Apparently most every story about this insipid woman must identify her as a “rising Democratic star” these days, conveniently forgetting her implosion over the past month. Now along comes word she pretends to support open carry laws as she nakedly panders to gun owners in Texas. Since Democrats largely have zero principles don’t expect to hear a peep from them, except for the anti-gun nuts.
The Wild West tradition of openly carrying your six-shooter on the street has long been banned by many cities in Texas. But the state’s next governor could change that.
Rising Democratic star and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has joined her top Republican rival in supporting a proposed “open carry” law. It would allow people with concealed handgun licenses to wear a pistol on their hip, in full view, while in public.
Davis has said she supports expanding gun rights in Texas. But in a statement to The Associated Press, she said that includes open-carry — a position that puts her at odds with her own party but could keep her from alienating gun rights advocates in a deeply conservative a state where the Second Amendment is sacrosanct.
Her major problem is she’s an abortion extremist and no head-fake pretending she’s suddenly an ardent Second Amendment proponent will change any of that. It just demonstrates the woman will say and do anything to advance her so-called rising Democratic star. If anyone thinks she’d be a Second Amendment supporter if she happened to be elected should have their heads examined. She’s entirely a puppet of the Democrat machine and they’re hardly fans of open carry laws, never mind concealed carry laws.
But her party and influential Democratic colleagues, including a fellow state senator running for lieutenant governor, disagree.
“There is little or no public safety justification for open carry,” said Emmanuel Garcia, spokesman for the Texas Democratic Party.
Kellye Burke, who leads the Texas Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, also opposes Davis’ position. She said the open carry of firearms, whether rifles or pistols, “is meant to be a sign of intimidation. It’s not about protection.”
“I don’t think people are aware of it. They just haven’t seen it yet. People are completely shocked how strange and lawless it looks to have that kind of firepower in our daily life,” Burke said.
Such smug condescension from the anti-gunners: “I don’t think people are aware of it.”
Translation: You’re all too stupid. That should go over well.
Still, gun rights advocates were skeptical. Texas State Rifle Association spokeswoman Alice Tripp noted Davis’ previous calls for more restrictions on gun show sales and past votes against allowing concealed license holders to carry their guns in classrooms and buildings on college campuses.
“Wendy Davis has a very bad record as far as gun owners go,” Tripp said, calling Davis an “opportunist.”
It’ll be curious to see the reaction of the national Democrats and media who gush over her radical abortion stance. Will they ignore this new-found stance of hers matter or does abortion outweigh everything else. Typically anyone supporting open carry would be portrayed as a gun nut. This should be interesting.