A woman was apparently waiting in line to go watch the Texas Senate debate and vote on new restrictions against abortion, and a state trooper searched her and confiscated her Maxi-Pads as being too dangerous to bring into the state senate visitors gallery. He then started showing them to other people.
“In front of, all of these male troopers took away my maxi-pads, and made a huge deal out of flashing them around and showing… and then saying that I couldn’t go into the gallery, I couldn’t take maxi-pads into the gallery. I’ve never been… I’ve never been so humiliated in my life.”
Yes, well to be fair there is really NO telling how many lives she could have taken with those dangerous female hygiene products.
However, and this will blow your mind, actual weapons, ie guns, WERE allowed into the Capitol building during these debates.
In fact, guns even help you to get in faster:
At the State Capitol here, a legal concealed gun is the equivalent of an E-ZPass.
To enter the sand-colored building, most people — schoolchildren on field trips, out-of-state tourists — must wait in line to pass through a security area outfitted with metal detectors and scanners. But those with state licenses to carry concealed firearms can enter in a matter of seconds. They simply hand their permit to a state trooper, who verifies its authenticity. No metal detector needed.
To be fair, it appears that the reason the feminine hygiene products were being confiscated is for fear that a pro-choice protestor might throw one and it might hit a legislator.
So to be clear, the Texas law enforcement is MORE worried about flying tampons, then it is about flying bullets?
Only in Texas my friends, only in Texas.