Search found 8 matches

by 2firfun50
Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Letter to Governor Rick Perry
Replies: 235
Views: 21728

Re: Letter to Governor Rick Perry

Ameer wrote:
Cedar Park Dad wrote:Historically Texas was a Democratic state. It was a Democratic state in my lifetime and will be so again.
Historically the Second Amendment was not the purview of a specific party. None of the Bill of Rights were. To reduce it to a party specific concept makes it vulnerable.
Between immigration from South of the Boarder, the Left Coast and Yankees, I will be very surprised if Texas isn't a Blue State in the 2020 elections. I aim to be gone before that happens but I would stick out like a sore thumb in Montana and Alaska is too cold unless global warming heats up.
After what went on last night in a special session public hearing, its not going to take until 2020.
by 2firfun50
Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Letter to Governor Rick Perry
Replies: 235
Views: 21728

Re: Letter to Governor Rick Perry

Cedar Park Dad wrote:Why do you think the Republican Party cares one whit? Parties only care about votes and power. To believe otherwise is not strategically prudent.
I agree completely. There are hard core 2A positions on each side of the ledger. However these are the minority in both parties. The largest number in both partys go's where the wind blows and the money flows. My guess is the marjority of self proclaimed republicans or democrats could really give one whit about the 2nd amendment.

I have a young friend who trys to maintain his faith in the "one person, one vote" concept. He has to be reminded regularly that the vote with the biggest check behind it wins every time.

The biggest thing that must be fixed, if we are to return our country to greatness, is political financing. I sometimes wonder what would happen if everyone stopped contributing to big money Pac's and all financing for local elections had to come solely from the voters in the affected city, county, state.

There I go dreaming again.
by 2firfun50
Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Letter to Governor Rick Perry
Replies: 235
Views: 21728

Re: Letter to Governor Rick Perry

TexasCajun wrote:The push for campus carry was mentioned on the radio this morning. I'm not sure if that should give hope or not.
I'm thinking once a general progun issue is placed on the agenda, then the box has been opened.
by 2firfun50
Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Letter to Governor Rick Perry
Replies: 235
Views: 21728

Re: Letter to Governor Rick Perry

Charles L. Cotton wrote:
TrueFlog wrote:
Charles L. Cotton wrote:Thanks for responding to this call folks, it is having an impact. I can't say more now, but trust me -- I'm a lawyer. :smilelol5:

Chas.
Any news on this front? Is there still hope for seeing these issues added to a special seesion, or has our clock run out?
I hope to find out more today, but that's not guaranteed.

Chas.
Thanks Charles. If a "round 2" is necessary, I'm sure we can make that happen.
by 2firfun50
Wed May 29, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Letter to Governor Rick Perry
Replies: 235
Views: 21728

Re: Letter to Governor Rick Perry

Here is the body of the FAX I just sent to the governor. I included by recent encounter with an illegal sign just to emphasize the point. Maybe all of us should relate personal experiences with signs.
On May 24th, my wife and I were out running errands preparing for the Memorial Day celebrations. We stopped by the Town Centre to pay our water bill. Both being law abiding CHL holders, (I’m a certified CHL instructor) we secured our firearms in the vehicle. We know the City Centre containing the library and water department is improperly posted with a noncompliant 30.06 sign. Since we do not have the political or financial means to take on City Hall (we’ve tried), we disarm to eliminate the possibility of false arrest.
After completing our business, we discussed how HB508 would provide us, and every law abiding Texan, the tools to secure our rights granted by the Texas Legislature.
I spend Sunday afternoon watching the live feed of the Senate and House sessions waiting for HB508 to come up on the agenda. I hope you can realize by disgust and disbelief when I realized the House/Senate had failed to strip the Senate Elitist amendment from the bill. If HB3218 and not been blocked in the House committee, there would have been no need for the Senate actions.
We have been encouraged by the Lt. Governor Dewhurst’s public comments to right this wrong in special session, however we need your help in including HB508, HB3218 and continued work on comprehensive campus carry like HB 972.
Mr Charles Cotton sent you an open letter which eloquently stated his disproval with the behaviour of the Texas Legislature this session. I can only second his statements as his displeasure are also my family’s.
You are our last hope in righting these wrongs. Please add HB 508, HB3218, and HB 972. Rights of law abiding Texans needs to be enhanced this year.


Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,
by 2firfun50
Wed May 29, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Letter to Governor Rick Perry
Replies: 235
Views: 21728

Re: Letter to Governor Rick Perry

nightmare69 wrote:Letter sent, have a question though.

Although I agree with CHLs being able to carry everywhere in Texas how can the state force private business owners to allow CC on their property? I was always told that you have no rights on private property. Example you cannot go into walmart with a sign saying walmart sucks and claim your 1A right when told to leave.
I agree with you on truly private businesses, but so many large businesses, open to the public, have a large percentage of public money involved. Maybe not direct money, but large tax incentives, guaranteed loans, etc. I would contend that businesses open to the public, accepting any government financial support, in whatever form, should not be permitted to post.

However, thats for another session. lets get HB508 and HB3218 this time.
by 2firfun50
Tue May 28, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Letter to Governor Rick Perry
Replies: 235
Views: 21728

Re: Letter to Governor Rick Perry

Charles L. Cotton wrote:
2firfun50 wrote:Charles,

Would it be permissible for us to create a polite cover letter with our names and addresses to basically indicate our support to your letter and attach yours to the fax?

I don't think anyone else could have said it better.
I would do just that, except there's no need to attach a copy of my letter. That would unnecessarily increase their paper load. Just reference my letter and the fact that gun owners all over the Internet are encouraged by Lt. Gov. Dewhurst's comments about the possibility of Gov. Perry helping gun owners during the special session.

Chas.
Thanks Charles! I will also try to get my recent CHL students to do the same. :thumbs2:
by 2firfun50
Tue May 28, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Letter to Governor Rick Perry
Replies: 235
Views: 21728

Re: Letter to Governor Rick Perry

Charles,

Would it be permissible for us to create a polite cover letter with our names and addresses to basically indicate our support to your letter and attach yours to the fax?

I don't think anyone else could have said it better.

Return to “Letter to Governor Rick Perry”