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Home visit by gun rights advocate alarms Texas lawmakers

1 year 2 months 1 day ago Friday, April 05 2019 Apr 5, 2019 April 05, 2019 1:49 PM April 05, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By CLARICE SILBER
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Texas gun rights advocate drove to the homes of three Republican legislators he blamed for stalling proposals to expand gun laws, prompting state troopers to monitor the House speaker's family residence.

Republican state Rep. Jonathan Stickland on Friday called it "some of the most concerning behavior" he has witnessed. He authored a pro-gun measure that stalled to the frustration of the group Texas Gun Rights. The bill would let residents carry handguns without a license.

Last week, Chris McNutt posted a Facebook video accusing GOP House Speaker Dennis Bonnen of blocking the measure.

Kim Bonnen, the speaker's wife, told the Houston Chronicle that McNutt wore a shirt with a picture of an assault rifle when he came to their neighborhood.

McNutt didn't return messages seeking comment Friday.

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