Bexar County Commissioner: “Wait until the minorities start being armed with open carry, then they’ll change their mind”
SAN ANTONIO TX – Video has surfaced of Bexar County Commissioners talking about the prospects of open carry passing in Texas, and race was immediately injected into the conversation by one commissioner. When asked about the status of the open carry bills in the house in senate, the presiding officer and county Judge Nelson Wolff, immediately laughs as if its a joke…
“They say they’re gonna pass it”
After a brief discussion about where the bill is in relation to passing, the commissioner chimes in again….
“Well, hopefully it dies”
Ironically, minority commissioner Paul Elizondo chimes in and offers his racist view of the open carry movement…
“Wait until the minorities start being armed with open carry… then they’ll change their mind, maybe.”
If one could make any sense of this comment at all, I suppose the audience could take away that Elizondo believes that carrying a firearm outside of ones clothing is somehow a form a racism. Furthermore, the comment seemingly discloses that the commissioner believes that minorities are somehow a threat to others with a lighter complexion of skin when they exercise their inherent right to bear arms, and every minority should take offense to that.
If the commissioner were to look at the reason open carry was banned in Texas in the first place, he would find that it was to keep the ‘confederate sympathizers’ from being able to defend themselves during the rather racist reconstruction period. So if the open carry ban has its roots in racism, then what would that make Elizondo for wanting to keep the ban alive?
Watch the video below via Lone Star Gun Rights