Sunday, September 15, 2013

Three Texan gun owners arrested for possessing legal Firearms

Open carry in Arizona during an IRS protest

On September 13th, three Texas men were arrested for openly carrying legal pistols in Austin, Texas. All three men had Civil War era pistols which are not considered firearms under Texas law. Terry Louis Holcomb, a Huntsville area pastor, Scott Douglas Smith, a military veteran from San Antonio, and Gary Hayes, a quadriplegic, were arrested by state police for disorderly conduct, a charge that means the possession of a firearm for the purpose to cause alarm.

Since all three men were carrying guns manufactured prior to 1899, they are considered antiques and exempted from state law on open carry. Holcomb and Smith are out on bond, while Hayes has opted to remain in jail. It is the second time in 2 weeks that gun owners were arrested for legally possessing legal firearms. The previous arrest of three men, who were taken into noncustodial arrest, who were walking with unloaded rifles, an act permissable by Texas law.

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Pat H. said...

Arrests of officers engaged in unlawful acts, which these arrests are, needs to happen.

I don't know Texas law, but I think it's quite close to that in South Carolina which means a law enforcement officer acting unlawfully may be arrested.

Unknown said...

welcome to the home of the brave and the land of the free, NO MORE, Nazi police on the street of the USA.

Not jackboot police but the new soft and nice NAZI police management.