Gun Activist Kory Watkins Warns TX Lawmakers ‘Treason’ Is ‘Punishable By Death’ (VIDEO)

Kory Watkins, coordinator for Open Carry Tarrant County poses for a portrait holding his Romanian AK 47, Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Haltom City, Texas.  (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Kory Watkins, coordinator for Open Carry Tarrant County poses for a portrait holding his Romanian AK 47, Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Haltom City, Texas.
(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Apparently the perceived right to open carry a weapon is more important than life itself, according to Cop Block and Open Carry Tarrant County coordinator Kory Watkins. Watkins has been the face of the open carry movement in Texas and has not only been actively protesting for the ability to carry a weapon in public without a license, but he’s also been involved in harassing police officers at DUI checkpoints while armed with an assault rifle.


His latest actions come after threats he made toward recently elected Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who said that a bill to allow open, unlicensed carry of handguns would probably not be a priority to the Texas Legislature during this session.

Kory Watkins, leader of Open Carry Tarrant County, recently posted a chilling video to his Facebook page that appears to level threats at state lawmakers.

The video was quickly taken down from Facebook but was salvaged on YouTube. It appears to build on Watkins’ veiled threats to the office of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick last week.

In the video, Watkins states that he is frustrated with what he calls games legislators are playing with his push for so-called “Constitutional carry” rights.

He then goes on to suggest that failure to open Texas up to open carry of pistols without any licensing requirements is tantamount to treason.

“We should demanding these people give us our rights back or it’s punishable by death. Treason. Do you understand how serious this is Texas?” Watkins asks.

Earlier in the video, he suggests the time has come for guns rights activists to move beyond peaceful protests. (Source)

The anti-government and anti-law enforcement rhetoric from Open Carry Tarrant County and Open Carry Texas has been ratcheting up more and more. Now it seems that at least one individual is at the very least stating that lawmakers who will not go along with what he believes to be his interpretation of the Constitution are guilty of treason, and should be killed. Put aside how ridiculous this whole open carry debate has been and let’s just look at what Kory Watkins (who seems to be nuttier than a squirrel turd) is saying. He believes that it is his right as an American citizen and resident of Texas to strap a pistol on his hip and go wherever he wants with it, without a license. Any lawmaker who refuses to pass legislation which allows him to do so is apparently guilty of treason, and forfeits their right to life for his assumed right to carry a gun in public.

The video was posted early Wednesday, just hours after the Chronicle reported agreement is coalescing among lawmakers that unlicensed open carry has little chance of becoming law this session. Sen. Joan Huffman, a Houston Republican who chairs the Senate State Affairs Committee that will hear the gun bills, said she was heeding concerns from law enforcement and constituents that allowing unlicensed open carry “could create some chaos in an ordered society.” (Source)

In some states, including here in Louisiana, you can open carry a handgun without a license. However, it’s a rare day when you’ll see someone actually do that, because there are few better ways to get knocked in the back of the head and have your gun stolen than displaying your weapon for all to see.


Despite many of the other bad laws in place, Texas has it right by prohibiting the open carry of modern handguns by private citizens. Unfortunately, a loophole in the law does allow the open display of long guns, including AK 47 assault rifles, which seem to be a favorite for Kory Watkins.

It’s a safe bet to say that in many other industrialized countries, the actions of Kory Watkins would have either gotten him killed or institutionalized by now. Like many other gun nuts (which are different from gun owners), his interpretation of the 2nd Amendment is self-centered and put his rights over the rights of everyone else. Texas is doing the right thing by not allowing open carry of handguns, and they should also close the long gun loophole which will put an end to these armed demonstrations.

Watch the video below and decide for yourself if his remarks are over the line:


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  • Avatar

    How ironic! Open carry ammosexual nut, Kory Watkins, shouted ‘TREASON’ even if he is acting like he is a patriot of this country yet……….

    He is often seen proud displaying his assholiness with Romanian-manufactured AK-47 gun!

    • Jim Bean

      Tell me something, friend. You Liberals have been in full blown panic mode about this since Bundy in April 2014. What is the death toll from this ‘open carry’ nonsense since it started?

      And for perspective, how many black people have been killed by other black people with non-open-carry firearms since April 2014?

      Finally, do you think the focal point of your energies was chosen wisely?

      • Avatar

        It’s because YOU never provide credible stats regarding black on black killings. Never. And you thought you have any credibility to argue about this?

        (Eyes rolling up)

        Nothing new with you. I know how you really can be.

      • Jim Bean

        Well we can certainly fix that.

        Google these words: Homicide rates among persons ages 10-24 years by race

        Use the CDC/Gov link.

      • Avatar

        CDC also admitted that their rate isn’t even close to spot on. It is based on estimated calculations.

      • Jim Bean

        Its the best we have to go on. It will have to do unless we’d prefer to substitute our ‘intuition.’

      • Avatar

        In reality formal vernacular, you’re admitting that you knew you are fudging the stats.

      • Jim Bean

        Yeah, that Center for Disease Control is one shady outfit. You can never trust them on anything. I figured I’d get busted. Too many smart people around here to let someone slip any of their stats into the discussion.

      • Avatar

        And we liberals doesn’t panic. We calculate and predict the possible scenarios from many angles. Not single Budyians has been arrested for setting their gunsights on federal officers. You are one of biggest hypocrites on Disqus blogosphere.

      • Jim Bean

        And if any are arrested, I can assure you white people won’t react by going out and assassinating a few cops.

      • Avatar

        (Face palm)

      • Avatar

        Really? Really?!? Tell that to victims killed by two ‘former’ Bundyian couple in Nevada shooting in WalMart and pizza place. Tell that to several cops killed by white gun nut back in mid 90’s.

      • Jim Bean

        What do you mean, Liberals ‘don’t panic?’ You’re ready to crush our already crippled economy with a crazy carbon tax that has no possible chance of having any measurable effect on climate change. To me, that fits the definition of ‘panic.’ (also ‘stupid’)

      • Avatar

        No measurable effect on climate change?!? I lives in the northeastern where there was not one but TWO blizzards impact in less than two weeks that snows have the trace of chemical extracts from… China.

        Yeah yeah I know you’re angry and in deep denial that liberals are less likely to panic than you and your conservative trolls.

      • Jim Bean

        That’s my point. Carbon tax will have no effect on that because China, India, etc, aren’t going to play along.

    • Cemetery Girl

      If I remember correctly, those were the inexpensive ones. People were able to pick them up fairly cheaply.

  • Cemetery Girl

    He uses treason like he understands what it means. Quoting Princess Bride, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

  • Jim Bean

    “. . . . . the perceived right to open carry a weapon.” (???) The structure of those word suggests that, perhaps, such a right does not exist.

    While I disapprove of Watkins I would reserve a higher level of disapproval for the person making that statement. I would also him as more dangerous and less trustworthy.

  • Guest

    Oh, and YOU and your clan are the last frickin’ word? John Adams feared mob rule and wanted a much stronger government. You pull Founding Fathers (mostly all lawyers) fodder out your ass as it pleases your causes. The 2nd (Musket) amendment, as with the entire constitution is part of a document that was built to adjust to the times, a loose set of clothes, not a straight jacket, to be hashed over by all 3 parts of government. Ever heard of checks and balances, sonny? As for scrutiny and interpretation, it is the Supreme Court of the land having t he last word. In my view, since we are talking about weapons, the 2nd Amd needs even more scrutiny. HOW DARE YOU walk into and office and threaten a law maker who was ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE giving your skewed, back woods opinion. Its the same story with Obama. Conservative puppets of big business continue to compromise the country and the Constitution by refusing to cooperate ever since the man took office. I would love to storm into Gov. Rick Snyder’s office during the time he was destroying the unions and trying to shut down the auto industry, all of which the president saved. You know what i did? I sent continuous emails until i finally received a response. As a voter of Michigan, i gave the office my piece of mind, and they thanked me for my opinion. A true citizen is an EDUCATED citizen who at least understands basic components of his/her government. Its called being responsible and respecting other’s ideas. Dig it, Sling Blade?

    So, lets see how long my post lasts THIS time. its funny to see how free SPEECH never exist in right wang, SINGLE ISSUE nutcase sites like this.

  • Guest

    Oh, and YOU and your clan are the last frickin’ word? John Adams feared mob rule and wanted a much stronger government. You pull Founding Fathers (mostly all lawyers) fodder out your ass as it pleases your causes. The 2nd (Musket) amendment, as with the entire constitution is part of a document that was built to adjust to the times, a loose set of clothes, not a straight jacket, to be hashed over by all 3 parts of government. Ever heard of checks and balances, sonny? As for scrutiny and interpretation, it is the Supreme Court of the land having t he last word. In my view, since we are talking about weapons, the 2nd Amd needs even more scrutiny. HOW DARE YOU walk into and office and threaten a law maker who was ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE giving your skewed, back woods opinion. Its the same story with Obama. Conservative puppets of big business continue to compromise the country and the Constitution by refusing to cooperate ever since the man took office. I would love to storm into Gov. Rick Snyder’s office during the time he was destroying the unions and trying to shut down the auto industry, all of which the president saved. You know what i did? I sent continuous emails until i finally received a response. As a voter of Michigan, i gave the office my piece of mind, and they thanked me for my opinion. A true citizen is an EDUCATED citizen who at least understands basic components of his/her government. Its called being responsible and respecting other’s ideas. Dig it, Sling Blade?

    So, lets see how long my post lasts THIS time. its funny to see how free SPEECH never exist in right wang, SINGLE ISSUE nutcase sites like this, but you will babble your last breathe for your right to be pistol packing retards.

  • Guest

    Oh, and YOU and your clan are the last frickin’ word? John Adams feared mob rule and wanted a much stronger government. You pull Founding Fathers (mostly all lawyers) fodder out your ass as it pleases your causes. The 2nd (Musket) amendment, as with the entire constitution is part of a document that was built to adjust to the times, a loose set of clothes, not a straight jacket, to be hashed over by all 3 parts of government. Ever heard of checks and balances, sonny? As for scrutiny and interpretation, it is the Supreme Court of the land having t he last word. In my view, since we are talking about weapons, the 2nd Amd needs even more scrutiny. HOW DARE YOU walk into and office and threaten a law maker who was ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE giving your skewed, back woods opinion. Its the same story with Obama. Conservative puppets of big business continue to compromise the country and the Constitution by refusing to cooperate ever since the man took office. I would love to storm into Gov. Rick Snyder’s office during the time he was destroying the unions and trying to shut down the auto industry, all of which the president saved. You know what i did? I sent continuous emails until i finally received a response. As a voter of Michigan, i gave the office my piece of mind, and they thanked me for my opinion. A true citizen is an EDUCATED citizen who at least understands basic components of his/her government. Its called being responsible and respecting other’s ideas. Dig it, Sling Blade?

    So, lets see how long my post lasts THIS time. its funny to see how free SPEECH never exist in right wang, SINGLE ISSUE nutcase sites like this, but you will babble your last breath for your right to be pistol packing retards.

  • Vic Vreeland

    I am looking forward to meeting one of these assholes in say a WallyMart and ask him “Is that your dick?”