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Texas Constitutional Carry Bill: Blueprint For Other States?

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As the 84th Texas Legislature begins it’s 2015 session, one of the top issues up for consideration is a variety of firearms carry legislation. Numerous bills have been proposed, but one seems to stand out from the rest. House Bill 195 appears to be the closest thing possible to Constitutional Carry on a state level without the repeal of numerous federal gun laws. For states that do not have “constitutional carry” for example in Oklahoma, you can open carry if you have a concealed carry permit, this legislation could very well set a new standard for converting from permit required carry to constitutional carry. Due to the permit requirement, Oklahoma’s law is not “constitutional carry” law because you still have to pay the state and obtain a permit to carry concealed or openly. Basically, all they did is remove the “concealed” requirement for their concealed carry permit system. While HB195 will still maintain the Texas Concealed Handgun License, it will be voluntary rather than required. At this point it is important to maintain the CHL program for interstate reciprocity when people are travelling. However, under HB195 if you can “legally own a firearm” then you can carry it openly or concealed without a permit within the state of Texas.

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It’s About So Much More That Just “Open Carry” in Texas – Gun Group Will Manufacture Firearms At The State Capital

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Before we begin, if you are an anti-gun advocate or just someone who believes in “reasonable common sense” restrictions and regulations, then grab the duct tape and wrap it securely around your head. I don’t want your head to explode all over the computer monitor when you read this. Once your head is secured properly, please continue.

Hopefully I have gotten your attention now and you are wondering what all the hubbub is about. Well, you know those crazy Texas folk walking around with long guns and causing all the rending of garments and gnashing of teeth? Well, they are taking their front line fight for gun rights to the next level. Tuesday, January 13th 2014 they will be in Austin to voice their support for House Bill 195, which would make open carry of handguns in Texas just like the current open carry of long guns, unlicensed and unregulated. In essence it would bring Constitutional Carry to Texas. I know, you’re thinking, “Really? Is that all?” and the answer is NO, not by a long shot. They will be visiting all 181 legislators and delivering their petition in support of HB195, but that is just the beginning. This is where it gets interesting…

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Open Letter To Speaker Boehner

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Speaker Boehner,

First, I’ll wish you a Happy New Year. Much work needs to be done and now that Republican’s are the majority in both Houses of Congress, you have no excuse. Even though I do not live in your Congressional District, as Speaker of the House, you are my Constitutional Representative, and I have legitimate expectations.

The results of the 2014 mid-term elections are a step in the right direction but not because Republican’s are now in power. To the contrary, it is because the Democrats are no longer in power. There is a big difference, and if Republican’s fail to properly “Support and Defend the US Constitution”, and properly, exercise your lawful authority, then you will also find yourselves removed from power in 2016.

We’re Right, They’re Wrong… PERIOD!

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When some arrogant progressive like Bob Beckel says something asinine like “Explain to me why the republicans are sticking up for millionaires?” WHY, WHY, WHY doesn’t someone, anyone, have balls enough to say; “BECAUSE WE DON’T PUNISH SUCCESS, F’TARD!”  Instead, they usually say something equally ignorant and whiny like “Oh Bob, We don’t!” Or they start babbling off some ridiculous string of complicated statistics.  This isn’t rocket science, people.  We’re right, they’re wrong… PERIOD.

 We believe in freedom and personal achievement; they want choice limited to what is fair so nobody is allowed to fail and learn from their mistakes.  We promote personal initiative; they get a bully mob to try and force slackers to the top.  We live by the sovereignty of the states governed by The Constitution, they want to do away with that and be governed by a foreign global power.  We have stuck by our principles. We haven’t changed since the day the Declaration of Independence was signed.  We are REPUBLICans, for the Republic; where the individual’s rights are protected from the whims of the mob.  They are for democracy, obsessed with the majority rule, where the whims of the bully mob trample the rights of the individual.

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Omnibust!

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If you thought Boehner was going to swoop in like a superhero and save Centropolis from the evil progressives just because he has an R on his red jammies, you should be aware that more Democrats opposed this bill than Republicans. True, some of them wanted to spend more. But I’ve said it before and no one listens. The same group of elites providing these progressives with an unlimited charge card mark their bill paid in full whether they wear red jammies or blue jammies.

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Limitation of Power: Why You SHOULD “Do Politics”!

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Pericles On PoliticsThe old adage, “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely” is being played out right here in America. The irony is that the United States of America was founded upon the limitation of power on the part of the government. Divided, co-equal branches of government, checks and balances and strictly limited, enumerated powers have all seemingly fallen by the wayside. The question is, WHY? What went wrong? Who is to blame? Of course, depending on who you ask, you are liable to get a whole host of different answers to those questions, simple because those who are truly responsible simply will not accept the blame. So, who IS to blame, who IS responsible for the absolutely corrupt and power hungry leviathan that our government has become?

YOU ARE! I AM! Our parents and grandparents are to blame as well. In short, it is We The People as a whole who have defiled this nation and fed the power hungry leviathan.

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So You Think All We Have To Do Is Vote Them Out Of Existence

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Keep It Up Brother, The Fight is not over by a damn sightSo you think we‘ve won the war, simply because we had an election where conservative values actually made a difference? Sure the new “grassroots” efforts of social media warriors across our inter-web finally got We the People’s dander up. Up enough to pull themselves away from “Dancing with the Stars”, so they could cast a vote in the right direction (although I’m truly uncertain what the “right” political direction is anymore…?).

 

So while you’re basking in your glory, please don’t break your arms patting yourselves on the back! It’s a step in the right direction for sure, but this is only one of many skirmishes We the People will have to fight in the foreseeable future. It’s time for all of us to realize that this “socio-fascist” precipice we are so precariously balanced upon is… OUR FAULT! Yep, that’s right, I said it… It’s OUR fault!

2016 Presidential Actors

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   I have seen lists being circulated lately of contenders for the 2016 presidential race. I know part of that is because the GOP is truly without a leader and tottering back and forth between conservative and moderate values on any given issue, with a demoralized and confused base of support.

    Well instead of offering my own list of contenders, I am going to tell you who has absolutely no business running for office. I think it is obvious that some people will run simply because they have nothing to lose and it enables them to turn our election process into a marketing and PR campaign for personal gain and product recognition for book tours and public speaking engagements. Such candidates tend to throw their hat into the ring, and then quickly retreat before public scrutiny will show them what they are really made of, or they stay longer than their 15 minutes of fame, and turn their act into a freak show performance.

    Our country is too close to the brink of collapse to entertain sideshow stage performances by snake oil/used car salesmen who care only about their bank accounts and market branding, and have zero regard for our Country and constitution. You won’t find someone on this list who does not have a strong history of political opportunism: someone that is in politics for the paycheck and puts a price tag on principles.