kingmonkey wrote:Well, first of all, remember that no matter how much your congresscritter may WANT to change laws, nothing can be done until the Legislature reconvenes in January, 5 months from now. In those 5 months, as it has been in the last few, carry lawsshould remain at the forefront of discussion in this state. That shouldn't be too difficult; the spike in CHL applicationsis largely due to the passage of the 2007 car carry laws, coupled with nationwide speculation about what the next POTUS will add to federal gun law. We get a taste offorgotten liberty,andare then faced witha threat that it will be taken from us. In that case the Presidential election actually works FOR us instead of overshadowing "local" issues.What else can we do to put pressure on our elected representatives to recognize our right to open carry? I personally have been writing letters to each and every member of the Texas House and Senate and will continue to do so until something is done. I sure wish everyone would do that. Other than that what else can be done about it? I'm thinking about writing up a short hand out that will present several arguements for open carry and direct people to OpenCarry.org for more information. I'm going to take them to gun shows and hand them out to the people there.
You guys have any other ideas?