By Rachel Malone
As goes Texas, so goes the nation.
Texas is a battleground state, and it’s no secret that Michael Bloomberg and his allies want to claim it as a prize this November. If Texas falls, that could result in the White House, the Supreme Court, and Congress all being delivered over to gun control—and Texas being used as an example to browbeat other “conservative” states into passing gun control.
That’s why Gun Owners of America is investing in a strong Texas campaign.
Not only is GOA Texas fighting for Gun Owner’s Champion seats in the Texas legislature and the Texas congressional delegation, we’re also ready to go to war against gun-grabbing legislation in the upcoming 2021 legislative session. We’re ready to move forward with freedom.
Texas has fallen behind many other states in protecting the individual right to keep and bear arms. It’s time to remember the spirit of the Alamo and restore our gun freedoms.
We are reminded of William Barret Travis and the letter that he wrote during the siege of the Alamo:
Commandancy of the Alamo
Bejar, Feby. 24th. 1836
To the People of Texas & All Americans in the World-Fellow Citizens & compatriots-
I am besieged, by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna –
I have sustained a continual Bombardment & cannonade for 24 hours & have not lost a man –
The enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion, otherwise, the garrison are to be put to the sword, if the fort is taken –
I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, & our flag still waves proudly from the walls –
I shall never surrender or retreat.
Then, I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism & everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid, with all dispatch –
The enemy is receiving reinforcements daily & will no doubt increase to three or four thousand in four or five days.
If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible & die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor & that of his country –
Victory or Death.
William Barret Travis
Although the right to keep and bear arms is, in a very real sense, our “hill to die on,” we have a precious opportunity right now to win for gun rights through a peaceful stand. We need to use the Constitutional freedoms afforded us — our right to vote, our right of free speech, and our right to peacefully assemble and petition the government for redress of grievances — to stand up for the right that protects the others.
As goes Texas, so goes the nation. That’s why we must stand now to protect liberty and restore gun rights in Texas.
Rachel Malone is the Texas director of Gun Owners of America.