Prioritize Gun Legislation
Our Republican-controlled legislature failed to pass any significant gun legislation in 2013, even though the RPT platform specifically calls for not only open carry and campus carry, but even Constitutional Carry.
Here’s what we did about it:
TFF activists promoted a resolution to prioritize gun legislation at the Republican Party conventions this year. The resolution passed with overwhelming support. This is a ground-breaking resolution that could have a hugely positive impact not only for gun rights activists, but also for RPT.
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 and for black powder pistols, which aren’t legally classified as firearms. 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:
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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.
“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