October 9th, 2013

Call to Action – Join Us for Historic Open Carry March at The Alamo on October 19


Lt. Col Travis


Date: October 19, 2013

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where: The Alamo


Oath Keepers will be participating in and sponsoring Open Carry Texas’ march on The Alamo October 19th, 2013. Oath Keepers’ Texas Chapter President Jay Stang will speak along with Stewart Rhodes, Oath Keepers founder and president, and Mike Vanderboegh, founder of the Three Percenter Movement and author of the Sipsey Street Irregulars blog. Jerry Patterson, retired Marine Corps combat pilot and Texas Land Commissioner, will be the keynote speaker.

We will peaceably assemble and exercise our right to bear arms at The Alamo, the birthplace of Texas freedom. We will follow in the footsteps of the Texas patriots at Gonzales, who famously dared Santa Ana to “Come and Take It”, and the patriots at The Alamo, who refused to lay down their arms and surrender. They gave their lives in defense of liberty and lit a fire that burns in the hearts of Texans to this day. Their stand is as famous as the stand of Captain John Parker and the Minutemen at Lexington, who also refused to lay down their arms, and the Spartans at Thermopylae, whose king, Leonidas, who dared the Persians to “Come and Take It” (Molon Labe).


The Gonzales Flag

Current serving military personnel, veterans, current serving peace officers and retired Texas lawmen will be present at the march, honoring their oath and serving as an example to Chief McManus and the rest of the San Antonio Police Department that we are free men, and we will not be disarmed.

One of William Travis’ last letters implored all Americans and Texans to come to their aid. His words are preserved as cornerstones of Texas history and freedom:

Commandancy of The Alamo

Bejar, Feby. 24th. 1836

To the People of Texas & All Americans in the World—

Fellow Citizens & compatriots—

I am besieged, by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna — I have sustained a continual Bombardment & cannonade for 24 hours & have not lost a man — The enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion, otherwise, the garrison are to be put to the sword, if the fort is taken — I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, & our flag still waves proudly from the walls — I shall never surrender or retreat.  Then, I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism & everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid, with all dispatch — The enemy is receiving reinforcements daily & will no doubt increase to three or four thousand in four or five days.  If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible & die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor & that of his country — Victory or Death.

William Barrett Travis.

Lt.  Col. comdt.

P. S.  The Lord is on our side — When the enemy appeared in sight we had not three bushels of corn — We have since found in deserted houses 80 or 90 bushels and got into the walls 20 or 30 head of Beeves.



On October 19, we will come together at The Alamo to honor these great warriors and patriots, who paid the ultimate price for your freedom. Today our right to keep and bear arms, along with our other freedoms, is under attack and infringement by a tyrannical government, which has placed us outside of its protection by means of the NDAA and other “laws” meant to strip us of our rights and liberty.  We, like Travis, “call on you, in the name of Liberty, patriotism and everything dear to the American character to come to our aid with all dispatch” – join us and stand with us at The Alamo as we draw a new line in the sand in defense of the same liberties Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett and LtCol Travis and all the men under their command fought and died for.

For the Republic
Oath Keepers


The men of The Alamo look on as LtCol. Travis draws the line in the sand.
Jim Bowie can be seen lying in his stretcher.



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24 Responses to “Call to Action – Join Us for Historic Open Carry March at The Alamo on October 19”

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    Randy Says:

    Thanks to God for Oath Keepers. The Republic may die or live…only God knows. But if the Republic does die…those who remain will remember and know that it once lived…and if God chooses, live again. The Bible teaches that all of these things must come to pass before Christ’s return. This is the reason I am eagerly looking forward.

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    Martin Burnett Says:


    Hand gun open carry is illegal in Texas outside of the Caslte Doctrine protections. You might want to specify if only long guns are invited or if, as a group, we intend to visibly force the issue of handgun open carry. it will be interesting to see the resolve of the SAPD and the DPS to arrest individuals who are in violation of the penal code. I can only assume that a group such as this has already made liason with the SAPD to receieve reasonable assurance that no prosecutions will be made. If not, this will be the first bold action made by any conservative pro 2nd Ammendment group ever, in Texas at least. I have long been surprised to discover that Texas is the 6th most restrictive gun ownership state. Perhaps this will begin to bring an increase in freedom as enjoyed by our brothers in Wyoming and South Dakota.


    M. T. D. Burnett
    Maj. U.S.M.C. (Ret)

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    Dr. Clifford N. Alford Says:

    While we hope that this works out well for everyone involved I can’t help but remember my history lessons while growing up in Texas. Yes, the Gonzales flag did say “Come and Take IT”, and that is exactly what Santa Ana’s army did. The militia in Gonzalez surrendered it without firing even one shot, and then they were all executed for sedition and treason.

    The folks who write these articles should learn to check their facts. The last thing we want is an event that ends like the one in Gonzales did back then.

  4. 4
    The Dude Says:

    Just because something is legal. Does NOT mean it is a good idea.
    Are mostly white boys toting guns a positive media image?
    Never give the enemy ammunition for propaganda.

    Why provoke the enemy? Go ask Iraq, Libya?
    Small arms are no match for artillary and air superiority.

    Knowledge and Information is more effective than a Grandstanding, provacative, gun march.
    Why give better armed enemy an excuse to roll on you?

    War is hell. We Must avoid war. Prepare for war. Pray for peace.
    Keep calm and cool under fire.
    This Lady tells the truth about 911. Susan Lindauer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-HqHSkYG-Y
    Find out who our “commander in chief” is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68LUHa_-OlA
    Enemies not at the gates but inside: http://agendadocumentary.com
    Next link tells how we are manipulated:

    Go to YouTube:
    Look up President Dwight D. Eisenhour “Farwell speech”.
    Look up President John F Kennedy “Secret Societies speech”. Just two weeks later they killed our president.

    Please take the time to review the videos above over a couple of beers. It is worth your time and will explain some of what is happening to our Republic under attack. Decide for yourself. But be calm, rational, without emotion, think clearly. Do not be provoked.

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    Matt Says:

    What are the laws for open carry of long rifles for non-Texas residents who would show up to the rally? That should be looked into and posted.

  6. 6
    Mike Hardy Says:

    When the initial request was refused, Ugartechea sent 100 dragoons to retrieve the cannon. The soldiers neared Gonzales on September 29, but the colonists used a variety of excuses to keep them from the town, while secretly sending messengers to request assistance from nearby communities. Within two days, up to 140 Texians gathered in Gonzales, all determined not to give up the cannon. On October 1, settlers voted to initiate a fight. Mexican soldiers opened fire as Texians approached their camp in the early hours of October 2. After several hours of desultory firing, the Mexican soldiers withdrew.[1]

    Although the skirmish had little military significance, it marked a clear break between the colonists and the Mexican government and is considered to have been the start of the Texas Revolution. News of the skirmish spread throughout the United States, where it was often referred to as the “Lexington of Texas”. The cannon’s fate is disputed. It may have been buried and rediscovered in 1936, or it may have been seized by Mexican troops after the Battle of the Alamo.

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    Longbow Says:

    Dr. Alford,

    Go re-read some history. Here is a good start… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Gonzales

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    Patriot1776 Kat Says:

    Amidst all the opinions,back and forth, right or not…..it must be remembered here that a short time ago we frowned upon and vocalized our negativity of such action in D.C.

    To me this is provoking the enemy, giving them further cause to end this in a combative manner.

    Let them fire the first shot and all hell will break loose.

    I think it best to bide our time till a more opportune moment arises and there will be thousands of members there to guard the REPUBLIC!

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    David Kurrus Says:

    To Dr. Alford…your history is incorrect about Gonzales.
    “Colonel Moore, commander of the Texans, explained that the Captain had demanded a cannon given to the Texans for ‘the defense of themselves and the constitution and the laws of the country,’ while he, Castaneda, ‘was acting under orders of the tyrant Santa Anna, who had broken and trampled underfoot all the state and federal constitutions of Mexico, except that of Texas,’ which last the Texans were prepared to defend.

    Castaneda answered that ‘he was himself a republican, as were two-thirds of the Mexican nation, but he was a professional officer of the government,’ and while that government had indeed undergone certain surprising changes, it was the government, and the people of Texas were bound to submit to it.

    Moore then suggested to the Captain, if he were a republican, he should join the revolution against tyranny by surrendering his command, and join them in the fight. Captain Castaneda replied stiffly that he would obey his orders. At this, Moore returned to his own lines and ordered the Texans to open fire. THERE WAS A BRIEF SKIRMISH, AND THE MEXICAN FORCE IMMEDIATELY ABANDONED THE FIELD AND RODE BACK TOWARD SAN ANTONIO.


    Historian H. Yoakum’s words in 1855 bear repeating: “Every one who knows the Texans, or who has heard of them, would naturally conclude that they never would submit to be disarmed. Any government that would attempt to disarm its people is despotic; and any people that would submit to it deserves to be slaves!” COME AND TAKE IT.

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    David Kurrus Says:

    To Dr. Alford…Here’s a web site on the truth about Gonzales…http://www.comeandtakeit.com/txhist.html

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