TX Armed Group Indentified & Running for Congress
[This is a followup to a previous story, which you can read here.]
The Mudflats has dug up some interesting tidbits about the group of 2nd Amendment proponents that have been protesting outside the Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense meetings in Texas. The problem that the Mom’s had wasn’t necessarily the protest, but that the group was openly carrying rifles – something they saw as an intimidation tactic.
The group, now identified as the Tarrant County Texas chapter of national group called “Come And Take It” by the Moms Demand Action, has an interesting leader.
The leader of the group – at least according to facebook and other sources – is Kory Watkins. Watkins is running for Congress in the Texas 6th Congressional District – one that is currently being occupied by Rep. Joe Barton. (Barton, you may know, is a member of the Tea Party Caucus famous for saying interesting things.)
Watkins’ group doesn’t just watch over the Mom’s group, they also travel to local businesses with their firearms, post photos of their lunches together, and comment on which establishments welcome their ‘babies.’ (read: guns)
At age 30, Watkins has been working his way up the political apparatus. According to his campaign site: he was ”secretary on the Volunteer Committee of the Tarrant County Republican Party, and was also a delegate to the Republican State Convention in 2012.” He is popular with the Ron Paul crowd saying, “I will work to abolish the Federal Reserve and the central banking system” – and receiving a listing as a ‘Liberty Candidate‘ on DailyPaul.com.
During a Texas Republican convention floor interview with the Star Telegram, he claimed, “There’s a New World Order, and big-government establishment is taking over… We want to go back to the country our forefathers, built for us through the Constitution.”
While he takes pure libertarian stances on drugs, calls for a free market, and on hemp “[he] would encourage all farmers to grow, and grow a bunch of it,” his stances on women’s and LGBT rights (as with most Ron Paul supporters) fall short of the liberty test – he says no to abortion and Gay marriage.
But his real passion seems to be the Second Amendment.
The right to keep and bear arms is very important to me. It ensures safety and freedom, not only for me but for my nation. The second amendment, has absolutely nothing to do with hunting; but everything to do with keeping government from suppressing its people. The language used is very simple and to the point: “Shall not be infringed.”
Any firearm, any place, any time; unless a privately owned business or homeowner says otherwise. The citizenry should be able to match any government force, to maintain its liberty and freedom. Any license, rule or regulation that goes against the second amendment, is unconstitutional and should be voted against or repealed.