When Douglasville, Georgia’s Bundy Cobb went to the polls for early voting he was asked to remove his “NRA Instructor” hat before casting his vote. He complied, but says his “right to express himself” was “infringed.”
Cobb is the second voter inside a week who was asked to remove a NRA hat. Another man was asked to remove his hat because another voter was “offended” by it.
According to My Fox Atlanta, Douglas County Board of Elections supervisor Laurie Fulton claims the county’s position on NRA hats is based on legal precedent.
The courts have found that anything that suggests [or is] associated with the NRA, in many people’s perceptions, is associated with the Republican Party. So with an overabundance of caution, Mr. Cobb was asked to remove the hat so that no one could interpret that we were playing any favoritism toward one party over the other.
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