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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Open Carry Texas Founder C.J. Grisham States "Dump The NRA"?




Open Carry Texas Founder C.J. Grisham States 
"Dump The NRA"?


Back on November 19, 2013 Master Sgt. C.J. Grisham was arrested in Temple Texas on a charge of rudely displaying a firearm.  The end result was a guilty verdict of interfering with police, and an appeal is in the works.

Apparently when Mr Grisham contacted the NRA, as an Endowment Life Member, for assistance in his case and was told they would help if and when he lost his case and wanted to appeal.  It seems the NRA has had a change of heart......


Mr Grisham is now on a page and maybe a campaign to bring this issue to the attention of not only OCT members, but everyone on social media as well.  There seems to be a new Facebook page called-

DUMP THE NRA


This comes on the heels of a rift between the NRA and OCT that drew National Media attention recently when an NRA article called
OCT efforts "weird" and "not neighborly".



It did not take Chris Cox, of the NRA-ILA long to publicly come out and claim support for the open carry fight once calls and emails erupted about the comments.  In a previous post I made my opinion known on how I feel about the statements made by Mr Cox and how in my opinion I think he flat out lied to all NRA members.  After all, how can you be "crystal clear" in supporting open carry, while OPPOSING the only lawsuit in California set to regain open carry?  Mr. Cox also made statements claiming that the NRA has been the LEADER in "efforts" to curtail restrictions on open carry for all of its members.  I would love to see that list of open carry efforts Mr. Cox, and I am still waiting....

CaliforniaRightToCarry.ORG Put out it's own press release about the NRA and the pending lawsuit to restore open carry in California recently and some have found it shocking.

I still believe that the NRA does a lot of good work for our "gun rights" but am disheartened for their apparent disdain for the peoples right to open carry, a right guaranteed by the Second Amendment as quoted in Heller from an earlier case.

"[A] right to carry arms openly: "This is the right guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States, and which is calculated to incite men to a manly and noble defense of themselves, if necessary, and of their country, without any tendency to secret advantages and unmanly assassinations."" District of Columbia v. Heller, 128 S. Ct. 2783 - Supreme Court (2008) at 2809.



See also - Chris Cox Is A Liar