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 mojo84 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:18 pm

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics ... s-doghouse

the Dallas Morning News seems to think the dems won.

Looks like he's trying to make us think a majority in a committee can push a bill out of committee by majority in spite of what the chairman of that committee wants. based on him doubling down and speaking of gun owners as a fringe group and then touting his NRA ratings pretty much confirms my suspicions. None of this surprises me.

I wonder if the NRA plans to change his rating based on his actions or will they just stick with looking at his votes even though he is now in a position to hide behind not voting.

I am very disappointed we are starting off this session with more Republican in fighting rather than being more united.


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Post by jason812 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:36 pm

I would say the speaker is correct. We are the fringe. I do not know a single person who does not own a firearm. I also do not personally know a person who is in the NRA let alone a life member such as myself and many others on this forum. Do you think the average gun owner knows about the speaker assignments? I would be willing to say no. It is us the fringe who are not happy with the status quo in regards to our gun rights. The speakers comments are belittling and meant to make the outspoken seem uninformed when the opposite is true.

Think the dems would put any republicans in as committee chair? I think not. That Dallas Morning news article pointed out that his allies got the coveted assignments and chairmanships. Well if that's true and he put dems in charge of key committees, then his true colors are showing.

I hope he proves us wrong, but I won't hold my breath.

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Post by RoyGBiv » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:39 pm

I'll look forward to lots of pro 2A legislation this year then, Mr Speaker. Thank you.

I'd be quite pleased to have you prove me wrong. :tiphat:
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Post by K.Mooneyham » Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:35 pm

I will be honest, I don't know Speaker Bonnen in the least. Conversely, I have been acquainted with Mr. Charles Cotton for several years now. I trust what Mr. Cotton has to say on the matter of Texas law regarding self-defense and firearms, and how laws get made in our grand state. Additionally, it is nice to know that the noise we made has been heard, and hopefully despite the horrible tone of that response, that things will work out in our favor during the session. I will not, however, hold my breath.


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Post by Ruark » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:37 pm

K.Mooneyham wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:35 pm
it is nice to know that the noise we made has been heard
It's not just us, though. We're a drop in the bucket. This has also been a hot topic on other Texas gun forums, Facebook, etc.
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Post by dlh » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:18 pm

Do not be misled, folks. Bonnen's actions are absolute political cut-throat and retribution. Look what he did to Drew Darby--a popular rep. from my area of the state. Darby is also a friend of the governor.
Well, we will see how it plays out by the end of the session. Hold on to your gun rights my friends!
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Post by TexasJohnBoy » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:18 pm

Well, I hope my concerns are unfounded. We will see how things go.
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Post by mojo84 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:49 pm

I know this is primarily a pro-gun CHL site. However, I believe it is important for us all to be aware of the bigger picture and what the left is up to. Gun rights are just a portion of our rights that are under attack.

http://texasscorecard.com/state/texas-d ... s-liberty/

Texas Democrats Target Religious Liberty
While none of this legislation appears likely to pass, the push provides a clear warning sign to what could happen should Democrats succeed in the 2020 elections.

By Cary Cheshire
January 23, 2019
With increased numbers in the Texas Legislature, Texas Democrats are filing bolder and more leftist legislation.

While many Texans expected Democrats to file legislation to raise the minimum wage, bring Obamacare to Texas, and scale back pro-life protections for the unborn, few expected an all-out war to be declared on religious liberty.
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Post by txbirddog » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:53 pm

Too bad there’s no penalty for politicians flat out lying to get elected. :mad5 :mad5 :mad5

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Post by Jeff B. » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:46 pm

Maybe it's time to pull things from the Texas Republican Party, such as "Grass Roots Support", which is a monthly donation.

I see no need to continue to contribute to a Party which is actively betraying me.

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Post by SewTexas » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:04 pm

the man thinks we're a Democracy..... :roll: ...and then he doubled down on it....and he's our Speaker.....we're in trouble.
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Post by BCGlocker » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:03 am

Charles L. Cotton wrote:
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Below is an article posted on TexasFirearmsCoalition.com. I'll be releasing a podcast on this today or tomorrow.
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Charles, did you release the podcast already? I must miss it.
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Post by baytownb » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:50 am

I read the article on the firearms coalition page, couldn't agree more. I was helping his primary opponent Damon Rambo because I knew he was the likely speaker choice and would be Straus 2.0. Unfortunately his name recognition, incumbency and big war chest crushed any chance of taking him out. Of course I guess someone else that could have been worse like Zerwas could have been worse but I am afraid Bonnen is living up to my expectations. I was SHOCKED to see his reply with his NRA rating as a shield and calling us all "fringe" gun rights groups. I hope the NRA or TSRA or whoever issues a rebuke of him using his rating like that. I contacted my legislators and the Governor and Bonnen's offices to tell them to remove panic button Pancho or move the constitutional carry issue to another committee with a reliable chair. Thanks for keeping up on this issue.

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Post by ELB » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:11 am

Jeff B. wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:46 pm
Maybe it's time to pull things from the Texas Republican Party, such as "Grass Roots Support", which is a monthly donation.

I see no need to continue to contribute to a Party which is actively betraying me.

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The number one legislative initiative of the Texas GOP is Constitutional Carry. Between his committee appointments and his comments about “reasonable” gun bills He has basically told the Texas GOP to go pound sand.

The actual grassroots party, the precinct committeeman, county chairmen, and state level officials seem to have little actual influence on Individual legislators who call themselves Republicans. Individual politicians can raise their own money and run their own campaigns, and pulling support from the party simply gives more power to the individual politician.

I don’t know that this can really be changed. It has been a long time since The actual party apparatus of either party has had significant control of their politicians. The era of direct communication and direct fundraising Has created this situation.
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Re: Speaker Bonnen's betrayal of Texas gun-owners

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Post by oljames3 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:29 am

SewTexas wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:04 pm
the man thinks we're a Democracy..... :roll: ...and then he doubled down on it....and he's our Speaker.....we're in trouble.
When a politician refers to our republic as a "democracy", I have to chuckle. This always causes my opinion of said pol to decrease.
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