Once again, a gun rights group is planning to intimidate the public by carrying their AR-15s around in suburban shopping malls.
These “protests” usually follow a certain theme: a gun rights group will enter a public place with assault rifles and handguns attached to their person in an open display; people will notice them and get a little freaked out — like anyone would if they saw a stranger who isn’t law enforcement walking around holding a rifle; the police are called; the police arrive on the scene having no idea what they are about to confront; the gun rights advocates whip out their cellphone cameras and film the police and immediately characterize them as bad guys trampling on their rights, followed by watered-down constitutional lectures.
Here’s an example of what happens when a Second Amendment fetishist gets his gun taken away for alarming the public — which is an actual crime.
Posting on the Golden Triangle Tactical Facebook page, a man lamented the fact that his firearm was confiscated during one of his open-carry displays:
[box type=”shadow”]Today I decided to exercise my 2nd amendment right and carry my AR15 slung over my back ,barrel down in a non threatening manner to work at Golden Triangle Tactical inside Parkdale Mall, as I was walking to my store I decided to head into Gamestop to see what new games have came out. After about 5 minutes 8 police officers came in and began questioning me why I had it and took my drivers license and the license of a friend of mine who was with me I explained to them simply because it was my right to do so I am a free man and that I needed no reason and Texas law you can open carry a long gun. one of the officers took my firearm and slammed my 2500 dollar rifle’s barrel into the ground the police took my firearm and did not charge me with anything saying I cant (sic) open carry if someone is offended more or less and let me go. If you think Texas is a open carry state when it comes to rifles apparently not, there is a select few thugs in the Beaumont Police department who thinks other wise (sic).[/box]
The gun-worshipers plan a major protest in response:
As the video below shows, police didn’t agree that his manner was “non threatening.”