Dallas had a significant open carry event on Sunday with dozens of gun owners participating. myfoxdfw.com estimated the total at 60. “The demonstration by about 60 members of Open Carry Texas was meant to bring awareness to their cause, which is for the Texas Legislature to allow any citizen to carry a pistol in the open just as the law allows carrying of long guns.” Weird that the reporter didn’t mention that both likely candidates for governor, Greg Abbot (R) and Wendy Davis (D), have come out in support of open carry . . .
But dfw.cbslocal.com did a better job:
More than 70 people with the group Open Carry Texas participated in an open carry walk Sunday afternoon in the Uptown neighborhood in Dallas.
Sunday’s demonstration comes just days after Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis told the Associated Press she supports open carry.
Her position aligns her with Republican gubernatorial candidate Gregg Abbott but puts her at odds with many in the Democratic Party.
While most people may see though Davis’s political pandering, it appears that the tactics of the open carry groups are working. The candidate challenging Davis for her Texas State Senate seat, Konni Burton, is reportedly a strong open carry supporter. From opencarry.org:
The primary reason Wendy Davis suddenly discovered she ” supports ” open carry is that she is worried about losing her Texas State Senate seat to her challenger KONNI BURTON who has been on board for OC all along. Davis knows she has no chance of beating Gregg Abbott.
It’s clear that Wendy Davis’ gubernatorial campaign is in serious trouble. Is it possible that a Second Amendment supporter could win her Senate seat, SD-10, as well? Texas is one of only five states that bans the open carry handguns.
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