The National Association for Gun Rights launched a new TV ad Monday exposing Fort Bend County (Texas) Sheriff Troy Nehls for his attacks on the Second Amendment.
In the TV ad, which may be viewed here, Nehls can be seen denouncing the lawful carry of firearms inside of a church, telling audience members at a Chamber of Commerce meeting:
“I don’t know if any of you have a hogleg [gun] strapped to your side, but you’re in a church and you should know better.”
Nehls’ comments were made in 2016, before hero concealed carrier Jack Wilson shot and killed an armed intruder in the West Freeway Church of Christ in December of 2019.
“Mr. Wilson’s fast thinking and accurate response stopped a would-be mass shooting and saved the lives of innocent worshippers. So why on earth does Nehls want to leave you defenseless as you worship God with your friends and family?” said NAGR President Dudley Brown.
During his remarks, Nehls also attacked Texas’ open carry law and threatened to abuse his power as Sheriff to preserve other deadly ‘gun-free’ zones, a position more like that of Beto O’Rourke than a Texas Republican. In NAGR’s ad, an image of Sheriff Nehls morphs into Beto, who is known for saying “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15!”
“We hope Sheriff Nehls will take this as a wakeup call and publicly apologize for his anti-gun rant,” said Brown, “We hope he’ll reverse course because the last thing Congress needs now is another gun control apologist with an R next to his name.”
Troy Nehls faces fellow Republican candidate Kathaleen Wall in the July 14th GOP runoff election. Wall returned the National Association for Gun Rights candidate survey 100% pro-gun.
The TV ads will begin airing May 11th in the Houston TV markets on the Fox News Channel. The TV ad may also be viewed online at NAGR’s YouTube page.
The National Association for Gun Rights is the nation’s largest “no-compromise” pro-gun organization, with 4.5 million members and supporters nationwide.