Woman Calls Police Over Man Wearing Pro-Gun T-Shirt At Park

A woman called the police to complain about a man's pro-gun t-shirt.

Benbrook, TX – A Texas father’s afternoon visit to a local park prompted a police response, after a woman alleged that the man’s pro-gun Warrior 12 shirt was making other parents uncomfortable, police said.

Troy Johnston and his two daughters, ages four and six, stopped at Castle Park on March 30, so the children could enjoy the park’s swings and maze, he told Blue Lives Matter.

Johnston said he was openly carrying his handgun in a holster on his hip, and was also sporting a Warrior 12 shirt emblazoned with the words, “I’LL CONTROL MY GUNS, YOU CONTROL YOUR KIDS” across the back.

The shirt also featured an image of an AR-15 rifle.

“I figured I might get some comments or looks,” Johnston said. “[But] I was legally exercising my First and Second Amendment rights.”

Approximately 30 minutes after the kids began playing, a man approached him with his wife and daughter in tow, Johnston said.

He said the man told him that a woman was “fuming” over the message on Johnston’s shirt, as well as the fact that he was armed.

“I thanked him for letting me know, and continued playing with my kids,” Johnson said.

A short while later, another man and his family approached Johnston, and asked to read his shirt, he said.

Johnston showed him his shirt, at which point the man warned him that his father-in-law had just been harassed by woman in the parking lot, and that she was contacting police regarding Johnson’s attire.

The man told Johnston that he didn’t know “what was wrong with her,” and that he actually “felt more secure knowing there was someone there that would protect them,” Johnston said.

Although he had intended to leave prior to his conversation with the second man, Johnston said he opted to wait for police once he became aware that they had likely been called to the area.

According Benbrook Police Department (BPD) Corporal J. Reese, a woman contacted the department at approximately 3:21 p.m., and reported a “suspicious person” with a “gun holstered to his chest,” was wearing a shirt that read “You control your kids, I’ll control my guns.”

Cpl. Reese arrived at the scene, where he made contact with the woman.

She claimed that Johnston “was making other parents on the playground very uncomfortable with his t-shirt,” the corporal wrote in his report of the incident. “The subject did not act threatening to anyone, nor did he threaten anyone.”

The woman told police she was not worried about the gun – which officers noted was located on Johnston’s hip, consistent with the information he provided to Blue Lives Matter.

“She was not scared of the gun,” Cpl. Reese said. “[She] was concerned about his t-shirt.”

Johnston “voluntarily identified himself” to police as he sat in his vehicle, the corporal noted.

“I offered my LTC to the cops. They didn’t ask,” Johnston told Blue Lives Matter.

Cpl. Reese described Johnston as “polite,” and said he confirmed the woman’s account of what had occurred.

“Johnston advised he knew the police had been called, and was waiting to speak with officers,” the report read. “He was simply at the park playing with his two daughters.”

Johnston said that, as he spoke with police, the woman looked on from 25 or 30 feet away.

He said she began cautioning everyone who walked near her to avoid the park, because “there’s a man with a gun.”

“She was highly ticked off,” Johnston said.

The irate woman never spoke to him directly, he added.

“Everyone else at the park seemed perfectly fine with it,” he told Blue Lives Matter.

Having done nothing wrong, Johnston was allowed to leave the area, police said.

“I cannot believe how the media has convinced so many people that guns are scary,” he said. “This lady was having a literal panic attack.”

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Despite the controversy, Johnston said he had no intention to quit wearing his Warrior 12 shirt.

“I love my shirt,” he said. “I’ll probably order more just so I can wear them every day I’m off of work.”

Comments (115)
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angryAmerican
angryAmerican

You can't fix stupid!

RunCop
RunCop

Stupid bitch!

LumberFlip
LumberFlip

How was she to know if it was not another Nicolas Cruz, she did the right thing instead of confronting him.

EMarie
EMarie

If I had been there I would have spoke up in your defense!

psydewinder
psydewinder

I would consider that attitude mental illness. Obviously paranoid. This woman, and you, need psychiatric treatment and be put on a list to not be allowed to own firearms as you could be a danger to the public.

JMc
JMc

hey LumpFlip... what's your address... you might be another nicolas crud... I would like to report you to the police...

butterfly
butterfly

LumberFlip=You are not from Texas are you? If you are then I would suggest you find a way to truly understand this state. There were probably at least 3 guns per 5 people at that park! No one who knows anything about Texas would dare start a Cruz attack there! The shirt however may morph into an actual AR-15 & walk around all by itself shooting every one! T-shirts are known to do that you know!

BobIn704
BobIn704

Yeah, i think she knew EXACTLY What she was doing, as if she was FEARING FOR HER LIFE....she would of yanked her kids and ran...ran as fast as her little snowflake fat feet could run, if she was so afraid he was going to shoot. Get real LumberFuck..I mean FLIP.........she wanted to cause an issue and that was her only intent..point blank...move on or at least climb under the nearest rock and stay quiet please.

TucsonJim
TucsonJim

The fact that the t-shirt triggered a Snowflake is predictable. The fact that this happened in Texas is a little Surprising. Maybe the Snowflake is from Austin?

UnicornPrincess
UnicornPrincess

I'm sad this happened so close to me. Such stupidity out of that woman. Bless her little heart.

BurgessKrell
BurgessKrell

Triggered snowflakes are funny LOL!

JPGompper
JPGompper

Sadly, We do have a sizeable minority of morons in Texas. Exhibit A: Shiela Jackson Lee!

Redleg
Redleg

Are you serious? Did he show up start shooting? No. Did Nikolas Cruz bring his two daughters to the park and watch them play? No. "She did the right thing?" Wrong again. What she did was call the police on someone who was well within the law, well within his rights, and minding his own business. Both you and the woman in the story should try minding you own fucking business sometime. It's a lost art.

Mischa1
Mischa1

what a idiot....I wear my ar-15 tee...Saying...IF YOU WANT MINE...BETTER BRING YOUR'S....FROM O-H-I-O...

bronx163
bronx163

Love how these shitbag libs love yelling first amendment bashing the president, calling him racist comments, making fun of his wife’s accent and claiming the President is anti immigrant. But when gun guy exercises his first amendment or 2 nd amendment there is no such right. Great shirt. Fuck these lib shitbags. Leave texas asshole bits open pro carry state. Go the fuck back to shicago, NY, Califuckia and tree hugging colorado since califuckia shitbags are infeating that state

Grog
Grog

I have to get me a few of those shirts!

Paul Hammond
Paul Hammond

Yet. Should she wait until he starts shooting? Would you?

Pack
Pack

Poor dimwit woman. It must be hard going through life being that stupid.

Paul Hammond
Paul Hammond

Yes how stupid of her to care about the children, because God knows no one would ever kill small innocent children.

lynn80
lynn80

Big hint for stupid people: Shooters don't bring their kids with them to the crime scene.

drpepper023
drpepper023

Never will understand how the liberal mind works. Gets offended by a t-shirt, not the gun on his hip. That is why I do not open carry. Too many snowflakes and Libtards out there in the world now. Also, if you are involved in a incident such as a robbery. You will more than likely be targeted first . You are the first threat they see. Some may walk away because there is armed resistance. How brazen the criminals are now they will shoot you, rob you, and rob everyone else that might be there.

JannaRae
JannaRae

Yes....stupid. If she were in THAT much fear, she should have left with her children, instead of fear mongering, and harassing a law abiding citizen.

tday1973
tday1973

OMG..you must really have snowflake panties in a wad..just about everybody in Texas carries..or Texans do..I suggest the people that move here to get away from the liberal bullshit that they helped get in place..move home..we really don't need you in Texas to start with and don't even need your lame ass policies that failed where you moved from. And it isn't the guns killing people or the people lawfully carrying weapons..it's the nuts that have no tolerance for others..you and that woman need to keep your lame ass opinions to your self instead of trying to force them on others. In Texas we tend to live with and get along with everybody..until we are pushed..and then we push back..HARD..

tday1973
tday1973

I agree..I have 3 guns 2 riles one pistol I also have a Conceal carry and License to carry permit. Yes I always have a gun that loaded in my vehicle. It is there for my protection. Just as he carries his for is protection. Sorry that a snowflake tried to force her opinion on him, maybe she should move back to the state that she probably helped to screw up with liberal policies..Liberals should live elsewhere..

troyj817
troyj817

I feel sorry for you Paul Hammond. I was there with 2 small kids... minding my own business, pushing my girls on swings, taking pictures of them on slides, going through the maze with them, etc etc etc... why tf would I open fire on children? It's people like you that fear that everyone who has a gun intends to use it illegally that is ruining the world. If you look up some statistics, typically 1 out of 4-5 people in public are armed... not everyone is afraid of the liberal hoopla and some of them open carry. The ones who open carry, deter crimes from happening while they are publicly displaying their firearm. The cop THANKED ME for open carrying, as well as 2 other park goers. Get a grip on reality or move to a gun-free zone if you don't like guns. She was mad because my shirt made her feel bad for being a horrible parent - period.

troyj817
troyj817

That is typically the only way you can tell a criminal from a law abiding citizen... that and criminals typically wear a shirt that says "IM A CRIMINAL"... This is exactly why we need MORE people legally carrying firearms. To PREVENT more shootings. I've been a firearm owner for almost a decade without a single incident of my guns shooting people, threatening harm to people, going off on their own... My guns only ever do what I physically force them to do, whether they like what they're doing or not. My gun rides around on my hip either until it gets retired to the safe for the night or when I un-holster it to shoot targets at the range. They have never taken aim at children. However, you realize the police response time for that lady calling them on me was almost 15 minutes.... Had there of been a legitimate shooter/shooting/threat - the cops would have arrived to find a bunch of bodies to clean up had I not been there - armed. I would have stepped in and stopped any threat that would have presented itself or died trying. That's more than you can say for yourself, you would just take it in the rear while crying on the phone to 911 hoping an ambulance arrives in time to give you blood to save your life. Bottom line is Texas has been an open carry state since Jan 1 2016 and I was obviously not threatening anybody, if she does not like the law, she should move to a gun-free zone such as Chicago IL or Massachusetts or soon Deerfield PA. She would be much safer there.

Hwninblu
Hwninblu

I agree with the crazy lady, he probably wasnt wearing the right color pants or shoes. You know it has to an ensemble of fashion.......hahahaha

gdc
gdc

I agree Troy, two points you said people need to examine.

  1. Response time for law enforcement, would I want a police officer standing next to my family 24/7 yup. But we all know that can happen. (We all know what I’m saying)..... 2. People moving from liberal states bringing there liberal ways with them. Understand where you’re moving to. I’m in north east Pa. Although there have been people from N.Y. And N.J. Here for decades they still don’t take the time to learn.
    That woman should have been schooled on the laws or at least told it was as legal as it gets. Carry on
Memaw187
Memaw187

She was probably letting her kids run around and not controlling them too. Next generation of entitled brats

whillman2007
whillman2007

"Cameron, NC - A Harnett County Sheriff's Deputy has been shot in the face and the chest and the suspect is on the run Saturday night."

The above tragedy generated way less comments than this stupid story did. Sad!

Mr.DJB
Mr.DJB

You are so right, and the shooter? Was a 16 year old kid, someone didn’t control their children.

Grog
Grog

Just bought one of the shirts.

CraxyD
CraxyD

Greater observation skills than those possessed by a 2 year old maybe? You watch body language, what activity the individual is engaged in, silly things like that to begin figuring out whether they're a threat or not.
Also helps not to be afraid of 'shoulder things that go up', magazine-clips, barrel shrouds and other items the grabanuts have gotten their knickers in a twist over.

HermitHank
HermitHank

What most people fail to understand about Leftist Loon Gun Grabbers is that when they express fear that an armed citizen will be unable to control him/herself and start shooting at the slightest provocation, they are simply projecting how they would react if they had a gun.

Neverquits
Neverquits

He was breaking no laws Knucklehead.

Neverquits
Neverquits

Amen to that. Democrats, like convicted felons, should not be allowed to be anywhere near firearms until they have a thorough psychiatric evalution to determine their level of mental disorder.

61mouse
61mouse

Warriors 12 seeing you just got FREE advertisement from this young man you owe him some free shirts

61mouse
61mouse

People allow you to walk around unsupervised .....SMFH

Gregoryl
Gregoryl

You know JP, unfortunately that's true. It's a good thing the rest of us here have a little common sense !

MsKelly65
MsKelly65

Guns are easier to control than kids; she's just mad she has the harder job!

Dances_With_Skunks
Dances_With_Skunks

Thank you Bobin704. I tried to reply to LumberFuck too but am not used to this new touchscreen PC. I had 3 guns pulled on me in San Diego and the police had to kill the first guy. All three guns were illegally obtained and these guys were all career criminals who had concealed guns. So now that I'm in Arizona and I see people carrying on the hip, I know they are decent folks. The only problem with seeing the guns on hips is that we start gabbing in the store and others join in and sometimes my frozen stuff gets defrosted. I'm a 60 year old female and I prefer to CCW - ONLY because I was "diagnosed" as a "shit magnet" years ago. So I have a holster to CCW my little .22 and a special made purse to carry my Glock 9mm 19. I also carry extra mags. I'm one "granny" that doesn't screw around and the funny thing is, there's tons of us "grannies" here who carry! I had my target rolled up in my hands and walked into the MVD here and the girl at the counter said "How's your spread?" I was like "WTF is she talking about? SPREAD what??" Then she pointed to my target and said "Can I have a look at that?" When she unrolled it, others came over and told me how good I did, lol. You can't do THAT in San Diego - but I suppose it's okay to have criminals and gang bangers carrying illegal guns that people don't have to SEE. Frigging idiots lol. OH: LOL@LumberFuck too.

c204
c204

in other words, the woman is a bad mother who doesn't control her kids, and the man's shirt reminded her of that

Donttreadonme
Donttreadonme

That woman should be reprimanded for wasting the time of the police.

I have the same shirt, it has a great athletic fit.

Ken Morgan
Ken Morgan

if she was really in fear for her life she would have run away, far away, and then called the cops....she is just a stupid cunt trying to control others.....hoping a drunk DACA runs her over with her kids...clean up the gene pool one drunk driver at a time....