‘Rising Democratic Star’ Wendy Davis Suddenly Supports Open Carry Law

Posted by on Feb 06, 2014 at 7:56 am
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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.

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12 Responses to “‘Rising Democratic Star’ Wendy Davis Suddenly Supports Open Carry Law”

  1. VoteOutIncumbents on 6/06/14 at 8:49 am

    The national, liberal media will simply ignore this development. It shows her as the grasping politician she is. Ignoring inconvenient truths when it comes to liberals is what they do best.

    Did catch Wendy on the Today show shortly after her filibuster. It was the second coming. Matt Lauer and his lesbian and gay cohosts were agog. She is being set up to be a Governor, US senator and potential POTUS after Hillary’s eight years. Her pink tennis shoes were all the talk.

    She also made the rounds on Sunday talk shows…with the hosts appropriately kissing her butt.

    The lying she did on her resume slows her loving envelopment by the media, but by no means ends it. Like the uncovering of Obama’s Rev. Wright episode…the media will downplay and later ignore.

  2. DamnCat on 6/06/14 at 9:32 am

    It’s hard for me to see how this helps her much. It won’t sway any Republicans or Independents since she (supposedly) embraces the same position as Abbott. On the other hand, it won’t lose her much support since Democrats will just figure she’s pandering and wouldn’t really go through with it.

    So who is she after here? A handful of Democrat voters who are ardent 2nd amendment voters? But they are still Democrats who know she’s just lying to try to get their votes. Seems to me she’s just outing herself as weasel with no principles who’ll say anything to win for no appreciable gain.

  3. rplat on 6/06/14 at 9:33 am

    Slimy liberals like Wendy are like an insidious disease where nothing short of total defeat can stop its progression. Believe her lies at your own peril.

  4. JR on 6/06/14 at 10:42 am

    The media seems all aflutter with finding “code words” and “dog whistles” in the narratives of their ideological opponents these days.

    Can we play, too?

    Can we assume that “rising democratic star” is code for “grossly unqualified”? Likewise, is “rising democratic star” a dog whistle to others in the media that there’s water to be carried, and brother, you better put down that Lister bag and bring a tanker truck, instead?

  5. sound awake on 6/06/14 at 10:48 am

    “There is little or no public safety justification for open carry,” said Emmanuel Garcia, spokesman for the Texas Democratic Party.

    one can use that same argument against any and everything the democrat party supports

    lets give it a try shall we:

    there is little or no public safety justification for…abortion on demand…

    and here:

    there is little or no public safety justification for…gay marriage…

    ooh another one:

    there is little or no public safety justification for…transgendered bathrooms

    how did we ever get to the point where the 2nd amendment- WHICH IS SOME OF THE CLEAREST LANGUAGE IN THE ENTIRE DOCUMENT-NO OTHER FREEDOM DOES THE CONSTITUTION USE THE WORDS “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED”- gets questioned for its suitablility or justification but ABORTION ON DEMAND

  6. bocephus on 6/06/14 at 10:59 am

    Most politicians can, and will, speak out of “both sides of the mouth”. It takes a true liberal to use both sides of the mouth AND the ass.

  7. JohnMc on 6/06/14 at 11:05 am

    Since I live in Fort Worth I should point something out about her past. When Davis was a councilwoman if FTW, she attempted to ban any gun shows at city venues. That includes the annual FTW gun show that is held at the Will Rogers center. Davis already has a background of opposing any guns at any time.

    This is simple pandering for votes.

  8. MLCross on 6/06/14 at 12:06 pm

    If she supported open-carry of horse-mounted gatling guns in downtown Austin, Abortion Barbie ain’t winning the governorship in Texas.

  9. John A on 6/06/14 at 12:44 pm

    >People are completely shocked how strange and lawless it looks to have that kind of firepower in our daily life,” Burke said.

    People who have never seen a police officer?

  10. lyle on 6/06/14 at 1:41 pm

    “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.

    “Firepower”? Are you effing kidding? Kellye (kell-ye) couldn’t just say “gun,” could she?

  11. Ken in NH on 6/06/14 at 1:53 pm

    More bad journalism too:
    “The Wild West tradition of openly carrying your six-shooter on the street has long been banned by many cities in Texas.”

    Uh, no. Open carry of handguns is restricted by state law and Texas has full preemption of local firearms laws. So, state law is what keeps people from openly carrying their “six-shooter” legally and if it did not, no town, city or county could restrict it just as they cannot restrict the concealed carry of firearms by a permit holder nor the open carry of long guns today.

  12. SNuss on 8/08/14 at 11:45 am

    Abortion Barbie is just another example of how the liars of the Left will do or say anything, just to get elected, and THEN show their TRUE agenda. Beauty is only skin deep, ugly goes down to the bone.