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    No Long Guns Allowed

    The main entrance to one of my wife's doctors offices has long been posted with a "no open carry" notice as required by law. No surprise, most doctor's offices seem to be posted with either the "no concealed carry" or the "no open carry" signs, or both.

    This past week, I noticed a new sign posted on the interior entry to the office. It is large and states "No Long Guns" are allowed in the office. I forgot to ask what brought that on.

    This is the only time I have ever seen a "no long guns" posting.
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    Probably because of the stunts by these guys.



    SAN ANTONIO — Tactics used by Open Carry Texas are being outlawed by at least six national restaurant chains and criticized by the diehard pro-gun National Rifle Association following recent demonstrations by the group's San Antonio chapter at a local Chili's and Sonic.

    The growing grassroots Second Amendment organization has gained national attention with rallies across Texas, including last year at the Alamo, where members openly tote long guns, including semi-automatic rifles like the AR-15. Open Carry Texas chapters have published several videos online in which they walk into restaurants, most recently the two San Antonio establishments, with semi-automatic rifles strapped to their backs, seemingly to test the response of management.

    The NRA on Friday called the Texas group's open carry displays in restaurants “weird,” “scary,” “counter-productive” and “downright foolishness” in a blog post on the NRA's Legislative Action website. Chili's and Sonic issued statements Friday requesting that patrons not openly carry firearms in their restaurants in response to the incidents.

    “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's lobbying arm wrote. “That's not the Texas way. And that's certainly not the NRA way.”

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    As I understand it open carry is legal. The idiots in the picture above are fanatics trying to get attention. A fanatic will do their cause more harm than good. Two good examples are the islamic fanatics and liberal democrats:-))

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    Personal anecdote:
    As a young Assistant District Attorney in Abilene, Tx. in ~1970, the local police brought in to me an interesting case. Seems the person arrested went into the town’s preferred late night eating joint late one night about bar closing time. Nothing wrong with that, but when he entered he was disheveled, bleeding from obvious signs of having been in some kind of physical fight and carrying a shotgun. He did not confront anyone or verbally threaten any harm, but, as you can imagine, the place cleared out in a rush and the police were called. The police officers came and arrested him, now they were asking me what charges could be leveled against the man.

    After some scouring around the statutes, consulting with colleagues and such, I could find no direct laws prohibiting the acts. It was finally decided to charge the fellow with a general count of “Disturbing The Peace,” which he surely did, but Texas at the time favored open display of long guns at that time. I am not sure there are viable DTP laws left now other than making a lot of racket or a conservative attempting to make a speech on campus after the federal courts have made their run at them in the near fifty years since that incident.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wacojoe View Post
    Personal anecdote:
    As a young Assistant District Attorney in Abilene, Tx. in ~1970, the local police brought in to me an interesting case. Seems the person arrested went into the town’s preferred late night eating joint late one night about bar closing time. Nothing wrong with that, but when he entered he was disheveled, bleeding from obvious signs of having been in some kind of physical fight and carrying a shotgun. He did not confront anyone or verbally threaten any harm, but, as you can imagine, the place cleared out in a rush and the police were called. The police officers came and arrested him, now they were asking me what charges could be leveled against the man.

    After some scouring around the statutes, consulting with colleagues and such, I could find no direct laws prohibiting the acts. It was finally decided to charge the fellow with a general count of “Disturbing The Peace,” which he surely did, but Texas at the time favored open display of long guns at that time. I am not sure there are viable DTP laws left now other than making a lot of racket or a conservative attempting to make a speech on campus after the federal courts have made their run at them in the near fifty years since that incident.
    My brother used to carry his shotgun and hunting rifle in the gun rack in his truck.

    He was very angry when someone broke his window to get the guns.

    I said he shouldn't have locked his truck and they would not have broken his window.

    Sometimes common sense should prevail but, Alas, poor Yorick! ... Where are your gibes now?

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    Only thing I can figure is that the good doctor is trying to make a statement regarding some of the recent travesties involving long guns. Surely that is not a problem. I've been around a long time like most of you guys and I've never seen a person walk into a doctor's office or anything remotely like that with a long gun.
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    Usually they were on the other end of a long gun visiting the doc.....for follow ups after the ER patched em up and sent them home.
    When all the guns have been banned...... when all the words have been censored......when all of the history has been erased...when all the freedoms have been taken....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TxMusky View Post
    Usually they were on the other end of a long gun visiting the doc.....for follow ups after the ER patched em up and sent them home.
    Yeah, for those folks someone walking in with an AR could send them into emotional shock or at the very least, an anxiety attack.

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    Actually as pro gun as I am, I think carrying a rifle into a docs office is a bit much. They are right to post the sign. If you are so afraid to go into the docs office without a long gun, the shrink is down the road.
    When all the guns have been banned...... when all the words have been censored......when all of the history has been erased...when all the freedoms have been taken....

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