Thursday, October 5, 2017

One interesting tidbit about Texas Republican Congressmen pushing Gun Control....


"Every one of the builders had his sword girded at his side as he built. And the one who sounded the trumpet was beside me."
Nehemiah 4:18

We had our post about Cornyn yesterday; check out today's statement from Bill Flores:
“I think they should be banned. There’s no reason for a typical gun owner to own anything that converts a semi-automatic to something that behaves like an automatic,” Flores told The Hill newspaper. “Based on the videos I heard and saw, and now that I’ve studied up on what a bump stock is — I didn’t know there was such a thing — there’s no reason for it." Flores issued a statement Wednesday evening saying: "As a gun owner and a staunch supporter and defender of the Second Amendment, I believe that the recent tragedy in Las Vegas prompts a congressional review of bump stocks and similar devices that allow semiautomatic weapons to behave like automatic weapons, which are currently subject to tight federal licensing requirements.”
Obviously, this is an unworkable, non-sensical, idea that would have had no impact on the Vegas shooting.

And yet...Flores' district does include a chunk of Travis County.  And not just Travis County, but even a decent piece of the City of Austin.  And that puts Bill Flores well within the jurisdiction of this website.


[Note: Flores' district literally extends to one block North of this author's Church.]

It's not a secret that we want to take out a congressman this cycle.  Historically, Flores hasn't been as bad as some of the other yutz's we have locally [Note: In 5 years and over 2800 posts this is literally the first time this website has discussed him].  But if Bill Flores really wants to go down this anti-Second Amendment path, this author knows several conservative business owners in the Southwestern part of his district and Austin has a VERY dedicated Second Amendment community.

The biggest problem is that there's no obvious challenger.  The list of state legislators whose districts overlap Flores' isn't exactly inspiring.  But if Bill Flores wants to continue down this anti-Second Amendment path we're confident a challenger will emerge.

Bottom Line: If Bill Flores wants to make himself a priority of this website, he is welcome to do so.

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