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by JKTex
Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Letter to Governor Rick Perry
Replies: 235
Views: 24582

Re: Letter to Governor Rick Perry

Cedar Park Dad wrote:Historically Texas was a Democratic state. It was a Democratic state in my lifetime and will be so again.
Historically the Second Amendment was not the purview of a specific party. None of the Bill of Rights were. To reduce it to a party specific concept makes it vulnerable.
Texas Democrats of past decades were/are nothing like the Democratic party today. I'd even go as far as saying Texas Democrats were more aligned with what people consider conservative today but in most cases more reasonable.
by JKTex
Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Letter to Governor Rick Perry
Replies: 235
Views: 24582

Re: Letter to Governor Rick Perry

JJVP wrote: IMHO, Perry needs to put up or shut up. I don't want him giving speeches about how pro 2A he is, if he can't even support what he says he believes in. No one is proposing that he unilaterally declares abolishes 46.03 and 46.035 an allow CHL'ers to carry everywhere, even if he could. All we want is a chance for a vote of the full legislature on these bills. They have been held hostage the last few sessions by a few minority, even when the majority supports and would vote for them. "Maybe next session" is getting old.

:tiphat:
Think about this. 100 people want to go through a gate, but 1 holds the key to the lock and won't unlock it, those 100 can't go through. You have to overcome that 1. It seems like we have the wrong people holding keys keeping the majority from progressing.
by JKTex
Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Letter to Governor Rick Perry
Replies: 235
Views: 24582

Re: Letter to Governor Rick Perry

gringo pistolero wrote:
frreed wrote:That being said, if there is a suitably conservative challenger who will move some of these gun bills, he or she would have my support. No politician should feel too comfortable in office. Just think Edward Kennedy.

There are enough 2A advocates and activists in this state that we could turn an election. Unlike some of the more progressive demographic, we vote.
I agree. We can make a difference. With his inaction, he chose to lose my vote. It sounds like I'm not alone.

If he thinks he picked up some Brady or Bloomberg voters by throwing us under the bus, I hope it was worth it to him.
Is this a serious comment? Do you even understand what power the Governor has or does not have and what he has to make decisions like that? He does not have a magic wand and he's not going to waste tax payer money or time and resources the legislative process requires to please a few uninformed Texan's whether they're voters or not. If it had or has a chance he would be on it.
by JKTex
Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Letter to Governor Rick Perry
Replies: 235
Views: 24582

Re: Letter to Governor Rick Perry

:headscratch For a minute I thought I'd accidentally signed on to Kids for Guns or Open Carry or TGT.

For those of you that don't think anything has gotten done, take off your single issue glasses and look at everything that has passed, much of which has been signed. It's like the kid that wants am Indy race car for Christmas and when he only gets a go-cart he complains and cries. :smilelol5:

And those bashing Perry because he didn't push the other issues that didn't make it, do you really think if he thought those issues could be pushed though without jeopardizing other much bigger (in the real world where things like State budget, education etc. live, not just in our gun rights world) or that there was time and a chance of success that made sense that he wouldn't have done what he could to get them dealt with? You and I have no idea what's going on within the process and if he knows there's too much opposition or strategic opposition that is a road block, he's not going to waste the time and resources on a futile effort. His personal support of all these issues (which he's made public) doesn't get them done. He doesn't get a vote.

I'm still holding out that we're not seeing the end of this session, for what little hope that may be. We still may have to wait until 2015. It is what it is. In the mean time, become involved to help make changes in preparation. :txflag:
by JKTex
Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:19 am
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Letter to Governor Rick Perry
Replies: 235
Views: 24582

Re: Letter to Governor Rick Perry

Zoo wrote:They had time for other issues but not for campus carry or 30.06 reform. Every gun owning Texan would do well to remember that next time Perry talks about supporting CHL.
Keep in mind that's about .02% of the state. If every single CHL showed up at the polls, it would be a blip at best. We just need to keep on supporting those that know what they're doing when they go to Austin, or do it ourselves. :txflag:
by JKTex
Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Letter to Governor Rick Perry
Replies: 235
Views: 24582

Re: Letter to Governor Rick Perry

Yes, that's the same story that first broke, I think yesterday, and now all the media is finally getting around to catching up. And it's being posted all over the forums. :mrgreen:
by JKTex
Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Letter to Governor Rick Perry
Replies: 235
Views: 24582

Re: Letter to Governor Rick Perry

What's worse about Simon, they replaced all the signs last year or so, with current, proper ones. And they're about 4x the size they need to be and still posted off to the side in most cases. :mrgreen:
by JKTex
Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Letter to Governor Rick Perry
Replies: 235
Views: 24582

Re: Letter to Governor Rick Perry

nightmare69 wrote:I should send a letter regarding the requirements of business posting the 30.06. All it says right now is the sign must be posted in a conspicuous manner clearly visible to the public. It should be added that the 30.06 must be posted at ANY and ALL public entrances.

Our local mall has this issue and its a grey area.
If you're aware, it's not a gray or grey area, you've acknowledged being given effective notice.

I'm guessing you may be talking about Simon property malls, Grapevine Mills and Katy Mills for 2 of them. Stores aren't posted but mall entrances are. I don't mind going in to those stores as they control their space, but not the mall. Although why anyone but weekend tourists want to shop in their properties is a mystery to me. :)
by JKTex
Wed May 29, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Letter to Governor Rick Perry
Replies: 235
Views: 24582

Re: Letter to Governor Rick Perry

CWOOD wrote:We are keeping the FAX line busy. Good work
I think it's a lot, like a whole lot, of many issues.

Locally a group is calling for parents to hammer the Governor with letters and calls to sign a bill that's already on his desk to be signed and there's no indication he was ever not going to sign it.

You get bored affluent parents involved, and they think everything is about what they want so they disregard logic and screw everything up. :)

I would hate to be any law maker right now, especially the Governor.

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