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Man Wearing Pro-Gun T-shirt Thrown Out of Voting Booth

•, Kit Daniels
Election officials ejected a Texas man from a voting booth because he was wearing a Second Amendment t-shirt.
Chris Driskill was prevented from voting at the Waller County Courthouse on Tuesday after officials claimed he was violating Texas Election Code section 85.036, which states that “a person may not electioneer for or against any candidate, measure, or political party” in or within 100 feet of a voting location.
“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 our you’ll have to leave,’” Driskill told KVUE.
The officials used the election law to throw Driskill out of the voting booth even though the shirt simply stated “Second Amendment – 1789 – America’s Original Homeland Security” on the front without any mention of a political candidate or proposition.
This is simply an attack on free speech and voting rights through the color of law as well as another example of the continued demonization of gun owners across America.

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Comment by Lucky Red
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LOL!  An attack on free speech.  Yeah, but if I were a t-shirt that said "F*ck god" or "Jesus was gay" and the same was done to me, then, the Second Amendment Patriots would be cheering.  It's hypocrisy that's killing this effing country!