In Texas, support for the Second Amendment is essentially a given for any elected official, particularly at the statewide level. The right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, and Texans don’t take kindly to politicians chipping away at that fundamental Constitutional right.
Meanwhile, Texas Senator Wendy Davis says she supports, and as Governor would sign, restrictive gun laws:
Despite the risks, Davis, known for waging sometimes lonely political battles, has not been afraid to pick a fight over guns — in particular over gun shows.
As a member of the Fort Worth City Council, Davis tried to impose restrictions on guns shows held at municipal facilities.
She said that if she were governor, she would… happily sign gun show regulations into law.
Wendy Davis says she would happily sign restrictions on the Second Amendment. Back in 2008, James Dark of the Texas State Rifle Association warned: “She has a proven record of attempting to pass what we consider to be bad regulations.”
Wendy Davis has an undeniably bad record on gun rights, which would preclude her from being competitive in a statewide race in Texas. Indeed, as the successful recalls of two anti-gun Senators, Colorado State Senate President John Morse and Angela Giron, in blue districts in Colorado just this week demonstrates, Wendy Davis’ anti-gun record may be more of a disqualifying albatross around her neck than previously believed.
One of the Colorado districts is politically on par with Delaware, while the other resembles California, and despite anti-gun forces outspending pro-Second Amendment advocates 6-to-1, the two anti-gun Democrats were soundly defeated.
If an anti-gun Democrat can’t win in what was once considered a deep blue district, how could one possibly hope to win in Texas?
Expect to hear more here and elsewhere about Wendy Davis’ anti-gun record.