In an exchange between Rep. Stickland and HB910 author Rep. Larry Phillips (R-Sherman), it was made clear that Constitutional Carry is DEAD in Texas! Because Rep. Stickland and supporters of Constitutional Carry are not the “go along to get along” type, the Texas GOP establishment has deemed Freedom and Liberty dead on arrival in Texas until We The People patiently and politely wait for the political popularity of our cause to gain public support and our advocates learn to play nice. It was not just the words spoken by Rep. Phillips in his rebuttal to Stickland that evidenced the establishment position, but the flurry of applause that accompanied it. The Texas Senate has already refused to hold hearings on the Senate version of Constitutional Carry filed by Sen. Huffines and now the House has made clear that it is a non-starter there as well. It would seem that Texas Republicans have in large part forsaken the Legislative Priority for Constitution Carry in the 2015 session that was set forth in the Texas Republican Party Platform.
As Kansas joins the ranks of Constitutional Carry states, Maine has pending legislation for it with over half of the legislators signed on to the Bill, West Virginia has but to override a Governor’s veto to implement Constitutional Carry and several other states move to restore and protect the right to keep and bear arms, TEXAS continues to suppress gun rights led by the Texas GOP. Who’d a thunk it? Is the Licensed Open Carry Bill a step in the right direction or is Texas Open Carry: Much Ado About NOTHING?
Jon Britton aka DoubleTap is Chief Operating Officer of CDH, Inc., a regular contributing author and regularly involved in most aspects of their social media. “Writing was never a goal or even vaguely contemplated as a career choice, it just happened, an accidental discovery of a talent and a passion.” A passion that has taken him in many directions from explorations of the zombie subculture and zombie stories to political advocacy. Joining the U.S. Air Force right out of high school, Jon had the opportunity to experience many different parts of the world and different cultures. His post military career path, both white collar and blue collar, allowed him to work alongside both CEOs and average Joes. As a founding member Cold Dead Hands his study of human nature and writing ability found a purpose. His zombie roots provided a variety of issues from prepping to human behavior under crisis to firearms that he applies to his advocacy for gun rights. A ravenous appetite for the study of history combined with his current events political junkie addiction led to him writing an e-book Gun Sense: Past, Present and Future.