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OPEN CARRY GENTS IN TX, COMPLETELY LEGAL BUT STILL CHARGED WITH CRIME

The three men behind an “open carry” demonstration conducted outside of a San Antonio Starbucks are each facing charges of “disorderly conduct” because some observers reportedly complained about the stunt.

The group posted video of the entire demonstration, which included a disagreement with police officers, on YouTube. The men were seemingly well within their rights.

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Under Texas law, open carrying a rifle is not illegal as long as the gun is not loaded.

But San Antonio police Chief William McManus told KENS-TV that gun owners can still be charged with disorderly conduct if anyone feels threatened at any point during a demonstration. In other words, if anyone around you is uncomfortable with firearms, you could technically be charged with a crime.

“It’s a disorderly offense that officers will address accordingly,” the police chief said.

3 Comments

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    big government sucks
    September 2, 2013

    People who call the police and complain that other people enjoy free speech are arrested if they keep it up. Arrest people who complain about guns.

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    Ken
    September 1, 2013

    I’m law enforcement, please don’t judge us all based on these lousy few in the video. I’m even from NY!

    • Steve
      September 11, 2013

      ken u from ny

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