A Texas man says he got shot down when he tried to cast his ballot on the first day of early voting in the Republican primary because he was wearing a T-shirt in support of gun rights.
Chris Driskill says he went to his polling place last week but was prohibited from voting because he was wearing a black T-shirt with a logo on the front and back reading, “2nd Amendment — America’s Original Homeland Security, ” KHOU 11 News reported.
…”I heard a gentleman’s voice over my shoulder say ‘he can’t vote with that shirt on. You’ll have to either turn it inside out or you’ll have to leave,’” Driskill said of his polling place encounter at the Walker County Courthouse in Hempstead, a Houston suburb.
“I didn’t quite understand it at first,” he told the station. “I was thinking they just didn’t like something about the Second Amendment.”
Driskill, who works as a security guard in Houston, apparently ran afoul of Texas election law that bars campaigning for any “candidate, measure or political party” within 100 feet of polling place. His T-shirt could be construed as campaigning in support of gun rights under the law. Violators can be charged with a misdemeanor.
Umm so being AMERICAN is now a political party??? So stupid!
Also for LOLz
The words encircle a skull and crossbones where the “bones” are short-barrel pistol grip shotguns.
The picture posted is EXACTLY what the shirt is described as, but those are obviously S&W Revolvers. Again, SO STUPID!!!
We can’t have voters who are aware of the US Constitution…but we can’t have voters show ID to show that the ballot they are taking is for them, and the registered voter is indeed a REAL PERSON.