Texas open-carry leader uses Facebook to call for armed takeover of Washington
On Saturday the president of a Texas open-carry group called for like-minded followers to join him in marching on Washington to “arrest the bankers, crooked politicians and restore liberty here in our country” at gunpoint.
Saying that voting “is not working,” Kory Watkins, president of the Open Carry Tarrant County, wrote on his Facebook page: “Have you ever thought we might just need to organize a very large group of our own people. Like 200 from each state so we can march armed to DC take over the city, arrest the bankers, crooked politicians and restore liberty here in our country? I’m not scared. I mean really…..voting and waiting is not working!”
Watkins recently made the news when he posted on Facebook that he was involved in a car crash with a drunk driver as he returned from protesting at a DUI safety checkpoint set up by Arlington police.
Watkins had reportedly been warning motorists about the checkpoint while shouting “You criminals!” at officers as they stopped drivers.
Earlier this week, a reported member of Watkins’ open-carry group, Veronica Dunnachie, allegedly shot and killed her estranged husband and her 20-year-old stepdaughter. Watkins told Guns.com via email that Dunnachie is not a member of the group, despite pictures of Watkins posing with the woman at an event.
Watkins recently ran for U.S. Congress as a Liberty Candidate, pledging to “defend the Constitution.”
Watkins’ Facebook call to arms can be seen below: