CJ Grisham posted this on his Facebook page tonight. I’m pretty appalled.
One of our founding members, Murdoch, has just been arrested and booked for “criminal trespass” and “weapon in a prohibited area” in McCallen, Texas. He was on public property. He went to the police station to inform them that he was going to take a picture with his rifle in front of the police department as we have done in several other cities around the state. They immediately and illegally searched him and confiscated his legally possessed K-bar (only 5 1/4 inches long) and told him to leave, which he did. He then decided to return to file a formal complaint and called the police department to let them know he was coming back to do so. When he arrived at the police station, officers immediately drew on him, forced him to the ground, and arrested him. HE NEVER ONCE OPENLY CARRIED HIS FIREARM; IT WAS IN HIS TRUCK THE ENTIRE TIME. He will be at the McCallen jail overnight and then is getting transferred to County in the morning.
I will remind you that CJ is the man who was arrested and charged for legally carrying a rifle while hiking with his son a few months ago.
Since then, he has dedicated himself to educating Texans about their rights and fighting for our Second Amendment by starting an organization dedicated to doing just that in Texas. Check out Open Carry Texas after you’re done being appalled by the open display of hostility toward the populace by its public servants.
In this case, I’d be curious to know why in the world the police would draw on an unarmed man, force him to the ground and arrest him? For what? Why?
He was not carrying his firearm and alarmed no one – other than the petty, pathetic tyrants in uniforms who were obviously alarmed at the thought that a formal complaint would be filed against them for being authoritarian shitwads.
CJ has asked everyone who is in the area and anyone willing to come down to support a rally at the police station at noon on Saturday.
We need as many people as we can muster to rally at the McCallen Police Department at noon on Saturday to put the police department there on notice that our rights will not be infringed. I will create an event page and share in both forums. I know this is way out of the way, but if we don’t stand up where we can, we have no business being here.
THIS IS WHERE THE RUBBER MEETS THE ROAD. THIS IS WHAT WE DO. WE CANNOT AFFORD TO SIT IDLY BY.
If you’d like to contact the police department, here is their contact information:
1601 N. Bicentennial Blvd.
McAllen, TX 78501 (Map)
Phone: (956) 681-2000
Do it, and spread the word, people!