Open Carry Advocate Threatened With Unlawful Arrest By Buda TX Police Officer (YouTube)
Friday July 12th, 2013
Statement from the person being harassed:
On July 9, 2013 at 4:40pm in Buda, Tx me as well as one other law abiding Texas citizen. Began to exercise our right to open carry a long gun. At 5:27pm Officer Alex Fernandez with Buda P.D. drove up and began to try to run all over my rights. He never once asked what we were up to. He just jumped out of the car and demanded my ID. A constable shows up as back up. I refused to show ID, he said I was detained and going to jail. He goes on to tell me has been receiving multiple calls (later he says it was only 1 call a few times). I asked for his supervisor he said " you will get me". I proceed to give officer Fernandez a business card that explains my rights to open carry. Officer Fernandez reads the card then says he will give me a few seconds to think about it, meanwhile he goes to car to get on radio to ask what he can do, I am assuming. Meanwhile the constable backs the Officer and tells me that I have to by law show ID (once again ALL LIES). The officer comes back from car says I am being detained for suspicious activity "we dont have everyday someone walking around with a gun" he says. Officer Fernandez says I am trying to go to jail because I am a IDIOT. He then proceeds back to the car to get on radio to see what he can do. At the beginning I had asked for his supervisor to avoid all of this. He comes back to talk to me after his supervisor told him there was nothing he could do, he called me now annoying and retarded. He also says he knows it is a FUN GAME for me. Off and on he places he hands in the ready position for his side arms, and tries to provoke me. He consistently will not answer my questions (it is his job to serve RIGHT?) He says he supports my rights, I then ask him how can I exercise my rights and still ignores me. At the end I thank the constable for being polite (even though he showed ignorance for the law, he did like the business card). The whole encounter with the officer he never asked me what I am doing, the other thing also he never said one word to the other person next to me with a long gun strapped on their back.........See unedited footage here.