Dennis Bonnen runs out the clock on Constitutional Carry
May 10, 2019,
Constitutional Carry is dead for the 2019 legislative session.
Even though Speaker Dennis Bonnen declared Constitutional Carry dead weeks ago, he alone had the power to advance HB 357 up until yesterday — yet he refused to do so.
After Speaker Bonnen threw a public temper tantrum in the media last month — revealing his long held opposition to Constitutional Carry — he finally made good on his word to kill HB 357 by using legislative deadlines.
But we knew this was coming.
In fact, we’re already planning to make our presence felt in the 2020 primaries — and come back stronger than ever for the 2021 session.
To show your support for this fight, please sign your Constitutional Carry petition and then consider chipping in $10 or $20 to help fund it!
Even though there are a few weeks left before the legislature officially adjourns, one thing is certain: politicians in Austin have FAILED gun rights activists yet again.
And if you’ve been following my e-mail updates, Speaker Bonnen allowed gun control bills to be scheduled on the House floor for a vote…while Constitutional Carry languished in committee.
Thanks to your pressure, pro-gun Texans were able to stop those bills in their tracks by using the same legislative deadlines Bonnen used to kill Constitutional Carry.
And with your support, we successfully exposed Speaker Bonnen as a wolf masquerading in pro-gun sheep’s clothing.
But I won’t sugarcoat it: we’ve got an uphill battle in Texas moving forward.
The only way we’re going to enact meaningful gun policy in Texas is to continue FORCING anti-gun politicians out of the shadows by making them go on record for pro-gun bills like Constitutional Carry.
That’s why Texas Gun Rights will not relent in its efforts to get a recorded vote.
This vote will separate the fake “pro-gun” politicians from the true Second Amendment champions.
After all, so-called “pro-Second Amendment” Republicans played a big role in killing Constitutional Carry in 2015 and 2017.
Thanks to the cowardice of weak-kneed Republicans — refusing to stand up to Speaker Bonnen — yet another year passes in Texas without getting a recorded vote on Constitutional Carry.
And like a dagger to the heart, Speaker Bonnen used legislative deadlines to kill Constitutional Carry in 2019.
You can bet Speaker Bonnen and his lackeys will continue trying to kill Constitutional Carry in future sessions, too.
That’s why it’s so important to sign your petition to continue putting pressure on your elected officials to support Constitutional Carry.
Chris, we believe that politicians should work for us, not the other way around.
That means they MUST go on the record on legislation that grassroots activists strongly demand like Constitutional Carry.
These votes will show pro-gun Texans who stands with them and who is in league with gun grabbers like billionaire anti-gun activist Michael Bloomberg.
Thanks to you, Constitutional Carry is at the front and center of public discussion.
And we can use this momentum going forward to continue our push to restore gun rights in Texas.
So please sign your Constitutional Carry petition urging your elected officials to support Constitutional Carry.
As you have seen, the path to getting a vote on Constitutional Carry will not be easy.
Like anything worth fighting for, this will require considerable resources.
So after you’ve signed your petition, please consider chipping in $10 or $20 to bring more gun rights activists in the fight.
Our path forward for the next two years relies on you.
Thank you in advance for your continued support.
For Texas and Freedom,
Texas Gun Rights