The thread where we thank Mr. Cotton

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The thread where we thank Mr. Cotton

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Post by Scott Farkus » Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:27 am

I know it's been done in some of the other threads, but I felt this deserves a thread all its own.

A week or so ago, I watched in disgust as HB901 went down. I went to bed a few nights later after resigning myself to the fact that SB11 would not make the midnight deadline, and another good bill would once again die on the vine. When I woke up the next morning and saw that the House had been forced to adopt a poison pill amendment in exchange for a vote, I assumed it was nothing more than window dressing to prolong the inevitable.

I would have bet money - a LOT of money - that there was no way a conference committee on one of the bills, much less both, could be put together and finish with anything near enough time to forestall the various filibusters and procedural shenanigans that would surely come our way.

And yet it happened, almost not with a bang but a whimper. I don't know what you and others did, Mr. Cotton, but it was brilliant and it was effective and I personally thank you from the bottom of my heart. It would have been very easy to throw up your hands and walk away, particularly considering how many of our setbacks this session were 100% self-inflicted, but y'all hung in there and got it done.

One day I'd love to hear the juicy behind the scenes details - the "rest of the story", as they say. But today, I simply say, thank you. :tiphat:


A final thought. I understand your disappointment that HB308 once again did not make it to the floor. I agree with you that it will be a far greater victory for carry rights when it finally passes. But it was hugely symbolic to get OC done, and by finally getting that elephant out of the room, I am firmly convinced that the chances for HB308 next session just got a whole lot better, if not inevitable. I hope others will follow me in committing our assistance to getting this done in 2017.
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Post by FL450 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:48 am

I want to 2nd the thank you.
You work as a non stop advocate for our 2A rights.
Its always interesting to hear the back stories.
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Post by Taypo » Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:09 am

Wholeheartedly agree that thanks are due.

The fact that he comes on the forum and lets us all know what's going on is much appreciated. Without his updates, I think a lot of us would have been lost as to what was going on in the current session.

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Post by Vol Texan » Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:14 am

Venit, Vidit, Vicit.

Multas gratias vobis ago.
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Post by eureka40 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:28 am

Yes, many thanks are in order to Charles, Alice and the rest of Team Texas 2A!!! Another outstanding effort from all of you.

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Post by safety1 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:34 am

Thanks!
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Post by TexasJohnBoy » Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:42 am

As a member of a institution of higher education, I thank you as well for pushing these over the finish line. Please extend my thanks to anyone else who was working behind the scenes or just simply wasn't as visible to this group as you were. We should be proud of what we've accomplished this year, although not quite as much as we wanted, we got both of these big ticket high profile bills through.

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Post by RPBrown » Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:00 am

I posted in another thread but feel like the thanks needs to be repeated.

Charles, thank you, Alice, TSRA, The NRA, and all of those that worked behind the scenes for all of your hard work during this trying and frustrating legislative session. I would also like to thank Mrs. Cotton for allowing Charles the time away from home to work so diligently in something that has become his passion.

I would also like to thank those on the forum that were able to keep everyone else so informed. I, for one, did not have the time to keep up with all that was going on and was only able to check in once or twice a day so your diligence is much appreciated.

Now, after a few days rest, we need to start now looking toward the next session and what we want to accomplish (I will start another thread on this later).
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Post by timtheteacher » Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:07 am

Thank you for keeping us informed, providing a forum where we can converse and for your tireless efforts in advancing gun rights in the state of Texas. As Clint once said....

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Post by harrycallahan » Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:31 am

Many thanks.
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Post by harrycallahan » Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:31 am

Many thanks.
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Post by Diesel42 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:34 am

Thank you sir!
Your actions set a fine example.
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Post by Middle Age Russ » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:22 am

Charles, you have my thanks for your commitment and manifold efforts regarding Second Amendment issues, particularly here in the great state of Texas. My thanks are also extended to leadership in the NRA and TSRA as well for their abilities to work on behalf of gun owners and mobilize them to stand up in support for expanded (restored) rights. Beyond advocacy, I also want to thank you, Charles, for this forum / community that is such an outstanding resource for those of us who have chosen to be a part of "polite society". May God bless your continued efforts.
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Post by toddlinder » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:23 am

Much thanks to Charles, Alice and TSRA!


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Post by miversen1 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:55 am

I add my thanks to the pile coming your way. Thank you.

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