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Moms Demand Action Leader Charged After Screaming Obscenities At Teenage Girl Wearing Trump T-Shirt

On Wednesday, a woman who has been the Texas chapter leader of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America was charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly accosting two teenage girls at a cookie store and yelling profanities at them because they were wearing Trump T-shirts.

The Harris County Precinct One Constable’s Office filed a class C misdemeanor charge against West University Place Councilwoman Kellye Burke. The girls were waiting at Tiny’s Milk and Cookies in West U on Saturday to purchase cookies for younger girls at their nearby church, with one of the girls wearing a T-shirt reading “Trump: Make America Great Again.”

The father of one of the girls stated, “A tall, short-haired blond woman came up to them and screamed, ‘Grab em by the p**** girls!'”

The father said that the girls attempted to treat it as a joke, but . . .

“Then, she yells it again!” the father said. “At that point the girls were getting kind of scared, and then the woman starts, you know, going, ‘MAGA! MAGA! MAGA!’ while shaking her fist.”

As the girls left, one of them noticed that Burke allegedly took a picture of her.

The father said, “They were scared. They were absolutely scared. My little girl essentially wanted to know if this woman was going to hurt her.” He added, “Adults can’t behave towards children like that, period.”

KPRC2 knocked at Burke’s door, prompting her to yell, “What are you doing at my house?”

KPRC2 anchor and reporter Jacob Rascon responded, “You know why we’re here at your house,” to which Burke answered by saying she had no idea. “The disorderly conduct charge,” Rascon pressed.

Burke yelled, “I’m putting my kids to bed! Go away!”

Burke was accused of lying during a public hearing on two gun control bills in 2015. She stated, “We do not know about how quote responsible CHL holders are because that data set is not available and it’s completely locked down. Any statement about how quote responsible and law-abiding CHLs are is completely anecdotal and therefore conjecture.”

But, it was pointed out:

The Texas CHL statute has always required the Texas Dept. of Public Safety to publish certain data on crimes committed by Texas CHL holders. DPS has gone above and beyond the call of duty by publishing all criminal data on CHLs and this information has been available for almost two decades. This data has been analyzed and published on the also for many years. The analysis is presented both in summary form, per 100,000, as well as in detail for every crime category maintained by DPS.