In 1835, Santa Anna moved to disarm Texans for opposing his policies. At the little town of Gonzales, a small band of men sent him a message: "Come and Take It!" A similar message is now on its way to Washington. Gonzales City Council on Tuesday passed a resolution in support of the Second Amendment's guarantee of the right to keep and bear arms and stating in no uncertain language that any of the proposed restrictions, even if passed by Congress, will be null and void in the city limits.
2/26/13RESOLUTION 52 - 13Introduced by Chairman GrattidgeOPPOSING THE NEW YORK SECURE AMMUNITION AND FIREARMSENFORCEMENT (SAFE) ACT OF 2013
WHEREAS, the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors endorses and upholds the SecondAmendment to the Constitution of the United States; and
WHEREAS, the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Actof 2013 (A.2388/S.2230) was rushed to passage in the State Legislature through a flawed processthat excluded input from concerned citizens; and
WHEREAS, provisions in the SAFE Act are already requiring, and will continue torequire, greater expenses of County resources, in effect creating a new unfunded mandate; and
WHEREAS, implementation of the SAFE Act will also require investment of stateresources that could otherwise be used to promote other criminal justice initiatives that keep our residents safe; and
WHEREAS, the SAFE Act would criminalize law-abiding citizens, including policeofficers, who are the responsible owners of certain firearms and magazines that were included inthe law; now, therefore,
be itRESOLVED, that the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors opposes the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act of 2013 and the flawed process bywhich it was enacted, includi ng Governor Cuomo’s Message of Necessity which limited debate and input from concerned citizens; and be it further
RESOLVED, that the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors requests that the SAFE Act be repealed and replaced with more sensible legislation that does not infringe upon SecondAmendment rights, does not create unfunded mandates on county governments, addresses issuesincluding mental illness and deterring violent crime, and includes full input from the public; and be it further
RESOLVED, that the Clerk of the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors forward acertified copy of this Resolution to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Temporary Presidents of the Senate Jeffrey D. Klein and Dean G. Skelos, Speaker Sheldon Silver, and the county’s representatives in the New York State Senate and Assembly.BUDGET IMPACT STATEMENT: No budget impact.
Originally posted by GreenGlassDoor
Except Santa Anna never tried to disarm Texans. They were Texians. Seriously, look it up.
Before the consultation could happen, however, in accordance with Santa Anna’s nationwide call to disarm state militias
Like other states discontented with the central Mexican authorities, the Texas department of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas rebelled in late 1835 and declared itself independent on 2 March 1836.
Texian was a popular demonym, used by Texas colonists, for all the people of the Republic of Texas, before it became a US state. This term was used by early colonists and public officials, including many Texas residents, and President Mirabeau Lamar frequently used it to foster Texas nationalism.
Originally posted by GreenGlassDoor
reply to post by hounddoghowlie
Yes, you do need to work on your reading and comprehension skills. Back then they were TEXIAN. Today, there are Texans. Notice the different spelling? They mean different things.
Look it up, Bozo.
Texian is an archaic demonym which defined a resident of Mexican Texas and the Republic of Texas and the same region after annexation by the United States of America in 1845. In addition to Texian, several other names were used during the period, including Texasian, Texican, and Texonia