Texas Carry was formed by gun rights activists who felt they needed a stronger voice in Texas. The organization represents not only its members but also the millions of gun owners in Texas. We rely heavily on local volunteers to help advocate and educate Texans on our rights. Meet our leaders below.
Terry Holcomb, Sr.
Terry Holcomb is well known as the "open carry preacher". In 2013 after seeing the failure of the Legislature to protect second amendment rights, Terry become one of the strongest gun rights activists in the state. During such activism, Terry was unlawfully arrested while legally open carrying a pre-1899 black powder pistol replica. His case was eventually dismissed, but not without a fight. With the lack of a strong gun rights group to lobby, litigate, and educate for all aspects of the second amendment, Texas Carry was born to advocate for those rights. Terry grew up in Texas and has a beautiful family with his wife, Gina.
Mr. Holcomb is a founder and Executive Director of Texas Carry.
John-Michael Gillaspy is the owner and Head Instructor for G2 Security Solutions, Inc. He is a lifelong martial artist with experience in multiple arts holding a black belt in Taekwondo and Jujitsu. Through G2’s academy, he teaches officers for the largest security companies in the world as well as law enforcement and everyday citizens how to prevail in life threatening situations. He is a certified/licensed instructor for ASP, Texas LTC, Commissioned Security, Personal Protection Officers, TEEX/TCOLE, the NRA, among multiple other certifications/licenses.
Mr. Gillaspy is Texas Carry's Membership Director