PROSPER, Texas – On May 14, the town council voted unanimously in favor of a resolution to “recognize and affirm the constitutional right to keep and bear arms,” joining other Texas communities standing up for the Second Amendment.
The council took up the measure after Ann Lieber and another member of the Prosper Tea Party shared a similar resolution passed by the Rockwall city council with Mayor Ray Smith.
“We did have a lot of residents that were very interested in having the council support this amendment,” he said. “The council obviously supports the Constitution, but it was important to the community that we support this amendment.”
Resolution 13-29 grew out of a discussion item at an April meeting. When several citizens showed up to speak favorably, it became a department item. Now Mayor Smith is working with town manager Harlan Jefferson to spread the word to all Texas lawmakers.
“Let’s get it out to everybody since we are Americans and we are Texans,” he said.
While Proper has a population of less than 10,000, its voice becomes magnified as other towns and counties join in the chorus of local bodies standing up against federal overreach. The town joins a wave of Texas cities and counties passing resolutions against the federal government and its infringement on the Second Amendment. Prosper joins Cooke and Bandera Counties, as well as the cities League City, Gonzales, Temple, Tiki Island, Rockwall and Lake Worth.
These local government took a strong first step. Now citizens can build on the momentum, turn it up a notch, and push for binding resolutions that would forbid city/county compliance with any unconstitutional act infringing on the Second Amendment. This kind of local pressure can not only serve as a catalyst for statewide action, but can itself thwart federal efforts to enforce unconstitutional acts. The feds simply don’t have the resources to do it themselves. They depend on state and local cooperation. YOU have the ability to pull the rug out from underneath them.
Here are some concrete steps you can take.
1. Contact your local legislators – County, City, Town – and urge them to introduce a local Second Amendment preservation act. You can find model legislation model HERE.
2. Become a local leader. If you’re dedicated to the right and keep and bear arms, we’ll provide you with the tools you need to not only act on your own, but to organize and lead others to help support these efforts. For more information, click HERE.
3. Share this information widely. Please pass this along to your friends and family. Also share it with any and all grassroots groups you’re in contact with around the state. Please encourage them to email this information to their members and supporters.