Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, who made her life story part of her campaign, has now put part of that story, which was questioned by the Dallas Morning News, off limits.
In an interview with The Associated Press, the Democratic state senator from Fort Worth also reiterated her refusal to discuss the volatile end to her second marriage to Jeff Davis, which led to allegations of infidelity and a temporary restraining order against her.If Greg Abbott had a messy divorce which included infidelity and a temporary restraining order, Wendy Davis would make it the center of a few commercials. Perhaps though she isn't hiding anything, perhaps like in the Star Trek reboot there was a change in the past which changed the present and her life story as she originally stated it is true. If that's the case, perhaps the Jets will be in the Super Bowl next week.
"What I committed to my daughters when I started this journey was that I would not revisit a very difficult time in our life which was that period," Davis said. "I am not going to revisit that for the purposes of this campaign, not today, not in the future of the campaign. I would just remind you that there are always two sides to every story in a divorce."
In the same interview she talked about her love of guns:
While Democrats elsewhere have called for tighter gun laws, Davis said she owns a handgun for protection, plans to obtain a concealed handgun license and supports legislation that allows workers to keep guns in their vehicles at work.Like her "life story" her support of the expansion of gun ownership is full of lies. As reported by Politifact in November 2013:
"I think I have been pretty strong in supporting the expansion of the rights of gun ownership," she said.
A Sept. 11, 2013, Tribune news story Hirsch emailed to us said Davis was a gun owner and quoted her as saying of the gun show restrictions, "I haven’t pursued it as a senator because I know it’s like spitting in the wind" and "But I still believe it’s the right thing. And if I were governor and a bill came to my desk that provided for background checks at gun shows, I would sign that."What Davis is about to learn is that your positions and life story can hurt you, but lying about it will hurt you more....unless of course there is a Wendy Davis reboot, like in Star Trek. If that's the case, I can't wait for the Super Bowl.
Hirsch also cited a Sept. 18, 2013, commentary by Georgia writer Brandon Howell, posted on the conservative Daily Caller website, that went further, saying Davis also "sought banning gun shows on city-owned property."
A Fort Worth ordinance Davis proposed in 2000 could have barred some gun shows from city property, but was tabled along with a related proposal, according to news stories starting in 2000 about a months-long city government debate on gun control that year.
An Aug. 9, 2000, news story in the Dallas Morning News said her ordinance would have placed restrictions on shows "including provisions that would allow only licensed dealers to sell firearms on city premises." According to the story, Davis said that another option was requiring background checks on gun buyers at the shows.
A July 19, 2000, News story said Davis also supported the other tabled proposal, a resolution by which the council would have asked the federal government to require background checks of gun show buyers.