The Declaration of Independence

I suspect not one person in fifty, perhaps one person in a thousand, has read the entire American Declaration of Independence. We quote a few lines from the first two paragraphs, and perhaps from the closing paragraph as well. Yet we never read the single document that gives a broad and ominous view of what forced Americans to take such a drastic, deadly, brave and heroic step. The vast majority of Americans, if they know anything about the American Revolution, would say that our gripe was "taxation without representation," but King George's tyranny was much broader than just taxes. I'm not busting anyone chops for that, it's just not something we think about much.

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Learn From History or Be Doomed to Repeat It!

Continuing to use failed tactics is not a recipe for success.

            Texas law changed on January 1, 2016 such that people with a Texas License to Carry a Handgun (LTC) can now carry their handguns openly, so long as they are in a belt or shoulder holster. There are exceptions that apply to public and private colleges and universities, as well as private property when owners give effective notice pursuant to Tex. Penal Code §30.07.

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The Importance of Keeping Tex. Penal Code Sections 30.06 and 30.07 Separate

Open-Carry Passes and Quickly Becomes a Non-Issue

Whether you own a gun or not, if you live in Texas you are keenly aware that people who have a Texas License to Carry a Handgun (LTC) (formerly Texas Concealed Handgun License (CHL)) can carry their handguns openly, subject to a few exceptions.

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  • HB2405: Guts TPC §30.06 +

    HB2405 is scheduled for a public hearing tomorrow, April 7th. Oppose this terrible bill!!! Please call every member of the Read More
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    Creates a fine for the posting of unenforceable §30.06 signs by governmental entities and agencies. Position on Bill: Support! Senator Read More
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Just In!

  • The Declaration of Independence +

    I suspect not one person in fifty, perhaps one person in a thousand, has read the entire American Declaration of Read More
  • Learn From History or Be Doomed to Repeat It! +

    Continuing to use failed tactics is not a recipe for success. Texas law changed on January 1, 2016 such that Read More
  • The Importance of Keeping Tex. Penal Code Sections 30.06 and 30.07 Separate +

    Open-Carry Passes and Quickly Becomes a Non-Issue Whether you own a gun or not, if you live in Texas you Read More
  • Well Done Texas LEOs!! +

    Thanks for your courtesy and professionalism. Unless one has been living under a rock in Texas, they are aware that, Read More
  • The Big Picture - 2016 and Beyond +

    I just returned from a week at NRA for committee meetings and the regular Board meeting. These trips are always Read More
  • Unnecessary Collateral Damage +

    Harmful tactics, inexperienced activists and conflicting personal interests The 2015 Texas Legislative Session saw the NRA and TSRA pass an Read More
  • Texas Peace Officers Need to Reevaluate their ALERRT Training! +

    Do not let dangerous training get innocent people killed and officers sued. One of the best known training programs for Read More
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  • Texas Self-Defense & Deadly Force Laws +

    The Texas Firearms Coalition's Texas Self-Defense & Deadly Force Laws covers Texas law on the use of force, including deadly force, Read More
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    This Seminar provides an overview of issues related to self-defense including Texas law, training opportunities, selecting a firearm and method Read More
  • CHL "Fashion Show" +

    This seminar is a hands-on opportunity to see and try several different methods of carrying a self-defense handgun.  It covers Read More
  • What Every Teenager Needs to Know About Texas Self-Defense Laws +

    As the name implies, this seminar is geared toward teenagers who typically do not begin to understand when Texas law Read More
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Who Represents Me?

Find out who your legislators are - both Texas and federal..

Preserving Second Amendment rights requires voters to get involved with the legislative process.  Don't underestimate the impact of your letters and phone calls to your Senator and House Member.

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