The tenacity of the early settlers that formed the backbone of a thriving Texas community continues to echo the call for liberty today.

Dating back to around 1528, Pearland Texas inhabitants etched a place in history showing courage and resolve by welcoming all who stood for freedom, and their legacy lives on.

Mayor Tom Reid, with the help of council members  Greg Hill and Keith Ordeneaux, brought forward resolution 2013-47; A resolution of the city council and the city of Pearland, Texas encouraging the federal government to protect and defend the rights of the citizens to keep and bear arms.

The resolution fortifies Article 1 Section 23 of the Texas Constitution

Whereas; RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS. Every citizen shall have the right to keep and bear arms in the lawful defense of himself or the State; but the Legislature shall have power, by law, to regulate the wearing of arms, with a view to prevent crime.

Councilman Owens and councilwoman Sherrouse showed their integrity and resolve, joining Hill, Ordeneaux and Mayor Reid to pass the resolution.

Councilman Scott Sherman declined to stand with the historic tradition of defending the rights of Pearlman residents and openly opposed the resolution.

Nearly everyone that has spoken on the matter concur that this small step at the local level is a giant step towards holding an overzealous federal government at bay. The City of Pearland calls on other communities and jurisdictions to join with them in this action by passing similar resolutions. As the every growing chorus increases lawmakers at the state level to take action.

Those elected officials of Pearland Texas that voted for the Constitution are to be commended for adhering to their oath of office. They can be contacted by emailing all council members here: It is also recommended that everyone take a moment and give the Honorable Mayor Reid a call and thank him: 281-652-1654. You can also contact the council members to directly thank them by calling: 281-652-1662.


If you would like to see model legislation to introduce in your state or local community to nullify federal firearm laws, please see The Tenth Amendment Center’s Model Legislation: The Second Amendment Preservation Act.

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