We get it: Texans love their guns, some arguably to a fault. The high-falutin’, gun-slingin’ numbnuts of Open Carry Tarrant County embarked on a new target Saturday afternoon when they invaded a Dallas Chipotle restaurant. The “demonstration” consisted of the heavily armed mob creating a scene at the Mexican restaurant where diners tried to enjoy their meals in peace. Apparently, making the general public uncomfortable is the only way these guys operate.
OCTC is no stranger to the spotlight, as they manage to pound the media with bad publicity. These bullies with guns want to defend their Second Amendment right to bear arms, but they’re going about it the wrong way. Their motto, “a right unexercised is a right lost,” is a little far-fetched. My right to bear arms is certainly not lost to me because I choose not to own a gun. What these gun-rights extremists don’t seem to understand is that people do not appreciate being surrounded by armed men. It’s unsettling, especially since they arrive in large groups, heavily armed with no warning or identification.
OCTC were recently severed from their parent organization Open Carry Texas for violating the group’s demonstration policy; a policy meant to set local law enforcement and the public at ease. The group terrorized employees at a Jack-In-The-Box restaurant a little over a week ago, where police were called by scared employees who hid in a walk in freezer when the heavily armed group stormed the place. Both groups dispute this claim, but it was enough for OTC to cut ties with the errant group.