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April 15, 2013

War Veteran Arrested for get this ....“Rudely Displaying” Rifle

PHOTO'S and Video's at link.....CLICK HERE.............. ( Includes photo of Army Master Sgt. C.J. Grisham with President G.W. Bush)

War Veteran Arrested for “Rudely Displaying” Rifle

A decorated war veteran on a Boy Scout hike with his 15-year-old son was arrested alongside a Texas country road after a police officer accused him of “rudely displaying” a firearm.

Army Master Sgt. C.J. Grisham told Fox News he was illegally disarmed by members of the Temple Police Dept. – even though he held the proper permits to carry his weapons.

Grisham and his son were on a 10-mile hike in a rural area populated by wild boars and cougars. He was carrying an AR-15 rifle and a .45 caliber pistol.

He was charged with resisting arrest – even though video his son filmed of the incident clearly showed that Grisham did not resist arrest. Police later reduced the charges to interfering with a peace officer while performing a duty – a class B misdemeanor.

“I’m still frankly and honestly 100 percent confused about what I’m being charged with,” Grisham said.

Temple Police told local media that the Fort Hood soldier refused to hand of his weapon – leading to his arrest. However, the video shows that Grisham complied with their demands.

One of the officers told Grisham that anyone holding a gun is considered dangerous, according to a 15-minute video obtained by Fox News.

“In this day and age people are alarmed when they see someone with what you have,” one of the officers told a handcuffed Grisham. “They don’t care what the law is.”


At one point in the video Grisham asked the officers why they failed to ask to see his carry and conceal permit.

The video shows the arresting officer telling the Fort Hood soldier that he was “rudely displaying” the AR-15.

Grisham, who is a “huge Constitutionalist,” then asked the officer if he cared what the law is.

“The easy wrong would have been to surrender my rights and allow the cops to disarm me,” he said. “That’s the easy wrong to me. The hard right is putting ourselves on the line knowing that something could happen.”

Grisham told Fox News he plans on fighting the charges and suing the police department for what he considered to be an illegal arrest and violating his Constitutional rights.

“For the first time in my life, I had to sit in jail,” he said. “I’ve never been in jail — never been accused of a crime. I was treated like a street thug.”

A pre-trial hearing has been set for May 29th.

Wild Thing's comment.................

This BS is way out of control! This is very disturbing. What is becoming of our once-free nation?!?

Posted by Wild Thing at April 15, 2013 12:55 AM


I support Law Enforcement folks but this is going too far.

Here's a cop who does it right.

Posted by: BobF at April 15, 2013 07:31 AM

Well those videos don't show the start of this so who knows how each side acted in the beginning. Several decades ago it was common to see people with rifles or shotguns walking rural roads. Today's climate of fruitcakes with guns and overzealous police makes for big problems.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at April 15, 2013 11:27 AM

These cops had NO right to touch this guy. There is no law mentioning "rudely displaying a firearm"

Posted by: Billly Ray in Cowtown at April 15, 2013 09:33 PM