Constitutional Carry In Texas Dies On The Grounds of Alleged Intimidation


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Constitutional Carry In Texas Dies On The Grounds of Alleged Intimidation

U.S.A.-( House Speaker Dennis Bonnen declared Constitutional Carry legislation dead after he claimed that members of the gun activist group “Texas Gun Rights” showed up at his house when only his wife and children were home.

Chris McNutt, executive director of Texas Gun Rights vehemently denied Bonnen’s charges claiming that the group was just putting flyers on doors that were encouraging the citizens of Texas to contact their representatives to ask why Constitutional Carry legislation has stalled in the House.

Texas Gun Rights is an affiliate of the National Association For Gun Rights and evidenced by their link to NAGR on their website (see image). The National Association For Gun Rights is false-flag money-collecting organization run by Dudley Brown and has been involved in derailing other pro-gun bills in states like Colorado over the years. AmmoLand News has warned our readers about this group and its many state affiliates over the years.

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Texas Gun Rights is an affiliate of the National Association For Gun Rights and evidenced by their link to NAGR on their website.

“The fear and intimidation used to push this agenda have made it clear this is bad public policy,” Bonnen said in a Facebook post. “These gutless intimidation tactics only embolden me to continue strengthening the rights of law abiding gun owners and keep firearms out of the hands of criminals.”

Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen
Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen

McNutt responded to Bonnen in his own Facebook post stating: “He is trying to paint the simple act of leaving a flyer on the doors of hundreds of his constituents and donors – asking them to contact their legislators to support a bill– is somehow an act of intimidation.”

Bonnen, a Republican, also accused the gun rights group of going to the house of Rep. Dustin Burrows and posting the street address on Social Media of Rep. Four Price. AmmoLand could not locate a post by Texas Gun Rights nor McNutt that showed anyone's address. It is possible that these posts were deleted.

AmmoLand inquired to whether the families called the police on the activist, but none of the Representatives answered our questions at the time press. Local police were unable to verify any police calls for the alleged actions of Texas Gun Rights.

The Texas State Rifle Association released a statement condemning the alleged actions of the activist group on their website: “We condemn the inexcusable actions of a fringe gun group who recently resorted to harassment of lawmakers, their staff and their families to such an extent that the Texas Department of Public Safety became involved.”

Bonnen said lawmakers “have been incessantly harassed by fanatical gun rights activists who want to eradicate sensible gun policies.” He noted that Texas Gun Rights wants to put guns in the hands of criminals.


Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen
Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen

“I have always been at the forefront of strengthening Texans’ 2nd Amendment rights, as exhibited by my 100% voting record with the NRA,” Bonnen stated in a Facebook post. “I supported legislation giving every citizen the ability to receive their license to openly carry, and believe that repealing these laws – as fringe activists want –would make it impossible for law enforcement to distinguish between law abiding gun owners and criminals.”

Four months ago, The Texas House referred to the Constitutional Carry bill to the House Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee where it has stalled. Bonnen appointed Democrat Poncho Nevárez to chair the committee.

The bill was supposed to get a hearing last Wednesday, but Nevárez canceled it at the last minute. According to Democrats, the proposed law change will no longer get a hearing in the committee leading many to believe he is using the situation to kill the bill.

“I wasn't canceling the hearing. I was postponing it,” Nevárez said. “But … once they started harassing, one, the speaker, and then these other representatives for no good reason, then I think it's incumbent upon me not to reward bad behavior or make them believe that somehow this harassment led to me giving them a hearing.”

As of now Constitutional Carry in the Lone Star state is dead thanks to Republicans and the interference of TGR/NAGR.

None of the parties involved responded to AmmoLand's request for comments by the time of publishing.

About John CrumpJohn Crump

John is an NRA instructor and a constitutional activist. He is the former CEO of Veritas Firearms, LLC and is the co-host of The Patriot-News Podcast which can be found at John has written extensively on the patriot movement including 3%'ers, Oath Keepers, and Militias. In addition to the Patriot movement, John has written about firearms, interviewed people of all walks of life, and on the Constitution. John lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and sons and is currently working on a book on leftist deplatforming methods and can be followed on Twitter at @crumpyss, on Facebook at realjohncrump, or at

  • 95 thoughts on “Constitutional Carry In Texas Dies On The Grounds of Alleged Intimidation

    1. Dennis Bonnen has been beat up on several forums already (TexasCHLforum dot com, Texasguntalk dot com, and 24hourcampfire). This could be the issue that turns a whole lot of Texans against their reps and senators. Not ONE Texas senator filed companion legislation to go with HB 357 (constitutional carry). Folks are fed up with cheap talk around election time and then no action during the legislative session. Same for a LOT of representatives – they sent out mailers showing them posing with a rifle in a deer blind then would not support HB 357.

    2. So now, anyone who strongly believes that the 2nd Amendment means there should be NO restrictions on guns is some kind of lunatic or a “fringe” gun rights person?

      And if any politician feels “threatened” by members of a “fringe” group, they can cry “Mommy!”, take their ball and go home?

      Because a few “fringe” individuals hurt Bonnen’s widdle feelings, he can restrict the 2nd Amendment rights of all Texans?!?

      This is where the “intimidation” lies … not at the feet of the NAGR!

      1. Ive been in the “basket of deplorables” now ‘fringe activist’. What next. I wonder what this fellow considers normal??

        He says he always supports gun rights. Is that true??

        Now I read–‘former CA DEMOCRAT… It is in their blood. Cant get rid of it by moving few hundred miles.

      2. “Texas Department of Public Safety became involved.” From what I read elsewhere in the article, no contact with LEO was found to have been made regarding allegations of Intimidation, Threats, etc. Without anything else besides weak ‘he said, she said’ allegations, I could also claim that some House Members are supportive of Registration Lists similar to those implemented by Hitler.

      3. House Speaker Bonnen along with bill sponsor Rep. Srickland are attempting to provide an unverified excuse to not proceed with this bill. The excuse that they provided is mediocre at best.

    3. I’m not surprised. Bonnen is a recent California transplant who was formerly a San Francisco Democrat. Every single GOP representative knew this before voting him Speaker of the Texas House.

    4. Texas is beginning to suck more and more all the time. I guess that’s why it’s so windy in Oklahoma. You people south of us have way – way too many illegal aliens and Kalafornication communists for your own good. I lived in Texas years ago before it began it’s communist rot and I loved it then. I truely hope you REAL Texans can turn this commie crapfest around. Make Texas Great Again!

    5. Sounds like Bonen ran as a Republican so he could get elected in aRepublican state, when He’s really a Democrat.
      Just because someone has an R behind their name means nothing. Do your home work befor you vote.Democrats know how to play the game.

      Sounds like Shame on every Gun Owner who votes Democrat.

    6. Bonnen was looking for a convenient excuse to kill the carry bill. Someone placed a sheet of paper on his door, that’s all it took. On the subject of constitutional carry; what part of “shall not be infringed” must be explained. Time to drain the swamp and retire all RHINOs.

    7. Republican/Conservative does not mean they love gun rights.
      True belief does not excuse bad manners.
      It is time some of us get these 2 points through our heads.

    8. John Crump, have you responded to McNutt? Living here, I’ve never known the McNutt family to be anything but fiercely pro 2A although I can’t speak for the organizations–I don’t deal with them. I would contest the assumption that McNutt’s strategy to push something forward included intimidation–not buying it. Here’s your real problem and THIS is well worth writing about: “Bonnen appointed Democrat Poncho Nevárez to chair the committee.”

      I’m wondering, why exactly would Bonnen do that? With Bonnen, this was over before it started. Killing something because folks exercised their 1st Amendment right is not working for the people. At that point, it’s a personal vendetta that ignores the will of the people. Bonnen’s appointment of Poncho screams–“I intended to kill it from the beginning”… before any fliers “or supposed intimidation” at all.

      And speaking of intimidation, here’s Poncho:
      “Today, Representative Poncho Nevarez threatened my life on the House floor after I called ICE on several illegal immigrants who held signs in the gallery which said “I am illegal and here to stay.” Several Democrats encouraged the protestors to disobey law enforcement. When I told the Democrats I called ICE, Representative Ramon Romero physically assaulted me, and other Democrats were held back by colleagues. During that time Poncho told me that he would “get me on the way to my car.” He later approached me and reiterated that “I had to leave at some point, and he would get me.” I made it clear that if he attempted to, in his words, “get me,” I would shoot him in self defense. I am currently under DPS protection. Several of my colleagues heard the threats made and witnessed Ramon assaulting me.Texas’ new law requires police chiefs and sheriffs — under the threat of jail and removal from office — to comply with federal requests to hold criminal suspects for possible deportation.”

      And here’s what has to say–THIS is the thug Bonnen appointed. I’m looking at Bonnen as a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Worth accepting the interview with McNutt and writing a followup?

      Organizations aside, it appears us Texans are being taken for a ride by a RINO and his thuggy ride-or-die BAE Poncho.

    9. Sounds to me like Bonnen and Nevarez are both anti-2nd Amendment and are slinging mud to hide their true motives. Full acknowledgement of the 2nd Amendment should be all the permit anyone needs to “keep and bear arms”. No gun control law is constitutional or reasonable.

    10. This is the problem, we all know where the Demo-Rats stand, they want to take all guns, destroy the second amendment, the Libs are almost as bad but won’t show their true colors, and then we have our turn coats in the Republican Party, The Rhino’s, these are the worst of all, the only way to track them is when they put up bill’s or sponsor along with a Demo-Rat is when their true colors show, these are the worst and have to weeded out at a fast pace and also pointed out at a very fast pace so they don’t get re-elected!!! We the people have not watched close enough to what the Demo-Rats do, it is a science of slander and intimidation, and lies, full speed ahead and throw anybody under the bus that tries to stand in their way, and we the people don’t stop them , we the people will only have wet dreams as to ever getting a Constitutional Carry Law on the books, as all of these states are blindly passing these RED FLAG LAWS, so we can’t protect ourselves from their Gestapo Tactics, Hitler on the rise!!!!!!!!

      1. If or when the commies in Texas pass a red flag law, buy several burner phones and begin calling the Fusion Center and reporting the various commie pols and lefty tax assessors, judges and any other scum that wants to turn Texas blue. When you call in the “report” you tell the thugs that “so-in-so” has guns and is crazy or whatever.
        We will see how the commies like it when the SQUAT Teams kill their dogs and bust their doors down at 3 AM.

        And of course have your guns hidden.
        Six inch PVC pipe and caps will be flying off Lowes and Home Depots shelves

    11. Tennessee just slid past a very hazardous red flag law for this session of the house and senate. We know how you feel, Texas, being set up by a RINO. The jerk that wrote the red flag proposal in Tn.was a republican. If you are a democrat it is much better to identify as one rather than try to infiltrate the republican ranks and become a lier and a cheat along with being a democrat. All of that would make you an absolutely worthless, spineless piece of crap.

      1. @Tcat, If the enemies of the Constitution and People have been identified, maybe you all can find replacements before they can make another try. You know that they will “double down” because Saul Alinsky taught them to.

    12. ANY EXCUSE. Like us in Oregon, Texans gonna hafta stand up, step up, and RESIST THE TYRANNY!! Courage and focus is your weapon for now. Let’s hope it doesn’t go beyond that to convince these morons to take their slimy, subversive hands off our Constitutional rights.
      I will not comply, I will not surrender my firearms.

    13. He was looking for an excuse. If it hadn’t been this, it would’ve been something else. Another RINO stabs conservatives and the 2nd Amendment squarely in the back. The stench from Georgia drifts westward, apparently.

    14. Rep. Bonnen, Dennis, District 25
      Capitol Address:
      Room 2W.13
      P.O. Box 2910
      Austin, TX 78768
      (512) 463-1000 (512) 463-8414 Fax
      District Address:
      122 E. Myrtle
      Angleton, TX 77515
      (979) 848-1770 (979) 849-3169 Fax

    15. When did it become wrong to go to an alleged “representatives” house and demonstrate?

      It’s not like they tried to burn the place down. This is exactly the kind of “representative” that should be given a crude haircut, a whipping and run out of office naked on a mule

      1. I’s sure ike t see some SOLID evidence that the guys were doing more than hanging door knockers in his ‘hood. Or that they treated his house any differently than they did others. Did they even KNOW it was HIS house, OR that he was not home? this smacks of a bit of staged paranoia on this guy’s part.

        Distributing First Ammendment protected political sppch (flyers, doorhangers, etc) is NOT “demonstrating”, it is petitioining government, and mobilising voters.

    16. Beware! While we are engaged in fighting each other, we fail to see the enemy approaching for the kill.

      What we are seeing in politics at it worse. I can’t imagine pro-2A Republican appointing an anti-2A Democrat to head a gun rights committee! Stinks like spoiled fish!

      1. I’m glad you understand this. I have no idea what ammoland’s beef is with NAGR, but they have absolutely no history with me nor Texas Gun Rights. The fact that they tried to be a part of establishment rino’s smear campaign really shows you a lot about the character of the people running this website. Seems like another group of shill’s/apologists for the NRA. There is not a single shred of evidence that I am guilty of doing anything crazy, fringy, or intimidating. I’ve acted nothing short of professional, and the grassroots in Texas are behind me – evidenced by the comments on this very site. Sad that someone from out of state feels like they need to inject their own baseless hatred and distrust to further muddy the waters surrounding the conversation.

    17. I wish there was video because I don’t believe any side anymore. That being said you should leave folks alone at their home. There is a proper place and time for everything. This goes for both sides

      1. Heard it somewhere, can’t remember where, that the State of Texas should turn blue (majority democrat) in the very near future. And if you don’t believe that, just take a look at your big cites like San Antonio, Dallas, Houston. Those will be the places making your decisions for you.

    18. McNutt….A picture of a revolutionary war soldier holding a musket with the words “Stand and Fight” accompanying anti gun safety advertising, is an invitation to gun violence. A picture of Kathy Giffords (the former Arizona congresswoman who was shot in the head while in office at a political rally mass shooting) and Nancy Pelosi with the caption “Target Practice” next to their pictures is an invitation to gun violence, again by the NRA.
      Fear advertising has been working for the NRA for decades as it fulfills its role of maximizing gun sales for its backers, the gun and ammo industry. “Guns everywhere” benefits only one group of Americans, ammo and gun manufacturers and gun sales organizations.
      America has the worst per capita gun violence rate in the developed world. 40,000 Americans died from gunfire in 2017 alone. Concealed carry permit holders have caused 1240 unjustified deaths with their hidden handguns since 2012. 21 of those dead Americans were policemen.,
      When McNutter showed up at this legislators front door, his intention was to threaten and intimidate. He succeeded.
      Gun safety ;laws work. responsible gun owners embrace gun safety.

      1. Your display of compliance is full on. Completely brainwashed….slogans – false flag fronts, and misnomered organizations and all. Probably generates a steady income however. I guess one does what one feels one must do.

        1. You are BLAMING THE WRONG PEOPLE. This TWO FACE BS’ER was going to use ANY EXCUSE to not pass the legislation because this cowardly liar who is not a true conservative.

          I don;t trust his claims one single god dang bit. This man is coward. You won’t pass a law the peopel want because someone bothered you? WTH! That is horse cocky.

          Screw this liar. I am so worried for TEXAS. They and Florida are looking more and more and more F’D!

      2. And here we go again with the local rep from VPO weighing in. Okay, you’ve had your fun with your usual disinformation campaign, now let’s get down to the real facts:
        1. Your 1240 figure includes suicides. Take them out and you have 940.
        2. There are almost 17 million concealed permit holders in the US.
        3. Unfortunately for VPN and “och Will”, VPN’s credibility is impacted by the fact that they continue to lie about the stats by triple counting “open” or “pending” cases if they are mentioned more than one time in papers or the media! Wish I could get my bank to increase my account by doing that!
        4. Let’s put this into perspective by noting that during this same period police were found to have committed armed crimes at a rate of four times that of concealed permit holders but nowhere did VPN call for them to be disarmed or call them “America’s deadliest killers”. Gee, I wonder why?

        In conclusion…….oh hell, let’s just wrap this up….you’re a VPN troll the same as the Green Watch Dog, spouting half truths which won’t stand under up once folks know the whole story.

        1. @Vann Good to see you on the front lines! I would like to add this quoted material “… it is vitally important to supply facts so that policymakers and professionals can fashion solutions based on objective data rather than well-intended but misguided emotional fixes… Each of these facts is firmly based on empirical data.
          1. America is relatively safe, and the trend is toward becoming safer.
          • According to the National Crime Victimization Survey, violent crime has been declining steadily since the early 1990s.
          • The 2011 homicide rate was almost half of the rate in 1991, and according to the Pew Research Center, the 2013 gun-related death rate was half of the rate in 1993.
          • The number of nonfatal firearm crimes committed in 2011 was one-sixth the number committed in 1993.”
          Amy Swearer is a visiting legal fellow at the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation.
          • In the past few years, there have been minor increases in certain types of violent crimes, mainly in large metropolitan areas. However, these increases are nowhere near those seen in the 1990s and are largely related to gang activity.

          1. I almost forgot, if we take “och will” numbers, adjusted to remove suicides (and those numbers are wrong but we’ll use them to humor him), here’s how the percentages work out for concealed carry permit holders committing homicide:
            The number 920 is 0.00541% of 17000000!
            (17,000,000 being the latest CHP estimates)

            Let’s refresh: 0.00541% of concealed carry permit holders committed homicide ACCORDING to the ANTI-GUN organization!

            Care to comment och will?

      3. Ouch I would like to see your reference to the 1240 unjustified deaths by concealed carry permit holders, of which 21 were police officers, I contend that the facts will show the truth is that concealed carry permit holders are part of the most law abiding citizens in the country, in Texas at least a handgun carry permit (we now have open carry law in Texas) undergoes a rigorous background investigation by our state policing agency. I believe those figures are parroted from an anti Second Amendment source.

      4. It is typical of closed or ignorant minds to misquote or downright lie about otherwise provable facts. OCH WILL says 40,000 Americans died from gunfire in 2017. The FBI Uniform Crime Reports for 2017 (see and the number is a TOTAL 14,582 murders in 2017, including death by knives, bludgeoning, etc. Where did OCH WILL get the number 40,000? Perhaps from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration which reports just fewer than 40,000 deaths in 2017 traffic accidents at 37,133.
        Where are the honest politicians? Is Bonnen exaggerating or is TGR? Where are the honest critics? Where is the false flag flying?

        1. Here is proof Bonnen flat out lied. This is a link to a DPS of when McNutt went to Bonnens home. His wife wasnt even home btw. Completly different than how Bonnen described. Follow the link in the post to see other evidence that Bonnens entire story is false.

          Proof Bonnen lied to kill HB357. Heres the real story of what happened. And yes. There is undeniable proof that everything he said was a lie. Here is a link to the DPS body cam and a link to what really went down.

      5. 40,000 Americans died from gunfire in 2017 alone.

        Nope. Your numbers are “fudged”.

        The correct number is NOT 40K plus, its 31K, 70% of which were suicides. That means only about 11K were deliberately killed in an unjustifiable homicide.
        Compare with 33K in car crashes, about 150K due to doctor/hjospital error or carelessness, 70K due to drugs, half of them from prescription medication taken as lawfully prescribed.

        Now take your whinge elsewhere, it don’t fly too good here.

        1. I believe the 11K figure you used for unjustifiable homicides also includes justifiable homicides such as self-defense, police shootings, etc. I could be wrong.

      6. Wow, you are seriously deranged if you actually believe what you wrote. I challenge you to back up your claims with actual evidence from legitimate sources, not anti-gun groups that you chose to link. That only highlights your ignorance. A person who spreads the lies of a group known for lies is not to be believed. The US is in the bottom half of all countries when it comes to per capita violence. Christ, why would you make such a claim? It is easily verified. Here is one link, of many, to that data.
        As for the captions saying “Target Practice” in the NRA magazine, it was Pelosi and her ilk that were taking target practice on gun owners. I repeat, you really should investigate your claims. BTW, A picture of a revolutionary war soldier holding a musket with the words “Stand and Fight” is a symbol for patriotism, something you obviously have no knowledge of.

    19. The 2A supporters who escalate the rhetoric and use in-your-face tactics have once again provided a scapegoat that is counterproductive to their supposed advocacy. Such tactics and the negative publicity they gain help the anti-2A crowd in the Legislature and in the public. I understand absolutes and impatience as well as most men, but I also know a few things about results being related as much to HOW things are done as they are to WHAT is done.

      Constitutional Carry died this session when Bonnen appointed the chairs for committees that typically pass on firearms related bills for voting. Bonnen’s committee chairs are known anti-2A folks and this session’s results will be exactly as expected with such folks heading these committees. The cited intimidation is simply a media-ready narrative (ready because of the predictable behavior of certain “advocates”) to back up what was already going on.

      1. Hmm, so it sound as though you’ve summed this up into a “damned if you do and damned if you don’t” scenario. Well, that’s a fine kettle of fish to stew in! Being on the meek side of things has netted us what?…….Oh yeah, 22,000+ gun laws so far! I don’t condone threatening anyone but I’m also not for giving one more inch and, in fact, our approach should be, “sensible gun control?”, absolutely, which laws do we repeal first?

    20. Speaker Dennis Bonnen,don’t know the man but I smell the distinct stench of RINO,in Oklahoma it took ridding the state of a governor so in Texas why not a worthless RINO speaker.

      1. Lame tactic, to use purported, unverified, supposedly unacceptable actions from a few people as an excuse to kill the restoration of a right that many honest citizens are strongly interested in. Constitutional carry does not give gun rights to criminals. Amazingly, it can be observed that criminals already carry guns that they are forbidden to have, and they also carry them concealed, with no permit at all! Once again, it is the law abiding citizen that government is oppressing. But isn’t a constant governmental boot in the face what law abiding citizens are made for? (So often, it is actually what they vote for!) And isn’t government suppression of their life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness what their taxes are meant to pay for? Bend over, America, once again. You are becoming masters of that.

    21. I read the entire editorial. I have to say that the writer of this editorial has left MANY anti-gun inuendoes throughout the editorial. This is very much a let-down for a so-called supporter that is pictured holding a weapon.
      I see that a RINO has APPOINTED a DemocRATic communist/islamist/nwo party supporter of PEOPLE-CONTROL to an office that “at the last minute” canceled the scheduled “discussion” of the gun RIGHTS bill. This action is of no surprise considering how the DemocRATs keep “dumping” information on the American People at the most INAPPROPRIATE times – – usually on a LATE FRIDAY before a “vacation”.

      1. To Speaker Bob Ben: Mr. Bonnen I normally don’t get involved in political legislative action but it seems to me that you could just as easily have started a law suit against those few whom you say have used bogus tactics and intimidated your family. Doing THAT would isolate the few involved and NOT INAPPROPRIATELY CHASTISE THE ENTIRE STATE THAT YOU LIVE IN. Does it not make more sense to punish only those involved rather than EVERYONE? If 1 child of yours does something seriously wrong would you punish your entire household…including your wife? Stepping on the 2nd Amendment for your state IS NOT HELPING you at all and it certainly won’t get you re-elected next time around. If you want people’s honest votes (which I’m pretty certain are just as important to you as the votes from illegal aliens that the far left has been advocating latwly) then the way to get them is to appeal to their hearts and to grant the people their wishes within reason not by enacting some bogus infringements upon their God given rights to protect themselves by taking away their means of doing so.
        I think it’s sad that you are going along with this anti 2A left wing associative group when you are SUPPOSED TO BE a Republican. The fight for people’s freedom never seems to end and only seems to get harder and harder and the fight longer and longer. I love my 2nd Amendment even though I am only someone who hunts and target practice a once in a while. Someone above quoted how many lives have been lost by Concealed Carriers butnisnt it funny that they didn’t show the other side of the coin…how many lives have been SAVED by Concealed Carriers? I don’t know the exact numbers but they are out there. If people want to bring something like that onto question than it is only right and appropriate to show both sides of the coin. It’s called FAIRNESS. Please take the time to rethink your bogus move on your entire state homeland because your position in this matter at the present isn’t helping anyone not even you Sir.

    22. Bonnen you just stabbed Texans in the Back!! Even if, IF a person or persons stepped way out of line and went to your house, they probably realized you were NOT going to help Texans defend themselves and get the Constitutional Carry law out of committee! I for one don’t think you ever had any intention of moving the bill along! and you are using this Pathetic excuse to Screw all Texans Again.. How did we get another Liberal, Left Wing political Hack in such an important position!! DISGUSTING, Speaker Bonnen is NOT for Texans folks, he is part of the Lefts infiltration of Conservative values!! Get Bonnen OUT of the House!! Gun owners of Texas, we have an Enemy in the House, Bonnen has been sitting on this Bill for a LONG TIME with No action at all, then to Blame ALL TEXANS for something a few MIGHT have done,, this is a typical Left Wing Political maneuver to Bury a Great piece of Legislation! Pass the Word,, Speaker Bonnen is a Traitor to the Constitution and to all of Texas!

    23. When candidates for office in Texas knock on a citizens door and video the encounter, or snap a photo, or bombard your mail box with their stale propaganda (SOS), are they too are engaged in harassment and intimidation?

      Should the good citizens of Texas now define these candidates conduct as domestic terrorism for such harassment and intimidation? I think not, but it does appear this is just another example of, what is good for the public servant is not good for the taxpayer! Do as we say not as we do; the swamp of Texas has reared its ugly head, again!

      By their own admittance, this appears to be the only reason this Bill was suspended for consideration, the merits of the Bill notwithstanding.

    24. You emailed me a request for an interview and I responded within an hour asking if I could speak with you either Sunday or Monday with no response. This in spite of the dozens of other requests I received and declined due to my quotes being misused previously. Not sure what your beef is with NAGR and why you felt the need to put that b.s. out there, but I run the state affiliate, work damn hard at it, and every single grassroots gun group in Texas can vouch for me as they have worked with me directly. I’m very disappointed that you know so little about the state and decide to interject that load of b.s. into the narrative to further muddy the waters after my name has already been drug through the mud nationally.

      1. He’s an NRA goon. Proud supporter of a so called gun rights organization that firmly stands behind its endorsements of disarming a quarter of the population (GCA which Franklin Judas Orth supported) and banning the most common firearm in the world (Full auto AKM) from civilian ownership (NFA and Hughes Amendment which LaPierre said “we have supported” in a Face the Nation interview).

      2. What do you expect from the NRA? It supported the GCA (ban a full quarter of the population from owning handguns) and NFA/Hughes (total ban of the most common firearm in the world).

        1. The NRA is proudly supporting the Red Flag Laws at the state and Federal level. The NRA is what we call CONTROLLED OPPOSITION. It is another way for lobbyists to make a good living off of the dues and the fundraisers!

      3. Chris McNutt.
        There right ways and wrong ways to promote constitutional carry. You just don’t go to Dennis Bonnen’s or any other State Rep house knowing that he is Austin. Thank you very much for killing the bill HB 357 Constitutional Carry bill. Just as Mom Demand Action should not go State Rep. home to promote their gun grab agenda, you have zero business to visit Bonnen’s house for same reason.
        Chris, My beef with the NAGR and TXGR is the same;
        “Texas Gun Rights is an affiliate of the National Association For Gun Rights and evidenced by their link to NAGR on their website (see image). The National Association For Gun Rights is false-flag money-collecting organization run by Dudley Brown and has been involved in derailing other pro-gun bills in states like Colorado over the years. AmmoLand News has warned our readers about this group and its many state affiliates over the years.”

        Chris, you just have derailed HB 257 by your actions by “visiting” Bonnen’s house. You were more effective then Moms Demand Action detail that bill. I would not be surprised if you are on the pay roll of Mom Demand Action.

        1. So your saying block walking in key distri ts is wrong? EVERY grass roots movement has done this. Like PETA, lgbt groups, religious rights groups, womens rights and so on. McNutt did nothing wrong. Maybe you should actually look into the matter yourself. Go to their facebook pages to see what they say. Look at the evidence provided. There is body cam footage, police reports, stories from other unrelated orgs with sworn testimony and alot more. Proving Bonnens version of events is 100% made up horse dung.

          Proof Bonnen lied to kill HB357. Heres the real story of what happened. And yes. There is undeniable proof that everything he said was a lie. Here is a link to the DPS body cam and a link to what really went down.

    25. Seems the RINOs in Texas know to pin the tail on the NAGR clones when they want to duck the ire of gun owners for failing to protect 2A. Then they turn around and shield themselves with their worthless-as-Federal-Reserve-Note NRA ratings.

      Pay attention people, you’re being played. Depend only on GOA ratings for identifying true 2A defenders.

      1. Right on the money. GOA is the organization out there EFFECTIVELY fighting for our rights, NOT caving for expediency, NOT snuggling up to our enemies, NOT giving out A+ ratings to provably anti-2nd Amendment politicians. They get my donations.

      1. ^^That’s it right there. My Texas rep in El Norte Texas was hand-picked by Straus to succeed my outgoing representative who resigned to become a county judge. Guess what? My new representative Will Not commit to ANY pro-gun legislation this year, despite the fact the he sent out mailers last election season showing him posing with a deer rifle as if he’s a hunter.

    26. Funny, politicians have NO problem showing up on my doorstep every two years. Fuck Dennis Bonnen, he was against ‘constitutional carry’ from the beginning. He deliberately appointed anti-gun Democrats to the two house committee’s that oversee gun laws. There was NO reason to do this except Dennis Bonnen is a sleeper-cell gun-grabber.


      1. Austin is and has been blue for years!! None of them have any balls to stand up for what is right! They are being bought out like the rest of the Country!

    28. I hate to point this out but “Constitutional carry” is a trick assumption , like “assault rifle ” .
      They as bats ,balls,hammers and nails are also assault weapons ;).
      All assault weapons are pretty much what is handy . yes ?
      Kinda like voting for Representation ,everyone has an assault vote ,frigging use it or lose it people !

    29. Apparently Bonnen and those connected to him don’t like it when WE THE PEOPLE start demanding that our congressional representatives listen to what we want? It’s harassment to inform them we want our rights to be reinstated????

      Our Founding Fathers Would Be Shooting By Now!

      1. if bonnen was a true member of we the people, he would not have even blinked in going forward with supporting the bill. It is very obvious he is a rino that needs to go, that he was bought off to betray we the people of Texas, and that he has been defrauding we the people of Texas in his performance to obtain his current political position. He should be voted into the dump, next election cycle. Obviously, the democ rats got something on him, and used it to plant Nevarez in a spoiler position. That being said, there are times to push, and get in peoples faces, to forward a point. And there are times to play it strictly professional. Obviously the timing was off on one side, and the true snake skin colors came out on the other side. Typical politcal moves on both sides, as swamp dwellers! Forbonnen- man up you punch bowl floater. For the knucklehead putting up flyers with no permit to do so- smarten up and fly right next time.

    30. Constitutional Carry was set as a priority for this session at the Republican State Convention. It was dead when Speaker Bonnen appointed Democrat Rep Nevarez as Chairman of the Homeland Security committee. We can only assume it was Speaker Bonnen’s plan to derail H.B. 357 there all along. This other business of harassment is just another excuse to penalize the many for the actions of a few.

      Though I vote Republican, I am not represented by Speaker Bonen and can’t vote against him directly, but I will support financially any opponent of his 2020 reelection bid, even if they be Democrat…

      1. Agreed. The committee appointments alone made it clear that Constitutional Carry would not pass this session. All the rest is political theater — from both sides of the issue. I don’t agree with Bonnen / Nevarez, but neither are my representatives so I can’t even cast my vote against them when their terms are up. I can only support whoever is against them (unless they represent an even greater threat to Liberty).

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