But before it did, the chamber plunged into rare unscripted territory, as Democrats and Republicans battled members of their own parties over an amendment from state Sen. Don Huffines, R-Dallas, that would prohibit police officers from stopping someone solely because they are visibly carrying a handgun.The provision, which eventually passed, attracted support from Democrats who said it would help prevent racial profiling and conservatives who said it was necessary to protect the Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable search and seizure of handgun license holders.“This should not be complicated, it should not be controversial. This is a bipartisan issue,” Huffines said.
Democrats Rodney Ellis of Houston and Royce West of Dallas threw their support behind Huffines, saying that — while they oppose open carry itself — with the bill all but certain to pass they wanted protection from racial profiling by police.
Lily White Klan Members exalted and Liberal/Progressive members of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence are losing their minds over the provision. Imagine that! In some less than protected states where Open Carry is already legal, certain uneducated police and Sheriff departments have been using the “disturbing the Peace” and other legal trickeries to harass legal gun owners openly carrying a sidearm. And yes, some of those affected are minorities that are not allowed to stray from the Liberal corral and actually have the tools to defend themselves. Let’s face it, CSGV members are always scared of everything and the thought of a black man with a gun on his waist must drive them to dive in the bunkers under their homes while watching the best parts of D. W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation in their smartphones.
Oh well, they can try to stop Civil Rights, but history shows they do not have a great record doing so.