Open Carry Texas and Come And Take It had one of their demonstrations yesterday and I attended for about a half hour.
I got there a little before the published start time hoping to be there before them, but there were already a half dozen of them there, hanging out in front of the Jamba Juice, shoulders draped with AR-15s, other military style rifles and shotguns, and several had holstered old black powder pistols.
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I strolled up, sign furled, took my position behind their table, unfurled and hoisted my sign and started chanting
"What do we want?"
"When do we want it?"
"Accept our gun fetish!"http://images.dailykos.com/...
One of the guys started telling me how it wasn't PC to talk about "AmmoSexuals" because it was demeaning to homosexuals because I was implying there was something wrong with them and Ammo sounds like Homo. Or something.
The bizarre thing was that almost everyone LOVED my sign.
I got some quizzical looks. To those, I'd hold up one hand with my thumb and forefinger about an inch apart. That usually resulted in a big laugh.
Even the gun toters liked the sign--check out their facebook page--they want to make t-shirts with the slogans. Check out their messages - https://www.facebook.com/...
About half past the hour, the two squad cars were joined by Detective Brown. She spent some time talking with the gun exhibitionists and then addressed me:
"So what's your sign about?"
"I'm mocking them"
A faint trace of a smile was evident in the corners of her eyes, but she maintained a very professional demeanor and let me know that I and the exhibitionists were on public property and would have to move to the sidewalk along Westheimer if we wanted to continue.
I told her I'd had my fun and had better things to do with the rest of my day.
I thanked the detective and the officers, said good bye to the exhibitionists, and left to soar in the central Texas skies.
OCT/CATI plan to do this every first Saturday. I won't be able to make the next event. Maybe others will.