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Open Carry

NRA News Dismisses LGBT Students’ Safety Concerns Over Texas’ New Campus Carry Law

NRA News Host: LGBT Students Shouldn’t Be Afraid “Unless They Have Been Living In A Cave Somewhere”

September 1, 2016
Members of the FBI Evidence Response Team survey the crime scene two days after a lone gunman ambushed and killed five police officers at a protest decrying police shootings of black men, in Dallas, Texas, U.S., July 9, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Dallas Police Chief Debunks Conservatives’ ‘Good Guy With A Gun’ Myth

“It is increasingly challenging when people have AR-15s (a type of rifle) slung over, and shootings occur in a crowd. And they begin running, and we don’t know if they are a shooter or not,” Brown said. “We don’t know who the ‘good guy’ versus who the ‘bad guy’ is, if everybody starts shooting.”

July 12, 2016

Dallas Mayor Explains How Texas Open Carry Laws Complicated Thursday’s Shootings

“That is one of the real issues with the gun right issues that we face, that in the middle of a firefight, it’s hard to pick out the good guys and the bad guys,” Rawlings said.

July 11, 2016
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Open Carry Is No Big Deal In Texas So Far

Open carry seems to be going off without a bang in Texas.

January 19, 2016

Kansas Colleges Prepare For Gun-Toting Students

As Kansas moves toward a time when guns will be as welcome on university campuses as laptops, students are starting to take notice and talk about how they’ll handle that day when it comes.

November 29, 2015
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Gun Rights Vs. Public Discomfort In Georgia

“There is not an airport official in the world who would say that carrying an AR-15 makes sense. So the question is why would that be allowed to happen?”

June 12, 2015

Texas Gun-Rights Leader Says Failure To Pass Open Carry Law ‘Punishable By Death’

Tensions are running high in Texas after an open carry advocate threatened the lives of pro-gun control lawmakers.

February 4, 2015

Texas’ Open Carry Movement Raises Passions, Threats

By Doug J. Swanson, The Dallas Morning News DALLAS — The death threats began, James Henry recalled, about an hour after the confrontation. “One of them said, ‘You’re going to wish you had a gun, boy, when I fill you full of holes.’” A 35-year-old former Marine, Henry was fresh from an encounter with an […]

June 13, 2014

NRA Rips ‘Open Carry’ Rallies In Texas

By Chuck Lindell, Austin American-Statesman AUSTIN, Texas — In a blistering criticism of “open-carry” rallies in Texas, the National Rifle Association said gun enthusiasts who bring loaded rifles and tactical long guns into restaurants and public places are putting the pro-gun movement at risk with “downright weird” behavior. The gun-toting gatherings are scary, thoughtless and counterproductive […]

June 3, 2014

NRA: Open-Carry ‘Hijinx’ Not Just ‘Counterproductive,’ But ‘Downright Weird’

In a rare display of common sense — albeit steeped in self-interest — the Institute for Legislative Action, the lobbying arm of the National Rifle Association — has issued a lengthy statement in part condemning the recent antics of gun fetishists Open Carry Texas, who have made a point to show up at restaurants and […]

June 2, 2014

Chipotle To Customers: Don’t Bring Assault Rifles To Meals

At Chipotle, you can have a side of chips with your order, but not a military assault rifle. Following an uncomfortable situation at a Chipotle restaurant in Dallas, Texas, in which a few customers brought SKS semi-automatic rifles to enjoy along with their food, the company issued a statement in which they urged gun owners to leave their […]

May 20, 2014