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Dramatization Depicting the Dangers of Victim Disarmament Zones to be Performed In Austin, Texas

Freedom of Speech and Expression will be tested this Saturday when we use the concrete sidewalk as our stage, with the public and the media as our audience in an important dramatization. Will it be police in the public schools armed with semi-automatic rifles?  Will it be a mangled car on display for students to see the dangers of drinking and driving? Will it be the survivors of tragic personal injury at the hands of another?  No. This will be a serious, theatrical skit consisting of ketchup and cardboard props to capture the reality of the plot.

CATI Austin flagWe won't have high price directors nor a casting agent, just a volunteer group concerned activists bringing to light an important message. A skit of significance detailing a very specific cause, (Personal Protection), a Human Right that seems to have been slowly removed from the people and placed upon a shelf to be voted off or given back according to whomever is deserving of this essential benefit.  Wanting to capture the crucial dangers of gun-free zones we are acting out a play or series of plays in which one or two are armed against a group of unarmed victims, ending in a number of casualties that are a result of a law regulating self-defense or any similar rule that is abided by only the innocent.

Our goal is to instill the importance of everyone to be able to defend themselves in any way they choose. This way we can broadcast it to everyone, including our readers and the listeners of our show. We have had our share of negativity throughout the years and have still came out unscathed by any proposed deterrence of our ideas.  Mahatma Gandhi once said

"You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results".

Our upcoming performance is gaining ridicule and slander from people all across the land, the anti-gun crowd, and even people within our family tree of Freedom Fighters but we will proceed. Most of the finger-pointing bunch just left the theater watching a movie where the characters take up arms against their government like the Hunger Games and are eagerly awaiting the new Star Wars to hit the screen with a similar scenario.  The Chief of Police in Austin, Art Acevedo is against open carry of weapons in public and on campuses and even stated that he'd rather have young women go through rape counseling instead of having the right to carry a firearm for protection.

The State of Texas has installed their own gun control measures upon their citizens by limiting the use of handguns for defense to people who pay a concurring fee and get permission to exercise that right from the State. Texas has even used their version of the 2nd Amendment article 1 section 23 to go as far as creating more Gun-Free Zones by enacting 229.001 a law that gives cities the authority to regulate firearms in designated areas of their choice.

When the ranchers on the Red River were threatened by the Bureau of Land Management we were there, when fellow 2nd Amendment activists were incarcerated, we were there.  When San Antonio police Chief William McManus said No to open carry of rifles at the Alamo we were there.  When the city of Dallas said No, to feeding and clothing the homeless we stood our ground and are moving forward with our third annual event catered to the unfortunate in downtown. When innocent victims are being slaughtered in Victim Disarmament Zones we are here again on the front-lines of freedom and liberty to do what we do best.

"It has long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sit back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things" - Leonardo Da Vinci.   

Our current event will be conducted the same way and will not require tickets, ambulances, or police and will certainly not have a list of victims.  Words can only go so far in explaining ourselves, this way we'll get our message out ten-fold, and hopefully the shackles that prevent us from fully protecting our lives are lifted.

By Andre' Gabriel Esparza - DontComply.com

Date: Dec 12th
Time: 12:00pm
Meetup: 2426 San Antonio St
Austin, TX

Facebook Event Page

The First Midnight Open Carry March Around Texas Capitol

The First Open Carry Of Modern PistolsAustin, Texas  - With September 1st being the start of a number of bills to be enacted in the long list of Texas laws. Come and Take It Texas along with its sister group Dontcomply.com are taking it into their own hands, these 'Free' men and women will not wait for the new open carry law to go into effect on January 1st 2016, they will show the stupidity of the embarrassing gun laws in the state of Texas on midnight August 31st.

This new law that some say is a win, was not much of a change at all, simply allowing Texans to raise up their shirt a few inches to expose their personal defense tool, while still being extorted of part their personal income to pay the fee, giving their fingerprints, and waiting on permission from the Lone Star State.

You see here in Texas, were everything is supposed to be much bigger and that we are recognized by outsiders as an independent state, is really the opposite, we have shackles on just like most of the others. Here we can carry a fully loaded semi automatic rifles, shotguns, and or pre-1899 or replica black powder pistols in public without a license, but are not allowed to carry a modern handgun or even a little .22 pea shooter open or concealed in public at all. To outline the inconsistency of these draconian, and freedom suppressing laws, a rally of this nature is essential to further educate Texans and the world about all oppressions in good ol' Texas.

Back in January on the first day that the lawmakers convened in Austin Murdoch Pizgatti operated a 'Ghost Gun' Machine at the south gate of the Capitol and manufactured  a few AR-15 Lowers, while a Fort Hood Shooting survivor gave a heartfelt speech about how he was unarmed crouching down in the back of a room and the agony of feeling like a sitting duck while their was somebody shooting at them.

Murdoch Pizgatti and Jason Orsek were asked to leave the Capitol while other Concealed License Holders were whisked right in all for concealing their guns with their 'Glock Socks' which was totally within the law and with the licenses which they obtained, but believe me, they were like a couple of guys forced to eat something they absolutely hated when going through the torturous requirements. Come and Take it Texas and other gun rights groups for the past two years have walked, marched, gathered, passed out literature, and even talked with legislators about gun laws in Texas, but to no avail, lobbyists and fat pockets have prevailed in coercing these law makers to go against freedom. So come join us in our fight for Freedom and Human Rights and walk with us on Midnight August 31st, 2015, at 11:00pm at the south gate of the Capitol, bring a fake gun, long guns, black powder pistols, or you may chose to carry your real one and blend in with others and engage in civil disobedience and let's show them how stupid it really is to carry one and not the other. - View Event Page

By Andre' Gabriel Esparza - DontComply.com

Facebook Bans Gun Safe Ads – In The Name of Safety

Robert Farago - The Truth About Guns

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You may recall that Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America demanded that Facebook prevent netizens from selling firearms via the service. The social media giant agreed to “delete reported posts that indicate that the seller will not conduct a background check or that a buyer is seeking to avoid a background check” and “block all children (under 18) from viewing reported posts from individual gun sellers or gun pages where guns are sold or traded.” The former depends on snitches and the latter is unenforceable. But that hasn’t stopped Facebook from [further] trampling gun rights on the advertising side . . .

Grass Roots North Caroline press release [via Ammoland.com]:

Hyatt Guns, in Charlotte, North Carolina, recently posted an ad for safes and vaults on their Facebook page as part of a Veterans Day promotion. Almost immediately, Facebook’s speech police swooped in and ripped the ad from Hyatt’s page.

The social networking giant asserts that since Hyatt sell guns, which are banned from Facebook advertising for these other, innocuous products is also banned, although Facebook’s official policy does not seem to support that.

Facebook seems concerned that clicking on a safe ad might lead to another click that could lead to another click that could lead to a gun advertisement somewhere else . . . or something like that.

This is what Facebook’s representative had to say about it:

“Your ad was rejected because it violates the Ad Guidelines. Ads may not promote firearms, ammunition or weapons (ex: paintball guns, BB guns, knives, etc)… This decision is final. Please consider this the end of our correspondence about your ad.”

This must be corporate Facebook’s version of “free and open dialogue.”

Facebook ‘Unlikes’ Gun Safety

It is so-called “gun safety” groups that initially pressured Facebook to ban certain discussions and images from its site, and certainly it’s safety that is used as the overall pretense for the site’s gun ban. With “safety” as cover for an anti-gun stance, it is then painfully ironic that Facebook has now banned a business from advertising products that are about nothing BUT gun safety.

Safes are not weapons, so they do not violate Facebook’s policy. And clearly, the sole purpose of safes and vaults is to keep weapons out of the wrong hands—burglars, children, etc. This is the very definition of smart, responsible gun safety.

As though it weren’t bad enough that Zuckerberg’s censors have banned gun talk, now they’re banning anything that might make one even think of gun talk. Below, see how you can quickly and easily send a message to Mark Zuckerberg about his policing of gun-related speech, and his corporation’s inexplicable ban on gun safety products.

IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED!

Use the information below to contact Mark Zuckerberg. Let him know that you don’t appreciate his censorship of speech on Facebook. Point out to him that promoting gun safety products, like safes and vaults, does not violate Facebook’s stated policies, and banning them is counterproductive if one believes that gun safety is a worthy pursuit.

Phone Mark Zuckergerg, CEO of Facebook at this number: (650) 543 4800. Deliver the following message:

I’m calling because as a Facebook user and someone who is interested in gun safety, I am shocked to hear that Facebook bans the promotion of safes and gun locks. These items are not on your list of banned products, and in fact are used to promote and implement safe practices. Gun safety is a worthy pursuit, and it ought to be embraced by Facebook, not rejected. I strongly encourage you to lift the ban on safety-oriented products such as gun safes, vaults and locks. Thank you.

E-mail Mark Zuckergerg using this address: mark.zuckerberg@fb.com. Use the copy/paste message in the “Deliver this Message” section, below.

Tweet Mark Zuckerberg using the following text and Twitter handle:

Why has Facebook banned ads for gun safety products? Gun safes save lives!http://tinyurl.com/q8ewfqy @finkd @GrassRootsNC

Post to Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/zuck?fref=ts. Use this copy/paste message:

Why is Facebook banning ads that promote gun safety? Safes and vaults save lives and aren’t on FB’s list of banned products (xxx).

DELIVER THIS MESSAGE

Suggested Subject: “Don’t ‘Unlike’ Gun Safety”

Dear Mr. Zuckerberg:

I have recently been informed that you have banned the advertisement of gun safety products from your social networking site, Facebook. Some time back, you elected to censor speech regarding guns and other weapons, and although I see this as misguided, you certainly have the right to police speech on your own site. However, if gun safety is truly a concern of yours, denying companies the ability to advertise products such as safes, vaults and gun locks is entirely counter-productive. I will also note that safes and vaults are not on Facebook’s list of banned products (they are not weapons).

I ask that you please review your company’s policy of censoring ads depicting gun safety products such as safes and vaults. I do not believe these products violate Facebook’s anti-gun policy. Conversely, these products promote safety, a worthy pursuit that ought to be embraced by Facebook.

Thank you in advance for your serious consideration on this matter. I will continue to monitor this issue via alerts from Grass Roots North Carolina.

Respectfully,

About: Grass Roots North Carolina is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to preserving the freedoms guaranteed us by the Bill of Rights. Our main focus is the right to keep and bear arms. GRNC was central to drafting and passing North Carolina’s concealed handgun law and since that time has continued to push for improvements to gun laws. Visit: www.grnc.org

DC Police: Even Female Assault Victims have No Right to Carry Firearms

Emily Miller is the senior editor for the Washington Times Opinion pages. She served as the Deputy Press Secretary at the U.S. State Department for Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice. She is the author of 'Emily Gets Her Gun: But Obama Wants to Take Yours' which details her struggle to legally own a handgun Washington D.C.

Emily Miller is the senior editor for the Washington Times Opinion pages. She served as the Deputy Press Secretary at the U.S. State Department for Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice. She is the author of 'Emily Gets Her Gun: But Obama Wants to Take Yours' which details her struggle to legally own a handgun Washington D.C.

 Emily Miller, FOX 5 WASHINGTON D.C. -

I am a registered gun owner, but I feel that I'm in more danger on the streets of Washington, D.C. than inside my home. So when D.C. recently passed a new law allowing for some rights to carry a gun outside the home, I decided to apply for a permit. I quickly found that it is still impossible to exercise my Second Amendment right to bear arms.

Until July, Washington, D.C. was the only place in the country did not allow for any right to carry a gun outside the home. A federal district court judge ruled in the Palmer case that the total ban was unconstitutional.

The D.C. attorney general said last week that the city will appeal the ruling. While the issue goes through the courts, the Metropolitan Police Department has started giving out applications, so I went to the firearms registration office to start the process.

Milton Agurs, a civilian police department employee was at the front desk. I told him why I was there.

“You need to meet two criteria,” Agurs explained. “First that your life is in danger, your family or your property, or you have the type of business you carry large sums of money, jewelry. Under those circumstances, you can get a carry permit in DC.”

“To prove my life is in danger?” I asked. “Obviously there is a rising crime rate and a high rate of murders and sexual assaults in D.C. -- is that enough to say I want this for self-defense?”

“You have to prove you need concealed carry as opposed to just wanting one,” he replied.

Prove a need for a constitutional right? That's what D.C.'s new law says.

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The application that Agurs gave me said that living and working in a high crime city is not enough to get a carry permit. I read further down where it says that it has to be “a special danger to your life."

What's the difference between a regular danger -- like getting raped and murdered on the street --- and a special danger? You have to prove you are being targeted.

“Do I have to give evidence?” I asked.

“Yes ma'am,” said Agurs.

“I was a victim of a home invasion. And I've gotten a threat against me. Do I just give the police records?” I asked.

“Yes, ma'am,” he said.

I asked Agurs who will decide whether or not my self-defense needs are special?

That's something the chief of police will do,” he said, referring to Chief Cathy Lanier.  “But you'll have your reasons why you feel like you need it.”

“The chief of police personally will decide whether or not I get a carry permit?” I asked.

“You know it usually works-- it's going to be her or someone on her staff,” he said.

Proving a “need” is just one part of the carry permit application.  You have to do 16 hours of classroom training, plus two hours at the range.

“Where do I go to do that?” I asked Agurs.

“Unfortunately, I think they are still setting up the classes,” he replied.

There's the rub.  The city isn't actually abiding by the court decision. No one can apply for a carry permit because the police haven't certified any trainers for the mandatory classes. That might be partly because D.C. charges trainers $400 to be certified.

In contrast, Virginia accepts any class that is certified by the NRA. And there's no minimum time requirement for training.

So I asked Agurs:  "The Second Amendment right to bear arms just doesn't fully apply here?"

"I believe when the Second Amendment was written, that was more or less for when the British were coming."

When the British were coming? The Bill of Rights is no longer relevant?

Well, I spoke with Alan Gura, the lawyer for the plaintiffs in the Palmer case. He said that the city's new carry permit law is unconstitutional and does not adhere to the court ruling. Gura has filed a request for a permanent injunction, which a district court judge will hear on Nov. 20.

So I can't go any further in the application process until the police certify someone to teach the 18 hours of classes. The police gun registration office told me to keep calling to find out when that happens.

California Gun Dealers File First Amendment Lawsuit Against Attorney General Kamala Harris

Calguns GoundationFour California gun dealers are filing a federal lawsuit today against California Attorney General Kamala Harris over what they say is a violation of their First Amendment civil rights. Stephen Lindley, who heads the DOJ's Bureau of Firearms, is named as a co-defendant in the case. California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees, the state's firearm industry association, joined gun rights groups The Calguns Foundation and Second Amendment Foundation in support of the case.

Tracy Rifle and Pistol, a firearm retailer and indoor shooting range located in San Joaquin County, was recently cited by Harris' Department of Justice for having pictures of three handguns in window signs that can be seen outside the store. California Penal Code section 26820, first enacted in 1923, bans gun stores from putting up signs advertising the sale of handguns -- but not shotguns or rifles. An adjacent window image at Tracy Rifle, which shows a photograph of an AR-15 rifle, was not cited by the DOJ.

"I run one of the most heavily regulated and inspected businesses in existence, but it's still illegal for me to show customers that I sell handguns until after they walk in the door," explained Michael Baryla, the owner of Tracy Rifle and Pistol. "That's about as silly a law as you could imagine, even here in California."

While California gun dealers cannot display even the word 'handgun' at their stores to passersby, adjacent businesses and anti-gun protesters are not prohibited from doing as much. The court filings argue that the law operates as unconstitutional speaker, content, and viewpoint-based discrimination, in addition to having other legal problems.

Similar statutes banning handgun displays can be found in places like Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington, D.C., but the California Department of Justice appears to be the only state agency enforcing provisions like the challenged ban.

The lawsuit claims that this restriction violates gun stores' First Amendment rights, by severely restricting truthful, non-misleading commercial speech. Lead counsel Bradley Benbrook said about the lawsuit, "The First Amendment prevents the government from telling businesses it disfavors that they can't engage in truthful advertising. This case follows a long line of Supreme Court cases protecting such disfavored businesses from that type of censorship."

Though the case doesn't claim a Second Amendment violation, plaintiffs do argue that commercial advertisement of constitutionally protected products and services -- whether abortion, contraceptives, or guns -- is especially clearly protected under the First Amendment.

The plaintiffs are also represented by Benbrook's colleague Stephen Duvernay and Eugene Volokh, a UCLA law professor who has written and taught extensively about the First and Second Amendments. Before joining the UCLA faculty 20 years ago, Volokh clerked for Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor of the U.S. Supreme Court. He also operates the popular legal blog "The Volokh Conspiracy," now hosted at the Washington Post.

The lawsuit's other plaintiffs include Sacramento Black Rifle of Rocklin, Ten Percent Firearms of Taft, and PRK Arms, a Fresno-based dealer that operates a chain of three stores in California's Central San Joaquin Valley, as well as business owners Robert Adams, Wesley Morris, and Jeffrey Mullen, respectively.

A copy of the complaint can be viewed at http://www.calgunsfoundation.org/litigation/trap-v-harris.

California Association of Federal Firearm Licensees (www.calffl.org) is California's most tenacious advocacy group for Second Amendment and related economic rights. CAL-FFL members include firearm dealers, training professionals, shooting ranges, collectors, gun owners, and others who participate in the firearms ecosystem.

The Calguns Foundation (www.calgunsfoundation.org) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that serves its members, supporters, and the public through educational, cultural, and judicial efforts to advance Second Amendment and related civil rights.

The Second Amendment Foundation (www.saf.org) is the nation's oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.

SOURCE The Calguns Foundation

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Moms Demand Action Claim Midterm Results Show They Have Gun Control Momentum

In yet another exhibit that Moms Demand Action does not live anywhere in the realm of reality I present this new piece of evidence. A video that was released by MDA following the absolute annihilation of anti-gun candidates in the midterm elections yesterday.

Gun rights clearly played a role in the election. Several governor races in traditionally blue states were much closer than expected and the GOP even got some surprise wins in Illinois and Maryland.

Not to mention that voters across the country solidly elected pro-gun candidates to both the US House and Senate.

Here are some of MDA’s comments:

For years, the gun lobby has had the field to themselves. But this election season, supporters like you are changing the game. You’ve shown the size and the power of our movement, led by moms and concerned citizens from all over the country who care deeply about gun violence prevention.

We mobilized nearly one million gun sense voters who pledged to vote for candidates who support common sense gun laws.

By hosting more than 100 house parties across the country, knocking on tens of thousands of doors, and making more than 100,000 phone calls to voters in key areas.

… and none of it worked. Anti-gun candidates were defeated at the state level, in governor’s races, in House races, and soundly in US Senate races.

Read Full Story: GunsSaveLives.net

Gun Culture 2.0

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Rachel Aust, Welder/Machinist/Gunsmith for Advanced Armament Corp. at Shot Show

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The gun community has forever changed.  Once in a supposed slow decline, the popularity of shooting and gun ownership has come roaring back during the past couple of decades.  Sales of firearms are setting all kinds of records, and gun ranges are frequently packed with people.

Michael Bane calls the latest generation of gun owners “Gun Culture 2.0,” which I find to be an exceptionally apt description.  Much like the move from the “old” internet, to the current generation of interactive and social web sites was called “Web 2.0,” the Gun Culture 2.0 is a similarly remarkable change in our own community.

But the new generation of gun owners no longer fit the old-school sportsmen look of yesteryear.  The new generation of gun owners are fiercely independent, yet socially active – especially in the online space.  The new generation comes from urban centers as well as middle America.  New gun owners are of all genders, colors, creeds and social strata.  They are not Elmer Fudd.

Unlike the reserved approach to politics that the traditional firearms lobby has taken, the new generation is outspoken, unashamed and willing to fight for what they believe.  They are educated on the origins of the Second Amendment and the fundamental right to be free.  They do not advocate for the Second Amendment as a right to hunt, rather they perceive it as a guaranteed ability to resist an oppressive government.

But, why the shift?  There are a variety of reasons, but I contend the internet is the primary reason for the revolution in the gun culture.

No single material thing is likely to have had a greater impact on humanity than the internet.  The internet, and more specifically, the world wide web, has allowed people to communicate around the country and all over the world with virtually no interference from the government.  Being able to come together and share ideas about politics, self defense and recreational shooting has helped cause a surge in new gun ownership – especially by people who have never been exposed to the “traditional” methods of introduction into our community.

Instead of the image of the white male father dressed in flannel taking his son off to the woods for the traditional deer hunt, the new image of gun ownership is much broader and more diverse.  The members of the 2.0 gun culture are more likely to own an AR15  with a suppressor than a Winchester Model 70.  And, you can rest assured that a new gen gun owner is likely to be carrying a Glock or KelTec when you run into them at the local coffee shop.

In today’s gun culture, there are many more women, a broader mix of races and a wider range of backgrounds.  Instead of being a clean cut poster child of the 1950’s many gun owners are bikers or body art enthusiasts covered with tattoos.  Others are fashion conscious while others still are computer nerds.  Members of the new gun generation range in age from teens to retirees.

The point is, our culture has changed.  And, it has changed for the better.  We attract all kinds of people into the gun world because all of the lies about us are easily disproven now that the mass media no longer has control over what people know.  The internet has allowed the truth about firearms to get out.

How the industry will respond to the culture shift remains to be seen.  Some companies, like Advanced Armament Corporation (AAC), have fully embraced the new paradigm.  As a result, they have gained the confidence of many members of the gun culture and have played a role in shaping the future.

AAC, for example, is a manufacturer of silencers.  Some 20 years ago, silencers were considered the tools of assassins and criminals.  Through the educational work of AAC and others like them, perspective on sound suppressors has radically changed, and they are far more common on the range today than they ever have been in the past.  Without embracing Gun Culture 2.0, the upswing in acceptance of silencers would never have taken place.

Others, however, have not made any moves to change with the times.  I fear that some of those companies will not survive.  I overheard two executives from a major firearms company discussing the internet culture in the airport after the SHOT Show this year.  It was obvious they had no idea how to approach the new crop of gun owners so they were trying to convince themselves that they didn’t matter.  I wonder if those two used to sell typewriters or pagers?

The gun culture has changed.  If you are from the old guard, reach out to the new shooters every chance you get.  They are a powerful force that can help safeguard all of our freedoms going forward.

(original post at HumanEvents.com)

C.A.T.I. Brings True Meaning Back To Festival

On October 3rd-5th 2014 Gonzales, Texas hosted the COME AND TAKE IT FESTIVAL. A festival
dedicated to Texas history. You see, on October 2nd 1835 the first shot was fired of the
Texas revolution. The Mexican Army demanded that they surrender the 6lb cannon that was
given to them to protect the colony. 18 Texans stood their ground and was out numbered
just about 10 to 1. The Texans waived what we now know as the Gonzales Flag. A white
flag with the cannon the Mexican army wanted with the words 'COME AND TAKE IT" spelled
out on it. The Texans fired the first shot that would lead to Texas gaining its
Independence and freedom. What was special about the Festival this year was that it had
a Float in the Parade like no other. The crowd of about 10,000 cheered as a Very Special
Float made its way down the Parade route. This was the first time the festival had a
float like this. The float was the TRUE meaning of the event. It belonged to a Texas Gun
Rights Group called "COME AND TAKE IT TEXAS" and was decorated with banners and many
Texas revolution Flags, but that is not what made it special. What made it special was
the Texans that were walking and riding on it. They where heavily armed Texans openly
carrying the arms that many "gun grabbers" are itching to take. These Texans made an
emotional display for many as they realized the TRUE meaning of the COME AND TAKE IT
FESTIVAL. They payed respect to the ones that secured our Freedom and showed that we
are still in a battle to secure our freedom. While talking with many locals at the
festival they expressed how it is our DUTY and RESPONSIBILITY to take care of our self,
our family, and our community. They said we as citizens are the first responders and the
right of self defense is a natural born right protected by our Constitution. Wee should
never let anyone infringe on that. A big victory for Texas was made this year at the
festival as thousands really understood the meaning of the festival and the importance
of the right of self defense. This was the 2nd year the C.A.T.I. Texas group attended
the festival but a first to have a Float in the parade.
A little background on the Gun Rights Group "COME AND TAKE IT TEXAS".
C.A.T.I. TEXAS is on The Frontline of Gun Rights in the State of Texas and working hard
to restore our rights that have been stripped away. They are well know for Open Carry
demonstrations and was the 1st group in Texas to push for the open carry of a pistol in
Texas, tryinng to just catch up to 45 other States.
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Open Carry Book for Children is #1 Bestseller on Amazon.com

My Parents Open Carry, a book authored by founding members of Michigan Open Carry and Michigan Carry, has become a number one bestseller on Amazon.com proving once again that the true majority of Americans overwhelmingly oppose gun control despite earnest attempts by groups like Moms Demand Action to portray Americans as helpless hoplophobes in need of an ever-expanding nanny state.

The book's website explains:

"My Parents Open Carry was written in the hope of providing a basic overview of the right to keep and bear arms as well as the growing practice of the open carry of a handgun. We fear our children are being raised with a biased view of our constitution and especially in regards to the 2nd Amendment."

In contrast to the statist myth that people are afraid of guns, the authors express a very real and justified fear resulting from the literal "brainwashing campaign" by Eric Holder, Jesse Jackson and others to convince people that owning a gun is "...not cool, that it's not acceptable."
"We have to do this every day of the week and just really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way." - US Attorney General Eric Holder

"We have to do this every day of the week and just really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way."                                                       - US Attorney General Eric Holder

In a 1995 speech by Eric Holder that was aired on C-SPAN, the Obama regime's Attorney General deviously fantasized about devolving the American mind so that the natural right of self-defense would be as shameful as the self-detrimental habit of smoking. Holder explained: "over time, we changed the way that people thought about smoking, so now we have people who cower outside of buildings and kind of smoke in private and don’t want to admit it.”
Reflecting the true nature and traditions of American culture; the authors of My Parents Open Carry, Brian Jeffs and Nathan Nephew, took it upon themselves to address a neglected need thereby working to protect the rights of all Americans, regardless of whether or not they support human rights in regards to self-defense.

"Before writing this, we looked for pro-gun children's books and couldn't find any. Our goal was to provide a wholesome family book that reflects the views of the majority of the American people, i.e., that self-defense is a basic natural right and that firearms provide the most efficient means for that defense. We truly hope you will enjoy this book and read and discuss it with your children over and over again."

My Parents Open Carry is sold on Amazon.com for only $10.76 and is eligible for free shipping; evidence that the authors are motivated by a love for Liberty, not cashing in on the media frenzy surrounding the open carry issue. Bulk discounts are also available through the publisher, White Feather Press, LLC.
Even for families that are pro-gun, owning multiple copies of this important book is worth considering. While the book undoubtedly makes an excellent gift for nieces and nephews growing up in "progressive" households; too often parents passively assume that their values will be absorbed by their offspring instead of actively teaching the importance of, and reasons for, traditional values.

Today's children are increasingly likely to become adults that are diametrically opposed to the  Renaissance ideals that propelled Western civilization to the heights of human development. This is of course due in large part to the concerted effort by Globalists like Eric Holder that have permeated every facet of civilization.
In 2008 Professor of Advanced Constitutional Law at Denver University, David Kopel, addressed this threat in a piece entitled The Human Right of Self-Defense.  

"The United Nations Human Rights Council has declared that there is no human right to self-defense. Moreover, the Council has ordered all governments to enact very restrictive gun laws (more severe than those of Washington, D.C., or New York City, for example), and has declared that failure to enact such laws constitutes a human rights violation. Further, the HRC states that it is a human rights violation for a government to allow a person to use a firearm in self-defense against a rapist or other criminal who is not attempting homicide."

-  David Kopel, The Human Right of Self Defense

Let that sink in for a moment...
"This can only be achieved through  the progressive strengthening of international institu-  tions under the United Nations and by creating a  United Nations Peace Force to enforce the peace as  the disarmament process proceeds."        -Freedom From War, US State Department 1961

"This can only be achieved through
the progressive strengthening of international institutions under the United Nations and by creating a United Nations Peace Force to enforce the peace as the disarmament process proceeds."    - Freedom From War, US State Department 1961

The United Nations has declared that you have no right to self defense! To accept this edict means that even the provisional allowance of firearms use in order to prevent homicide is nothing more than a privilege granted by our self-appointed overlords! This 'privilege' would certainly be revoked should we allow the US State Department to fully implement Freedom From War, the 1961 plan for "General and Complete Disarmament".
This plan is publicly available on the Library of Congress website and reveals that the State Department has been working with the UN to render the world's population defenseless for more than half a century.
When John Kerry signed the infamous UN Arms Trade Treaty last year, the state media insisted that it was only a harmless piece non-binding, feel good philosophizing on the part of global orchestrators. However, that will change ninety days after the ATT has been ratified by 50 countries making it a binding and enforceable treaty. On June 4th of last year the UN gloated that eight more countries had signed on bringing the number to 40, only 10 short of the number necessary to begin disarmament of the world's population, forcibly if necessary.
The enemies of Freedom and Liberty are monolithic, tireless and unyielding. In contrast, the Liberty Movement has for too long stagnated; crippled by infighting, a lack of mutual support and laziness. We can no longer be contented by complaining and playing at armchair politics. We face a very real effort to literally enslave our own children that will succeed if we do not overcome our apathy, ignorance and laziness. For less than the cost of a fast-food meal one could purchase a copy of My Parents Open Carry and use it as a tool to strengthen mankind's defenses against tyranny.

Isn't that the least we could do?

 - James Franklin is an activist and writer whose work focuses on issues of liberty, human rights and government accountability. His work has been read by millions online at The Examiner, Freedom Outpost, Intellihub, The Daily Sheeple, Gun Owners of America, The Daily Paul, DontComply.com, Come and Take It America and many other sites. He is a husband, a father of three boys and a native Texan. He works as an electronics specialist in the West Texas oil fields, as Regional Director for Come and Take It Texas and as a contributor for DontComply.com. Follow him on Twitter @mailboxuno.

Federal Judge Rules Aurora Victims Were ‘Sitting Ducks’

In a move that could signal a positive change in movie theater policies regarding a patron's right to self-defense, a Federal Judge has ruled that Cinemark Theaters in Aurora, Colorado should have had more security measures in place prior to the July, 2012 massacre. Obviously one of the most basic security allowances that Cinemark could implement would be allowing customers to be armed on the premises in accordance with state law.

A 2009 Federal Court ruling condemned Alamogordo, NM police officers that forcibly disarmed a moviegoer that was openly carrying a firearm in accordance with state law. [click for article]

A 2009 Federal Court ruling condemned Alamogordo, NM police officers that forcibly disarmed a moviegoer that was openly carrying a firearm in accordance with state law. [click for article]

U.S. District Court Judge R. Brooke Jackson's ...ruling does not decide the lawsuits' ultimate question: Did Cinemark do enough to try to prevent the shooting? The lawsuits argue Cinemark should have had extra security measures in place to discourage the attack and to stop it more quickly once it began.

Instead, Jackson's ruling denies what is known as a "motion for summary judgment" filed by Cinemark. Similar to a previously denied motion, the theater chain had argued that the lawsuits should be dismissed because the attack was "legally unforeseeable."

The trial is set for February.

[h/t] - Denver Post