Open Carry Advocates Marched with Rifles in Arlington, Scared a Moms-against-Guns Group

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Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
The view from Arlington's Blue Mesa Grill on Friday afternoon.
Open Carry Texas has two main reasons for existing. One is to advocate for the open carry of firearms, which it does primarily by marching around in public wielding rifles and shotguns. The other is to troll liberals, which it does by marching around in public wielding rifles and shotguns. They have done this at the Alamo, at Dealey Plaza, at the courthouse in Southlake, among other locations.

On Friday, they were in Arlington, pausing with their guns to take pictures in front of Cowboys Stadium, Hooters, and the parking lot of the Blue Mesa Grill.

The folks at OCT say it was all part of their weekly Awareness Walk. The four local members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America who were having a meeting inside Blue Mesa took it for an "armed ambush" and stayed in the restaurant until the men left, which they say happened about two hours later.

"These men, armed with semi-automatic rifles, terrified customers and passersby," the group wrote on Facebook.

OCT responded by gently ridiculing the women's fears:

Yes, OCT members held an event near a Moms Demand Action meeting in Arlington. No one was threatened, injured, or killed. That means we proved that guns are not the problem -- criminals and psychos are. We made our point and made sure that no harm came to those gun grabbers so they could exercise their first amendment rights in peace.

Then, they went into full-on troll mode, complete with Willy Wonka, a #thugswithjuggs hashtag, and this lady, with a caption reading, "Here's what a real Mom looks like MDA ..."

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MDA has responded by labeling OCT "armed bullies".

Consider the shark jumped.

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MissMacy
MissMacy

Proving once again that Texas needs more funding for mental health. Starting with this idiot hillbilly with the terrified children clinging to her legs.

bmarvel
bmarvel topcommenter

It all started when Marybeth brought her little boy, Rowdy, to the playground. Of course I was carrying. I never take the kids anywhere unless I'm armed. There's all these pervs out there, just, you know, lurking.

And she says to me,  Darleen, what on earth are you doin' with that big old gun? And I said, Marybeth, you dope. That's not a GUN. That's a AK47. It's for protecting my little ones. In this world, Marybeth, you just never know...

And she says -- Rowdy! You just stop that!! -- and she says, I never thought of that. I just never felt a need for anything bigger'n this here .45. You think it's that bad? And i said, Bad? Where you been girl? Just last week my JimmyJoe got his lunch money stolen on his way to school. I don't aim for that to happen again. 

And her eyes got as big as saucers, and she said, ALL his lunch money? And i said, every red cent. And if it happens again someone's fixin' to get plugged right between the eyes. Then i noticed that Rowdy was kind of crowding my JimmyJoe off the jungle gym, so I said, Marybeth, you better get that child of yours under control. And she says to me, My child?? If your child didn't hog the jungle all the time, there'd be plenty of playground here for everybody, even your sissy kid. Can't even hang on to his lunch money. Then she yells, Rowdy, let the crybaby play up there too. Otherwise his momma is going to have kittens right here.

Kittens!? I said. I'll show you kittens, you bitch. 

And she started screaming and carrying on and waving that puny little pistol in my face.  So i shot her. Shot that brat kids of hers, too. Right between the eyes. Because in this world, you just never know.

 




 

bmarvel
bmarvel topcommenter

To the mother in that picture:

Imagine for a moment you're walking along the street absorbed in your everyday life and I walk up to you, a perfect stranger, wave a gun in your face and warn you not to harm my children. Wouldn't you be profoundly insulted? And undoubtedly frightened? You'd wonder if I was, in fact, the real menace, here, not some imagined child molester. 

Most people get through their lives by treating other people with respect. Not by in-you-face belligerence. Not by assuming that every person they encounter is a threat, an enemy who must be warned off or dispatched.

So I'm sitting here wondering, what kind of mother you might be to those children? Especially that little girl clinging so desperately to your leg. What kind of example are you setting? What kind of morality are you passing along? If in doubt, shoot first?

What you're actually teaching them is that the world is a place of terrible menace, that every person they encounter is an enemy to be dealt with, by intimidation or by force if necessary. I can only pray that they none of my kids or grandkids never meet your kids. 

    

bmarvel
bmarvel topcommenter

The only possible reason for open carry is to intimidate. So, what kind of person sets out to intimidate? And who is it that he intends to intimidate? Me? My family? Everybody else on the street? 

ThomasAC
ThomasAC

Those kids in the photo look dirty and kinda malnourished. 

 

scerinjen3
scerinjen3

These yahoos, 'armed mommy,' and the like need to calm down.  The 2nd Amendment is still very much in tact.  No need to be a douche about owning guns.  Keep your NRA membership current, buy and sell guns among your buddies - but don't go looking for a fight. It's just not necessary...yet.

bullard.randyj
bullard.randyj

I'm a CC holder and advocate.  But open carry of long guns with the intent of intimidating and scaring, which is what these guys are about, isn't helpful to the cause of self defense and gun rights.

Catbird
Catbird

Love the open carry folks but really they are taking a huge risk of being set up and looped into a false flag by the NWO types who run the government. Remember guys Erich Holder and the ATF ran the guns to the Mexican cartels hoping that enough people would be murdered with them so that Obama could build a political case against the second amendment....open carry your long guns all you want and wave your flags high but be smart and courteous about it please.  

NotReallyThanks
NotReallyThanks

The left loves to call anyone they disagree with the Taliban, and yet they actually sure much in common with the real Taliban. They also are apologists for and idolize Taliban fundamentalism-- and would love to be half as effective.

dmtrousd
dmtrousd

Open Carry Texas has as much a right to carry arms under the 2nd Amendment as they have to be insufferable a-holes under the 1st Amendment.

shomedennis
shomedennis

Anybody can open carry including felons, lunatics, crazies, Taliban, ...

You must protect yourself and be very afraid of anyone and everyone brandishing a weapon because you have no idea if they will use that weapon against you.


ruddski
ruddski

--- iThe reason that the moms in Dallas were so intimidated by the counter-protest outside, she told me, was that Open Carry Texas is “like the Taliban” and could feasibly have planned to open fire." --- From an interview on NRO.

EdD.
EdD.

Another commenter compared this gathering to a gay pride parade... and I think they've hit upon the solution to the issue of marriage equality for Texas: heavily-armed gay pride parades. If only more Texas conservatives knew that some gays loved guns as much as they love people of their own gender then same-sex marriage would be legal by next Tuesday.

sack11man
sack11man

Propaganda. The Dallas Observer gets more unreadable everyday. 

monstruss
monstruss

oh good, ArmedMommy looks as retarded as I imagined.

engmofo
engmofo

What a bunch of wankers


manpanties
manpanties

Good for them.   I'm glad scared people have things that make them feel less scared.  

bvckvs
bvckvs topcommenter

The fact that they chose a site where an anti-gun-violence  meeting was taking place, to hold their pro-gun-violence rally speaks volumes about what their true agenda is.

It's not to defend their gun rights - which no one is threatening.  It's to use their firearms to bully people, because without their firearms, they're impotent little nobodies.


Catbird
Catbird

@bmarvel I do wish your position was still relevant Bill but it's just not that way for America in the post 911 age of Bush/Obama. The open carry people are working hard to take the air out of the anti-gun hysteria being pumped up by the government/media complex that has replaced the free press in America.

We are living in a time where we know for sure that the US Attorney General has used the federal police agencies under his control (ATF and FBI) to openly violate the law and funnel weapons into the hands of the Mexican drug cartels with the hope that they would be used to murder so many people that President Obama could build a political case against the second amendment and outlaw the technology which allows the common folk to defend themselves and their property against criminals.

The scriptures tell us that the fear of the lord is the beginning of wisdom...maybe displaying a long gun will assist the criminal element in their efforts toward a more complete vocational education.

Cheers!  

mbr350
mbr350

@bmarvel - You must live in Uptown. Ever hear of hogs, coyotes or bobcats? Those make a heck of a reason for open-carry.

bmarvel
bmarvel topcommenter

@NotReallyThanks Not Really -- To my knowledge, the Talibn are great enthusiasts of open carry.

mbr350
mbr350

@shomedennis felons, lunatics, and crazies can't legally open carry, or own a firearm in general.

dingo
dingo

@shomedennis  

I bet no one  abused the handicapped spaces, anyway.

soundpam2
soundpam2

@manpantiesDoesn't give the scardy cats the right to scare others! Since they weren't defending anyone from anything, their REAL reasons for carrying killing machines & endangering others is obvious to  ALL ! Overcompensating for shortcomings....

mbr350
mbr350

@bvckvs 1. They are not a "pro-gun-violence" group. Saying things like that immediately ruins the credibility of anything else you have to say thereafter. 

2. Have you been to the website of the anti-gun group? It is directly threatening gun rights.

3. What could you possibly know about the people in the open-carry group other than the fact that they feel passionately enough about something to use their time and rights to hold legal demonstration? Resorting to calling them names via an anonymous forum is a little silly don't you think?

ruddski
ruddski

bvckvs apparently knows these men well enough to know they are dangerous bully taliban with sexual performance problems. Projection?

PrivateVR
PrivateVR

@bvckvs Perhaps the next pro-life rally should be crashed by live street side abortions.

bmarvel
bmarvel topcommenter

@Catbird If you imagine that waving a gun around in the face of peaceful citizens in public places will "take the air out of anti-gun hysteria," Catbird, then you're blowing hot air. Confronted with a weapon, most sane people might think of 9/11 or the cartels -- the bad guys.

Your misuse of "scripture," by the way, is so egregious that I can only describe it as ignorant or dishonest. Read Jesus' admonition to Peter in Matthew 26:52, then tell us what Scripture has to say about the moral effect of brandishing a weapons in public.    

leftocenter
leftocenter

OH. MY. GOD.

"...take the air out of the anti-gun hysteria being pumped up by the government/media complex..."

Stupid is as stupid does...

"anti-gun hysteria", really?  Has nothing to do with Sandy Hook, Aurora, Gabby Giffords, etc?

You are an idiot.  I hope you own a bunch of guns...all the more likely one will be used against you.

bmarvel
bmarvel topcommenter

@mbr350 No, mbr, we folks here in Uptown don't get set upon by bobcats and such all that often. Which leaves me puzzled why the open carry folks are so eager to lug their guns down our city streets.

lecterman
lecterman

@mbr350 @bvckvs "They are not a "pro-gun-violence" group..."  

Yes, actually they are.  As you can see in the image they used as a response, they strongly advocate the use of gun violence in response to any perceived "harm" of their children.  So be careful breathing the wrong way around the child of some gun-worshipping tea bagger.  They may assume you are "harming" their child and use it as an excuse to execute you.  They are pretty pathetic.

bvckvs
bvckvs topcommenter

@mbr350 @bvckvs 

I'm really not concerned about my gun rights, or about having to quarter soldiers in my home, or about how much a slave is worth, or how much it costs to powder a whig..

I live in the hear and now - where I'm more concerned with the way right-wing psychos are using their gun rights to commit mass murders.

That in mind, I'm perfectly okay with denying gun-rights to right-wing psychos.

bmarvel
bmarvel topcommenter

@ruddski Projection? No. I'd say an astute character reading.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@PrivateVR @bvckvs I dont think street side qualifies as a surgical  center so it wouldnt be legal, but I get your point

bmarvel
bmarvel topcommenter

@leftocenterAnd by "peacemakers," He did not mean the old Colt Single Action Army, SAA, Model P, M1873

leftocenter
leftocenter

@bmarvel

You can't win this one -- fighting a battle of wits with an unarmed poster.

Even non-Christians understand Jesus' teachings tell us others before self.  And he practiced what he preached. 

Blessed be the peacemakers

bmarvel
bmarvel topcommenter

@Catbird If you're ignorant but honest, then go back and re-read scripture. It may sound like Eric Holder or whoever you will, but Jesus' instructions are nedvertheless clear: Do not resort to weapons. Then there's  that business in Luke about turning your other cheek to the man who buffets you, and offering the man who steals your cloak your coat also. Or was that just a mistranslation by some liberal scripture scholar?

Catbird
Catbird

@bmarvel @Catbird As I recall Bill, Jesus told Peter to put his sword away after he cut the ear off a government official who came to arrest his Lord in the middle of the night on false charges...this sort of sounds like Erich Holder and his Just-Us department,

More to the point Bill,  Jesus advocates for the armed citizen in Luke and says it is our duty to equip ourselves to resist home invasion robberies and other forms of criminal activity.

And Bill, please, if the Open Carry guys in Arlington were "waving their guns around in the the face of peaceful citizens" trying to intimidate them then that would be a criminal act and I would be on your side...and had I been there I would have asked them to dial it back.

Don't believe that was the case though and by the way, the photo attached to this article is taken from the side when the group was posing for a picture holding and american flag. The photo the hysterical moms posted is intended to mislead and reinforce their political position. 

I may in fact be ignorant but I pride myself on being honest.

Cheers! 

leftocenter
leftocenter

@mbr350

"There are FAR more intentional mass killings using a car than a rifle, but, to back up the point of Catbird, the media can't sensationalize them as much so they are buried in a local paper."

Show me.  Seriously...two examples.  One link.  Mass killings, intentional, using a car as weapon.   I'd say one example, but you say "far more intentional mass killings."  Again...oh.my.God.  I gotta quit biting on this nonsense.

I'm a gun owner, but I'm rational enough to recognize that we have a problem in this country and it's not because crazy people are getting cars or fertilizer.  Deluding yourself into believing that the concerns about automatic weapons (anti-gun hysteria) are a construct of the media and not based in recent experience is insane. 

bmarvel
bmarvel topcommenter

@mbr350 "treating the mental health problems..."

By all means. Let's start with the paranoiacs who insist on waving their guns in our faces.   

mbr350
mbr350

@leftocenter So, if there were no guns then there would be no mass killings? Don't kid yourself (or others), explosives are even easier to get (Boston, Aurora, Columbine), and most people own at least one lethal killing machine that they are far more experienced in using - a car. There are FAR more intentional mass killings using a car than a rifle, but, to back up the point of Catbird, the media can't sensationalize them as much so they are buried in a local paper. Banning won't work - treating the mental health problems and not making the killers famous is what will fix the issue.

Catbird
Catbird

@leftocenter Thanks for your heartfelt concern...we know them by their fruit. 

bmarvel
bmarvel topcommenter

@mbr350 As the late Johnny Cash said, Don't take your guns to town son...

mbr350
mbr350

@bmarvel @mbr350 Because there is a legitimate need for it in the vast majority of TX, outside of the urban areas. However, you don't get much awareness by peacefully assembling in rural areas. 

There are lots of assemblies, protests, and legal demonstrations every day. Most of which, for effect, happen in urban areas. You may support some, and not support others of these exercises of 1st Amendment Rights, but it is still their right to do so to build awareness for the issues that matter to them. 

bmarvel
bmarvel topcommenter

@NotReallyThanks I presume that's why they strut around brandishing weapons so conspicuously. Because underneath they're cowards and bullies. 

lecterman
lecterman

@mbr350 @lecterman @bvckvs

"Why do you assert that members of the group aren't intelligent? Do you know them, or is this just your bigoted view of a group of people? "

It is my bigoted view of this group of people.

"If you walked in and found someone in the act of sexually assaulting your child, what would you advocate the response to be?"

I would restrain them and have the police called.

mbr350
mbr350

@lecterman @mbr350 @bvckvs You make a very good point - you have deluded yourself into some weird fantasy in order to demonize law abiding citizens, so I can see what you mean about "what people can justify to themselves". A mother that is willing to put herself in harm's way to protect and defend her child should be applauded. Most mothers wouldn't, and many can't or won't take care of their children at all.

Why do you assert that members of the group aren't intelligent? Do you know them, or is this just your bigoted view of a group of people? 

If you walked in and found someone in the act of sexually assaulting your child, what would you advocate the response to be?

lecterman
lecterman

@mbr350 @lecterman @bvckvs I did not say they have killed anyone, I said they advocate it if they feel their child has been harmed.  You would be surprised what people can justify to themselves to support their beliefs/agenda.

And I am not implying that is their intent, I am explicitly saying that is their intent.  I'm sure if you asked one of them (and be sure to speak slowly so they can understand) if they advocate gun violence as a response to harming their child, and see what they say.  The picture above says it all.

mbr350
mbr350

@lecterman @mbr350 @bvckvs They are no more "pro-gun-violence" than someone supporting a woman's right to choose is  pro-child-slaughter-in-their-sleep-while-defenseless. They simply believe that a woman has a right to decide what to do with her own body and what is inside it, which is a woman's right. 

A mother also has the right to protect her children, and their response claims nothing more. 

Can you cite one instance where a mother that is a part of OCT has ever "executed" anyone when there was no real harm committed to their child? If not, then how can you possibly imply that this is their intent?

mbr350
mbr350

@bvckvs @mbr350 What right wing psychos committed mass murders?

So you are only looking to deny gun-rights to right-wing psychos? What about left wing psychos? Middle of the road psychos? Undeclared? I dunno - I don't think any folks with identified mental disorders should be allowed to own anything that might hurt themselves or others.

Orrrr....are you saying that being right-wing makes you a psycho? That isn't a very convincing argument. Though, I have noticed that in every article you happen to comment on, regardless of topic, you have to delve into your hatred of conservatives and the Tea Party.

In all seriousness, you might want to really consider moving to San Francisco. You would find a lot more like minded people there. 

Oh, and the reason why you don't have to quarter soldiers in your home is because of gun rights. You're welcome.

msbcez
msbcez

@PrivateVR @msbcez @bvckvs You don't see very much at all I doubt.  As you confuse sarcasm Aimed at retards, as a valid comparison against something very real, like Gov officials abusing the system to send people to prison that should not be there! 
Should I make things easier on you and put a label on all things sarcastic so as not to confuse you?

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