Plans have been in the works for several months concerning three new grassroots initiatives to get more people into the so-called “gun community” and to get inactive gun owners involved in shooting in some fashion. Here are the details of this 2-prong approach.
There is a very large segment of our population that typically has little if any positive exposure to firearms, much less the opportunity to learn and safely use firearms for sporting or self-defense purposes. In Texas and throughout the south, this tends to be low income neighborhoods where residents come in contact with guns only when they are victimized. This must change.
Perhaps the Oracle of Delphi will soon speak on the subject.
First we have Kelly Burke, President of the Texas Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, giving false testimony under oath (video at the 07:56:50 mark) during public hearings in the Senate State Affairs Committee on the campus-carry Bill (SB11).
The risk of being a criminal should be shouldered by the criminal, not innocent Texans.
During the 2013 Texas Legislative Session, Sen. Royce West filed a bill that would have gutted the protections of SB378 that passed in 2007. It would have benefitted criminals at the extreme prejudice of law-abiding Texans. (See SB1349: A Criminal’s Dream Come True.) This session, Rep. Garnett Coleman has filed another bill that seeks to protect criminals from their own unlawful and violent acts. HB1627 would impose a retreat duty on the part of a would-be victim of a violent attack. It is painfully clear that Sen. West and Rep. Coleman care more about violent criminals than they do the honest Texans these predators wish to victimize.