Citizens Armed With AR-15’s Standing Outside Police Stations in Texas for the Best Reason
A group of concerned gun owners decided to give police officers in Texas a little bit of backup in light of all of the events of the past week or so. Armed men showed up at local Texas police stations not with violence in mind, but with the purpose of preventing it.
According to a local media report:
On Saturday, July 9, three men decided to do something a little different for their weekend. James Evans, Roger Tarrant, and Paul Wilson of Splendora woke up and decided to head down to both the Patton Village and Splendora Police Departments and show their support for our law enforcement. This comes in light of the recent tragedy in Dallas, in which officers were shot down by a sniper simply for doing their job. The three men started out in Patton Village at around 9 a.m. and stayed there until about 11:30 a.m., which is when they moved to the parking lot of the Splendora Police Department and City Hall.
With their AR-15 rifles in hand, they stood in the heat and gained quite a bit of attention. A large number of passersby honked their horns in approval, while others stopped for photos, selfies, and to personally thank them for what they were doing. James Evans stated that he, “wanted to show police that civilians stood by them, that they aren’t alone.”