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Meet our Texas Gun Owners Coalition Coordinator

Published in Blog Coalitions on January 09, 2018 by Sharon Correll

The Convention of States Texas team is excited to announce our new Gun Owners Coalition!

The team’s coordinator, Jon Puryear, is passionate about America and influencing gun owners to become self-governing patriots. Jon is an experienced advocate of gun safety, gun practice, and the protection of the Second Amendment.

Jon was born and raised in Texas and absorbed his interest in both politics and gun from his family. He started shooting at a young age with an air rifle (Red Rider), hunting with his dad and next-door neighbor, and eventually got his first shotgun (a .410) to bird hunt with them. He upgraded the older he got, practicing shooting skeet to become proficient.

Jon and Rocel
Jon and his wife Rocel

Today, Jon has a CHL (concealed handgun license) and deeply values his the ability to protect his family, loved ones, friends, and his livestock. He has many pistols, shotguns, and rifles and enjoys collecting them and growing in proficiency in his skills and safety. He is happily married to his wife, Rocel, has two daughters, three step children, and one granddaughter. His family is his pride and joy!

Jon teaches a on-line class for paramedics

Jon is a paramedic by trade and has his own company called Jon Puryear EMS CE, L.L.C. in which he teaches first responders, EMT/paramedics, firefighters, and nurses online.

He also is a nationally-known presenter and speaks at national, state, regional, and local EMS Conferences. Jon began his EMS career in 1983 and is still currently active and well-respected by in profession. 

Jon has many horses that he enjoys training and riding. He started the Mounted Equine EMS Team at MedStar Mobile Healthcare in Fort Worth and for CareFlite which serves many counties in Texas. He is a retired rodeo clown/barrelman and a member of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Posse, a board member of the Chisholm Trail 100 Club in Johnson County, and a member of the Association of Texas EMS Professionals.

The coalition needs you!

The Texas Gun Owners Coalition needs the help of volunteers to be successful. Jon’s goal for his team is to “run booths in gun shows all over Texas, spreading the good news of the Convention of States and recruit new members and have them sign the petition to join our cause.”

Jon at the Library of Congress

There are many things that you can do if you are interested in volunteering with this team. 

You can be a House District Gun Owners Coalitions Coordinator for your district, training volunteers on Article V and coordinating them to set up booths at gun shows and similar events.

You may also be a volunteer and then schedule yourself to work the booths at the gun shows and share our mission to your family, friends, co-workers, and acquaintances and post on your social media sites our Convention of States posts. Social media is a wonderful tool to spread our cause also by posting pictures of you working the gun show booth tagging yourself at that location along with the Convention of States Texas.

“I love the USA and am not happy with the state of our current government,” Jon says. “I even thought of running for federal Congress or Senate, but I realized that one person can’t accomplish the changes that need to occur. So the only answer that I honestly see is the Convention of States.”

Jon is an ordained and licensed minister as well and is a humble, funny, happy, and serving individual.

“I am just tired of seeing our country continue on this downward spiral and becoming more in debt. This has to stop, and I want to be a part of the solution rather than just griping about it!”

If you are interested in volunteering for the Gun Owners’ Coalitions Team, please take the following two steps:

  • Complete the volunteer application and select to receive emails and volunteer. Include the comment “I’m interested in the Gun Owners’ Coalition” in the Comments box.
  • Email Jon at and let him know of your interest.

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