Boot the RINIOs
On March 4th, Texas will hold its primary elections. On that same day (in most parts of the state) the party convention process will also start, with precinct conventions held in thousands of polling locations around the state.
Regardless of who are you, there is great value to the liberty movement in you dedicating a few days of your time to helping us out with the 2014 conventions.
Imagine a Texas where elected officials like Joe Straus and John Cornyn are told they have shown us too well who they are and what ideals they truly support, and we will no longer allow them to run as Republicans. How much easier would it be to change the course of the Texas Legislature, or elect a principled constitutionalist to the US Senate? How many other State and Federal Representatives and Senators would suddenly discover they care about what the Republican Party Platform says and vote accordingly?
We can do this if we set our minds to it, through the convention process.
- READ MORE about our goals for the convention.
We are offering free convention training throughout the state so you can be an effective delegate.
Be sure to share this with others! Rally the troops and let our lawmakers see that they can’t afford to ignore the platform on which they are elected.
Open Carry in Texas
Joe Straus and Joe Pickett may have contrived to block the Licensed Open Carry bill in the 2013 session, but we still have Constitutional Carry for our long guns. Nearly every weekend, somewhere in Texas, a group of liberty-loving Texans gathers to celebrate and exercise that ability. They’re a part of a growing movement of activists who conduct safe, legal, and family-friendly open carry marches.
Read about our experience joining an open carry march with Come And Take It Texas (CATI-TX) recently.
The CATI mission statement is as follows:
1. Actively educate fellow Texans about their rights to openly carry firearms in public in a responsible manner.
2. Conduct open carry events in a manner that will communicate to the modern citizenry that the presence of guns does not cause violence, and that citizens who choose to carry guns are not a threat to the public.
3. Maintain an active, strong, and effective presence before elected officials during the entire legislative process, reminding them that the second amendment of the Constitution upholds our right to choose how we carry our firearms and advocating legislation that protects or expands Texans’ ability to keep and bear arms.
4. Establish active working relationships between the local CATI-groups and local law enforcement in a effort to reduce tension and further promote our mission for Texans to openly carry firearms freely and without interference.
The Second Amendment
A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
The Second Amendment is about our individual, God-given right and duty of defense – personal, community, and national. A result of the events of April 19, 1775, and backed up by 500 years of British legal history beginning with the Assizes of Arms in 1181, the Second Amendment holds significant meaning for you, today. Learn about it here:
The Threats We Face
Today, we are confronted by a massive assault by the government-media complex that is aggressively challenging our 2nd Amendment Rights. They do this under guise of “protecting” us – even though it is statistically proven that gun control actually increases, not decreases, violent crime. The threat is grave: historically, a disarmed citizenry prepares the way for genocide. Learn about it here:
How You Can Help:
Step 1: Join the Alarm List
Why do we call it the Alarm List? Good question!
In colonial America, the militia was composed of several groups. The minutemen were famously able to be ready at a minute’s notice, while the bulk of the militia was the remainder of able-bodied men ages 16-50. There was another group, however: the alarm list.
The Alarm List included men ages 50-70. They were retired from normal military service; however, in the event of a dire emergency, they were ready to join the ranks and stand for liberty.
In these times, when we can use the ballot box and the soap box instead of the bullet box, you may consider yourself the alarm list. You are not a career politician, and you may not even enjoy politics, but you prize your liberty and recognize your duty to your country. So keep going about your normal daily routine at home and at work, but when you hear a call for the Alarm List to pitch in and help, know that 5 minutes of your time to send an email or make a phone call truly can make a difference.
Step 2: Get Gun Rights Activists In Office
These men have a unique shared back story: they started out as grassroots activists working to secure liberty and hold our elected officials accountable. They are now running for office not because they initially aspired to be politicians, but because – like many of us – they have been disgusted with the state of gun rights in Texas and they have vowed to do what they can to change the situation.
Putting these three candidates in office would help tremendously in our legislative efforts, and they have TFF’s full endorsement.
There’s a lot we could say about these men, but perhaps none speaks as strongly as this fact: when none of us showed up to stand up for liberty, they were there. We know we can count on them to stand up for liberty as statesmen.
Please take action to support Read King, Terry Holcomb, and TJ Fabby.
1.) Volunteer for these campaigns.
2.) Donate whatever you can do each campaign – whether it’s $5, $50, or $500.
View the speech in which Rachel Malone from Texas Firearms Freedom announces these endorsements (5:57):
Step 3: Share through social media
We also encourage you to take a minute to send a personal email to friends and let them know your views. If you have a blog or website, share the link and explain why you think this is an important issue.
Step 4: Become a pamphleteer
Do you enjoy graphic design? Come up with your own design and send it to us or post it on our facebook page. Be sure to include the web address TexasFirearmsFreedom.com. If we like it, with your permission we’ll post it here for others to use.
Step 5: Become a coalition partner
“Posterity! You will never know what it cost the present generation to secure your freedom. I hope you make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in heaven that I ever took such pains to preserve it.”
John Adams, 1775