Friday, July 13, 2012
You know what they say about a lover spurned.
I know the NRA and the TFA are single issue groups but to go all in on one candidate who I think had limited impact over one bill (of a possible many) seems a little over the top to me.
Was that the only gun bill in the legislature this last year?
No. I had 4 or 5 that could have passed with a little support from one of those groups.
Did she kill one of her own bills as the sponsor?
No. The NRA to my knowledge picked the sponsors that let them down and did not move or set up for motions on their bills. In fact Josh Evans and I had a similar bill and were ready to move it but the NRA wanted and supported that one bill and that one bill only for some reason.
Was she the only person to vote against the bills?
No. There were several who voted against it or let it die. I honestly don't know if Maggart even voted on the bill ever.
Does she have a long history of fighting against gun bills?
No. In fact Maggart had a 100% voting record for them for as long as I can remember.
Does the NRA/TFA have a history of going after a single legislator on a single issue like this?
No. Not really. Even Jimmy Naifeh got a pass for years until the very end where leadership votes were scored on an NRA survey.
Has Maggart said "No way, No how, Never!" On the parking lot bill?
No. In fact she has said several times it could still happen next year but the bill is not ready yet. It still needs some work.
Did Maggart make threats to other legislators to vote against their consciences?
No. Not that I ever heard from any legislator.
So seriously, are their no other races that are more key out there?