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Iraq Veteran Gets Illegally Disarmed and Arrested While Hiking

"On March 16, 2013, my son and I were hiking along country roads among
pastures and fields with my 15-year old son to help him earn his hiking
merit badge. I always enjoy these father/son hikes because it gives me
time alone with my son. As I always do when we go on these hikes and
walks, I took my trusty rifle with me as there are coyotes, wild hogs,
and cougars in our area. In Texas, it is legal to openly carry a rifle
or shotgun as long as you do so in a manner that isn't calculated to
cause alarm. In other words, you can't walk around waving your rifle at
people. I always carry my rifle slung across my chest dangling, not
holding it in my hands.

At about the 5 mile mark of our hike, a
voice behind us asked us to stop and the officer motioned for us to
approach him. He got out of his car and met us a few feet later. He
asked us what we were doing and

Added: Apr-16-2013 Occurred On: Mar-16-2013
By: slamminsammy
Regional News
Tags: iraq vet, arrested, illegal
Location: Texas, United States (load item map)
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