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I’m Sure This Will Help to Get Open Carry Passed in Texas

Treason! You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means:

“We should demanding these people give us our rights back or it’s punishable by death. Treason. Do you understand how serious this is Texas?” Watkins asks. “This is treason against the American people. You don’t sell my right back to me. You’re going to find trouble.”

But wait, it gets even better:

“I don’t think they want to mess around with us too much longer. They better start giving us our rights or this peaceful non-cooperation stuff is going to be gamed up. We are going to step it up a notch. I think here in Texas we are tired of jacking around with people in suits,” Watkins said.

Apparently all the videos are getting pulled down, including the one linked to in the article. Now he’s saying he meant nothing violent by his statements, but the damage has already been done.

UPDATE: More commentary here, though it’s important to note that this is OCTC, and not OCT behind this. OCT has condemned stuff like this.

UPDATE: Bearing Arms has the video back, and this: “At this moment, I think that there is an argument to be made that Kory Watkins is the single most effective advocate for gun control in the United States. I hope he’s smart enough to ask Mike Bloomberg for a check.”

17 Responses to “I’m Sure This Will Help to Get Open Carry Passed in Texas”

  1. beatbox says:

    Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory!!

  2. mike says:

    Threatening violence and death aren’t 1st Amendment protected activities, so maybe he’s done the rest of us enough a favor to get himself locked up – and stripped of his gun rights. The irony would be too delicious for words.

  3. borekfk says:

    Can’t we just exile these knuckleheads to Guam or something?

    • Sebastian says:

      Guam is a United States territory. I’d prefer to exile them somewhere outside of this country. Plus, Guam might tip over!

      • MattW says:

        I don’t usually think of LOLs when I think of Sebastian’s blog but I had a milk-through-the-nose level snort when I read this comment!

  4. Ian Argent says:

    I blame Hollywood. Shows like NCIS and movies in the same vein throw around charges of “Treason!!11!!1!!” like it’s a standard part of the book to be thrown at criminals who harm the government or people.

    • mike says:

      Please don’t blame Hollywood. The fault rests solely on the attention whoring clown who made the statements, and nobody else. It turns out that people are actually responsible for their own actions. You might as well blame shootings one the gun too. Or.. wait for it.. Hollywood.

      • Ian Argent says:

        I blame them for popularizing “treason.” Doesnt’ remove blame from the people promulgating the specific idiocy mentioned

  5. Roger V. Tranfaglia says:

    Haven’t seen the video, but from what I’ve read so far I think I got it. Why the other members of his group haven’t exiled him is beyond me, maybe some should grow a set of balls. Wait till Mike’s moms get a hold of this……..lovely just freaken lovely……..

  6. Renegade_Azzy says:

    I understand that the guy has no tact, but isnt the 2nd amendment there for the not-so-happy-taking-back-of-rights-by-force? Strip away all the bumper stickers and t-shirts, and you have Jefferson’s liberty tree irrigation system.

    It will get us no where with the people who dislike the means of force in private hands… but nothing really will. The fence sitters will be off-put. Its always interesting to see our own side jump up and down and bring attention to those that they dont want to give attention to so the “antis” dont have more.. ammo.

    Again, the guy has no tact. His PR is way off… and he isnt making any friends. Which, in the greater part, how many of these laws are intended to make someone, anyone, out there get so frustrated with the system that they carry out what he talks about?

    • Sebastian says:

      Yeah, but in addition to giving us the Second Amendment, they also gave us a blueprint for what a just revolution looks like in the Declaration of Independence, which said:

      Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

      Keep in mind this is Texas, and not New York or Connecticut we’re talking about here. We can get Open Carry in Texas just fine through traditional lobbying efforts that have worked for us many times in the past. There is absolutely no justification for Watkins to speak like General Gage is marching to seize our guns. We’re not there. In Texas, it’s not even close.

  7. Dano says:

    I got a nickle that says this dope thinks treason is spelled with a ee and a z.

  8. emdfl says:

    Yeah, let’s all make nice with those people who want to disarm us all. How’s that worked out so far(starting in 1934)?

    • Ian Argent says:

      It kept handguns from being taxed as AOW, it got of FOPA, it got a 10-year sunset on the AWB; and that’s just off the top of my head.

      Not to mention the states, where we went from one state with Constitutional Carry to 3, with measures on the slate for more to become more free. Politics is all about compromise.

    • Sebastian says:

      The Texas legislature wants to disarm people? Texas has only been heading in the direction of greater gun freedom for years now. All that gun owners need to do is lobby and wait.

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