BREAKING NEWS STORY!
Conroe, April 4 – Thanks to the fearless gun rights advocacy of County Attorney J.D. Lambright and the willingness of the staff of The Golden Hammer to risk a constitutional crisis, the Montgomery County’s Sadler Administration Building is now safe to the citizens’ “right to bear arms” under the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution! This morning, after The Golden Hammer‘s running a story about numerous complaints from citizens concerning how the County, under County Judge Craig Doyal’s dictatorial edicts, has trampled upon the rights of licensed citizens to carry handguns into The Sadler Administration Building, a giant tidal wave of change came to the County’s Building.
At approximately 10:47 a.m., The Golden Hammer‘s Publisher and Lead Photographer proceeded to the metal detector wrongfully located on the first floor at the front of the Sadler Building with the Publisher openly carrying a handgun on his side. The security guard followed constitutional procedures and, after checking for a License-To-Carry license, as the Texas Government Code mandates, permitted the Publisher and his sidearm into the Building without suffering through the metal detector.
At the moment of vindication for the Second Amendment rights of Montgomery County citizens, a small crowd of friends gave the Publisher of The Golden Hammer a “thumbs up.” The Golden Hammer staff proceeded – with sidearm – to the third floor in order to congratulate Second Amendment Hero J.D. Lambright, the Montgomery County Attorney, for being a man of his word. Lambright told a room full of people on April 3, who complained about the Sadler Administration Building interference with their gun rights, that they should “call me” if there’s any sort of problem.
There is one remaining issue with respect to the metal detector on the first floor in the front of the Sadler Building. The County should move the metal detector upstairs to the fourth floor at the front of the Commissioners Courtroom where it belongs. That would constitute the full vindication of Montgomery County citizens’ rights under the Texas and United States Constitutions. It would also save taxpayers a lot of money, because there’s no reason for operation of security or the metal detector, unless the Commissioners Court is actually holding a meeting, which only happens for a few short hours every two weeks.
Additionally, of course, it’s improper for Doyal to maintain the 30.06 and 30.07 stickers on his office window, but the failure to comply with Texas law doesn’t seem to be a problem for Doyal and his arrogant whims.
Under the veil of secrecy Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal has cloaked over the County government and the deliberations concerning public issues, the Commissioners Court only meets briefly two Tuesday mornings each month for “open meetings.” Otherwise, deliberations occur deep in the bowels of the County government, usually behind improperly locked doors, in secrecy.