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Rep. Dennis Bonnen Says He's Received ‘Repeated Death Threats' Since He Became Texas House Speaker

Bonnen became Texas Speaker of the House in January

Speaker Dennis Bonnen says he's received "repeated death threats" since he became the House's leader in January.

On Monday, Bonnen's office released copies of about two dozen menacing messages the Angleton Republican has fielded over the past two months as he faced a backlash for squelching passage of a "constitutional carry" bill sought by ardent gun-rights advocates.

Most of the messages discussing a need for Bonnen to sustain physical harm were posted on Facebook, on either Bonnen's page or those of two gun rights groups, said Bonnen spokeswoman Cait Meisenheimer. A few threats came in emails or calls to Bonnen's office, she said.

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