Second Amendment

The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, as ratified by the States and authenticated by Thomas Jefferson, says, "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

Following are my photographs from Day 1 of the 142nd Annual Meeting of the National Rifle Association.  This set captures some of the great speakers in addition to the thousands of members on the convention floor.
The following is a press release from the NRA Institute for Legislative Action:Things haven't been very good for President Obama lately. Last week, Congress heard from witnesses concerning his administration's fatal failures...
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says that lawmakers who are “going with the NRA” are “going against the lives of our children.” “And we have an obligation to tell each other and to try to convince people that if they’...
Today was set-up day at the nation's largest gathering of gun owners and enthusiasists. The 142nd gathering of the National Rifle Association's (NRA) Annual Meeting. The convention is being held in Houston at the George R....
A nonprofit group in Houston, TX known for helping single mothers has begun an ambitious new effort to help an entire neighborhood, and ultimately, the entire nation. This nonprofit stands apart from most others because of...
When I was first elected to Congress in 2010, I took an oath to uphold the Constitution. It is an oath I take very seriously, so I am not supporting any of the changes proposed to this country’s gun laws.
A Portland, Oregon, woman arrived home to find an intruder in the shower! The Portland homeowner called out “Why are you in my house taking a shower?”The uninvited shower guest replied, “I’m sorry…my name’s Timothy James...
A woman in Lumberton, TX shot and stopped a robber Sunday morning before sunrise. This was not just any robber. This robber was part of a group of men who had gone on a crime spree over the past 2 weeks in Beaumont's West...
With each new day comes new revelations concerning Obama and his administration–each piece of news more chilling than the previous.News that has been leaked for some time now tells of a massive arms build up–1.6 BILLION...
The following notice was sent out by the NRA's Institute for Legislative Affairs about Gun Rights issues before this session of the Texas Legislature. For those who support the Second Amendment, this is an important day to...
Much has been said about the shortage of ammunition. Rumors (and some verified facts) have been abundant about DHS and other federal agencies stockpiling ammo. During the NRA Annual Meeting held in Houston earlier this month...
The following is a press release from the NRA Institute for Legislative Action:Gun owners’ patience and persistence was rewarded on Saturday and yesterday, as the Texas House of Representatives led by Speaker Joe Straus (R-...
The following is a press release from the NRA Institute for Legislative Action:As NRA members begin to gather in Houston for the 2013 Annual Meeting, action is heating up in Austin on Second Amendment-related measures....
Today is the National Day of Prayer and tomorrow is the opening day of the NRA Convention in Houston. Let me try to connect God and guns via Alexis de Tocqueville. Tocqueville wrote, “Liberty cannot be established...
Imagine you are living in a community where a terrorist has recently exploded two devices in a crowd of innocent people. Actually, you don't have to imagine this because it happened to the community of Boston on April 15th....
The U.S. Senate stood on the side of liberty today as it killed two measures aimed at restricting the rights of law-abiding private citizens.  In a vote of 54-46, the Senate rejected the expansion of background checks to...
Travis Harris was just beginning a robbing bender in Miami. But then Travis made a very bad decision when he thought he saw a potentially great mark in a family having lunch at Burger King. Travis brandished his hand gun and...
The United Nations passed an arms control treaty that could, if signed by the President and ratified by the Senate, radically alter Americans' Second Amendment rights. In response to this treaty, Texas Attorney General Greg...
This is Part II (if you will) of my stance on the Second Amendment, spurred by the recent news from Cyprus. Thankfully the most recent reports say that their government is backing off their proposition, but my argument still...
It’s hard for some people to believe, but I’m a country boy. I grew up on a 25,000 acre cattle ranch outside a small Central Texas town. We fished and hunted practically every day. Rods and reels and guns were as normal as...

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