Start with a bill that makes certain parts of the political spectrum nervous such as Constitutional Carry. Add a pinch of RINO House Speaker of the House, stir at medium heat and then dump a heaping serving of stupid by going to his house, his private home to lobby for the bill. Shake well and:
Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen declared Friday that a “constitutional carry” gun bill was dead after a gun rights activist showed up at his Houston-area home to advocate for it.
Chris McNutt, executive director of Texas Gun Rights and a supporter of the legislation that would allow Texans to carry firearms without a license, showed up to Bonnen’s home in Lake Jackson on Wednesday to question why the bill had stalled, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Texas House Speaker declares ‘constitutional carry’ gun bill dead after gun-rights activist shows up at his home
And when you figure out the guy was not even home, just his wife and kid, you just created a Turd cake that is gargantuan in size.
State troopers intercept gun-rights activist at House Speaker Dennis Bonnen’s home.
Advocate’s actions kill bill allowing no-permit gun carry
Home visit by gun rights advocate alarms Texas lawmakers
After gun activist shows up at lawmakers’ houses, Texas representative declares his “constitutional carry” bill dead.
And this is not something new. During the fight for Open Carry, there were some assholes that said some stupid stuff and the Texas House reacted in a bad way almost killing the bill that was ready to be approved on the first week or so of the session and then took herculean effort and was saved on the closing days of lawmaking process.
And for God and all the Little Angels, what was Chris McNutt thinking? Was he unaware of the Antifa fiasco at the home of Tucker Carlson? We hate opening our doors* for unsolicited crap like Jehovah Witnesses or kids selling magazines or offering to cut our lawn and he really thought it would be well received after hours to lobby for a bill the RINO did not like to begin with?
This is the perfect definition of Chest Thumper: A moron that goes for the tough guy imagery (Muh’ Rights!™) but has neither substance nor the smarts to see it does not help the cause or actually damages it.
And the headline should be rewritten to Texas Gun Advocate Kill Constitutional Carry Bill for acting like an asshole.
* I must make an exception for Girl Scout Cookies, apparently.
11 thoughts on “How to kill a Pro Gun Bill.”
These days the Girl Scouts set up ambush zon… err, tables in the entrance lobbies of the local grocery store. At least where I live. They seem to do quite well.
But, I refuse to buy something if it’s only the mothers at the table. That’s not the message the Scouts should be learning.
And, yeah this guy was an idiot and a jackass. Not a good combo under any circumstances, but in this case especially … *sigh*
He is claiming that all he did was leave a flyer on his door, as well as the doors of his neighbors. I am not sure who to believe, especially since the TX speaker is a known RINO.
Even if that’s all he did, it’s still targeted and it’s still personal. Certified mail would serve the same effect without the Biden-esque “personal touch.”
Supposedly Mc Nutt posted a video on Facebook documenting his trip. If it’s still up, you can see for yourself.
Tactics are important. We don’t have an overwhelming majority of politicians on our side. We are lucky when we can get a bear majority.
Now, ask yourself, ‘What could I do to screw this pooch?’ Do something that gives a legislator on the edge a good excuse for tipping his vote AGAINST the cause. McNUTT gave these legislators a good excuse.
These guys can tell their gun-owning constituents: “I was all ready to vote for this rights bill. But, this gun NUTT threatened my wife and children. I won’t reward that behavior with my vote!’ Most of his gun-rights voters will accept this excuse – however lame. And, he will appease his gun-control constituents, pick up a couple of votes.
While most of us are trying to counter the Antis’ claims that we are too crazy to be trusted with guns, a few of us are working hard to CONFIRM this image.
We all need to ask ourselves: What can I do to create a BAD image for gun owners? Then, DON’T DO THAT!
“* I must make an exception for Girl Scout Cookies, apparently.”
That’s my one big weakness, thin mints.
Not advocating. Just wondering if McNutt’s actions are just a symptom of the frustration some of us are feeling in regards to having our rights suppressed at the whim of those we chose to represent us. The reps that have and continue to fail us in so many of the arenas we thought should have been…Well, not easy wins but at least attainable victories. Again not agreeing with McNutt but certainly not happy with Bonnen.
Please realize this guy is the Texas chapter of Dudley Brown’s NAGR “fundraising” group. I’d say it is more likely a front group for Bloomberg or Soros as they do this kind of shit all the time.
That explains a lot
@FiftycalTX: “. . . the Texas chapter of . . . ‘fundraising’ group. . . . likely a front group for Bloomberg or Soros . . . ”
Great insight! Ask yourself: “What would Bloomberg do?” How about fund a “gun rights” group that would behave in a way that portrays gun owners as NUTTs. Then, fund-raise aggressively to soak-up well-intended contributions of rights-supporters. All the money that goes to a faux gun-group is money that does NOT get contributed to other organizations that do positive work. Where do you (Bloomberg) want that money to go? To NRA, Second Amendment Foundation, Gun Owners of America? Or, to a group that is having a NEGATIVE impact on the voters’ perceptions of gun owners?
Seems a simple formula. Give some crazy gun-NUTT $100,000 a year to start a faux gun-group. (He might realize is is a pawn; or, he might be so dumb he doesn’t realize what he is doing.) The gun-NUTT raises $1,000,000 a year that won’t – then – get donated to a productive rights group. Bloomberg’s return-on-investment is 10:1. Probably accomplishes more with this tactic than giving another $100,000 to his Moms.
Where does this $1.1 million get spent? The gun-NUTT and his buddies earn a nice income “managing” the group. Most of the money goes into fund-raising expenses. Some is spent preaching to the choir; and, much of that is turning-off voters who might have otherwise been open to hearing the debate on both sides.
No way to know if this is actually happening. Maybe it’s Soros, not Bloomberg. Or, maybe it’s someone else. Maybe none of the Antis’ has thought of this tactic. Nevertheless, those who contribute to faux gun-groups that are merely some NUTT’s temper-tantrum are having a net-NEGATIVE impact.
So as it turns out, everything that Speaker Bonnen told the media was an outright lie. We now have the body cam footage.
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