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Update: City of Austin goes off the deep end

35 Approve a resolution signifying the City Council's intent to endorse efforts to develop a comprehensive approach to reducing gun crime.

Now the City of Austin can go on the boycott list!

At tomorrow's meeting of Austin's "non-partisan" City Council, members will vote on an assault to our second amendment protected right to self-defense!!

The proposed Resolution calls on "leaders at the state and federal level to enact legislation that limits the size of ammunition magazines, [and] puts reasonable restrictions on public ownership of military-style guns."

Additionally language includes:
"That the City Council strongly supports Mayor Lee Leffingwell's membership in Mayors Against Illegal Guns, endorses the statement and efforts of the organization, and supports President Obama's effort to develop a comprehensive approach to reducing gun crime."

The resolution also entertains a "suggestion that a gun show organizer could provide a central area for attendees to undergo one background check before making any firearm purchase at the show."

What part of
"...the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed" do they not understand?!

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The proposed resolution online:

Update: link below no longer works. This is a new link to the adopted resolution:

Entire draft of resolution.


Entire draft in PDF form.

(Also online this is the record of todays meeting with red letters indicating that this item was pulled from the agenda "FOR SPEAKERS." Not sure what that means.)

"35 Approve a resolution signifying the City Council's intent to endorse efforts to develop a comprehensive approach to reducing gun crime."

SteveMT's picture

Austin is a primary target because of Alex Jones.

If this move to disarm the people in Austin is successful in Alex Jones' hometown, then everywhere else in America will be next. They are meeting force-with-force by going after the very heart of the 2nd Amendment, Austin, TX.

I doubt it. Austin was crazy long before Alex.

Buncha bureaucrats there.

How did the vote go? Give us an update!


This is bull.. Luckily there is a large group of liberty-minded individuals here in Austin.. Unfortunately they are outnumbered by ignorant liberals who want government controlled everything

proverbs 20:15
There is gold, and an abundance of jewels;
But the lips of knowledge are a more precious thing.

I figured Austin would be the first city to do this.

Austin is one of the only sparse 'blue dots' in a huge 'red' state. Lots of liberals here.

Can't wait for the video

I wish I could post a live feed for this.

You've got to be kidding me.

If there had been more of a heads up, there could have been a huge turnout. Austin...sigh.

How can this happen...

In AJ's back yard?

I'm a Texan but I don't live in Austin.

If you folks in the Capitol City need any help, get the word out.

This morning

Get down there by 10 AM. You can sign up to speak online.