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Gun Rights and Civil Liberties

In Front Page, Second Amendment, US Constitution by Allen WestLeave a Comment

Howdy, y’all . . . I know we are enduring the 24/7 media coverage of COVID-19, but we must maintain a strategic focus. There will be an election in November of this year which is critical to the future of our Constitutional Republic.

If there is a real lesson to be learned from this Wuhan Chinese coronavirus episode, it is how quickly our essential liberties were assailed. It was how convincingly we succumbed to the fear, paranoia, panic, and hysteria. Yes, we need to take precautions and stay healthy, and live a healthy lifestyle. Soon the elected officials who questionably put in place these measures against our liberties will pat themselves on the back, and demand praise and accolades because they imposed measures that ended the crisis before it worsened. Just watch, it is coming.

But, here in Texas, the haters of our individual liberty still have a target on our Lone Star State.

As reported in the Houston Chronicle:

“As the coronavirus outbreak ravages fundraising efforts by political campaigns across Texas, the political affiliate of one of the country’s oldest gun violence prevention groups is bringing reinforcements to the state, where it sees Democrats’ efforts to flip the state houses as among the most important races in the nation. BradyPAC is the latest gun safety group to turn its attention to Texas, planning to spend more than half a million on elections in the state — more than it’s spending anywhere in the nation by far — as it remains the top target in 2020 for groups pushing for new gun laws.

“If you can get Texas passing strong gun laws, I think that sends a really strong message to the rest of the country,” said Brian Lemek, executive director of the political action committee affiliated with Brady, a nonprofit formed in 1974 that advocates for assault weapons bans, red flag laws and stricter gun storage requirements, among other things.

Texas gun rights groups are also stepping up fundraising, warning supporters that they need to help defend 20 seats in the Texas House this fall.”

We have previously shared with y’all the declared intentions of Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety/Moms Demand Action groups. They are allocating $8-$10 million dollars into Texas to support anti-Second Amendment candidates running for the Texas State House, primarily focused in the Dallas/Ft. Worth and Houston (Harris County) areas. Now, joined by the Brady Bunch, they are targeting the State of Texas in an attempt to replicate exactly what was done in the State of Virginia. We know the results there, from November 2019, and the ensuing full-scale attacks against individual rights to keep and bear arms.

Now, there are some — even in the Texas GOP — who think this is all fantasy and just a “Democrat talking point.” Those are the types of individuals who do not need to be in any position of leadership on this ideological battlefield. Y’all know my background as an NRA Board Member, and Life Member of the Texas State Rifle Association, Dallas Safari Club, and Gun Owners of America. We can ill afford to lose this fight, especially here in Texas. As Texas goes, so goes our America.

Consider this if you will: these leftists who wish to undermine our unalienable right to defend ourselves, families, and property are the same people who want to have open borders here in Texas and unbridled illegal immigration. To them, illegally crossing our border is not a crime. But, someone having a semi-automatic rifle is deemed more of a threat, a potential criminal. Do not believe that it stops with semi-automatic rifles. We have seen with this Wuhan coronavirus crisis, who gets to decide what is “essential?” To the left, abortion clinics and sites providing hypodermic needles, along with other items on their ideological agenda, are essential. But a business that supports our Second Amendment —  gun stores and ranges — are not “essential.”

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These leftists are already making decisions about magazine sizes, ammunition, and prevention of reciprocity for concealed carry holders. What part of a constitutional right do they not comprehend? Oops, forgot, if it does not align with the left’s ideological agenda it is not a respected, recognized, and regarded right.

Texas is the number one state in America for human and sex trafficking, and the Brady Bunch wants to focus on gun control? We have a proliferation of gang violence and drug trafficking, and the Brady Bunch wants to support gun control candidates? Here in South Dallas, we are witnessing an increase in major crimes. What is the left’s answer? Yes, flood Texas with millions of dollars to undermine your right to defend yourself. I guess the left does not deem that right as “essential.”

Just imagine this scenario: if you are not able to defend yourself, your family, and/or your home, what prevents you from refusing compliance to any unconstitutional mandate, edict, or directive issued by elected officials seeking concentrated power?

No, this is not being alarmist, this is about being a realist…and the progressive socialist left is conveying to us, explicitly, their delusional intent.

“The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes…. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”
— Thomas Jefferson, Commonplace Book (quoting 18th-century criminologist Cesare Beccaria), 1774-1776

Those words of Thomas Jefferson are the immutable truth. As I have always asserted, “an armed individual is a citizen, and unarmed individual is a subject.” Here in Texas, we do not want to be subjects. That was the message sent to Generalisimo Santa Anna back in 1836. In the Lone Star State, we are not about to allow Bloomberg’s minions or the Brady Bunch to do what Santa Anna sought to do.

Further, Robert Francis O’Rourke is not going to be in charge of “taking care of the gun problem.”

On October 2, 1835, the Texians in Gonzalez sent a message to the Mexican Army. Today, we Texans, — and all Americans — will send a message to the tyrants of the progressive socialist left: “Molon Labe”. . . Come and Take it.