Open Carry – “I Got A Squash”

911 Scary Squash 544 X 345“911. What’s your emergency?”

“Ummm… there are some scary men walking around town.”

“Scary men, ma’am? What kind of men?”

“Scary men.”

“I understand that, ma’am. What are they doing?”

“They’re walking around town.”

“And that scares you, ma’am?”


“Then how are they scaring you, ma’am?”

“It’s what they’re carrying that scares me.”

“And what is it, ma’am, that they’re carrying?”

“A squash.”

“A squash, ma’am? And that’s scares you?”

“No. It’s how they’re carrying it.”

“And how is it, ma’am, that they’re carrying this squash?”

“In a gun holster. They are openly carrying this big squash in a gun holster.”

“And that scares you, ma’am?”

“Yes, I’m terrified. It looks menacing.”

“Alright, ma’am, hang tight. I’ll send an officer right over.”

Well, it really wasn’t the open carry of squash that got the cops called on some men in Austin, Texas recently. But it was some men that were exercising their right to openly carry their long guns (which is entirely legal in the state of Texas) that did.

And while it was really just one cop that responded, this one knew what was going on because he apparently knows the law, whereas many do not. The group identifies the officer as Mark Dale of the Austin Police Department.

In the a video of the encounter posted by Come And Take It Texas, the officer appears to be courteous and friendly and even jokes with the man about his squash in a holster.

The men were reported to the authorities, not because of a squash in a holster, but because they were legally exercising their right to openly carry long guns at one of their Come And Take It Austin monthly walks.

Sadly, in Texas, the open carry of handguns is not allowed. But squash are perfectly legal.

The Way Texas Cop Responds to Group of Armed Open Carry Advocates Makes This Video Viral-Worthy – Just Not for the Reason You Might Expect | Video |


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