Texas Senator John Cornyn was heavily booed by the audience at Friday’s (June 17) Texas GOP convention in Houston for his role in negotiating a gun control bill with the Democrats. Grassroots citizens fear their 2nd Amendment rights will be compromised away on gun control.
Some grassroots Republican activists have labeled Cornyn a “RINO” — short for “Republican in name only” — for his role in brokering a gun deal after the Uvalde shootings. As a result, convention delegates chanted “no red flags” and “say no to Cornyn” during his speech Friday afternoon.
Their concern is that Cornyn has called for stricter gun restrictions, such as financial incentives for states to enact and enforce “red flag laws” that allow law enforcement to confiscate guns from citizens under certain circumstances. Cornyn also supports expanded background checks to include the juvenile records of people under twenty-one.
American citizens have seen the government’s power and authority grow since the 1960s while their rights have shrunk. Citizens do not need more laws that limit their rights. Instead, we should punish criminals and hospitalize the mentally ill. People who are productive, law-abiding, and responsible should not have their rights limited.
Cornyn should be careful in negotiating with Democrats who want to control and transform America. Leftists have always wanted to take over America “by any means necessary,” including deceit.
The 2nd Amendment is meant for people to protect themselves from tyrants, not only for hunting. Cornyn needs to listen to the grassroots constituents.
On Saturday, June 4, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff sent a letter to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, requesting the need for a special session on gun violence following the mass shooting in Uvalde that killed 19 students and two teachers. Unfortunately, Texas’ state and local Democrat officials continue to blame guns for the crime and violence but ignore the liberal/leftist government policies that do not punish or incarcerate criminals.
The City of San Antonio plans to use some of its federal COVID pandemic relief money for a $5 million grant program for the arts and $1.5 million to organizations to help illegal aliens. This grant is another example of how liberals and leftists assist illegal aliens and encourage more illegal immigration.
Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, Sheriff Javier Salazar, District Attorney Joe Gonzales, and other local elected Democrats will hold a press conference on Friday, June 3, at 11 am at the Bexar County Courthouse to demand action on gun violence following the massacre in Uvalde. This press conference is more liberal/leftist political theater since Democrat policies have caused crime and violence.
City officials will outline strategies and initiatives to reduce gun violence in and around the San Antonio community. Undoubtedly, they will blame guns and the 2nd Amendment.