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Man ordered to take off NRA hat or he would not be allowed to vote

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by U201491, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Man ordered to take off NRA hat or he would not be allowed to vote\

    This is Social Marxism in full gloat.............. And it has been tolerated with little fight.................WTH

    http://www.13wmaz.com/story/news/2014/10/29/man-ordered-to-take-off-nra-hat-or-he-would-not-be-allowed-to-vote/18117437/
    Man ordered to take off NRA hat or he would not be allowed to vote
    WXIA 12:37 p.m. EDT October 29, 2014
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    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. (WXIA) -- Georgia's Secretary of State is investigating a complaint from a Douglas County voter who was surprised at what he was told he would have to do simply to cast his ballot.
    The man was told he would not be allowed to vote as long as he was wearing his NRA Instructor hat.
    The poll worker told him that his hat is against the law at the polling place.
    "I wear my hat everywhere I go," said the voter, Bundy Cobb.
    Cobb was wearing his NRA Instructor hat last week when he walked into the Douglas County Courthouse to vote. He said he has worn the same hat at least two other times while voting there. And he is, in fact, a certified NRA firearms instructor, at his business "True Aim Defense."
    But this time, a poll worker told Cobb to take off the hat, or leave.
    "She said, 'Your hat has NRA on it.' I said, 'What's that got to do with anything?' She said, 'It's perceived to be Republican Party.' I said, 'That ain't right. That don't make no sense.' I complied so I could to go in there and vote."
    Cobb speaks of his passion for the U.S. Constitution, and for training people in the responsible ownership of firearms.
    But, he said, he never thought of the hat as a political statement.
    Douglas County Elections Supervisor Laurie Fulton declined to comment.
    County Spokesman Wes Tallon emailed to 11Alive News an NRA campaign flyer for Georgia GOP candidates, to illustrate why Cobb's NRA hat was not allowed at the polling place -- because of the state law and county ordinance that ban campaign materials at polling places.
    Cobb's NRA hat, Tallon wrote, "represented an organization that had certain well-advertised views and was active in the Georgia gubernatorial campaigning."
    "To me it's really ridiculous," Cobb said. "My cap is advertisement for me. It doesn't endorse any candidate or a political party. Because all parties are affiliated with the NRA, you know. So it didn't have anything to do with the campaign. I wasn't campaigning, I was just there to vote. That's all I wanted to do, was vote."
    Cobb hopes the Georgia Secretary of State will rule the hat is not a political statement.
    "I'm hoping they'll change the way they look at it, and not, you know, harrass people when they go in there to vote."
    Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court let stand a law in Minnesota that bans political attire at polling places.
    So the issue here is whether Bundy Cobb's NRA instructor cap is political attire, even if he's not trying to make a political statement.
     
  2. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Right after a voter wearing an "I love Obama" shirt picked up their ballot, and just before another voter wearing a 6" "stop global warming" button got their ballot... Right?

    Never mind the fact the NRA endorsed Harry Reid last election cycle. :rolleyes:
     
  3. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    This is the part that bothers me the most - "It's perceived to be" what and by WHOM? This can open a Pandora's Box wide open. Lets try a couple 'Perceptions':
    Flowers on a hat or clothing - perceived as a Hippy liberal democrat
    Man with a bald head - perceived as a White Supremest Republican
     
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  4. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Well how about this - all those who are Democrats and support he 2nd amendment should stand up and cry "foul"! Many get upset and tell us that 2nd amendment rights are not a Republican only thing, so they should be very vocal about protecting this man's right to wear his non-partisan hat. Come on Dems, be vocal and stand up for this injustice. Remind them that 2nd amendment rights are for Dems too! You should be insulted that they consider NRA to be a Republican group. Right?
     
  5. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    I agree - and they need to start at the Douglas CO, Ga. Courthouse.
     
  6. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    :s0114:Again, folks like this lady need to be hanged.

    It's the only way.

    Clearly there isn't a single person running that show that can be trusted. Oooh man, had that been here in Oregon Id make it a point to drive down and give her a piece of my mind.

    Incidents like this are utterly disgusting.
     
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  7. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    How about these guys at the polling place? They have hats and clubs!

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  8. TastyWheat87

    TastyWheat87 Washington Active Member

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    This country is going to crap, at 186,000 miles per second.
     
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  9. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    There is a big difference between endorse and giving a score based on actual viting record. There was not much to base it on and all there was from the azzes state. I don't believe they would ever "endorse" that brown log.