After Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) announced on Tuesday that there were not enough votes in the state senate to pass a bill allowing residents to open carry handguns, a state gun group responded with threats.
Tarrant County Open Carry said it will not accept the lawmakers’ decision to drop the bill for now and plans to identify Republican lawmakers who do not support the legislation.
“Well, it’s time to hunt down the Republicans who don’t support the Constitution and the Republican Platform,” the group wrote on Facebook. “Then, we will expose them and help them find a new job by making sure they won’t have a chance to ever get elected in Texas again. Time to start sending these people to California.”
The group encouraged supporters to call their state senators and find those “who are not listening to the #WeThePeople.”
“Dan Patrick said there is not enough support in the Senate. What?!?!!? Not enough support for the Constitution? The job they swore to uphold? We have 20 Republican Senators. Are they listening to lobbyist and gun organizations who are pro money?…. or the people?” the group wrote.
The same open carry group recently pushed the Texas legislature to allow lawmakers to install panic buttons in their offices after the organization confronted a Democratic Texas representative.
The leaders of Texas Open Carry have distanced themselves from the Tarrant County group. Texas Open Carry disapproves of the county group’s decision to organize open carry rallies without notifying the police ahead of time.