As we approach another one of our monumental events, (Life And Liberty Event To End Gun Free Zones) like always we receive letters such as the one you will read below. I have had several similar emails like this one along with other 2A groups denouncing our actions so I decided to write a reply all to those that do not understand our tactics.
– Fellow Austinite and 2A Supporter
I just want to say that a lot of 2A supporters feel that the UT protest is the wrong way to do this. Holding a mock shooting can only be conveyed in a negative way by the media and does nothing to further the 2A movement. Even people like TacticalShit.com have openly said that this is a bad idea. Please visit their facebook page and see for yourself. No one I’ve talked to in the 2A community thinks this is a good idea or good for the cause. Let’s not further divide and split our community. Take the recent video from Colion Noir about the divide in our community, this isn’t the way to make a point.
It’s funny how those that coward and shrivel at the media hysteria and actively oppose us want to claim that we are the ones causing a divide in the gun rights movement. You need simply look at the history of our events which were covered by the media in the same maniacal way to see that we’ve always come out on top and have had a 100% success rate of setting the tone and forcing the gun rights discussion to the forefront. While interjecting our ideas so as not to allow those in power to have the only say on gun laws. Those that are too scared to be on the front lines with us and those who cry in a corner when the media opposes them will not get our pity.
We launched the first massive open carry movement that changed the direction of tyrannical gun laws in Texas. Many of those who stood with us in 2013 have splintered off our tree and started other gun rights groups. Don’t Comply and CATI Texas are the roots of the reinvigorated gun movement in Texas and even though others that publicly spoke out against us like the NRA then rush to claim our victories as their own on the achievement we make, we do not falter.
When we planned the event to march with hundreds of armed Americans through downtown Temple up to their police station to protest the arrest of CJ Grisham. We were also told we would hurt the gun rights movement doing that. We were told the exact same things when we rallied over 2000 Americans to march armed on the at Alamo in San Antonio when police wrongfully arrested open carry activist stating that their city policy overrode our constitutional right to carry a firearm. Yet every event has been a huge success as we continue to prove that an armed society is a polite society.
If you think being “conveyed in a negative way by the media” is reason to not stand for what is right then I ask that you go sit in a corner and cry while we stand on the front line for your rights because they will never see any gun rights activist as positive. The media’s sole purpose is to trick you into being the divider. If you actually gathered up what stones you have, if you actually took the courageous path to stand with us, you would see that their only power is to play on your fear and make you stand down.
We have the track record to prove we are in the right. We will have another successful event that has already forced every major media outlet to talk about gun free zones and our cause! In the middle of the media storm as doubters claim we are destroying the hope of gun rights, The University of Texas approves guns to be carried in their classrooms.
You may not have the guts to do what we do but when our leaders consistently close the door in our face and surround themselves with armed guards while wanting us to be sitting ducks in gun free zones, some men will stand up and be the foot in the door!
Next weekend while Austin lib-tards tend to their PTSD over our event at UT, we will be working on our next meaningful event as we have our 3rd annual Feed The Need. (Event Page) We will once again be warming hundreds of homeless with warm food, winter clothing, and supplies. We do this against a Dallas City code that does not allow feeding the homeless but as always we don’t let unjust laws stop us from doing what is right. As I say, Some men will sacrifice their freedoms for life but others will sacrifice their life for freedom.
By Phoenix Horton – Dontcomply.com
Phoenix is the Co-Founder of DontComply.com, ComeAndTakeItAmerica.com, and host of the Don't Comply Radio Show.
I prefer to sacrifice others’ lives for my freedom.
NRA and TSRA are a joke, taking money and credit for doing thE absolute minimum. Taking charge of taking back our Rights is past filling envelopes with money. Way past being nice and politically correct, way past asking ‘please’ and way past voting. The people themselves through the grass roots organizations such as the ones who walked miles and miles the past 2+years are the real extractors of Freedom. Respect goes along way and is necessary to continue the solid strength that it took to obtain the ‘table scrap’ right to raise our shirt 6 inches while still having to be licenced. The collaboration needs to triple for the next round with the ‘mister nice guy’ omitted from the plan. And most importantly ignore, respect or side with different methods that each chooses to fight against Tyranny not publicly ridicule or bash them.
The politicians did not change the laws because they felt threatened by a small group of protestors walking down the street or holding a door open with their foot. They changed the laws because of public support for the 2A movement in the form of voting constituents. If we continue to alienate people and drive people away from our cause with extremist activities then we will lose our voting power, which like it or not is the only way things will change with the current system.
This is disappointing. I am in no way cowering or shriveling, I am not sitting in a corner and crying. I am someone who goes out and votes on every gun bill or piece of legislation I see on the ballot. I am someone who calls and emails representatives in my state and other states on gun rights issues. I am someone who donates to both the NRA-ILA and to TSRA. I am someone who calmly and appropriately discusses gun rights with those who oppose it after hearing their side, and I try to educate them on how guns do make places safer and gun restrictions only limit the safety we can provide to each other. I convert people from being on the fence or from being anti-gun into being supporters of the second amendment or to considering our side.
I won’t try to make assumptions of what you do or don’t do as that would be what you’ve done to me but I will point out what you have done. You’ve insulted and alienated supporters of your own cause, instead of gaining more supporters to help you fight for rights you are pushing supporters away. The 2A supporters have enough on their hands educating and fighting the anti-gun crowd we don’t need to be fighting each other as well. We all want the same thing and we need to work together to get there, not sit around insulting those who take a calculated approach to the end result we all want.
The time for extreme action is when your rights are being taken away, currently the state of Texas is giving more and more gun rights to its constituents, we should be continuing to work together to further our cause. If you think calm and open discussion of a topic as important as this is laughable then you’re doing nothing to further our cause in a positive light.
Rather than further divide the supporters of the 2A movement, and insult the people who are reaching out to you, why don’t you engage in a positive discussion and lets see how we can all put our minds together to win this. We all want the same thing, We’re on the same side, don’t push us away.
I am not seeking to push people away I want them to be fired up or get out of our way while we do the hard work. Texas has relented us a small penance of laws because of our actions not because they were feeling kind hearted or had some sort of freedom epiphany. We are ruled by power hungry psychopaths, and they will not consider our opinions or freedoms unless they feel that their power can be taken away.
They’ve “relented us a small penance of laws” because of voters and lobbyists demanding it. What we need are more supporters willing to show their support at the polls, this is what will change laws in the current system.
“Hard work” Hahaha, thats ironic, because the counter protest was a bunch of students waiving dildos around. Get it? Hard. This event was a mockery of the second amendment. Also, it’s extremely unbecoming to take credit for what happened in the last legislative session in Texas rights, because the bottom line is open carry movements were a huge barrier.
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