The two arrested were allegedly only carrying antique black powder revolvers. The crowd turns on the police in a non-violent, but verbal dress-down of epic proportions.
Under Texas law, a gun manufactured before 1899 is not even considered a “firearm,” therefore not subject to open carry laws:
(3) “Firearm” means any device designed, made, or adapted to expel a projectile through a barrel by using the energy generated by an explosion or burning substance or any device readily convertible to that use. Firearm does not include a firearm that may have, as an integral part, a folding knife blade or other characteristics of weapons made illegal by this chapter and that is:
(A) an antique or curio firearm manufactured before 1899; or
(B) a replica of an antique or curio firearm manufactured before 1899, but only if the replica does not use rim fire or center fire ammunition. (Source – from another illegal arrest)
Thanks to Ken for the link.
Good looking hats, though.