Anti-gun Rep. Villalba loses

Anti-gun Rep. Villalba loses

March 16, 2018

Don’t mess with Texas!

That was the resounding message that sent shockwaves through the Lone Star State after yesterday’s primary election.

In fact, that message was amplified especially in House District 114, the home of notoriously anti-gun State Representative Jason Villalba.

You see, Jason Villalba has long been a thorn in the side of gun owners.

In addition to his public opposition to Constitutional Carry, Jason Villalba publicly advocates for more gun control in Texas… as a Republican!

And in 2013, he even voted to expand dangerous “gun-free” criminal-safe zones.

But after last night, gun owners in Villalba’s district are grinning from ear to ear.

That’s because Republican challenger Lisa Luby Ryan, who returned her Texas Gun Rights candidate survey 100% pro-gun, defeated the three-term incumbent in a decisive victory.

Time after time, politicians like Jason Villalba reject the voices of their pro-gun constituents… and fold to the demands of gun control zealots.

And instead of listening to constituents pleas to reverse course, they dig a hole that’s too deep to get out of.

This time, gun owners get to dance on the grave of another anti-gun political career that came to a screeching halt.

But there is more good news.

Gun owners were heard loud and clear throughout the entire state.

In fact, Texas Gun Rights sent tens of thousands of pieces of mail across Texas, as well as phone calls, and sent more than 100,000 e-mails informing gun owners about the anti-gun actions of their candidates… and lobbying them to reverse course.

Thanks to your calls demanding that your candidates go on the record in support of your gun rights — by returning their candidate survey — Texas now has more candidates on the record for your gun rights than ever before.

And challengers who tried to hide their views on the Second Amendment and REFUSED to return their Texas Gun Rights candidate survey did not find the approval of gun owners.

In fact, pro-gun incumbents like State Representatives Mike Lang and Kyle Biedermann won their re-election campaigns with ease.

This proves that candidates who REFUSE to take a bold stance to fight for your gun rights will have a short-lived political career.

But there is still work to do.

There are open seats where candidates are still REFUSING to return their gun rights surveys. And we MUST get them on the record.

Thank you for your continued activism!

Chris McNutt
Executive Director
Texas Gun Rights

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