How many times have you heard Democrats say they are the party of the poor and Republicans are the party of the rich? If one checks America’s richest people, one will find more Democrats than Republicans, proving it to be wrong. Another way to prove that Democrats are NOT the part of the poor is to look at the laws they pass or vote against, as in Texas. Republicans introduced a bill to lower the fee for a concealed carry permit by $100 to make it more affordable for lower income people, but Democrats in both the Texas House and Senate were the only ones to vote against the bill.
Democrats say that the support the poor, but when it come to letting the poor defend themselves, if it were up to Democrats in Texas, they would never have lowered the fees paid the state for permits. In Texas only Democrats voted against reducing the fee to get a concealed handgun permit from $140 to $40. In the Texas state Senate 54% of the Democrats voted to lower the fees for getting a permit. But in the Texas state House, only 32% voted for the bill both times that it came up. If there had been only Democrats in the state legislature, the bill would never have been passed the first vote in the state House.
Texas state Senate
In March, by a 26 to 5 margin, the Texas state Senate has voted to lower the fee for getting a concealed handgun permit from $140 to $40. Renewal fees will also fall from $70 to $40. Texas’ permit fee is the second highest for any right-to-carry state, behind only Illinois. While all 26 Republicans voted to lower the fee, Democrats were divided with 6 voting to lower the fee and 5 voting “no.” This is consistent with the actions in other state legislatures where Democrats have opposed lower concealed handgun permit fees. The only difference here is that a slight majority of Democrats actually supported a lower fee.
This is consistent with the actions in other state legislatures where Democrats have opposed lower concealed handgun permit fees. The only difference here is that a slight majority of Democrats actually supported a lower fee. Dr. Lott’s research has shown that it is primarily poor blacks who live in high crime urban areas who benefit the most from having permitted concealed handguns. High fees discourage these very poor people from having the opportunity to defend themselves.
It’s ironic that Republicans are the ones who freed the slaves and give blacks citizenship, but Democrats claim they are the party of black Americans. Democrats are only interested in suppressing the American people and making everyone a slave of their socialist policies. Such is the case again in Texas, as Democrats vote to deny lower class citizens from being more able to afford a concealed carry permit.