Desperation or insanity? Texas gov candidate Wendy Davis now claims support for open carry

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.

via Texas gov candidate Wendy Davis supports open carry law | Fox News.


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.


You may not have noticed but, last week a Democrat tried to sound like a Libertarian or Tea-Party member.

AUSTIN, Texas — Gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis promised Tuesday to veto a state income tax to pay for public schools and expand where people may carry handguns, while her campaign attempted to move past allegations she misled people while telling her life story.

via AUSTIN, Texas: Davis stakes out middle ground, shifts topic | Elections | The Sun Herald.

It seems that in an attempt to distract from her real life story making the news, Wendy Davis has decided to claim support for expanded gun rights and promised to veto a state income tax if elected governor. Imagine that, a liberal democrat advocating for gun rights and lower taxes. Sounds too good to be true doesn’t it? Yeah well, it probably is too good to be true but, that’s what she said during an Associated Press interview last week while the press was having a field day with the revelation that the life story she’s told in campaign ads and previous interviews was found to be less than accurate.

Prior to her filibuster of abortion legislation, few people outside liberal democratic circles knew or cared that Wendy Davis existed. She was allegedly a Republican once upon a time so it may be that no one really knows who she is. Where gun rights are concerned; since beginning of her gubernatorial campaign, she has largely avoided saying anything on the subject. Guns and gun rights aren’t mentioned at all in the issues section of her website.

But, if we use a time machine (or simply look at her legislative record), we see that her sudden support for expanding gun rights is a 180-degree reversal of her position on this issue. What am I talking about? Remember campus carry (SB 1581)? Yeah well, you’ve got Wendy Davis and other Texas Democrats to thank for that bill dying on the floor of the Texas Senate floor. And true to that reversal, she did vote in support of SB 1907 last session which allows us to keep guns in our cars on college campuses.  Of course, she’s done nothing to raise awareness of her vote on that issue.  Doing so might ruffle the feathers of fellow liberals Democrats and cause some to withdraw support on that issue alone.

Surprisingly, in the same AP interview,Davis went on to claim that she “owns a handgun for protection, plans to get a concealed handgun license,”  I wish her luck with that. Given her voting record, some CHL instructors, likely wouldn’t let her sign up for their class or sign her completion certificate if they knew who she was ahead of time. Of course, Texas CHLs records are not available to the public (nor should they be) so there’s no way to verify her claim but, I’d love to know if she actually follows through on that claim of getting a CHL and ultimately supports the right for all rather than just the privileged few like herself. I’m not holding my breath.