This past weekend, hundreds of gun owners staged a successful armed march with loaded firearms in Temple, Texas, at the “Come and Take it March.”
A week prior, this notice was posted by concerned gun owners in the state of Texas:
We will be gathering for a legal armed open carry march to raise public awareness of gun laws in Texas. It is partially in response to the Temple Police Department violating the Second and Fourth Amendment rights of Active Duty MSGT Christopher J. Grisham. Please join us all. We will be exercising our rights as free men and women.
When Grisham posted the video, he had no idea the kind of response it would get.
One of his 5-million viewers was Murdoch Pizgatti who started an online movent for Sgt. Grisham.
His supporters came to downtown Temple, armed.
“I feel safer here than I do anywhere else. If I was in a gun-free zone like a school, I’d be scared. Because one weirdo can walk in there and do a lot of damage,” said Pizgatti.
Amongst the crowd was Don Baker, a veteran who served in Vietnam.
He says he’s angry at Temple PD for how they treated Grisham saying, “The Second Amendment protects your First Amendment.”
Before the march, Grisham addressed his supporters saying, if you alter the Second Amendment you chip away from the rest.
Co-owner of dontcomply.com and event organizer Murdoch Pizgatti said: “I’ve seen the stop and frisk videos in New York and heard about things like that but this was stop and frisk, it was disarm, handcuffed, it was the arrest and it was right down the road here in Texas. You know that shouldn’t happen here, that is way to close to home. That was my line in the sand and I knew it had been crossed at that moment so I got up and did something.”