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by Rafe
Sat May 26, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner's Commission Against Gun Violence
Replies: 15
Views: 2383

Re: Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner's Commission Against Gun Violence

Yeah, I was being very lenient and optimistic with the number 4. But 37 to 0 just didn't sound believable.

And I'm sure that the only reason Charles wasn't invited to the commission was that Sylvester Turner only had Charles's number on his iPhone, and he lost that just as the commission was forming and couldn't give Charles a call.

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by Rafe
Sat May 26, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner's Commission Against Gun Violence
Replies: 15
Views: 2383

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner's Commission Against Gun Violence

I'd meant to post this last Wednesday when I found Charles hard at work upgrading the site. I searched and I don't think this has been posted.

This was from a public media release by the city of Houston for Mayor Turner's office announcing the 37 members appointed to the city's "Commission Against Gun Violence." Link to the press release here. He called for the formation in response to the tragedy in Santa Fe. "The diverse group includes students, parents, physicians, law enforcement officials, gun-rights advocates, gun violence victims and members of faith-based and civil rights organizations."

Even if you aren't from Houston or know Houston, I'll bet you can tell just how blue the city government is by looking through the names. See how many of those "gun-rights advocates" you think you can find. Dang, see how many you think would even be shameless supporters of the Constitution and Bill of Rights as written.
  • Rev. William Lawson, Honorary Chair, Founder & Pastor Emeritus, Wheeler Baptist Church
  • Rabbi Samuel Karff, Honorary Chair, Rabbi, Congregation Beth Israel
  • Archbishop Joseph Fiorenza, Honorary Chair, Archbishop Emeritus, Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
  • Kendra Willis, 2017 Ms. Wheelchair Texas, gun violence survivor
  • James Tucker, Yates High School Graduate/ Family member of gun violence victim
  • Sam Peña, Houston Fire Chief
  • Dr. David Persse, Chief Medical Officer
  • Victor Gonzalez, Mayor's Anti-Gang Office
  • Art Acevedo, Houston Police Chief
  • Ed Gonzalez, Harris County Sheriff
  • Kim Ogg, Harris County District Attorney
  • Paul Cordova, Interim Police Chief, Houston Independent School District
  • Vera Bumpers, Metro Police Chief
  • Marcel McClinton, March for Our Lives High School Student
  • Wasiq Javed, March for Our Lives University of Houston Student
  • Madeline Lake, March for Our Lives High School Student
  • Ariel Hobbs, March for Our Lives University of Houston Student
  • Alina Dong, Chair, Mayor's Youth Council
  • Andrew Yoo, Law School Student
  • Ping Sun, Rice University and Attorney
  • Aimee Mobley Turney, Houston Area Group Lead, Mom's Demand Action for Gun Sense in America & Gun Safety Chair of League of Women Voters of Texas
  • Tiffany Ross, Director of Education and Outreach, Mental Health America and Mayor's LQBTQ Advisory Board
  • Sonia Corrales, CEO, Houston Area Women's Center
  • Judson Robinson, III, President, Houston Area Urban League
  • Mary Ramos, Executive Committee, LULAC
  • Yolanda Smith, Executive Director, NAACP
  • Haley Carter, Captain, United States Marine Corps, Houston Dash 2014-2016
  • Cornelius Blackshear, Director of Veteran's Services, United Way
  • Dr. Bindi Naik-Mathuria, Attending Surgeon, Trauma Medical Director, Texas Children's Hospital & Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Jerry Ashworth, CEO, TIRR Memorial Herman
  • Dr. Peter Stout, CEO, Houston Forensic Science Center
  • Johnny Mata, Coalition for Justice, LULAC
  • Abbie Kamin, Associate Regional Director, Southwest Region, Anti-Defamation League
  • Dr. Robert Muhammad, Founder, Action CDC
  • Dan Snare, President, American Leadership Forum
  • Sheryl Ropollo, Owner, Wagon Wheel Ranch
  • Deric Muhammad, Activist/Author
I can pretty much guarantee that if a vote was put to that group on minute one of the first meeting asking if new gun control laws should be passed immediately, the vote would be at best 33 for new gun laws and maybe 4 "not so fast."

More of of our tax dollars being absolutely wasted in the name of political agendas. :mad5

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