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Wendy Davis Outrages Democrats with Open Carry Support
Breitbart's Big Government ^ | February 6, 2014 | Frances Martel

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....

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist; democrats; gregabbott; opencarry; texas; wendydavis
Greg might as well get someone measuring the windows for drapes in his new office.
1 posted on 02/07/2014 5:23:29 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

hahahahah


2 posted on 02/07/2014 5:24:09 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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You’ve got it.... support before election day, ban after. The typical dem way.


3 posted on 02/07/2014 5:26:41 AM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: Dutch Boy

She needs a REAL man. Libs are girlie men.


4 posted on 02/07/2014 5:28:16 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


5 posted on 02/07/2014 5:29:04 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


6 posted on 02/07/2014 5:30:00 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. N<ov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

this is how Dhimmicrats get elected in Red states...but of course they turn on a dime...ie: Dingy Harry Reid.


7 posted on 02/07/2014 5:33:07 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She was against guns before she was for guns. Sounds like flip flop Juan Kerry.


8 posted on 02/07/2014 5:35:24 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The move has been met with some outrage from Democrats who see "no justification" for open carry laws.

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.

9 posted on 02/07/2014 5:35:29 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Dutch Boy

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.


10 posted on 02/07/2014 5:36:36 AM PST by CPONav
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Abortion Barbie is still pro-infanticide.


11 posted on 02/07/2014 5:37:17 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Left would feel better about firearms if they were allowed to shoot babies with them.


12 posted on 02/07/2014 5:38:23 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"The move has been met with some outrage from Democrats who see "no justification" for open carry laws."

"Outrage." Right. I think we all know how this plays out...
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13 posted on 02/07/2014 5:41:22 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: SampleMan

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.


14 posted on 02/07/2014 5:41:47 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


15 posted on 02/07/2014 5:44:39 AM PST by circlecity
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Careful there, Abbott is a still a Republican and we all know how easy it is for them to pi$$ it away.
Just look back at the last two presidential races
16 posted on 02/07/2014 5:45:33 AM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Democrats who see "no justification" for open carry laws.

It doesn't fit their new world order socialist agenda, of course they're pissed!
17 posted on 02/07/2014 5:45:36 AM PST by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian *born again believer in Jesus Christ* Black Man!)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Unfortunately, real men like real women. Wendy is just a low class con artist. She’s just what the Texas Democrats deserve.


18 posted on 02/07/2014 5:48:01 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wendy Davis is the latest winner in the dhimmicrap’s gameshow “Whoring for Votes”.

Just Sayin’


19 posted on 02/07/2014 5:48:38 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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yea, sure...


20 posted on 02/07/2014 5:49:49 AM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Windy is a real “pistol packin’ mama”....oh, that’s right....she forfeited the “mama” title.


21 posted on 02/07/2014 5:50:38 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


22 posted on 02/07/2014 6:00:35 AM PST by freedom1st
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To: freedom1st

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.


23 posted on 02/07/2014 6:06:33 AM PST by Texas resident
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Can I get me a huntin’ license here?”


24 posted on 02/07/2014 6:09:15 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You’re not fooling anyone, Wendy.


25 posted on 02/07/2014 6:11:47 AM PST by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is that a fur coat Ms. Davis has on or is a carcuss of a dead sheep?


26 posted on 02/07/2014 6:12:30 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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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.


27 posted on 02/07/2014 6:27:03 AM PST by Texicanus (It's cold here in Texas today.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ha! In her lame effort to gain conservative support she upset her own base. Love it!


28 posted on 02/07/2014 6:27:08 AM PST by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: Dutch Boy

yep...Only the hard core leftists in Austin know this and will vote for her...stick a fork in her!


29 posted on 02/07/2014 6:29:05 AM PST by gr8eman (How ya doin Bob?...Bitchen!)
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To: 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.”

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.


30 posted on 02/07/2014 6:39:07 AM PST by Tallguy
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31 posted on 02/07/2014 6:42:46 AM PST by ontap
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To: CPONav

If you get off on murdering babies the dumacrats will love you.....nothing else matters!!!


32 posted on 02/07/2014 6:45:24 AM PST by ontap
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All smoke and mirrors, she has an F rating from the NRA....


33 posted on 02/07/2014 7:03:33 AM PST by apillar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Gov. Goodhair should call a special session to remove the odious laws denying the right to carry openly. Let her put her vote where her mouth is. Same with Abbot, who to my knowledge hasn't actually done anything for our second amendment rights while he's been in politics.

IMO, they are both lying and not to be trusted.

34 posted on 02/07/2014 7:04:24 AM PST by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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To: Tallguy

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.


35 posted on 02/07/2014 7:09:31 AM PST by Texicanus (It's cold here in Texas today.)
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To: Texicanus

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.


36 posted on 02/07/2014 9:10:03 AM PST by Tallguy
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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.


37 posted on 02/07/2014 9:40:37 AM PST by Texicanus (It's cold here in Texas today.)
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To: Texicanus; All

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.


38 posted on 02/07/2014 11:52:40 AM PST by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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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.


39 posted on 02/07/2014 1:53:18 PM PST by Texicanus (Texas, it's a whole 'nother country.)
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To: Texicanus
Yes, he supported open carry a year ago. He has been very sparse with explaining exactly what he supports for open carry. The implication is that he supports licensed open carry, but it would be much preferable to obtain permitless open carry. Maybe that is what he will push for.

I just do not know. He plays his cards close to the chest.

40 posted on 02/07/2014 3:39:54 PM PST by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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