If your going to SxS, make sure you show your support! Things could get interesting!
President Barack Obama will visit Austin on Friday to help kick off South by Southwest. The same day, pro-gun protesters plan to march in the streets to show support for the state’s new open carry law.
This isn’t the first time protesters have openly carried guns during the nine-day festival. But it is the first time that SXSW organizers have brought in the president, who has repeatedly called for tightening gun laws in the wake of mass shootings nationwide.
“I’m going to open carry my rifle and hand out literature at SXSW Friday,” CJ Grisham, leader of the pro-gun group Open Carry Texas, wrote on Facebook. “I just found out Obama is going to SXSW. This may get interesting.”
The purpose of the demonstration, according to its Facebook event page, is to show festival-goers that “gun owners are no different than anyone else.”
Read more: Dallas News