The Lone Star Citizens Defense League (LSCDL) LSCDL is a grassroots organization committed to working with the legislature to get strong pro-rights bills written and passed into law, while stopping bad bills in their tracks.
I strongly encourage my fellow Texans to become a member of the LSCDL. I am proud to be a member of the Lone Star Citizens Defense League.
The Lone Star Citizens Defense League is working with the members of the 82nd Texas Legislature during the 2011 session to change gun laws, in ways that will benefit law abiding gun owners. A sampling of action items:
- Changes to brandishing law.
- Changes to 46.02 so as to punish criminals and to remove any restrictions on people who have done nothing illegal and have no ill intent whatsoever.
- Constitutional Carry which simply means, no restrictions on law abiding citizens on how they want to carry their firearms.
A little bit about the LSCDL, in their own words:
The Lone Star Citizens Defense League (LSCDL) is a non-profit, all volunteer, non-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to the principles contained in Article I, Section 2 of the Texas Constitution that “INHERENT POLITICAL POWER; REPUBLICAN FORM OF GOVERNMENT. All political power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their benefit. The faith of the people of Texas stands pledged to the preservation of a republican form of government, and, subject to this limitation only, they have at all times the inalienable right to alter, reform or abolish their government in such manner as they may think expedient.” Our freedom of speech, our freedom from unreasonable searches, our rights against self-incrimination, our right to bear arms, all of our fundamental rights only exist because we stand firmly resolved to preserve them. The LSCDL exists to strengthen that resolve.
LSCDL was founded by a group of activists who are from all across Texas who recognized that a sustained, coordinated, statewide effort was critical to protecting and expanding the rights of law-abiding citizens. Between legislative sessions, we look for ways to improve existing laws and meet with legislators on proposed bills. During a session, LSCDL’s representatives work full-time at the Capitol, testifying at committee hearings, monitoring Floor votes, working with other pro-rights groups and reporting back to you. LSCDL lobbies heavily on behalf of our membership and the good citizens of Texas. We lobby against bills that constitute a direct or indirect impairment on your Constitutional Rights.
The LSCDL’s three key goals are as follows:
- One of our main goals is to educate the citizens of Texas on their rights and restrictions under state law. The great State of Texas does have many fair and just laws, but there are also many laws that severely restrict the freedoms and rights of the citizens. We will educate as many citizens as possible, with the goal of gaining support to have these restrictions eradicated.
- We will fight for the rights of the citizens of Texas. With your support, we will be able to work with the State Legislature to have the existing laws amended or revoked in order to restore the freedoms lost by these unjust laws.
- We believe that some of the currently allowed criminal penalties are too lenient; we will fight to have more stringent penalties for those who choose to break the law. As it stands now, a criminal may receive a 10 year sentence but be released in as little as 2 years. We find this unacceptable and ineffective. If a person chooses to break a law, that person should serve the entire length of the sentence.
By joining the ranks of the Lone Star Citizens Defense League, you must agree to the following statement:
I hereby apply for membership in the Lone Star Citizens Defense League. I certify that I support the Constitution and the Bill of Rights of the United States of America and the State of Texas. I am not a member of any organization or group which has as any part of its program the attempt to overthrow the Government of the United States or any of its political subdivisions by force or violence.
Through the end of the year, membership rates have been discounted. Be sure to act before January 1, 2011 to take advantage of the reduced membership rates and secure not only your gun rights, but those of your fellow Texans.