Nearly two hundred open carry advocates gathered on the south steps of the Texas State Capitol to celebrate “uncovering day” for gun owners who are licensed to carry.
The rally, sponsored by Open Carry Texas and Texas Carry, brought together advocates from across the Lone Star State who wanted to celebrate Texas move towards re-establishing the 2nd Amendment as the governing authority for gun laws. While Texas has not move that far, today’s rally recognized a significant step in the direction of what many refer to as Constitutional Carry.
Open Carry Texas founder, C.J. Grisham told Breitbart Texas in an interview he is pleased with the progress, “We didn’t get everything we wanted, but we made progress. We will take what we can get and come back for more.”
The more is “Constitutional Carry.” This is a status where, as in many states already, people can carry a firearm, open or concealed, with or without a license. This follows the tradition of the Constitution’s 2nd Amendment that states the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
Grisham said his group was pleased with the progress made in this session. He explained that now, Texans will get used to seeing people wearing guns and it won’t be as difficult to move forward in the next session.
While today, many were openly carrying their handguns, the people at the rally expressed that most of the time, they would rather carry concealed in order to protect the element of surprise should a self-defense situation arise.
Read more: Breitbart