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Texas House Speaker drops constitutional carry bill after gun rights activist shows up at his home
The Hill ^ | 04-06-19 | OWEN DAUGHERTY

Posted on 04/06/2019 10:25:51 AM PDT by McQ444

Texas's Republican House Speaker on Friday moved to drop the state's "constitutional carry" legislation after a gun rights activist showed up at his home to push for the bill. Dennis Bonnen said the bill was "dead" after Chris McNutt, the executive director of Texas Gun Rights, appeared at his home to advocate for the controversial legislation that would allow Texans to carry firearms without a license, The Dallas Morning News reported. McNutt, according to the outlet, drove 50 miles south of Houston last Wednesday before turning up at Bonnen's house to question why the legislation wasn't moving forward faster. The paper reported that McNutt had posted rants on Facebook about the lack of movement on the bill prior to driving to Bonnen's house.

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TOPICS: Local News; Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; chrismcnutt; dennisbonnen; guns; nra; secondamendment; texas
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To: McQ444

I don’t thin people should bother politicians in their own homes, but I think this guy was just looking for an excuse to drop the bill.


21 posted on 04/06/2019 11:00:53 AM PDT by Fido969 (In!)
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To: McQ444

Mcnutt obviously never watched “school house rocks”. That’s not how bills are argued.

I can’t understand how people still consider Texas to be a red state. It surely operates like a dem paradise.

I also think a lot of good lawmakers were terrified after what happened at a certain baseball game in the park.


22 posted on 04/06/2019 11:02:59 AM PDT by Celerity
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To: McQ444

You have to wonder about the legislator’s response.

Does it mean he is dropping a pretense that they were really going to move the bill? Or is he reacting negatively, and in a “pay back” fashion, to what he felt was intimidation; attempting to suggest the bill might have otherwise had a chance? Or would that be just a cover for the true story? Maybe in time we’ll know the answer.


23 posted on 04/06/2019 11:13:49 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: SleeperCatcher

He should have said, “Get off my property or I’ll shoot.”


24 posted on 04/06/2019 11:25:03 AM PDT by ConservativeMind (Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)
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To: McQ444

Extortion is easy, apparently.


25 posted on 04/06/2019 11:25:05 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: SleeperCatcher
But on the other hand, lawmakers are people too and have families and as such, cannot be put under siege by the masses

This was not that AT ALL. Bonnen was never going to allow the bill to go ahead anyway, and thinks he looks righteous in going after 2A supporters, who he thinks are 'nuts'. Bonnen hates 2A supporters. Just look at how he describes Chris:

Bonnen said McNutt's decision to show up at his house unannounced was a demonstration of “insanity” and called him an "overzealous advocate for criminals to get a gun."
This sounds more like New Yorker Bill De Blasio than a TX Republican. Bonnen was never going to allow him into his office to speak about this. Like Chris said:

"If politicians like Speaker Dennis Bonnen think they can show up at the doorsteps of Second Amendment supporters and make promises to earn votes in the election season, they shouldn't be surprised when we show up in their neighborhoods to insist they simply keep their promises in the legislative session,"
Unfortunately, this is "New Texas", and it's going to get worse. And it's NOT Californians doing it, it's Texas' own children.
26 posted on 04/06/2019 11:26:43 AM PDT by ETCS
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To: redcatcherb412
Because your home is not your office.

Politician's homes are not their offices, unless they say so.

Unless invited, you go to the politicians office.

That should go for everyone, even the press.

27 posted on 04/06/2019 11:27:33 AM PDT by onona (It is often wise to allow a person a graceful path.)
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To: McQ444

Oh my God! You mean our rulers don’t get to live in anonymity? Inviolate in their home? The world outside is risky?

Welcome to the party pal. Texas gun laws are ridiculously backwards, and heavily restrictive. The DPS has far too much influence in such legislation


28 posted on 04/06/2019 11:27:34 AM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: Fido969

Why? As somebody else pointed out politicians have no problem at all bothering you at your home both personally, and with the legislation they pass. It’s a serious question why should a politician get some sort of peace and quiet at home?


29 posted on 04/06/2019 11:29:49 AM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: ConservativeMind

Sorry sport, you can’t murder someone for standing there trespassing.


30 posted on 04/06/2019 11:30:32 AM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: onona

Funny, the politicians seem to draw no distinction that our house should be private. Seriously, they don’t. They feel they have a right to go there personally and discuss something with you, and they feel an even stronger right to reach into your home with legislation. They aren’t royalty, they are Representatives and are available everywhere they go, 100% of the time.


31 posted on 04/06/2019 11:32:55 AM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: SleeperCatcher
> "But on the other hand, lawmakers are people too and have families and as such, cannot be put under siege by the masses"

But they are our employees, and they need to answer to us when asked why they are not doing what they are told.

32 posted on 04/06/2019 11:33:58 AM PDT by SecondAmendment (This just proves my latest theory ... LIBERALS RUIN EVERYTHING!)
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To: ETCS
Unfortunately, this is "New Texas", and it's going to get worse. And it's NOT Californians doing it, it's Texas' own children.

Yep. My wife read some analysis that indicated in the election of Cruz-Beto, more California transplants voted for Cruz than for Beto. When I see long-time Texans *still* wearing "Beto for Texas" T-shirts, I really wonder what is going in the state.

33 posted on 04/06/2019 11:35:39 AM PDT by CatOwner
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To: CatOwner

Texas is a target state and so is Florida.


34 posted on 04/06/2019 11:38:24 AM PDT by caww
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To: CatOwner

‘...long-time Texans *still* wearing “Beto for Texas” T-shirts, I really wonder what is going in the state. …”

Its a “coolness” issue!

Its “cool” among the hipster (hipster - upper class wannabes with no class!) “yutes” to wear it like a “che t-shirt” only un-cool low class “red necks’ say wear something TEXAN!


35 posted on 04/06/2019 11:39:55 AM PDT by Reily
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To: ETCS
> Unfortunately, this is "New Texas", and it's going to get worse.

All of those swanky new highrise condos going up in downtown Austin are being built for the Globalist lobbyists ....

36 posted on 04/06/2019 11:40:35 AM PDT by SecondAmendment (This just proves my latest theory ... LIBERALS RUIN EVERYTHING!)
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To: Reily
Its "cool" among the hipster (hipster - upper class wannabes with no class!) "yutes" to wear it like a "che t-shirt" only un-cool low class "red necks" say wear something TEXAN!

The last person we saw wearing one last weekend was a lady in her 60s.

37 posted on 04/06/2019 11:43:39 AM PDT by CatOwner
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To: CatOwner

Che or Beto?

Either way she was reliving he ill-spent yute!


38 posted on 04/06/2019 11:47:26 AM PDT by Reily
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To: McQ444

Bonnen should have introduced the McNutt to the Castle Doctrine.


39 posted on 04/06/2019 12:02:57 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: CatOwner
When I see long-time Texans *still* wearing "Beto for Texas" T-shirts,

It probably means they are gay. If I see a white with a Beto sticker on a car, there is usually either a rainbow or an 'equal' sticker.

40 posted on 04/06/2019 12:07:29 PM PDT by PAR35
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