Today, during our weekly Bayoubuzz Facebook Live discussion today, Maness discussed gun control legislation (and other matters) and explained that he and other gun owners are very mobilezed to ensure that their rights will not be enfringed.
Earlier during the session, Maness mentioned that one legislator, a Republican, voted against the gun-owners’ interests during a committee hearing but after pressure built against him let it known that the legislation would not have its support once it got to the House floor.
Republican members of the Louisiana Legislature are pretty smug about their ability to block any proposed legislation or budget put forward by Gov. John Bel Edwards. Witness the antics of Rep. Cameron Henry (R-Metairie) as he danced to puppeteer/House Speaker Taylor Barras (R-New Iberia) in rejecting the findings of the Revenue Estimating Conference
This past Tuesday’s election stirred mediocre interest here in the Bayou State. This was the fifth election in Louisiana in 2018. And get ready for six election dates in 2019. There was a 45% turnout last week, even though voters witnessed a great deal of election hype from throughout the nation. Louisianans just were not all that enthused.
Today, Maness issued a similar warning to all legislators but this time to Senator Gary Smith.
Although Maness mistakenly labeled Smith as a republican (he is a Democrat), the message is the same. The Colonel said gun owners will be using their collective influences and their own rights to protest against those who do not support good policies and common sense legislation, whether the violators are Republicans or Democrats..
Here are the comments transcript and the video. This segment began at the 34 minute, 38 second mark on the Youtube video.
Rob Maness talks gun control legislation in Louisiana legislature
Facebook Live: Col. Rob Maness talks gun control legislation in Louisiana legislature
MANESS: Gun politics continues to be an issue here in the state of Louisiana. Another Republican this time senator Gary Smith abstained instead of voting YES for a gun control bill that got out of a Senate committee. It will be voted on Monday I believe in the full Senate. These Republicans will have radio ads in their districts run to let their constituents know that they are not supporting the Second Amendment and that they are advocating for or letting bills pass that are not good policy and that a Senate bill 491 is once again not good policy. You know you won't find common sense gun owners saying this is a this is terrible and we got to fight against every single one of these bills if they're good policy and they can be looked at in a common-sense way but so so that's gun politics there you can expect if you're a legislator and you vote or don't vote and allow one of these crazy bills restricting our civil rights to keep and bear arms that we in the Louisiana defense coalition, my pac Gator PAC and and all the other citizen level gun owning organizations and supporters of the Second Amendment will talk to your constituents for you and let them know what you're doing and we're gonna ask that they let you know that you should vote no on gun control from here on out in this legislative session