by Tim Brown, Freedom OutPost:
A Texas man had the police called to check him out by a woman who said she was not afraid of his gun, but what his shirt had on it.
I love this shirt!
Troy Johnston was visiting a playground in Benbrook with his two daughters in March wearing the above shirt that is produced by Warrior 12, a West Virginia-based company.
As you can see, the shirt has a picture of an AR-15-style rifle and the words, “I’ll control my guns, you control your kids.”
I figured I might get some comments or looks,” Johnston said. “[But] I was legally exercising my First and Second Amendment rights.”
Approximately 30 minutes after the kids began playing, a man approached him with his wife and daughter in tow, Johnston said.
He said the man told him that a woman was “fuming” over the message on Johnston’s shirt, as well as the fact that he was armed.
“I thanked him for letting me know, and continued playing with my kids,” Johnson said.
A short while later, another man and his family approached Johnston, and asked to read his shirt, he said.
Johnston showed him his shirt, at which point the man warned him that his father-in-law had just been harassed by woman in the parking lot, and that she was contacting police regarding Johnson’s attire.
The man told Johnston that he didn’t know “what was wrong with her,” and that he actually “felt more secure knowing there was someone there that would protect them,” Johnston said.
Benbrook Police Department (BPD) Corporal J. Reese indicated a woman did contact police and informed them of a “suspicious” person with a “gun holstered to his chest” and was wearing the shirt with the phrase above.
Johnston was actually wearing his gun on his hip.