And also the ability to carry handguns not-concealed
She’s the rock ’em sock ’em cowgirl, now.
Goodbye pink sneakers, hello six shooter.
Because abortion isn’t going to win her the Governorship.
The Wild West tradition of openly carrying your six-shooter on the street has long been banned in Texas under state law. But the next governor could change that.
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….
But her party and influential Democratic colleagues, including a fellow state senator running for lieutenant governor, disagree.
“There is little or no public safety justification for open carry,” said Emmanuel Garcia, spokesman for the Texas Democratic Party.
It’s a core, heartfelt belief of hers:
One Democratic consultant suggested that since Abbott supporters already tried to paint Davis as an anti-gun candidate, it may be pragmatic for the state senator to support the proposal.
“If the issue isn’t important to you, then it would be smart to take it off the table by saying, ‘Me, too; now let’s go back to talking about education and how we fund road building and the stuff the mainstream of Texas is really concerned with,'” strategist Harold Cook told the AP.
Could it be that she, ahem, abandoned Democrats on gun control to advance her political career?