Entries in Texas (59)

Wednesday
May222013

TEXANS CONTACT YOUR STATE SENATORS TODAY

Three pro-gun bills have passed the Texas House, and are now pending in the full Senate. Should they clear the final hurdle, Governor Perry is expected to sign all of them into law.
 
The first bill, House Bill 928, would prohibit Texas state agencies and political subdivisions from assisting the Obama administration in enforcing gun bans, magazine bans, and ammunition bans. Any aggrieved Texan may petition the attorney general to enforce this legislation on his behalf.
 
The second bill, House Bill 1076, would prohibit Texas state agencies and political subdivisions from adopting rules and regulations implementing Obama administration gun bans, magazine bans, and ammunition bans. Again, an aggrieved Texan can petition the attorney general to enforce this petition.
 
Finally, House Bill 972 would replace the statewide prohibition on concealed carry holders, which currently prohibits them from carrying a firearm on campus for defense of themselves or others. In order to secure passage, this bill was watered down to allow individual campuses to go through a procedure to reinstate the ban on that campus. However, after careful consideration, we believe that the compromise version is still better than nothing.
 
ACTION: Contact your state senator. Ask him to vote for House Bills 928, 972, and 1076.
 
HOW TO CONTACT/WRITE YOUR STATE SENATOR:
1. Proceed to www.gunowners.org/url/officials.htm
2. There will be 4 grey tabs, click on “Elected Officials” (2nd from left)
3. Enter your zip code in the box provided under “enter your zip code”
4. Scroll down past the alerts till you find “Governor and State Legislators” (on the right) and there is your state senator.
5. Click on the name of your senator
6. Click on the “contact” tab.
7. Click on the “<name of Senator> via webform”, this will bring up a webmail form. Then, take the pre-written letter below and cut-n-paste this into the editable text box on the page.
8. Fill out the sender information
9. Click “Send Message” (blue button at the bottom)
 
- Sample letter -
 
Dear Senator:
 
Three pro-gun bills have passed the Texas House, and are now pending in the full Senate. Should they clear that final hurdle, Governor Perry is expected to sign all of them into law.
 
The first bill, House Bill 928, would prohibit Texas state agencies and political subdivisions from assisting the Obama administration in enforcing gun bans, magazine bans, and ammunition bans. Any aggrieved Texan may petition the attorney general to enforce this legislation on his behalf.
 
The second bill, House Bill 1076, would prohibit Texas state agencies and political subdivisions from adopting rules and regulations implementing Obama administration gun bans, magazine bans, and ammunition bans. Again, an aggrieved Texan can petition the attorney general to enforce this petition.
 
Finally, House Bill 972 would replace the statewide prohibition on concealed carry holders, which currently prohibits them from carrying a firearm on campus for defense of themselves or others. In order to secure passage, this bill was watered down to allow individual campuses to go through a procedure to reinstate the ban on that campus. However, after careful consideration, I believe that the compromise version is still better than nothing.
 
Your support for House Bills 928, 972, and 1076 is ESSENTIAL. I will be closely watching the vote on all three Bills.
 
Sincerely,

Monday
May202013

Staff at Union Grove ISD Are Armed to Protect Students

Union Grove Independent School District (ISD) recently put up a large sign outside their schools stating that their staff is armed and will Use whatever force necessary to protect their students.

Community support for the school has been overwhelming since they voted to allow licensed and trained teachers and administrators to carry a firearm on campus back in January.

Any employee that decides to carry a firearm in the school must also complete crisis intervention training and a hostage situation management course.

Which sign would you rather see at your childs school?

In 1982, a suburb of Atlanta passed a law requiring heads of households to keep at least one firearm in the house. The residential burglary rate subsequently dropped 89% in Kennesaw, compared to the modest 10.4% drop in Georgia as a whole.

Ten years later (1991), the residential burglary rate in Kennesaw was still 72% lower than it had been in 1981, before the law was passed.

74% of felons polled agreed that one reason burglars avoid houses when people are at home is that they fear being shot during the crime.

57% of felons polled agreed that criminals are more worried about meeting an armed victim than they are about running into the police.

Concealed carry laws are dropping crime rates across the country. Gun Free Zones are the most dangerous places in America. 

Sunday
Apr282013

Why Don't American Hoggers Shoot Wild Pigs Where They Stand?

$ MONEY $

Pigs must be kept alive (like blue crabs & lobsters) to sell them for the big bucks!

Jerry Campbell is paid on both ends. The ranchers pay per head and the meat processors pay per pound.

Sunday
Apr072013

700 Teachers Train for Texas Concealed Carry License

More than 700 teachers and administrators attended the all-day session on gun laws and safety at Kennedale High School in Dallas-Fort Worth area yesterday. 

The free class was organized by Dalworthington Gardens Police Chief Bill and Kyle, who was fatally shot at a North Texas shooting range in February.

It went from 20 to 30 teachers to the more than 700 we have here today. It just exploded with Chris’ involvement, Dalworthington Gardens Police Chief Bill Waybourn told the Dallas Morning News.

Teachers from across the state and at least one representative from each school district in North Texas attended the class, which was organized in response to the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., according to the report.

Participants who complete the required live-ammunition firing training will be eligible for concealed-handgun licenses, the Fort Worth Star Telegram reported.

Last week, the Texas Senate Education Committee approved a plan to train armed teachers for gunfights in classrooms or at campus sporting events or board meetings.

Texas already allows teachers and other school personnel who have previously been certified to carry concealed weapons to do so in classrooms with the permission of their local school districts. 

The proposal calls for 16 hours of training to instruct teachers how to first conceal children during an attack, and then return fire. It would apply to charter schools as well as public schools that don’t already employ armed guards.

Gun Free Zones are the most dangerous places in America.  Gun Free Zones kill. Period.

Several proposals to extend the reach of guns in schools are moving through the Texas Legislature, which opened its biannual session a month after 20 school children were killed in a mass shooting in Connecticut.

The NRA supports training and arming school personnel who volunteer to protect the children in their charge.  Progressives are against it because their gun control proposals are not about public safety.  The objective of the left is to ban gun possession of firearms by civilians in incremental steps. 


Firearms stand next in importance to the constitution itself. They are the American peoples liberty teeth and keystone under independence … from the hour the Pilgrims landed to the present day, events, occurrences and tendencies prove that to ensure peace security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable … the very atmosphere of firearms anywhere restrains evil interference — they deserve a place of honor with all thats good. -George Washington First President of the United States

Sunday
Mar312013

Kaufman County Texas District Attorney Mike McLelland, Wife Murdered in their Home

Kaufman County’s district attorney and his wife were found slain Saturday, raising fears that their deaths may be part of a plot that included the death of one of the county’s assistant district attorneys in January.

Kaufman Police Chief Chris Aulbaugh and other officials confirmed that Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia Woodward McLelland, had been shot at their home near Forney.  McLelland, 63, and his wife, 65, who worked as a psychiatric nurse at Terrell State Hospital, had five children, including a son who is a Dallas police officer.

Kaufman County Texas is a county located southeast of Dallas.  The county has a population of 103,350 accourding to 2010 Census. Kaufman County is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

Their deaths followed the Jan. 31 slaying of Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse outside the Kaufman County Courthouse. He was shot to death as he walked from his car to the courthouse Jan. 31. Witnesses saw a dark brown or silver sedan, perhaps a Ford Taurus, fleeing the scene, and authorities soon issued a bulletin for two black-clad men who may have been wearing tactical vests.

A law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity described the scene at the McLellands’ home as an awful scene where the door appeared to have been kicked in.

“There are shell casings everywhere,” the official told the Dallas Morning News . “This is unprecedented. This is unbelievable. This is huge.”

Some of the McLellands’ neighbors said they believed the couple may have been killed late Friday. Some thought they had heard loud noises then but had assumed what they heard was thunder from storms passing through the area.

In December, the Texas Department of Public Safety had issued a statewide bulletin warning that authorities had received “credible information” that the Aryan Brotherhood was “actively planning retaliation against law enforcement officials” who helped secure indictments in Houston against dozens of members, including the gang’s leadership.

“High ranking members … are involved in issuing orders to inflict ‘mass casualties or death’ to law enforcement officials who were involved in cases where Aryan Brotherhood of Texas are facing life sentences or the death penalty,” the bulletin stated.