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Man brings AR-15 into Walmart; People freak out
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Posted on 08/20/2013 9:49:58 AM PDT by Ron H.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; guncontrol; rtkba; secondamendment; walmart
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A man from Huntsville takes a stroll through a Huntsville, TX Wa-mart with an AR-15 slung over his back and makes it to the sporting goods dept where he is met by employee's of Uncle Wallys and one who very unfriendly like tells him he has got to leave the store immediately. Watch and see how it goes.
1 posted on 08/20/2013 9:49:58 AM PDT by Ron H.
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To: Ron H.

He’s breaking the law. There is no ‘open carry’ law in Texas. Is he nuts? Or just trying to get his 15 seconds of ‘fame’.


2 posted on 08/20/2013 9:54:00 AM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie)
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To: Ron H.

For later viewing


3 posted on 08/20/2013 9:54:43 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Waiting for next tagline.)
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To: XenaLee

Yes it is legal to open carry a long gun in Texas. You can’t open carry a handgun.


4 posted on 08/20/2013 9:56:37 AM PDT by Ron H.
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To: XenaLee
He’s breaking the law. There is no ‘open carry’ law in Texas.

Ooops! It can't be both. You can't break a law where there is no law to break. Individual rights do not need to be enumerated or granted. They are inalienable. Thus, only a law can abridge or infringe that right.

5 posted on 08/20/2013 9:56:42 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Waiting for next tagline.)
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To: Ron H.

That dude is an idiot. Not only is he just trying to provoke reaction he’s setting him self up to get shot by a trigger happy cop.

This does nothing to promote responsible gun owners, it harms our cause.


6 posted on 08/20/2013 9:58:27 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
"This does nothing to promote responsible gun owners, it harms our cause."

Agreed. This was stupid.

7 posted on 08/20/2013 9:59:55 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Ron H.
That's how people react to me in New York city when I wear my Reagan tee shirt.

Wear this one though and your greeted with thumbs up and pats on the back....


8 posted on 08/20/2013 10:01:55 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Las Vegas Ron

“This does nothing to promote responsible gun owners, it harms our cause.”

How dare we exercise our Rights. If we do, they might take them away from us!!!

/sarc


9 posted on 08/20/2013 10:03:17 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: XenaLee

You can open carry a long gun in Texas, provided that it is unloaded.


10 posted on 08/20/2013 10:03:58 AM PDT by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: Ron H.

I’d shop there anyway.

Kinda looks like they got ammo.


11 posted on 08/20/2013 10:04:24 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: XenaLee

It is not unlawful to carry a long gun in the open.


12 posted on 08/20/2013 10:05:04 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

You Bass Turd! /S

My Hero’s have always been cowboys.


13 posted on 08/20/2013 10:06:00 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Las Vegas Ron; Ron H.

Exactly, nailed it.


14 posted on 08/20/2013 10:06:25 AM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Open carry frightens the average citizen. Bad idea.


15 posted on 08/20/2013 10:06:35 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: circlecity

Rosea Parks should have just sat in the back of the bus. Would have made life a lot easier.


16 posted on 08/20/2013 10:07:14 AM PDT by riverrunner
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To: Vendome

Can you provide a link to your source to back up that lie?


17 posted on 08/20/2013 10:07:17 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: tumblindice

OMG... Our Rights scare the sheep.

Better take ‘em all away then... Just in case.

Do any of you even THINK before you post?


18 posted on 08/20/2013 10:07:58 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Ron H.
Heck everyone brings AR-15`s, 30-30`s, 30 06`s etc into the bars here all the time during hunting season. It`s the common practice here -

..These people are out of touch with reality and their own country.

19 posted on 08/20/2013 10:08:03 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: Yosemitest
Open carry of long arms is lawful in the State of Texas.

/johnny

20 posted on 08/20/2013 10:10:16 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Ron H.

I told Walmart to take their stinking ammo shelves and remove them from the store. No sense having shelves with nothing in them and it’s been that way for quite some time.


21 posted on 08/20/2013 10:11:59 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: bunkerhill7

Everyone who has a long gun should carry it all the time. That would put some folks panties in a knot, but so what? What people post on FR makes many people uncomfortable. So what? Freedom makes many uncomfortable.


22 posted on 08/20/2013 10:12:23 AM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: Ron H.

http://www.texasgunlaws.org/texas-open-carry.htm


23 posted on 08/20/2013 10:12:58 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I'm sorry.
I thought you said, "It is not unlawful to carry a long gun in the open."
I guess I need to get some sleep.
24 posted on 08/20/2013 10:13:09 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest

Actually, it’s not a lie.

PC 46.02. Open carry of long guns is legal as long as you aren’t running around pointing them at folks.


25 posted on 08/20/2013 10:13:30 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: ogen hal

Yep.

Not me. My “default” setting is for freedom.


26 posted on 08/20/2013 10:14:42 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Yosemitest
You don't need sleep. You can get coffee IV's now. ;)

/johnny

27 posted on 08/20/2013 10:14:46 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: freekitty

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_Texas


28 posted on 08/20/2013 10:15:00 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Dead Corpse

If I spotted a guy in my Walmart with an AR, I would have my hand on my Ruger.
There’s no reason for anyone to take his carbine into a store full of civilians.
Think about this: What point was he trying to make? It was stupid.


29 posted on 08/20/2013 10:15:08 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Dead Corpse
OMG... Our Rights scare the sheep.

Yes, unfortunately it does. It's a sad fact.

This guy is putting himself on a position of having cops show up and getting executed.

Ask Erik Scott's family, they know first hand.

Until we can change the attitudes of people, we have to face reality. As of now, concealed carry is preferable.

30 posted on 08/20/2013 10:15:48 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: tumblindice
No-one NEEDS to have freedom of speech, religion, etc... either.

/johnny

31 posted on 08/20/2013 10:16:30 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Dead Corpse
Refer to comment #24.
32 posted on 08/20/2013 10:17:18 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Thanks, but sleep works better.


33 posted on 08/20/2013 10:17:53 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: bunkerhill7
Heck everyone brings AR-15`s, 30-30`s, 30 06`s etc into the bars here

And where is here?

34 posted on 08/20/2013 10:18:10 AM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: tumblindice

Then you are a ninny that needs to relax more.

If I saw someone walking through a Walmart with a slung rifle like that, I probably would have picked up some more Earl Grey tea, a few of those Yoplait yogurts my Wife likes, and a 6-pack of underwear.

Don’t do the gun grabbers work for them by being scared of your freedoms.


35 posted on 08/20/2013 10:19:27 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Which... He didn’t.

So your hyperventilating didn’t do a damn thing. Nor does your fear help “re-educate” anyone.


36 posted on 08/20/2013 10:20:42 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Yosemitest

Okers. Sorry. ;-)


37 posted on 08/20/2013 10:21:22 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

And yet there are reasonable ‘time, place’ restrictions, aren’t there.
You guys are dead wrong about this.
Why not argue the guy has a right to walk around the store with his d**k hanging out?


38 posted on 08/20/2013 10:22:21 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
That dude is an idiot. Not only is he just trying to provoke reaction he’s setting him self up to get shot by a trigger happy cop. This does nothing to promote responsible gun owners, it harms our cause.

Completely agree. "Legal" and making responsible decisions are two entirely different things.
39 posted on 08/20/2013 10:24:00 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Ron H.; waterhill; ixtl

Exercise your rights or lose them....(((ping)))


40 posted on 08/20/2013 10:24:54 AM PDT by Envisioning (It's the Jihad, stupid......)
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To: Dead Corpse

If I saw you armed like that and you unlimbered that piece,
there’s a good chance you might earn your screen name.


41 posted on 08/20/2013 10:25:48 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: tumblindice; Dead Corpse; Las Vegas Ron; All
RELATED ARTICLE..........

 

Pastor carries rifle in Hunstville to raise awareness of open carry laws

by Kevin Reece / KHOU 11 News

khou.com

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 7:20 PM

Updated Saturday, Aug 17 at 3:07 PM

 

HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- Terry Holcomb Sr. is a pastor in San Jacinto County, but he is also a staunch advocate of the 2nd Amendment who is now taking his rifle on walks through Huntsville to get people talking about gun laws in Texas.

In videos he posted on YouTube, Holcomb is shown walking into Double Dave’s Pizza, Starbucks, Jack in the Box and Walmart in Huntsville. He carries his AR-15 Bushmaster .223 slung over his shoulder, behind his back with the barrel pointed down. He said the magazine was loaded, the chamber was empty and the safety was on.

Holcomb said customers and business owners didn’t complain until he got to Walmart. Within minutes a manager asked him to leave. Holcomb didn’t argue and walked out of the store as requested.

“Well, the Walmart in Huntsville definitely doesn’t honor 2nd Amendment rights,” he said in the video as he walked into the store parking lot.

“And that is their absolute right,” Holcomb told us in an interview a week after he posted the videos. “I respect their right just as much as I want them to respect mine.”

Holcomb said the reason he took the walk through Huntsville and through several private businesses was to educate people about Texas open carry laws and how he, and thousands of other gun rights activists, would like to see Texas law changed.

Texas is not an “open carry” state. You cannot legally in Texas, like you can in the state of Virginia for example, carry a handgun openly on your hip. Texas law states the handgun must be concealed under your clothing.

Texas also requires a concealed handgun license that comes only after several hours of required classroom instruction. However, it is legal to carry a long rifle in the open in Texas, with certain limitations like those legally enforced by private businesses.

Holcomb calls that difference between handguns and rifles in Texas law is what he would like changed.

“Whether it be opened or concealed we just want to be able to choose how we carry,” said Holcomb. “We believe that’s our constitutional right.”

Although a previous trip to Starbucks in Huntsville went without incident or the management confronting him about the weapon, a second trip to the same Starbucks Friday brought a visit by Huntsville police. Someone called 911 after seeing him in the parking lot with the AR-15 and became concerned.

“Kind of scary honestly. It’s a massive gun,” one Starbucks customer told KHOU 11 News, who did not want to give her name.

Two Huntsville police officers talked with Holcomb outside the Starbucks, agreed that he was not breaking any laws, but did question why he thought the display was necessary.

Starbucks policy is to abide by the gun laws in the state in which it operates. Management there did not ask Holcomb to leave.

“You’ll find no person who’s a bigger fan of all the constitutional amendments than me because I am,” said Gerald Treece, a professor at the South Texas College of Law. “But all constitutional rights are subject to some limitations. The ability to take a firearm any place you want by simply citing the 2nd Amendment simply is illogical because all constitutional rights are subject to limitations.”

Holcomb said he’s well aware of those limitations, and while he promises to continue his educational open carry “walks” as he calls them, will abide by the wishes of any private business and leave when asked. But on each walk he hopes to drum up more debate about the open carry movement in Texas.

“We don’t want to carry our long guns,” he said. We would prefer open carry our handguns. But since this is the option they give us this is what we do and we’ll continue to do it until they remove that restriction.”

 

 

42 posted on 08/20/2013 10:28:12 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: tumblindice
There’s no reason for anyone to take his carbine into a store full of civilians.

Who are these civilians?

43 posted on 08/20/2013 10:30:22 AM PDT by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: All

The New Black Panthers, or maybe it was Quanell X’s group, protested at an execution a few years back. They marched in formation all carrying AR243’s on their shoulders. It was legal since they were all unloaded.


44 posted on 08/20/2013 10:32:11 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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To: XenaLee

My guess is that he’s a ‘Rat, pimping for gun control!


45 posted on 08/20/2013 10:32:17 AM PDT by Tucker39
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To: tumblindice

So you would go around killing people that choose to exercise their Constitutional right to Bear Arms?

How Conservative of you.


46 posted on 08/20/2013 10:36:29 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Dead Corpse

You’re the one hyperventilating, not me.

I have no fear, I just recognize things for what they are, not how I wish them to be.

What this guy did is stupid. Yes, he has a right, but he is exercising it to provoke panic. That, is stupid.


47 posted on 08/20/2013 10:36:29 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: BipolarBob

1. Adirondack Mountains
2. Green Mountains of Vermont


48 posted on 08/20/2013 10:36:32 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: Yosemitest

Can you write a sentence that makes sense?


49 posted on 08/20/2013 10:36:32 AM PDT by green iguana
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To: Responsibility2nd

Some nut walks into a store, whips out a pistol he had “concealed” and starts shooting. If there was an open carry law maybe everyone would have seen the gun. That’s my argument to dumb liberals. The dumber the argument, the more likely they’ll understand it.


50 posted on 08/20/2013 10:36:58 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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