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.
they may have families- but they were elected to work on behalf of the people and when the fella wasn’t acting on something he had promised his constituents, the people decided to go and confront him about it personally- They felt he got elected on a promise he then didn’t keep afte3r he was elected from what i gather- I don’t believe he was ‘put under siege’- he was visited by one man and questioned about his backpeddling on a promise he made to protect the second amendment to get elected-
He should have said, Get off my property or Ill shoot.
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.
But they are our employees, and they need to answer to us when asked why they are not doing what they are told.
The short answer is that politicians don’t trust you with a gun.
Sounds like they both are over the top. Maybe McNutt shouldnt have showed up at his house but this doesnt justify the childish response by Killing the bill.