Open Carry Activists Bully, Harass and Threaten Texas Representative

nevarezWhile many people have heard of these bottom-feeding Open Carry activists, it’s really difficult to describe what it’s like to deal with these people face to face. I’ve had a couple of encounters with them and both times I walked away disgusted at the behavior of these people. I’m sure that not every single person who supports open carry laws acts like this, but too often I’ve seen nothing but immaturity and arrogance from many of their most vocal members.


Well, a video from the office of Texas state Rep. Poncho Nevarez perfectly showcases exactly what it’s like to deal with these people.

A group of around 20 of these gun nuts from Open Carry Tarrant County went into his office and bullied, harassed and threatened the state representative after he told them that he didn’t support a bill that would allow Texans to openly carry handguns.

After not giving the answer they wanted to hear, they called him a “tyrant to the Constitution” with one member telling him, “You won’t be here long, bro.”

Then when Rep. Nevarez got tired of entertaining these fools, politely asking them to leave, they basically refused to leave. One of them told a member of his staff who tried to escort them out, “Don’t touch me. This is the people’s office.” They then proceeded to “inform” him that he works for the people – which is true, but being that he’s a representative from a district that doesn’t include Tarrant County, technically they aren’t “the people” he’s working for. And I’m sure the people who did vote for him are well aware of his stance on openly carrying guns in Texas.

And even after Nevarez stood up and walked to the door, continuing to politely ask them to leave his office, they still resisted. Then, after he finally got the last one to leave, the idiot put his foot in the door to prevent it from closing, telling Nevarez, “What are you gonna do?”

Then even as these clowns exited the office they continued to harass and bother people standing in the hallways, telling one person, “What you gonna do, touch me or something?” followed a few seconds later by, “I’ll show you mean.”

The complete immaturity of these people is astounding. To have a state representative politely ask them to leave, then to have one of them stick their foot in the door to keep it from closing, telling him, “What are you gonna do?” is ridiculous. They act like petulant children throwing a hissy fit whenever they don’t get their way.


But this is what these people do. They go around harassing, bullying and basically flat-out threatening people they don’t like, hoping to get some sort of reaction out of them on video. I’ve seen them doing it to police officers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. These people aren’t just gun nuts, they’re radical anti-government activists. By the way, these are the people Cop Block strongly supports and endorses.

To be clear, the official Open Carry Texas group does not endorse Open Carry Tarrant County. In fact, the head of Open Carry Texas was irate over the actions of Open Carry Tarrant County:

I’ll be spending tomorrow cleaning up the horse manure Kory Watkins [leader of Open Carry Tarrant County] dropped throughout the Capitol today instead of building support for constitutional carry. If starting fires were up for a vote, he’d be a grand arsonist. Yes, I said it. Some of us actually want bills passed that repeal laws violating our fundamental rights instead of vying for the title of Jackass of the Year. I’m done playing softball. I’m still getting phone calls from representatives and media hours later.

And while I don’t endorse the “open carry movement,” I’m willing to give credit where credit is due – because Kory Watkins is a jackass.

But, like I said, this is what these people do. They’re a bunch of anti-government, pro-gun radicals who hate authority. They care as much about “their cause” as they do about getting attention. And while these idiots might shout “shall not be infringed” at state representatives, they’re also ignoring the entire part of our Second Amendment that addresses a well-regulated militia.

And someone should inform these walking sideshows that a bunch of anti-government jackasses trying to bully and harass people who disagree with them doesn’t constitute a well-regulated militia.



Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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