Originally Posted by Axxe55
Edit: we need to make LE our allies in the fight for our rights, and not our enemy. if we want to change how LE treats a person open carrying then maybe we need to help educate them. show them we are an asset they can use rather than being a liability or an aggravation to them. lets help educate our communities. show them we are responsible and that our presense is beneficial to the community in helping to deter criminal activity. this is going to be a long and slow process, but will benefit all of us if we work together in a responsible manner.
We have been doing training for about 6 months on this very issue. OC of long guns is legal in Texas. We get calls on OC folks occasionally (just not OCT activists). We go, observe and insure they are not "brandishing" or otherwise intending to alarm. Then we go away. Subsequent callers get a phone call from me advising of the legality of the practice.
It is amazing how many hoplophobes there are in the suburban and rural areas. They need to move back into the city where they can huddle up with their fellow hand wringers.
Opening day of dove season is a hoot. "OMG, there is a man in a field wearing camoflage clothing pointing a "rifle" in the air. I think he just killed a bird!!!" Yup, it is called "hunting". "But he killed a bird". Yup. and he will probably eat it too! "OMG!! He is actually going to eat it? That is just wrong." Have a nice day. If you see him again, call 119 and we will take care of it. That's right 119, because 911 is for emergencies. 119 is for non-sensical dim wits like you who have everything backwards.