A travesty has occurred in the sleepy town of Andrews, TX. As American patriots, it will anger you to see the following gross misinterpretation of Texas state law that occurred on Jan. 22, 2014. As a former LEO, I’m personally appalled at the unprofessionalism displayed by the Andrews Police Dept.
Former Army Sergeant Michael Keoughan was unlawfully arrested for the lawful carry of a firearm. Michael has a clean criminal background, and is also a member of “Come And Take It” (CATI).
CATI is one of the groups in Texas compiled of law abiding citizens fighting to get open carry of a firearm legalized. Under current Texas law, you can open carry “long guns” and pre-1899 black powder pistols including their replicas, but not a holstered handgun. 25 states allow open carry of handguns, but Texas has yet to join the ranks. The official CATI press release is below.
Come And Take It Texas
January 22, 2014 4:30pm
False arrest(s) by Andrews PD
Former Army Sergeant Michael Keoughan was arrested today in Andrews, TX today at approximately 1:30 pm. Michael Keoughan is a member of Come and Take It Midland/Odessa, gun rights organization that seeks to educate Texans about our legal rights to openly carry firearms in Texas. Come and Take It Midland/Odessa is a local chapter of Come and Take It Texas. The organization is working with legislators to make the open carry of modern handguns legal in Texas once again. Michael Keoughan was one of the members of Come and Take It Midland/Odessa that met with Andrews Police Chief Bud Jones on January 7, 2014 to discuss open carry laws. Police Chief Jones went on record saying that police would not arrest a person for openly carrying firearms in Andrews. Chief Jones was on scene today when Michael Keoughan was arrested and charged with… Continued here: http://freepatriot.org/2014/01/23/small-town-texas-police-chief-orders-unlawful-arrests/