Skip to comments.San Antonio Police Deploy Taser Against Man Lawfully Carrying Firearm ~ Video(link)
Posted on 04/03/2014 8:24:09 PM PDT by marktwain
San Antonio, TX --(Ammoland.com)- On March 31, 2014, a member of Open Carry Texas was exercising his right to self defense while on a walk near his home in San Antonio.
San Antonio Police Department officers from the West Substation responded to what they claim was an individual waving his rifle around and pointing it at people. Nothing could be further from the truth.
After approaching and recognizing that Henry Vichique wasnt a threat and that the call was a hoax, officers still attempted to disarm a law-abiding citizen walking home from a friends house. As officers were about to let Henry go about his business, another officer arrived on scene and decided to elevate the tension by tazing our member. Henry was then arrested for having a loaded firearm within city limits, a local ordinance that directly violates state pre-emption laws pertaining to firearms as contained in Local Government Code 229.001(a)(1), which states: a municipality may not adopt regulations relating to the transfer, private ownership, keeping, transportation, licensing, or registration of firearms, air guns, ammunition, or firearm.
Mr. Vichique was charged under San Antonio Ordinance Section 21-16, Carrying loaded rifle or shotgun. The ordinance reads, It shall be unlawful for any person, other than duly authorized peace officers, to carry a loaded rifle or shotgun on any public street within the city or in a motor vehicle while the same is being operated on any public street within the city. Open Carry Texas maintains, and has maintained since this issue was first brought to our attention last year, that this ordinance is unenforceable and void due to the Texas pre-emption laws as stated above.
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By order of Antonio López de Santa Anna?
Chatted with him for 10 minutes and it was TOTALLY CALM.
And they tased him.
That is a VERY mature 19-year-old.
Had Enough Yet ?
He ought to sue, sue, sue!
It is probably coming. As it should. San Antonio has stuck its finger up at the Constitution one too many times.
San Antonio is becoming more and more Mexico than Texas. And cops are out of control everywhere. They’re on power trips and most of them has no idea what’s in the constitution. In a lot of small towns they can’t even spell “constitution”.
In a lot of big towns/cities too.
LEOs keepin’ us safe...
He had a new Taurus 9mm, so he and I took it along with a9mm Beretta and an M-1 carbine, out back to my makeshift range. We shot up a bunch of ammo.
Iasked him if he had ever tried bump-firing. I showed him how it was done and we proceeded to make noise. You can't hit anything, but it is a lot of fun.
We had just finished up and were headed for the house when TWO Trooper cars slid into my driveway. Out jumped FOUR Troopers and approached us.They all had their sidearms HOLSTERED. They asked what we were shooting and we told them. They had a good laugh and told us that someone had reported machine-gun fire. I laughed and said the person had obviously never heard a machine gun. We had lots of ammo and a good backstop. Remember those days? We all had a good laugh and they left.
In my estimation that's how GOOD cops should react to two honest citizens participating in LEGAL recreation.
Okay, I’ll bite... What is “bump-fire” and what did you use as your backstop inside your garage?
Bump firing is the act of using the recoil of a semi-automatic firearm to fire multiple shots in rapid succession, which very crudely simulates the discharge of a fully automatic firearm. This process involves holding the foregrip with the non-trigger hand, releasing the grip on the firing hand (leaving the trigger finger in its normal position in front of the trigger), pushing the rifle forward in order to apply pressure on the trigger finger from the trigger, and keeping the trigger finger stationary. During a shot, the firearm will recoil considerably ("bump" back) and the trigger will reset itself; then the non-trigger hand would naturally force the firearm back to the original position, pressing the trigger against a stationary finger again, thereby firing successive shots.
Also, I didn't see anything in post 16 about a garage, although I'll admit my eyes aren't what they used to be, lol.
As to my range, it is nowhere close to my garage. I don't know where that came from.
PS; I only wish my garage was big enough to house a range, it would be a lot warmer in winter.