Photo- Bundy Cobb
A Georgia man is upset after he went for early voting on Friday and was ordered to remove his National Rifle Association hat before he was allowed to vote.
Bundy Cobb, who is certified by the NRA in firearms training, wears his “NRA Instructor” hat everywhere he goes, partly to promote his business, True Aim Defense, The Daily Caller reported.
“I went by the first two ladies, and they didn’t say anything. And then the next lady, she said ‘sir, you’re going to have to take off your hat,’” Mr. Cobb told The DC.
He said the poll worker explained that his pro-gun hat was perceived as being associated with the GOP and the tea party. “It’s ridiculous,” Mr. Cobb said. “My hat advertises my business.”
He said he took off the hat so he could vote but made sure to put in a complaint with the state board of elections, which is investigating the case.
Douglas County Elections Supervisor Laurie Fulton explained to a local Fox affiliate: “The courts have found that anything that suggests associated with the NRA in many people’s perceptions is associated with the Republican Party. So in an overabundance of caution Mr. Cobb was asked to remove the hat.
Watch the report- Cobb talks to Fox5
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