Skip to comments.Wendy Davis Outrages Democrats with Open Carry Support
Posted on 02/07/2014 5:23:29 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Last week, amid a host of questions about her ideological commitment and personal integrity, Texas Democrat Wendy Davis revealed a new, unexpected issue on her campaign platform: securing Second Amendment rights. The move has been met with some outrage from Democrats who see "no justification" for open carry laws.
Davis first announced her new stance last week to the Associated Press, suggesting that her campaign would "expand where people may carry handguns." The position is not on Davis's official campaign platform, and, from a legislator with an "F" rating from the NRA, appeared to surface out of nowhere. Davis did note that she wanted to expand background checks and training requirements to prevent any accidents should the law allow for more guns in Texans' lives.
The Democrats approached by the AP seem to feel the position surfaced suddenly as well. Democrats in Texas oppose any new law expanding "open carry" of handguns. A spokesperson for the Texas Democratic Party emphasized that the official party stance explicitly rejects the idea of open carry, arguing that there is "little or no public safety justification" for such a law.
Pro-gun groups seem equally perplexed by Davis's new stance....
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You’ve got it.... support before election day, ban after. The typical dem way.
She needs a REAL man. Libs are girlie men.
Oh come on libs... Outrage over her “support” for open carry? Really? You know she’s lying about it, heck we all do. So put away your fake outrage and go sign up for some more “free” benefits.
Former Cowboy great Emmitt Smith donated $10,000 to Wendy Davis’s campaign. Pretty dumb move for a guy with M-I-T in his first name. And his last name.
this is how Dhimmicrats get elected in Red states...but of course they turn on a dime...ie: Dingy Harry Reid.
She was against guns before she was for guns. Sounds like flip flop Juan Kerry.
By "justification", I assume they must mean "reason" - as in, there is no REASON for open carry laws, since the Bill of Rights adequately covers the issue.
Hey, it worked for Obama. Just tell everyone what they want to hear. Uninformed voters only remember what they want to.
There are a bunch of libs that could care less if she lied in the past, they liked what she said. There will be a few stupid hillbillies that won’t remember her liberal statements. They’ll see one ad in which she supports gun rights and vote for her.
Abortion Barbie is still pro-infanticide.
The Left would feel better about firearms if they were allowed to shoot babies with them.
Like odumbo she will use any lie necessary to get re-elected. I can almost hear her AFTER being re-elected, that the news of her support for the Second Amendment was taken out of context.
I don’t get this at all. The conventional wisdom has been that Davis was merely running for Texas Governer to garner more national attention and keep her in the spotlight until some suitable national office opened up which a Dem far lefty could win. But here she goes alienating her hard left base in what in what appears to be the foolish belief that by golly, she could just win this thing. I think by the time this is over she will be finished everywhere.
Unfortunately, real men like real women. Wendy is just a low class con artist. She’s just what the Texas Democrats deserve.
Wendy Davis is the latest winner in the dhimmicrap’s gameshow “Whoring for Votes”.
Windy is a real “pistol packin’ mama”....oh, that’s right....she forfeited the “mama” title.
This woman is a phony and has no clue how to run a statewide campaign. Greg Abbott is going to crush her. I just hope the Democrats keep her as their candidate.
The dims will keep her. It is too close to the primary to change horses. What will be fun is that the media LOVES her. What do they do with candidates they love? Constant media attention and coverage. So Windy will get lots of exposure to the voters. She will get votes from the usual suspects, but most voters will see her enough to see through her BS.
“Can I get me a huntin’ license here?”
You’re not fooling anyone, Wendy.
Is that a fur coat Ms. Davis has on or is a carcuss of a dead sheep?
You are witnessing a Texas politician drowning in her own promises. She’s going down for the third time. Stay out of the way. This is Texas, we don’t trust politicians. We are used to watching them slowly lie their way into this and out of that, especially democrats. She will promise us anything at this stage.
Her campaign has been like a third rate romance (song by the Amazing Rhythm Aces) with the voters of Texas. Remember the line “I’ll even tell you I love you if you want me to...”.
Bye, bye Wendy.
Ha! In her lame effort to gain conservative support she upset her own base. Love it!
yep...Only the hard core leftists in Austin know this and will vote for her...stick a fork in her!
“Last week, amid a host of questions about her ideological commitment and personal integrity, Texas Democrat Wendy Davis revealed a new, unexpected issue on her campaign platform: securing Second Amendment rights.”
Stick a fork in her. She’s done as a Democrat. Everything was hunky-dory when she was only (demonstrably) lying about her personal biography. But now she’s violated a cannon of the liberal orthodoxy.
If you get off on murdering babies the dumacrats will love you.....nothing else matters!!!
All smoke and mirrors, she has an F rating from the NRA....
IMO, they are both lying and not to be trusted.
Remember Anne Richards, the second woman governor of Texas, was defeated by George Bush because she refused to support concealed carry. That was one of the major issues that brought about her defeat. Mess with our second amendment rights and the voters of Texas get pissed off.
Wendy knows that. The DC leftist crowd just doesn’t get it. Yes, she pissed them off but they don’t vote in Texas. A lot of people pack heat in Texas including, I suspect, some old conservative democrats.
Wendy, it’s hard to be a DC leftist in Texas.
I get the impression (from afar admittedly) that Wendy Davis’ “power base” — if you want to call it that — is in Austin. That would be the ultra-liberal part of Texas. If she’s already wounded, they might just use this as an excuse to set her aside.
I get the impression (from afar admittedly) that Wendy Davis power base if you want to call it that is in Austin.
She has supporters in Austin and others. They are concentrated in the five largest counties with major cities. Major contributions from outside state and a liberal media provide the rest. Initially, there have been some large contributions from within state but I expect that to dwindle as her campaign is faltering. These are my observations, not facts.
At this point Greg Abbott has more support. Unless things change overnight he will probably be elected our next governor.
The good thing about this is that it will help push Greg Abbot to go for open carry in Texas. Hard to not go for it when the Democrat Candidate for Governor saw it as a good thing.
Yes, but she’s trying to salvage her campaign. Promise the voters anything to get elected. This is really a 180 for a liberal so I doubt she is sincere.
I thought Greg Abbott already supported open carry before she announced her support.
I just do not know. He plays his cards close to the chest.