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.
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) must truly be desperate to win the Texas Governor slot if they back this woman. The organization has repeatedly stated they do not believe the 2nd Amendment applies to individuals and goes so far as to call the Heller decision an error. And yet, one of their rising stars, however tarnished, has been on a tear for the last few weeks claiming support for gun rights. At least that’s what Fox News reported here.
I come from a heavily Democrat leaning family. And I have lived under three Democratic Presidents and lived in Sheila Jackson-Lee’s district most of my life. So knowing this woman is a Democrat, I find her support hard to believe. Even Barrack Obama has taken “pro-gun” actions from time to time but, ALWAYS for political expediency. So my take is that if you believe for one minute that this woman actually supports your right to keep and bear arms, I’ve got some ocean front property in Arizona to sell you.