Wendy Davis’s campaign isn’t having the best time right now in her bid for becoming governor of Texas. A couple of weeks ago it was revealed that Davis may have fudged some aspects of her official bio.
Now, to try and get back on the good side of Texans, Davis has announced that she is in support of making openly carried firearms legal in the state of Texas.
Much to the surprise of many non-Texans, Texas actually requires gun carriers to keep their firearms concealed, unlike many states which also allow firearms to be openly carried.
According to the Dallas News,
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.
Davis has said she supports expanding gun rights in Texas. In a statement to The Associated Press, she said that includes open-carry — a position that puts her at odds with her own party but could keep her from alienating gun rights advocates in a deeply conservative state where the Second Amendment is sacrosanct.
Davis’ position now aligns her with her Republican gubernatorial rival, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, marking her latest effort to eliminate it as a wedge issue in the campaign.
Davis rose to national prominence in June of last year when she carried out an 11 hour filibuster against a bill that would limit abortions and regulate abortion clinics in the state of Texas.
Could this recent gun rights declaration just be a futile attempt to reach out to moderate gun owners?