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I have been on DU since 2006 under \"SteveM\" and later \"SteveW.\" Due to an account mix-up and a computer crash, I have \"rejoined\" as Eleanors38, but my history at DU includes the names cited.

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Wendy Davis: Strong on the Second Amendment.

Already, the national FR network of websites are taking up the uniform, torch-lit chants warning of the heretic, Wendy Davis. But the halls of their mountain king will not ring out with the usual rhetoric about guns. According to Project Vote Smart, Wendy Davis has voted "yea" 3 out of 4 times on gun legislation in the past two years. Her only "no" vote was against legislation allowing guns on college campuses, back in 2011. (IMO, that issue has never been very hot-button, even in Texas.) Her "yea" votes, all this year, are in favor of:

1) Allowing guns in cars when vehicles are on college campuses;

2) Allowing tax breaks for firearms, ammunition and accessories companies to encourage re-location to Texas; and

3) Allowing for school marshals to augment armed security in schools.

Project Vote Smart summarizes one of these bills, the rest are in text form.


Will there be an increase in blacks obtaining concealed carry permits?

Since the Zimmerman trial verdict there has been and continues to be speculation on what the "black community" will do, even to the point of rioting. Charges of racism and "profiling" have been leveled on those who see riots in the offing.

But is it racist to suggest that a substantial number of blacks may arm themselves as a result of the trial verdict, esp. since licensed concealed-carry is not as widespread among blacks? Should blacks now be dissuaded from such action? Who would like to start such a "campaign?" Would an African-American population, legally armed on a parity with "whites," disturb or disrupt one's image of blacks or re-enforce it?
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