Skip to comments.TX:Hostility to Constitution Costs Travis County
Posted on 02/27/2014 6:43:31 AM PST by marktwain
Travis County, Texas, the home of the State Capitol, Austin, is one of the most "progressive" areas of the state. The county commissioners have shown that they have no respect for constitutional rights, and would like to ban gun shows in the county if they could. They attempted to use contract law to weasel around the limitations placed on them by federal and state law. But, they have been a bit conflicted, because to do so would significantly reduce revenues to the County. Their politically correct pandering has had a result, whether they desire it or not. It has been estimated that loss of the event will cost the county $800,000 annually, of which $100,000 is direct rent on the Expo Center.
The Saxet gun show, which used to be held in the Travis County Expo Center, was driven away by the unreasoning hostility to Constitutional rights and the rule of law shown by ideologues. The show will now be held at the Dripping Springs Ranch Park and Event Center. The first show at the new venue will be held on March 29th and 30th.
Travis County cannot print money like the Federal Reserve, so direct attacks on freedom tend to result in direct and immediate consequences.
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Link to Gun Watch
Austin’s loss is Drippin’s gain. Progressive morons.
do what they did in fl.
municipal (county and city) officials who violate second amendment laws which are superceeded by state and federal law are criminally culpable.
Consequences are a pain, aren’t they?
2nd amendment ping.
As a child, I loved visiting Austin—I was so proud of our state capitol and the people who worked there.
Not so much any more ..I suspect that if amnesty passes, we will become deep blue ..
YAY! much easier to get to now.
Thanks for the ping. More money for Dripping Springs.
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