was to promote and encourage rifle
  shooting through training and competitions in the state and by
  competition with other such groups across the nation; and
         WHEREAS, With the growth of the TSRA membership over the
  years, youth shooting and safety programs have developed in such
  organizations as 4-H, the Boy Scouts of America, the American
  Legion, the National High School Rodeo Association, and ROTC; in
  cooperation with the NRA, the TSRA sanctions state matches each
  year in more than 20 different shooting disciplines, and the state
  winners are eligible to advance to national competitions; and
         WHEREAS, For many years, the TSRA has carefully monitored
  other state legislatures and the U.S. Congress in its role as a
  strong supporter of the rights of law-abiding citizens to own
  firearms; the association had no active presence at the Texas State
  Capitol until 1985, when Doc Brown advocated on behalf of TSRA for
  the passage of a firearms preemption bill and a bill to stop hunter
  harassment, both of which were signed into law by Governor Mark
  White; and
         WHEREAS, Today, the 35,000 members of the TSRA proudly
  maintain the association's original commitment to firearm skill
  development, youth participation, and safety training, as well as
  its support for traditional hunting and its ongoing dedication to
  firearm ownership and Second Amendment rights; now, therefore, be
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas
  Legislature hereby commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Texas
  State Rifle Association and commend its directors, officers, and
  members for their contributions to the legislative process; and, be
  it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for the Texas State Rifle Association as an expression of
  high regard by the Texas House of Representatives.
  King of Parker
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 612 was adopted by the House on
  February 27, 2019, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House