NRA slams Open-Carry Texas; claims they’re “scary”

Jaw dropped upon reading this on Fox website — looks like something from ONN, which actually spoofs Fox.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…

NRA says Open Carry Texas demonstrations ‘downright scary’

Published June 03, 2014

The National Rifle Association has issued a strongly-worded criticism of a fellow gun rights group, calling its practice of so-called “open carry” demonstrations “downright scary.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politic…

Apparently the Texas AK-toting RKBA proponents have managed to even ruffle the feathers of the NRA and antics are too much for even the largest gun-promoting group in the US. I didn’t believe there as a line that could be crossed in their way of thinking. I must admit I’m very surprised.

Oh, they say it displays “bad manners”:

“Using guns merely to draw attention to yourself in public not only defies common sense, it shows a lack of consideration and manners,” the NRA wrote. “That’s not the Texas way. And that’s certainly not the NRA way.”

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/…

Although I wouldn’t personally object I can see why it could be a bit unnerving to some, in actuality would be less easy to shoot if carried on back than having a pistol in waistband but AKs could do alot more damage. I can run pretty fast so I think I’d make it out before the gunner got comfortably aimed.

Even in my small town I see an occassional rifle-carrier.

40 thoughts on “NRA slams Open-Carry Texas; claims they’re “scary”

  1. RKBA folks will lose very quickly if this sort of thing goes on. It radically changes the conversation. Consider:

    1. RKBA is a manifestation of the mushy, but hard to deny, “right to self-defense.”

    2. I see reactionary, trigger-happy freaks like this, I get scared. I’d get my kids the hell out of there. My fight-or-flight reflex is triggered. That’s true with plenty of other folks.

    3. As a result, working for legal restrictions on yahoos brandishing firearms becomes every bit as reasonably arguable an assertion of the right to self defense as carrying a weapon. Rights-to-self-defense then come into conflict, and it ends up looking a lot more like free speech debates.

    Gun rights advocates become vulnerable to many more restrictions than they were before if this becomes a thing. Owning a gun, even concealed carry, doesn’t keep people from going about their business. Brandishing weapons does. It creates a legitimate feeling that people need to defend themselves, and they have every right, then, to turn to the legislature for remedy.

    Dumb, dumb, dumb.

  2. As a result, working for legal restrictions on yahoos brandishing firearms becomes every bit as reasonably arguable an assertion of the right to self defense as carrying a weapon. Rights-to-self-defense then come into conflict, and it ends up looking a lot more like free speech debates

    The tide of public opinion will turn very quickly against RKBA if this type of thing becomes rampant which is why I believe NRA is coming out so strongly. Or, perhaps the donations & dues from Texas have declined some.

    I do understand how ppl feel & though I personally would not feel threatened I can certainly understand that just as gun owners wish to protect family, friends & themselves so do those who are not gun owners. This could definately be recognized or perceived in the category of a threat.

  3. “in actuality would be less easy to shoot if carried on back than having a pistol in waistband but AKs could do alot more damage”

    Care to elaborate? Personally I would rather be hit with a bullet from a standard ak than a handgun. Odds are that the handgun is a much larger caliber then the ak.

    I am having trouble seeing just how a group of people getting together to exercise their rights in public is scary. I would be much more worried about the ex con in line at the 711 with a stolen firearm hidden in his pants than a bunch of folks protesting for a stop to our eroding gun rights.

  4. The NRA today quickly backtracked their common sense statement of yesterday saying that a ‘low-level staffer’ was expressing his personal opinion and that should never have been allowed to happen.

    The NRA is proud to support the most unstable crackpot that feels compelled to wear his fully loaded semi-auto assault-style carbine like a necklace so they can immediately gun down those pesky Federal Agents and Liberals who are out to take their GUNZ away.

    So remember, when a heavily armed white guy approaches you ready to shoot you dead without notice or provocation, he’s one of the ‘good guys’ – somehow…

  5. …look askance at the whole ‘anything goes’ about the right to bear arms.  Unecessary nonsence, walking around with assault weapons.  I thought some of these people were afraid of the Feds and the Black Helicopters and cell-phone photo ‘spies’.  Stupid.  No wonder the NRA is upset.  It shows that STUPID PEOPLE are armed to the teeth.  

    I’ve always taken the gun-rights side on many things.  If a state has a right to carry law, so be it.  So does Vermont, doesn’t it?  But carrying for the purpose of carrying is just plain MENTAL.  It supports arguements that most of you here at GMD have put forth before about more regulating.  There should be a ‘purpose’ in carrying–I’m going hunting; just bought this from the store and am ‘carrying’ it to my car; I thought I heard someone in my garage; I’m walking to the police shooting range…etc.

    But: “I’m going to the CARRYING MARCH & RALLY?”  Please.  Boy.  Some folks from el Quada have probably thought of joining some of these groups.

    I still defend guns and our right to own, carry, and conceal.  And keep loaded in the home as long as the gun is out of reach of kiddies.  I’m wondering:  Where all these AK carriers carrying fully loaded?  And one in the chamber?  If so, they’re doing more for the  gun control movement than amy lib-er-al could do.

    Dim Dim Bulbs.  Perhaps they should consider saying that their AK is their ‘civil partner’ and ask for benefits to cover the insurance liabilities that their ‘partner’ might accure.

    Stupid.  Makes you want to put a gun to your head.

  6. lmfao. Many thanks for another sidesplitter. As the fake news becomes increasingly depressing, the vice around our lives squeezed ever more tightly, nice to have tears not be from another catastrophe. Literally laugh so hard I cry when reading your missives & they are always shared.  

    Any issue which enters the Peteysweety-meter upon exit invariably reflects thoughtful analysis & always an original & unique perspective rather than another talking-pointer in the chorus of L or R humdrum. No one is being villified here but Petey deserves a gold star.

    How do you stay calm, reasonable & polite in a world gone mad. Good to know there’s still some sane ppl in the world — getting ready to install a Punching Wall.  

  7. Stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with an entire arsenal… Or something.

    From the anecdotally yours section:

    http://mobile.reuters.com/arti

    Three armed men wearing masks kicked in the door of the 71-year-old man’s house in Sharon, 75 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, at around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday and took firearms including an AK-47, handguns, rifles, shotguns, other semi-automatic weapons, ammunition and historic pistols, police chief Michael Menster said Thursday.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *