A man wearing a pro-gun t-shirt was turned away from a Houston voting location for the content of his attire. The shirt was emblazoned with a skull and crossguns logo and the phrase, “2nd Amendment – America’s Original Homeland Security.”
Chris Driskill, a private security guard and 2nd Amendment advocate, went to vote in the early-ballot Republican Primary Tuesday at the Waller county Courthouse, according to KHOU-11 News.
“I heard a gentleman's voice over my shoulder say ‘he can't vote with that shirt on. You'll have to either turn it inside out our you'll have to leave,’” Driskill recalled.
Driskill thought the polling place staff disagreed with his political or pro-gun views.
"I didn't quite understand it at first,” he said. "I was thinking they just didn't like something about the 2nd Amendment."
According to Texas law, any kind of campaigning is illegal within 100 feet of a polling station.
But the gun control issue is an especially contentious one in Texas at the moment. The ballot contains a measure for on the Second Amendment which could expand on the places where concealed weapons are permitted, Fox News reports.
At the polling place Driskill was offered a suit to put on over his t-shirt. He accepted it and proceeded to the voting station.
Driskill says it was worth the inconvenient to cast his ballot.
“If you have to turn around and go change shirts, you know, so be it,” he said. “But get out and vote.”