I am as pro-gun as anyone and my ravings on the website prove it. But I have no patience for the morons, idiots, and drama queens involved in Open Carry Texas and Open Carry Tarrant County. They so-called pro-gun people have been involved in a series of incidents in Texas that have sent the pro-gun movement back years. Everything time they bring long guns into a bar, or resterante or a store, they generate tremenoius amount of anti-gun press and almost no pro-gun press.
They make all the gun owners in America look like childish wackjobs that are 10 seconds away from snapping and initiating a mass killing.
The NRA was right to speak out against them. Texas Open Carry responding by posting pictures of their cut up NRA cards. I say good. The last thing, the NRA needs is the irresponsible, unstable, mental misfits that make up Texas Open Carry.
Texas Open Carry members claim that if they don’t exercise this right, it will be taken away. WRONG. It will be taken away because they are irresponsibly exercising this right.
Here is an example in my state of New Hampshire.
In NH we could open carry any gun anyway except court houses, schools, and post offices.
They was a anti-gun bill being considered in the NH State Legistature. So hundreds of gun owners showed up in the NH State House armed to the teeth with handguns, rifles, AKs, AR-15. So within a week or two, the both NH legislative bodies passed a bill by a wide margin forbidding anyone to carry guns in the state house.
Texas Open Carry is doing more hard to hurt America’s gun owners that Mike Bloomberg and Shannon Watts combined.
NRA tells Texas Open Carry to STOP
The NRA came out this week and told the morons and mental defectives in Texas to stop bringing long guns to their local restaurants and stores.
The following is a quote from the NRA’s statement:
Recently, demonstrators have been showing up in various public places, including coffee shops and fast food restaurants, openly toting a variety of tactical long guns. Unlicensed open carry of handguns is legal in about half the U.S. states, and it is relatively common and uncontroversial in some places.
“Yet while unlicensed open carry of long guns is also typically legal in most places, it is a rare sight to see someone sidle up next to you in line for lunch with a 7.62 rifle slung across his chest, much less a whole gaggle of folks descending on the same public venue with similar arms.
“Let’s not mince words, not only is it rare, it’s downright weird and certainly not a practical way to go normally about your business while being prepared to defend yourself. To those who are not acquainted with the dubious practice of using public displays of firearms as a means to draw attention to oneself or one’s cause, it can be downright scary. It makes folks who might normally be perfectly open-minded about firearms feel uncomfortable and question the motives of pro-gun advocates.
“As a result of these hijinx, two popular fast food outlets have recently requested patrons to keep guns off the premises (more information can be found here and here). In other words, the freedom and goodwill these businesses had previously extended to gun owners has been curtailed because of the actions of an attention-hungry few who thought only of themselves and not of those who might be affected by their behavior. To state the obvious, that’s counterproductive for the gun owning community.”
End quote from NRA
Just be something is legal, it doesn’t mean it should be done. Texas Open Carry does nothing but generate bad press and convince regular Americans that Gun owners need to be controlled by gun gun laws.