January 3, 2014 3:27 pm -

This is another example of someone with a gun who wants to carry it around in plain site for no other reason other than that he can. But it’s also against the law to intimidate the public, as a police officer points out.

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:

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 rifleā€™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).

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.