Ever wonder what the world is like through the eyes of an Open Carry activist who takes a loaded weapon into a Kroger supermarket with a baby in his arms, like Tyler here? Wonder no more, but know going in that it’s a scary and dark place.
For instance, here’s how he would deal with immigrant children fleeing from violence:
Tyler himself just had a child. And while his family is not fleeing from violence. Tyler firmly believes that he needs guns to protect his child from the dark and evil government — including the nefarious post office, since that’s a government agency. But he probably hates that too, since he hates the government. Here, he explains how it’s a matter of “self-reliance versus dependence:”
I don’t have the heart to tell him that he depends on the government everyday to keep him alive, and without doctors and the government boards that license them, he probably would have been an infant mortality statistic.
And you’ll love this: on his Facebook page he posted a Confederate Flag — because nothing says “self-reliance” like an economic system built around dependency on a huge class of slaves.
What’s more, a possible family member explained:
“I am a firm supporter of slavery, except I don’t want to use blacks…I want to use liberals and those with skewed world views. Seems like a win-win situation to me.”
He also discussed why he’s using his baby as a shield:
It only sounds stupid because it is stupid, but he doesn’t recognize that, so it isn’t worth belaboring the point.
And here we have him discussing why he “needs” an AR-15; because you “need” an iPhone:
You need a phone to get a job, yes. And you need a job to make money, and you need money to survive. And since you can probably find a nice used iPhone at a good cost, you might as well. What did you need the AR-15 for again? Because the United States was founded on the “principle of liberty?” From where I’m setting, the notion of “needing money to survive” doesn’t look like liberty to me. It looks like a re-flavored form of slavery.
After bragging on Facebook about his Open Carry actions in Kroger while carrying his infant, other gun owners tore into him for it:
Yeah, um….no. My husband and I are gun owners. Please, please, don’t be on our side. You are an embarrassment and are doing so much harm to your “cause”. If the Second Amendment is ever repealed, you can look to yourself and others like you as the root cause.
Another individual, named “Linda,” wrote:
I don’t like guns but I do support the constitution and your right to have them. However, I would like to know what is going to happen to that baby if you need to shoot at someone, Tyler Lance Craddock? Is he there to be a human shield, to deafen or something else? If someone shoots at you, he would be the first one shot and if you shoot back he would be deafened. I wonder if his Mother has thought about any of that?
Open Carry Texas responded with the remark, “proving an armed society is a polite society” — which is demonstrably false. There is a difference between “polite” and “scared.” That they can’t tell the difference is in and of itself terrifying.
He’s also using his infant as a tool for the purpose of “rubbing it in the faces” of Moms Demand Action:
i usually have my wife push him. this was specifically for the women at moms demand action to rub it in their faces that kroger told them to back off (hence I’m smiling and my AR is strapped to my back) every other time my baby is in our stroller with my wife
I’m thinking that I’ll be avoiding Kroger for the foreseeable future.