Not sure how to feel about this. I understand the frustration on the part of the gun rights activist and have to scratch my head at why this bill was taking so long to move through a deep red legislature.
But on the other hand, lawmakers are people too and have families and as such, cannot be put under siege by the masses (like Democrats do).
I think what this episode demonstrates more than anything is the people’s growing frustrations with government at all levels. They’re sick and tired of voting for people who promise to do certain things but then fail repeatedly to deliver on them or even move on them.
I fear a reckoning is coming that will be really destructive for our country and I don’t want to see it.
Sometimes we all feel like McNutt...
“McNutt”? A gun advocate?
Almost as an inconvenient name as Buttigieg.
Probably a Paul Ryan type Speaker.
Sounds like he was looking for an excuse to nix it.
So the whole state is punished for the actions of one.
The capitol building in Austin is full of guns. I’ve carried in there many times. This fellow is surrounded by guns constantly.
Left wingers implicitly threatening folks they disagree with, nothing new. It’s how they operate.
I don’t blame the Texas’s Republican House Speaker at all.
After moving back to Dallas in 2011, he became a Precinct Chair in the
Dallas County Republican Party and became active in many clubs around the
Dallas Fort-Worth area, serving as First Vice President of the Southwest
Dallas County Republican Club in 2014, and taking leadership roles at
the Republican Party Senate District and State Conventions as a Chairman
of the Rules Committee.
Chris has volunteered and worked on many political campaigns from city
council races to U.S. Senate races. Chris also briefly worked for
Americans For Prosperity and also the office of State Senator Don,
as Deputy District Director. Chris founded his own political consulting
firm in 2016, Liberty Methods LLC., which helped the winning efforts
of multiple campaigns at the local and state level, including State
Representatives Matt Rinaldi and Jonathan Stickland. Chris currently
serves as the South Central Regional Director for the National Association
for Gun Rights and the Executive Director for their state affiliate,
Texas Gun Rights.
What the hell?!
If activists show up at any democrats office asking about legislation they’d double down.
This twit drops the bill?
It’s insane and he needs to be taken out of office.
I’m not torn about this at all - he obviously NEVER believed in the legislation and obviously hates talking to his constituents but hey, one passionate guy bans the legislation for all?
Madness and typical of these RINOs
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.
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.
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.
Extortion is easy, apparently.
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
Bonnen should have introduced the McNutt to the Castle Doctrine.
The Donut Eaters union hates the concept.
Any excuse would have work.