Saturday, April 23, 2011

Suzanna Gratia-Hupp: What the Second Amendment is REALLY For

Folks, the video below is from the 1990's and is the reason that Texas now has Concealed Carry with a permit.  It is also the reason a permit should not be needed for law abiding Texans.  Please view the video and pass on this link.  It is very powerful!

Please use the Texas government links to the right to write to your Texas legislative representive today.

Monday, April 18, 2011

State Senator Dan Patrick thinks certain people should be able to carry in currently restricted areas

The headline, "Bill would let lawmakers carry guns everywhere" was in the Austin Statesman online version of its newspaper,, on April 12 and 13.  My state senator, Dan Patrick, thinks this is a good idea because of the high profile that lawmakers carry.  Well, this is reasonable reasoning.  However, isn't it also reasonable reasoning to assume, that sense the thugs and thieves carry weapons without regard to the law, law abiding Texans without a felony conviction should be able to carry a weapon just because they don't want to be a victim of someone's unlawfulness!  And without having to go through the process of applying for a concealed handgun license!  Self defense is an unalienable right and no license should be required to carry a personal concealed weapon!  Write you State Representative, State Senator, the Governor and Lt. Governor today!  The link to their contact information is in the upper right of this blog.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Regarding comments about too late for new bills

Yes, I do realize the time has passed to file new bills.  However, irritating lawmakers is exactly what needs to be done.  I also believe there could be a special session.  The Constitution Carry For Texas issue could possibly be added to the agenda then.  So keep those emails, faxes, phone calls and letters going to them.  Remind them that this is a vital issue for us as law abiding Texans and a right we want to reclaim.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Another Letter to Senator Patrick and Representative Murphy

On March 5, 2011 I sent this email to my state Senator Dan Patrick and my state Representative Jim Murphy:
Dear Senator Patrick and Representative Murphy,

I am writing to you today to encourage both of you to bring forth legislation to allow law abiding Texans, who otherwise legally qualify for the right to own a handgun, to carry a weapon without a permit.  Wyoming's governor just signed into law the right for Wyoming's citizens to do just that making it the fourth state to do so, behind Vermont, Alaska and Arizona.  Legislatures in Colorado, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Utah and Idaho are seeking to do this also and so should Texas.

I believe the time is right for this as the economic picture is not encouraging.  Soon law enforcement entities will be very much more under staffed and over worked.  These entities have always been one of reaction rather than preventative.  The bad guys have weapons, illegally, whereas citizens are required to follow certain rules or become criminals themselves.  The time is now for this change.  If a constitutional amendment is required, then please get this item on the ballot for this November!

I have included a newspaper article from the Washington Examiner below detailing the recent legislative change in Wyoming. 

Thank you for your consideration.
(note: the Examiner has removed the article from their archive so the link above no longer works.  I found this link though that does have an article

What is needed is more of you to call, write, email and fax your Texas State Representative, Senator, Governor Perry and Lt. Governor Dewhurst regarding the need for Constitutional Carry in Texas.  The links for their contact information are to the upper right of this post.

Also, a daily blog I read, Rural Revolution written by an Idaho farm wife, posted a link to this blog today.  Check it out!  Notice in the blog roll list to the right I have the Rural Revolution Blog listed also.  I find her charming and down to earth in her assessments.  I hope you will too!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

How a CCW/CHL permit can be bad for you

Hey Folks, did you know the act of acquiring a concealed carry permit can land you on the domestic terrorist watch list?  Well, it can and here's how:

I propose that each and every law abiding Texan with no felony background be able to carry a concealed weapon without a permit.  This is known as Constitutional Carry.  If you can legally own a handgun, then you shouldn't need a permit.  You're not a criminal.  The 2nd amendment to our US Constitution guarantees our right to do so.  Visit the initial posting of the blog for additional information.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

In Today's Houston Chronicle about a stabbing in Houston

In response to a comment by a Houston Chronicle reader for an article about a stabbing , bluetick, I posted this:
bluetick, individuals should arm themselves too.  Law abiding Texans with no criminal history need to be able to carry a concealed weapon without a permit. Help promote this, visit this blog: [this blog]
Please use the Texas links to the right to write, fax, call and/or email the Texas Governor, Lt. Governor, Senator and Representative today!

Friday, April 1, 2011

My Comment on the Dallas News today

This morning, besides my regular postings in the Houston Chronicle and Channel 13 (ABC13), I also posted to this article in the Dallas News website regarding this article: 

Police say 2 men arrested in home invasion could be linked to southwest Dallas robberies

Below is my comment:
Fellow Texans. These kinds of crimes are happening more and more around the state. It's time for law abiding Texans with no criminal history to be able to carry a concealed weapon without a permit. Help promote this, visit this blog: [this blog]
Please help the cause by using the Texas links to the right to write, fax, call and/or email the Texas Governor, Lt. Governor, Senator and Representative today!  You may use the sample letter posted here.