Speaker Bonnen's betrayal of Texas gun-owners

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Re: Speaker Bonnen's betrayal of Texas gun-owners

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Post by RoyGBiv » Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:12 pm

mojo84 wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:11 pm
RoyGBiv wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:06 pm
mojo84 wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:00 pm
Not the least bit surprised. What is his NRA 2nd Amendment rating?
A

https://votesmart.org/interest-group/12 ... ?of=rating
That was more rhetorical than an actual question. However. I understand it's not easily discerned via this medium.
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Re: Speaker Bonnen's betrayal of Texas gun-owners

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Post by dlh » Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:57 pm

A few thoughts:
Any anti-gun bills, should they miraculously arrive on the Governor's desk--will be vetoed.
Some pro-gun bills may be delayed or defeated through the machinations as noted in the link from the OP. That would be bad for us.
Guess we will be in for a fight. I know Charles will do his best to represent us.
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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:21 pm

mojo84 wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:00 pm
Not the least bit surprised. What is his NRA 2nd Amendment rating?

http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluati ... EjX9GlMGyU
Then you're the only person in Texas who isn't surprised. Bonnen has an A rating and, until now, it is well-deserved. He always voted with gun owners. Today is a new day.

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Post by mojo84 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:48 pm

Charles L. Cotton wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:21 pm
mojo84 wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:00 pm
Not the least bit surprised. What is his NRA 2nd Amendment rating?

http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluati ... EjX9GlMGyU
Then you're the only person in Texas who isn't surprised. Bonnen has an A rating and, until now, it is well-deserved. He always voted with gun owners. Today is a new day.

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No, I'm not the only one in Texas. There are many that knew he would be Strauss 2.0.

He is not a conservative and is no different than the other RINO's. http://index.empowertexans.com/legislat ... 2017-index

This here indicates he has no interest in advancing guns rights. http://votesmart.org/candidate/politica ... EkqMWlMGyU

He is ok with the status quo.

I wil agree that I may be one of the few Texans that doesn't believe the NRA ratings are the holy grail when it comes to legislators' position on gun rights. I know the NRA tries its best but I do not believe their ratings are as sound as many others think.
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Post by TexasJohnBoy » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:59 pm

Wow. Just wow.

I was one that was tricked and am incredibly surprised.

Wow.
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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:25 pm

mojo84 wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:48 pm
Charles L. Cotton wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:21 pm
mojo84 wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:00 pm
Not the least bit surprised. What is his NRA 2nd Amendment rating?

http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluati ... EjX9GlMGyU
Then you're the only person in Texas who isn't surprised. Bonnen has an A rating and, until now, it is well-deserved. He always voted with gun owners. Today is a new day.

Chas.
No, I'm not the only one in Texas. There are many that knew he would be Strauss 2.0.

He is not a conservative and is no different than the other RINO's. http://index.empowertexans.com/legislat ... 2017-index

This here indicates he has no interest in advancing guns rights. http://votesmart.org/candidate/politica ... EkqMWlMGyU

He is ok with the status quo.

I wil agree that I may be one of the few Texans that doesn't believe the NRA ratings are the holy grail when it comes to legislators' position on gun rights. I know the NRA tries its best but I do not believe their ratings are as sound as many others think.
Show me any evidence that he was not fully supportive of the Second Amendment. Show me where he voted against gun owners. Do that, then I'll believe you thought he would betray gun owners.

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Post by Oldgringo » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:30 pm

The FIX is in! This is worse than the officiating in the Saints vs Rams game last Sunday.

Where is Governor Abbott, who appointed this anti-2A POS to this position?

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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:50 pm

Oldgringo wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:30 pm
The FIX is in! This is worse than the officiating in the Saints vs Rams game last Sunday.

Where is Governor Abbott, who appointed this anti-2A POS to this position?
The Speaker of the House is not appointed by the Governor. He is elected by House members.

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Post by mojo84 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:57 pm

Charles L. Cotton wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:25 pm
mojo84 wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:48 pm
Charles L. Cotton wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:21 pm
mojo84 wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:00 pm
Not the least bit surprised. What is his NRA 2nd Amendment rating?

http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluati ... EjX9GlMGyU
Then you're the only person in Texas who isn't surprised. Bonnen has an A rating and, until now, it is well-deserved. He always voted with gun owners. Today is a new day.

Chas.
No, I'm not the only one in Texas. There are many that knew he would be Strauss 2.0.

He is not a conservative and is no different than the other RINO's. http://index.empowertexans.com/legislat ... 2017-index

This here indicates he has no interest in advancing guns rights. http://votesmart.org/candidate/politica ... EkqMWlMGyU

He is ok with the status quo.

I wil agree that I may be one of the few Texans that doesn't believe the NRA ratings are the holy grail when it comes to legislators' position on gun rights. I know the NRA tries its best but I do not believe their ratings are as sound as many others think.
Show me any evidence that he was not fully supportive of the Second Amendment. Show me where he voted against gun owners. Do that, then I'll believe you thought he would betray gun owners.

Chas.
Look at his chairman choices. Look at who his donors are and who he aligned himself. He is a Strauss ally.. Look st the link I provided that shows his position on gun rights. He indicated he supports what we currently have.

Much of the problem with the Republican party is we can't figure out who is a real Republican and who is playing the game to gain power.

It's known he was a Strauss ally. Why would we think he would do different? http://ballotpedia.org/Texas_state_legi ... l_conflict

Texas Monthly reported be was a Straus ally.
https://www.texasmonthly.com/politics/t ... peaker/ven
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Post by mdubtx » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:24 pm

Emails sent to Governor Abbott and to Representative Capriglione. I will have to follow up with phone calls as well.
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Post by The Annoyed Man » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:59 pm

mojo84 wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:00 pm
Not the least bit surprised. What is his NRA 2nd Amendment rating?

http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluati ... EjX9GlMGyU
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Post by RicoTX » Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:50 am

mojo84 wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:00 pm
Not the least bit surprised. What is his NRA 2nd Amendment rating?

http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluati ... EjX9GlMGyU
I'll be very interested to see his NRA rating after this... will it change?
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Post by Beiruty » Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:51 am

If he was liar, or betrayed the 2ndA supporter. Recall him if that is allowed in Texas. Or make sure he will never be etected as Speaker again.
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Post by 1911 Raptor » Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:31 am

Didn’t someone post about Straus supporting this guy? Red flags should have went up then!


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Post by 1911 Raptor » Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:31 am

Didn’t someone post about Straus supporting this guy? Red flags should have went up then!

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