Members of Open Carry Texas, people who think it's really cool to act like a 6 year old with his new Hopalong Cassidy cap gun on Christmas morning, are cutting their NRA membership cards in half over a statement that somehow escaped the gravitational well of craziness and irresponsibility:
“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.”The official apology for having allowed a sanity particle to escape was forthcoming from the NRA who called it one man's opinion and assuring the OCT people that
"Our job is not to criticize the lawful behavior of fellow gun owners”except perhaps fellow gun owners who think these people are "downright scary."
“If they do not retract their disgusting and disrespectful comments, OCT will have no choice but to withdraw its full support of the NRA and establish relationships with other gun rights organizations that fight for ALL gun rights, instead of just paying them lip service the way the NRA appears to be doing,”responded Open Carry Texas openly.You know what's even scarier? The idea that anyone thinks the NRA is too reasonable and that there may be other groups who are even more irresponsible.
Can this possibly end without bloodshed? Texas, like many states, has a " menacing" law that has consequences to someone who causes you to believe they will cause physical harm or serious physical harm to another person, their family or property. Frankly, someone coming into a place of business or even a public square looking like Pancho Villa, or even carrying a holstered pistol makes me feel menaced and without a doubt, the police would be deluged with calls about armed men at playgrounds, gas stations, fast food restaurants and everywhere. Welcome to the OK corral because every one of these open carry fools might just have that secret blaze of glory fantasy.