Wednesday, June 26, 2013

'What are we attempting to achieve here?'

Little Elm cop pays a courtesy call on open carry advocate
Murdoch Pizgatti
Little Elm, Texas - Murdoch Pizgatti is a founding member of Don't Comply, an open carry advocacy group that is demonstrating to other Texans that it is not illegal to carry a long gun openly in this state.

He is also a principal organizer of Come and Take it Temple, a June 1 permitted march through the streets of Temple with assault rifles that was held in support of Sgt. C.J. Grisham, an Army Master Sergeant who is facing a legal battle for carrying an assault weapon in a manner intending to alarm.

He planned to take a stroll through his neighborhood near Lake Lewisville, north of Dallas, his AR-15 unloaded, a chamber flag showing, when two officers paid a visit to his door recently.
Chamber flag inserted in an assault weapon

He caught  a full acount of their visit on a chest-mounted GoPro video camera. 

A sergeant of the Little Elm Police Department said there is no way you can carry a weapon openly without alarming someone. He guaranteed Mr. Pizgatti he would arrest him if he did so.

He also said he would arrest him for jaywalking or running a stop sign - anything that is illegal

He said, Little Elm is one of the safest cities with a population of more than 25,000 in the state. 

"We didn't do that with everyone walking around showing their guns."

Mr. Pizgatti took his stroll later, unmolested by the Little Elm Police, who did not arrest him.

1 comment:

  1. WOW, don't do it even though it's perfectly legal. Sounds to me like the bottom line is if we get called out FOR OUR TIME you will be arrested regardless of what the law says :)