Welcome to the forum! I think I remember your previous post; you are in Corpus, right? And your gun was basically concealed in your vehicle? (It helps a LOT if you put your location in your profile so that it shows up next to your name...) If you are the one I am thinking of, best of luck with your case! And out of curiosity, whos your attorney? Also, it might be in your best interest to keep any finer details of your case off the forums until the case is over, check with your attorney about that...
As to your 'concern' that the effort is 'stalled out', you are somewhat correct in that we made a HUGE push last year and now I think we are all kinda just taking a bit of a break while gearing up for the next push. The Texas Legislature only meets once every 2 years so the next really BIG push won't be until we are gearing up for 2011!
I think you will find that the level of new 'activity' in any of the state specific forums is kinda slow, for a couple of reasons...
1: many of the issues we face are nationwide and happen in the main section of the forum.
2: at least for Texas, we had a really good e-mail group going where we did lots of our discussion, planning, etc!
As for the continuing efforts: If you can in any way make it, we are having a get together/BBQ at RodBenders house in Elgin on Saturday! This will be the first of its kind here in Texas that I know of!
Also, Take the time to educate yourself on the finer points of the laws and have responses ready for the standard questions that most people will ask. Once you have a good understanding of the laws and are comfortable discussing the topic intelligently, don't stop with just your friends! If you see someone at Academy looking at their first handgun purchase, talk to them. If you meet someone at the local coffee shop and happen to get into a general conversation with them, bring it up! Talk to your co-workers.
Get to know the folks at your local Gun Store, Shooting Range, hunting supply store, etc and figure out what their stance is. These guys are likely to 'think' they know the laws, but don't always really know them! (See my post in the thread about OC Magazine) Many of these folks are also likely to be pro-CC only! But may be able to be massaged towards freedom over time!
Last year during our big push we had a number of different fliers, cards, etc that various members had created (mostly pointing towards our petition, but educational at the same time) You might be able to adapt one of those to work for your target audience!
Most importantly when talking to others REMEMBER that this is a sensitive subject with very strong opinions on both sides! So be NICE, Be Informative, Use Facts, Be Respectful, Be courteous, Be Nice! If you come across as pushy, rude, etc, it will only hurt the cause. If the people you talk to find you to be a Nice, Respectable, Intelligent, and Friendly person, that just so happens to want to carry a gun to protect themselves and potentially everyone else around them, they will come away with a better view! Many, Many times I have had people tell me that they would not have a problem with 'ME' carrying a gun, they are just worried about everybody else! The more people they meet like 'me' (us!) the more comfortable they will be seeing more people carrying, and eventually they will get the idea (truth!) that most of us 'crazy gun nuts' are really just average 'Joes' that there is nothing to be scared of!
I hope I was able to help answer your questions and inspire you to continue to promote the cause! I am in Corpus somewhat regularly, and would love to meet with you over a cup of coffee or at the range for a few rounds!
Edited to fix a sleepy mistake!