“Come & Take It” Labor Day Weekend Constitutional Defense Class

Every American citizen has a duty and responsibility to study, understand, and live out the constitutional freedoms guaranteed within our republic.

Imagine doing so in the very birthplace of the Texas Revolution… Gonzales, Texas!

Are you confident in your knowledge of the U.S. Constitution and the principles of liberty that made America the most successful nation in history?

Are you confident in your ability to defend your family should you be the victim of one of the more than 1.2 Million violent crimes committed in America each year?

The Green family invites you to join us for Labor Day Weekend, along with Guncraft Training Academy to coach you and prepare you for defending both your family and your freedom.

Rick Green

Rick Green is one of the most sought after national speakers in America. His inspirational, entertaining, and informative presentations and classes have been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people. His “Constitution Alive!” is said to be the most popular and effective constitutional training in the nation. Read Rick’s bio here.


Aaron Marshall

Aaron Marshall has two combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and is currently a captain in the US Army Reserve.  Aaron has trained with multiple weapons systems, from handguns to grenade launchers and heavy machine guns.  He has been a firearms instructor, in both military and civilian contexts, for over 12 years.  Aaron is the Executive Administrator for Guncraft. He was one of the Green Families first instructors and we are proud to team up with him for this special training opportunity.

Our Guarantee

We guarantee that you will be amazed at how much you will learn about the Constitution and liberty, while also improving your defensive handgun skills more than you can imagine. Even if you know nothing about the Constitution and you have no experience with a handgun, your Constitutional knowledge and your passion for American Exceptionalism, as well as your handgun skills, marksmanship and safety awareness will all dramatically improve.

We are not talking about small improvements in your skills or just learning a couple of facts and figures. If you are not thoroughly impressed and thrilled after you complete this class, we will refund 100% of your tuition.

What You Will Learn and Experience on the Range

  • > Firearms safety and the Four Universal Firearms Safety Rules
    > Checking the condition of the weapon
    > Proper grip, and standing and ready positions
    > Loading and unloading procedures
    > Fundamentals of defensive marksmanship
    > Dry practice and how to use it to improve your skills
    > Balancing speed and accuracy in a defensive encounter
    > Checking your environment following an encounter
    > Reloading after shooting
    > The five levels of competence
    > Developing the mental awareness to win (or avoid) a lethal encounter
    > Justification for the use of deadly force
    > Moral implications and decision-making regarding deadly force
    > Safe and effective dry practice procedures

What You Will Learn in the Classroom

  • What is the law, both criminal and civil, regarding deadly force? Are you prepared to use it if necessary to protect your family?
  • Preparing yourself mentally to recognize a threat and do what is necessary and proper in defending your family.
  • What was the original intent of the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and how is it being upheld or ignored today?
  • What are the proper functions and jurisdictions of the federal government?
  • What are the constitutional duties of an American citizen?
  • What can be done if a judge or the president oversteps their constitutional powers?…and much, much more!


In addition to enjoying Rick Green’s live Constitution Alive! class, you will be given a full package of materials including the entire Constitution Alive! course on DVD & MP3 Audio with the full class workbook for your review and home study with the family.

You’ll stay at the historic Alcalde Hotel, where legends like Bonnie & Clyde and Elvis have stayed. Book online or call The Alcalde at 830-519-4500 and let the clerk know you are with the class to get special 20% discounted rooms at the Alcalde where all classroom sessions will be held. You’ll spend half your time in the classroom with Rick for an in depth study of the Constitution, and the other half out on the range learning how to live out your 2nd Amendment rights in an increasingly hostile and dangerous world.

Plan to arrive at The Alcalde in Gonzales, Texas sometime Friday afternoon in time to get checked in, enjoy dinner at The Alcalde Grill or other local restaurants and start class with Rick at 7:30 PM. We’ll pick up early on Saturday morning with breakfast and a quick classroom session, then head out to the range. Your registration includes breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Though the class will conclude on Sunday evening, we encourage you to stay over and join us Monday morning for a historical tour of Gonzales, or as Rick had it officially named while he was a Texas Legislator… The Lexington of Texas!

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All Students Must Bring:

  • Handgun suitable for defensive use, 200 rounds of ammunition, Holster, 2 magazines or speed loaders, magazine or speed loader pouch

Family Training

We are a family-friendly training program. Minors are welcome to attend, but must be accompanied by a parent. If you have more than one child per parent or any potential students are under the age of 13, please email the specifics for your family using the Contact us page to obtain pre-approval before paying for the class as the number of minors for each class is limited based upon the number of instructors we have scheduled. Because all of our classes fill completely, we are unable to offer discounts for those purchasing more than one slot in the class.

Training Costs

The special Labor Day Constitutional Defense training is $375 per person and includes the $150 Constitution Alive! Package and breakfast & lunch on Saturday and Sunday. BE ONE OF THE FIRST 10 TO SIGN UP AND RECEIVE A $100 DISCOUNT! ONLY $275 FOR ALL FOUR DAYS PLUS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY BREAKFAST.

An optional 4th day of “hands on history” is available as a free bonus to those who stay over Sunday night at The Alcalde Hotel. Rick will personally take you on a tour of the amazing Texas Revolution historical sites across Gonzales, including where the first shots of Texas Independence were fired, the spot where Sam Houston mustered the Texas army, and much more!

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Prior to 7:00pm:  Arrive in Gonzales, check into your room at The Alcalde Hotel, 614 St. Paul Street, Gonzales, Texas (830-519-4500 – reservations not included in class registration), and have dinner at the Alcalde Grill or somewhere on the city square!

7:30pm – 9:00pm: Classroom Teaching and Discussion in Alcalde conference room.


7:00am – 8:00am: Breakfast and classroom teaching and discussion in Alcalde conference room.

8:00am – 8:30am: Load up and head out to range

8:30am – 1:00pm: On the Range

1:00pm – 3:00pm: Lunch on your own

3:00pm – 6:00pm: Classroom Teaching & Discussion in Alcalde conference room.

6:00pm:      Break for the night. Enjoy a movie at the Lynn Theater just down the street.


7:00am – 8:00am: Breakfast and classroom teaching and discussion in Alcalde conference room.

8:00am – 8:30am: Load up and head out to range

8:30am – 1:00pm: On the Range

1:00pm – 3:00pm: Lunch on your own

3:00pm – 6:00pm: Classroom Teaching & Discussion in Alcalde conference room.

6:00pm:      Class concluded. Break for the night for those staying over for the Historic Tour of The Lexington of Texas!


Monday:  8:00AM – 11:00AM Gonzales History Tour with Rick Green. We’ll leave together from the Alcalde Hotel Parking Lot and all class attendees will get a late checkout from the hotel (1:00 PM) so you can check out after the tour.

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