There is a lot of truth in this post. Though I am younger, I witnessed the same slide in California. I see no signs of things improving there.K.Mooneyham wrote:
If you think that the Democrat Party, in this state or any other, cares one little bit about the Second Amendment, you are very sadly mistaken at best. They are now direct enemies of the Second Amendment, as well as the right to self-defense, the historical record is now irrelevant. If this state goes Democrat, it will end up just like the Socialist Peoples' Workers Paradise of Kalifornia. I lived there for ten years at the behest of our Uncle Sam, as I stated in an earlier post, and as Republican power waned, so too did any respect for the Second Amendment or firearms ownership, or for self-defense. I'm not saying every Republican in office is hard-core about 2A or self-defense (Joe Straus, cough cough), but as a PARTY, Republicans are for it FAR more than against it. I'm not sure why you want to give any respect to the Democrats concerning the Second Amendment, but it is most certainly unwarranted, I assure you.
Being relatively new to Texas, I can appreciate just how much better we have it here in a variety of issues. I noticed in this last legislative session that while Texas gun owners were carefully tracking how much we could gain, California gun owners were tracking in painful detail how much they were going to lose. That is not a small distinction and if we are not careful to guard against it, we may find ourselves in the same situation one day.
We cannot control the past and how we got to where we are but we can control the direction we head in the future. I will gladly take small gains over losses every legislative session because that means we are not losing anything.