November 20, 2019

CREW filed 18 public records requests on communications between state legislators and the National Rifle Association (NRA) and other gun lobbyists in Texas and Ohio. 

In light of the multiple school shootings and gun massacres in public spaces, it is more pressing than ever for the public to understand exactly how much influence the gun lobby has on state legislators involved in the gun debate. CREW has previously filed 90 requests with Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana, Missouri, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Read the public records requests here:

Ohio
Senator Bill Coley
Senator Matt Huffman
Senator Tim Schaffer
Representative Tom Brinkman
Representative Ron Hood
Representative Jena Powell
Representative J. Todd Smith
Governor Mike DeWine

Texas
Senator Brandon Creighton
Senator Bryan Hughes
Representative Dan Flynn
Representative Cole Hefner
Representative Dennis Paul
Representative Dade Phelan
Representative Matt Schaefer
Representative Jonathan Stickland
Governor Greg Abbot
Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick