April 8, 2019      2:30 PM
SB: Rewarding bad behavior
Speaker Bonnen’s team has aggressively made deals to keep problematic votes off the Texas House floor so far, which may be justified. But the ultimate result of rewarding bad behavior is always more of it
shocked by the news that activists demanding permitless
carry of firearms would show up at Speaker Dennis
home this past week obviously missed the coverage of the same type of activist walking
through retail shops with rifles. You could say the same for those who have
approached drivers in their cars stopped at intersections to talk
to them about the Second Amendment.
been doing this stuff for years and yet Rep. Jonathan Stickland, R-Bedford, once again filed a “Constitutional
Carry” bill this session in the spirit of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick welcoming “open carry” activists into his office and offering
them lemonade two sessions ago.
the stunt at Bonnen’s home forced Stickland to
By Scott Braddock