Letter to Governor Rick Perry

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Post by RPBrown » Wed May 29, 2013 7:02 am

Faxed and emailed as well
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Post by nightmare69 » Wed May 29, 2013 7:07 am

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.
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Our statement "carry everywhere" means public property and private where not posted.
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Post by Monk » Wed May 29, 2013 8:41 am

Fax sent and will be calling shortly.


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Post by maverick2076 » Wed May 29, 2013 9:00 am

I have also posted a link to this topic to my FB page, asking my friends to read Charles' letter and encouraging them to write one in support. ITs a good way to get the word out to people that aren't on the forums.


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Post by 2firfun50 » Wed May 29, 2013 9:03 am

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.


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Post by chasfm11 » Wed May 29, 2013 9:15 am

FAX sent

I heard Gov. Perry speak to an organization in North Texas and he said almost exactly what was in Charles' letter. I referenced that speech and asked him to help us now.
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Post by mojo84 » Wed May 29, 2013 9:25 am

I do not believe there is any intention of overriding 30.06 as that would violate private property rights and those are just a important to uphold as gun rights. I suspect the intent is to allow us to carry anywhere a cop can with the exception of privately owned property that is properly posted with 30.06 signage. jmho
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Post by TrueFlog » Wed May 29, 2013 9:27 am

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.
When we talk about being able to "carry everywhere", we mean that Texas state law should not prevent us from carrying in any location. We're not suggesting that private property owners should be forced to accept us. A good example of this is bars, which are currently off-limits by law. The changes that we're advocating would remove bars from the places made off-limits by law. However, a bar could till choose to post 30.06 prohibiting concealed carry. The difference is that state law would no longer ban CHL's; it would be up to each individual bar to decide for themselves. With that in mind, I would argue that HB3218 actually improves private property rights because it gives bar owners the option to allow concealed carry if they want (an option they don't currently have).

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Post by nightmare69 » Wed May 29, 2013 9:29 am

I gotcha, thanks.
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Re: Letter to Governor Rick Perry

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Post by BigGuy » Wed May 29, 2013 9:33 am

Fax sent
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May 29, 2013


The Honorable Richard "Rick" Perry
Governor of Texas
P.O. Box 12428
Austin, Texas 78711-2428
Fax: (512) 463-1849



Dear Governor Perry:

I would like to voice support for the letter written to you on May 28, by Charles L. Cotton in reference to critical NRA gun rights bills.

I salute your courage in calling this special secession even as I am saddened by it's necessity. I want you to know that your tireless efforts are having an impact. As incalcitrant as most Democrats must seem from you vantage point, it is possible to reach some of them. I am living, voting proof of that. You see, I voted for President Obama in 2012. But the President has broken faith with me. He led me to believe that he would pursue a moderate course. Instead he has pushed a liberal agenda that goes well beyond bordering on socialism. And to my surprise I find those Republicans, of whom I was so fearful two years ago, to be standing at my side fighting for the same constitution I am. The concerns I continue to have over some Republican platform issues, pale in comparison to the abject terror I have of the agenda being pushed by the man I voted for. While my core values have not changed, I now find that the Republican party represents those values more than the Democratic party. And I will do what ever I can, in my limited way, to rectify my error in the 2014 and 2016 elections.

I do not believe that I am alone in the the political slightly left of center. I know of several people who like me, think of themselves as moderate (Reagan) Democrats that are suffering buyers remorse. I believe that we are a small, but possibly crucial number. We may well represent the margin that carried the President to the White House in 2012. It's a margin his party is unlikely to have in either the 2014 mid-term elections or the 2016 Presidential election.

While I have no doubt you would have continued the good fight solely on principle, I hope you find encouragement in the certain knowledge that your efforts are bearing fruit.

Sincerely, your constituent,




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Re: Letter to Governor Rick Perry

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Post by E.Marquez » Wed May 29, 2013 9:40 am

Sent.. Please feel free to plagiarize as desired... I'm neither poet nor english major, but the words are true, and well intended, regardless of grammatical mistakes.

May 29, 2013

The Honorable Richard “Rick” Perry
Governor of Texas
P. O. Box 12428
Austin, TX 78111

RE: Support and concurrence with letter sent to you from Charles L. Cotton

Dear Governor Perry,

This letter to you comes from a 47 year old US citizen, transplanted Texan here to stay, and military member with more than 29 years of service the last 7 of which brought me to and convinced me to remain in the great state of Texas after retirement.

Having voted for you in your last election and motivated to do so again should you choose to run for the same or another office, my support and concurrence in general with your publically stated positions and desired direction for the state of Texas is clear.

I hold a Texas Concealed Handgun license, and have for several years now, as does my wife and youngest son.

This letter is sent to ensure my voice is heard in concurrence with the comments of Charles L. Cotton in his recent correspondence to you regarding the request for your strong leadership and support for the advancement of the rights of Texas Concealed Handgun Licensees (CHL’s) in a special session of the legislature.

I am proud of your public support of the Second Amendment at home, on the state and national level, and following notorious mass shootings which only emphasize, more guns laws and restrictions effecting law abiding citizens in the state do not stop those who do not obey laws.

While I hope to never need the use of a gun in self-defense of myself or a third party outside of my duties as a US Army Infantry Sergeant Major. Like many others, I wish the legal ability to do so should the need arise. Whenever and where ever that horrid event might take place.

In this last session, treatment of your supporters, Texans, citizens, by some in the legislature was a slap in the face. To the more than 600,000 honest Texas CHL's who have an 18 year history of being the most law abiding group of citizens in the state, what transpired was a disgusting display of elitism and political folly by a few.

I ask that you lend your considerable influence and support in the special session called to the following topics:
1. Comprehensive campus carry
2. Eliminate remaining off limits areas for CHL’s as per HB 3218
3. Prohibit the improper and unenforceable 30.06 signs on governmental buildings as per the original HB 508
The millions of honest Texas gun owners and more than a half million CHL’s will eagerly await their opportunity to support you for your efforts in these matters.

Respectfully

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Re: Letter to Governor Rick Perry

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Post by maverick2076 » Wed May 29, 2013 10:10 am

My letter, being sent now via email and fax:
The Honorable Richard “Rick” Perry
Governor of Texas
P.O. Box 12428
Austin, Texas 78711-2428

Re: Gun Rights Bills and the Special Session

Dear Governor Perry:

As a native Texan, gun owner, and CHL holder I wish to thank you for your service to the state of Texas and especially for all you have done to advance the rights of gun-owners. Recently, NRA board member Charles L. Cotton posted an open letter to you regarding some of the pro-gun legislation that failed to pass during the regular session. I have reviewed a copy of his letter, and I am writing you to express my concurrence with Mr. Cotton and my support for the issues laid out in his letter. Specifically, I wish to join with in him in requesting that you call a special session to address the following issues: comprehensive campus carry (formerly HB 972), the posting of unenforceable 30.06 signs (HB 508), the reduction of places off-limits to CHL's (HB 3218), and open carry (HB 700).

I believe that we stand at a critical juncture in Texas with regards to firearms rights. I am a native of Copperas Cove. Growing up, my family attended church with Mr. and Mrs. Al Gratia and Dr. Suzanna Gratia Hupp. I vividly recall the tragic shooting at Luby’s and Dr. Gratia Hupp’s subsequent efforts to bring about concealed carry in Texas. The 1995 passage of the first shall-issue CHL laws in Texas bucked a national trend of restricting the rights of lawful gun owners after tragic shootings. In this, the Texas Legislature showed great foresight. Violent crime in Texas has dropped, Texans have steadily increased their rights to self defense, and Texas CHL holders have proven themselves to be among the most law-abiding citizens of our great state. At a time when many in our nation are again attempting to respond to tragedies by restricting the rights of law-abiding citizens to defend ourselves, it is time for Texas to lead the way and show the rest of the nation what we have been learning since 1995: increased firearms rights decrease crime and make our citizens safer.
As Governor, you have done an outstanding job in promoting the pro-business, low regulatory environment that you have fostered in Texas. Companies flock to Texas because they have the opportunity to nurture and grow their business, free from most government intrusion in their lives. Consideration and passage of the bills above would send much the same message to families and individuals: Come to Texas! Raise your families as you see fit! Be free to protect your children, nurture them, and watch them succeed!

I would like to thank you for all that you have done for the State of Texas and the rights of our citizens. I love my home state, and I believe that we are one of the last best examples of what our Founders wanted states to be when they wrote the U.S. Constitution. I have been proudly serving our State and Nation as a member of the Texas Army National Guard for 14 years, with the last 10 being part of the Active Guard and Reserve (AGR) force. I will be a father for the first time in August, and I look forward to raising my daughter in the freedom and prosperity that you have helped foster. Please continue to fight for increased freedom and personal responsibility, and please direct the Texas Legislature to take up the firearms bills HB 972, HB 508, HB 3218, and HB 700.


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Re: Letter to Governor Rick Perry

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Post by Salty1 » Wed May 29, 2013 10:27 am

Richard_B wrote:I wonder what NRA have or will do to encourage the Governor to act on his statements.
Since the NRA is only as strong as its members involvement I would ask what have you personally done to get your voice heard in Austin.......... WE need to have our voices heard as individual voters to the elected officials and the NRA can try to perform their magic behind the scenes, it takes both to be successful.........
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