Grassroots pro-gun groups in Texas are demanding an apology from House Speaker Dennis Bonnen.
The Texas Grassroots Gun Rights Coalition issued a press release on April 23, 2019 “calling for the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, Dennis Bonnen, to publicly retract the false statements regarding Constitutional Carry, as well as the lies spread across the national media regarding Mr. Chris McNutt of Texas Gun Rights.”
This coalition of grassroots gun groups is made up Open Carry Texas, Lone Star Gun Rights, Texas Firearms Freedom, Texas Gun Rights, and Veterans for the Preservation of Gun Rights, “represent nearly a half-million Texas gun owners who are concerned about the destruction of gun rights by holding government officials accountable to expanding liberty in the Lone Star State.”
BLP recently covered each stage of this drama from Bonnen’s coordinated smear campaign in the media against Texas Gun Rights Executive Director Chris McNutt to new video footage exposing Dennis Bonnen as a liar.
The Coalition issued a list of items which Speaker Bonnen must apologize for:
- Misleading Texans about his level of support and commitment to the natural right to bear arms;
- Appointing anti-gun Democrats as chairmen of committees’ key to gun rights legislation;
- Falsely labeling organizations of the Coalition as “fringe” and “extremist” in an attempt to divide gun owners;
- Falsely telling the media that Mr. McNutt appeared at his private residence with the motivation to intimidate and threaten his family;
- Lying on the Chad Hasty Show by saying that Constitutional Carry “would allow a criminal the ability to carry a gun”;
- Lying on the Chad Hasty Show by saying that Mr. McNutt “flashed his gun” at staffers in Rep. Dustin Burrows’ district office in Lubbock when it is a proven fact that he was not armed;
- Refusing to prioritize the number one legislative priority for the Republican Party of Texas.
Last weekend, the Texas Grassroots Gun Rights Coalition was able to acquire body cam footage from the March 27th “incident” that took place in Speaker Bonnen’s neighborhood.
The Coalition was able to get this footage through a Freedom of Information Act request that they made to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The video was released this past weekend and disproves Bonnen’s claims to the media that Chris McNutt’s neighborhood block-walking “was a clear effort to intimidate and threaten.”
The Coalition maintains that Bonnen “fabricated this story in an attempt to fracture the grassroots and generate an excuse to kill the bill he now openly calls “bad policy.”
Although the Coalition does concede that an apology from Bonnen “will not correct the wrong committed by the Speaker, nor will it change his opinion that Constitutional Carry is “bad policy,” taking responsibility for one’s actions is an important first step” and it is their hope that this will put an end to the falsehoods being spread around the media.
Rush Limbaugh Announces That His Lung Cancer is Terminal
Conservative radio titan Rush Limbaugh announced to his listeners Monday that his lung cancer is terminal.
Recent scans showed that the cancer has progressed despite much treatment and positive results. “It’s not dramatic, but it is in the wrong direction,” said Limbaugh.
Limbaugh announced his cancer diagnosis back in February. President Donald Trump honored the pioneering conservative talk show host with the Medal of Freedom at the State of the Union address shortly thereafter.
Here’s a transcript of what Rush said on his show Monday. Excerpt below:
From the moment you get the diagnosis, there’s a part of you every day, okay, that’s it. Life’s over. You just don’t know when. But when you get that diagnosis, I mean, that’s… So, during the period of time after the diagnosis, you do what you can to prolong life, do what you can to prolong a happy life. You measure a happy life against whatever medication it takes.
And at some point you can decide, you know, this medication may be working, but I hate the way I feel every day. I’m not there yet. But it is part and parcel of this. It’s tough to realize that the days where I do not think I’m under a death sentence are over. Now, we all are, is the point. We all know that we’re going to die at some point, but when you have a terminal disease diagnosis that has a time frame to it, then that puts a different psychological and even physical awareness to it.
Stage 1 is just a bunch of little nodules running around, and even if you got a scan that showed a bunch of nodules, they’d say, “Gotta keep a sharp eye on them. There’s some nodules here, some nodules there.” But it really doesn’t present as what it is (this type of cancer) until it’s stage 4 — and stage 4 is, as they say, terminal. So we have some recent progression. It’s not dramatic, but it is the wrong direction.
So we have to tweak the treatment plan, which we did, and the chemotherapy drugs in hopes of keeping additional progression at bay for as long as possible. The idea now is to keep it where it is or maybe have it reduce again. We’ve shown that that is possible. If it happened once, it can happen again. So that’s the objective of the current treatment plan.
We here at Big League Politics will continue to keep Rush and his family in our thoughts and prayers.
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