Open carry activists––people who believe in their right to openly carry firearms around in public––have not gone away. One open carry protester, Shawn Nixon, caused a panic at a Michigan high school that led to a lockdown because he was near the school, holding a rifle.
Nixon was confronted by the police––called in by the school––and snapped at them, saying things like, “That shiny little badge on his chest doesn’t give him any more rights than I have! Actually, you all work for me and the taxpayers, right?”
After reading about this, Glenn Beck got rather exasperated. He asked, “Can we stop doing open carry parades just to antagonize the police?”
As he listened to audio of Nixon, Beck muttered, “Shut up.” He said it’s just basic common sense that the police would be wary of a man carrying around a rifle near a school and instead of raving and insulting the cops, the proper response is to say “I’m exercising my constitutional right” and let the police just keep an eye on you.
Watch the video below, via BlazeTV:
And you can watch the video Nixon shot of his open carry walk and confrontation with the cops here:
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