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by Grundy1133
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Benbrook PD Called for Gun Tshirt in Park
Replies: 66
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Re: Benbrook PD Called for Gun Tshirt in Park

Soccerdad1995 wrote:I've had gay men make passes at me twice in my life. I was always flattered, even though I have no interest. My wife also gets interest from women on occasion. She is like me and is flattered, but uninterested. Neither of us have even been offended by this.

Now what exactly does this have to do with police responding to a guy in a park? Did I miss something about the officer asking the guy out for coffee?
:iagree:
by Grundy1133
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Benbrook PD Called for Gun Tshirt in Park
Replies: 66
Views: 3271

Re: Benbrook PD Called for Gun Tshirt in Park

MechAg94 wrote:
Interblog wrote:
Johnston admitted to self-awareness of his own provocation. He was quoted in the news article as such.

Each one of us must claim a healthy degree of ownership in the reactions that we elicit from others. There's another active thread on here titled "Is Deviancy the New Norm?" That thread's OP states, "If you look, act, appear to be a clown of some sort, I'm not going to go along and pretend seeing you and your infantile behavior as normal. I will not ignore you. I'll laugh and afford you zero credibility as a fellow human being." That is an example of what I'm talking about. No doubt many "clowns" consider themselves to be "just going about their business". But they do play a role in how they are perceived. Like it or not, that effect of perception is simple human nature.

And a great deal rests in the eye of the beholder. Soccerdad rebutted the general disavowal of responsibility for this effect far more persuasively than I could have, and using much milder examples.
Being aware of people's reaction and intentionally provoking a reaction are two completely different things. You are making the assumption that he is a troublemaker going out of his way to bait anti-gun people. I don't think we can assume that solely from that one quoted sentence.
:iagree: It's not like he was wearing the shirt at an anti gun rally or something. he was just out with his kids enjoying the day wearing a shirt that he likes. The whole situation is stupid. that woman never should have called the cops imo... That'd be like calling the cops for someone wearing a gay pride shirt and claiming it is making "others uncomfortable" who cares. let people live their own lives the way they want. mind your own business... THIS is why I don't like people. :lol:
by Grundy1133
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Benbrook PD Called for Gun Tshirt in Park
Replies: 66
Views: 3271

Re: Benbrook PD Called for Gun Tshirt in Park

rtschl wrote:
sailor2000 wrote:Please, let us stop the in your face tactics. Own your rights, use your rights, but please stop engaging in actions designed to trigger a response in those not on our side. They cannot help who they are and this kind of behavior only increases the power of the forces against us. Please.
By all accounts public (linked article) and private in nextdoor.com comments by people that were actually there, he was not doing anything that would be considered "in your face tactics". He was there with his kids playing in the public park. He was wearing the Tshirt and OC of his handgun that was holstered. Pretty normal activity for parents with their kids in the park.

I'm no fan of "in your face tactics" for 2A rights or just about anything else for that matter. But the woman appears to be the one who was trying to stir things up with other parents and the police. By all accounts of people that spoke with her she was upset that he had a gun. But she told the police that a lot of parents were uncomfortable with the Tshirt.

So my take is she knew he was legally carrying and doing nothing wrong, but because she is anti-gun she called the police. To me this is just another form of trying to "SWAT" someone.
my thoughts exactly... if everyone around is like "we have no problem with his shirt" but the woman says otherwise, I think it's just the woman who needs to mind her own business...
by Grundy1133
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Benbrook PD Called for Gun Tshirt in Park
Replies: 66
Views: 3271

Re: Benbrook PD Called for Gun Tshirt in Park

rotor wrote:Glad he wasn't arrested for "disorderly conduct". Wonder if there is any remedy against the woman calling the complaint?

sailor, this is in your face tactics? What if he had on an NRA shirt?
I thought he meant the woman calling the cops was using in your face tactics... him wearing a shirt with a gun on it ISN'T in your face tactics... if the shirt said "I love guns and if you don't you're stupid and you are the scourge of the planet" then i could see that as 'in your face' tactics to trigger a response... that's like someone calling the cops becuase you're wearing a heavy metal shirt that says "i'll keep my heavy metal and you keep your pansy music" it doesnt warrant a call to the cops... and if the woman used 911 instead of the number for the local PD, she should be charged with a false 911 call because this wasn't an emergency. nobody's life was in danger.
by Grundy1133
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Benbrook PD Called for Gun Tshirt in Park
Replies: 66
Views: 3271

Re: Benbrook PD Called for Gun Tshirt in Park

would that be an assault shirt? :confused5

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