We, the People.
Much of what happened in California with loss of gun rights is because pro-gunners didn’t act and didn’t vote. I know. Because I lived in California when Prop 63 passed because pro-gunners failed to turn out to vote and I watched the failed petition efforts after the election loss. Bitching without action is not a winning strategy.
It was standing room only Wednesday when over sixty citizens presented a resolution to the Commissioner’s Court to declare Presidio County a Second Amendment sanctuary county.
The crowd, which spilled over into the hallway, waited quietly for over an hour while commissioners worked through the agenda. Six individuals spoke in favor of the resolution with no one opposing. When the last person spoke, he asked for a show of hands in the room of all who supported the resolution. Hands of all present were raised and shouts of “Hear, hear!” were heard.
Some of those speaking were rancher’s wives who told of instances where they had encountered illegal aliens on their property and that without a weapon, they would have not been able to protect themselves should the need have presented itself. In this sparsely populated part of Texas, it can take law enforcement 45 minutes to an hour to reach the vicinity of a 911 call.
Others spoke about the overreach that they are seeing from the Federal Government and voiced their belief that they have a constitutional right to protect themselves and that the court needed to stand up and show support for these rights.
by Teresa Beckmeyer