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Man Kicked Out of Polling Place for 'Second Amendment' T-Shirt (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Chris Driskill went to the Waller County Courthouse in Hempstead, Texas this week to cast an early vote in the GOP primary.

However, Driskill was turned away from voting because of his black T-shirt that says, “2nd Amendment – 1789 – America’s Original Homeland Security.”

"I heard a gentleman's voice over my shoulder say, ‘You can't vote with that shirt on. You'll have to either turn it inside out our you'll have to leave,'" Driskill told KHOU (video below).

"I didn't quite understand it at first,” added Driskill. "I was thinking they just didn't like something about the 2nd Amendment."

Driskill was stopped by a voting official who was enforcing a Texas state law that says, “A person may not electioneer for or against any candidate, measure, or political party in or within 100 feet of an outside door through which a voter may enter the building or structure in which the early voting polling place is located.”

This year, the GOP primary ballot includes a proposition asking for a vote on expanding the types of places where a gun can be legally carried in Texas.

According to News92FM.com, Driskill’s pro-2nd Amendment shirt was considered “electioneering."

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"I guess I can kind of see where their reaction came from,” stated Driskill, who eventually agreed to hide his T-shirt with a coat.

"If you have to turn around and go change shirts, you know, so be it,” said Driskill. “But get out and vote.”

Sources: KVUE and News92FM.com