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On Memorial Day this week, a former Marine in Texas named James got a couple calls from friends who'd spotted an unusual gathering in downtown Fort Worth: Roughly a dozen people, mostly men, were hanging out in the middle of the city's cultural district, armed with semi-automatic rifles. James quickly knew what his friends were describing, having recently encountered an open-carry demonstration himself in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. An independent TV commercial producer who sometimes films live events, James headed downtown with his camera to get some footage.

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Suddenly he was surrounded by about a half dozen armed men. They started badgering him with questions and accusing him of being anti-American. "I said, 'Are you kidding me? I served in the military.' They were trying to intimidate me, and when I didn't cower that upset them," he said. But he was starting to feel nervous and decided to disengage and walk away.

In a video obtained by Mother Jones that was posted online later that day by one of the activists, the group can be seen pursuing and harassing James through downtown Fort Worth. "I'm following this guy around," declares one of them, setting off after him with his weapon slung across his back. He and others stay right behind James for several city blocks, following him through traffic and taunting him along the way. James grows more agitated and tells them off, calling them assholes and bullies.

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The harassment continues down the street. "Are you gonna cry?" one says. "Sounds like you're about to cry." Another says: "What's wrong with that guy, is he a liberal?

http://www.motherjones.com/...

Too bad these open carry doofuses didn't think twice before harassing a Marine veteran. Like, "Hmmm - someone who's served in the Marines doesn't think we're super cool. Maybe we aren't super cool." Nope. Instead, they pursued him menacingly while hurling anti-gay slurs at him.

This incident reminds me of the 2012 Republican Primary debate in which the audience booed a gay service member - it lays bare the untenable insanity of modern day Republicans.

Watch the video at this link:
http://www.motherjones.com/...

Originally posted to Animal Nuz on Fri May 30, 2014 at 07:33 AM PDT.

Also republished by Shut Down the NRA and Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment (RASA).

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