Saturday the streets of
downtown Nacogdoches will be filled with guns.
"We stand for
liberty, freedom, individual rights and the constitution," said Josie
Harrison, TX Sons of Liberty Riders.
The Texas Sons of Liberty
is group of Second Amendment advocates promoting gun law awareness.
Saturday they plan to take
their cause to streets of Nacogdoches.
"We basically stand
up for the constitution, so we go anywhere we feel the constitution needs to be
upheld," said Harrison.
250 people are expected at the Come and Take It
Nacogdoches Gun Rally.
The group had to obtain a
permit from the city to ensure the closure of Pecan, Fredonia and Pilar streets
to host the event.
"Under Texas law there is nothing illegal
about carrying a gun in a public place," said Mike Kelly, Assistant Chief
Organizers say there will
be various speakers, vendors and a march at Saturday's rally.
Chief of Police Mike Kelly says these rallies have become common but safety is
always a priority.
"These are people
that believe strongly in the 2nd amendment right to bear arms and they are
doing it in a legal manner," said Kelly.
Members of the group say
their goal is to educate Texans on their rights."
"We want people to
feel safe around them and help our legislature make less open carry laws,"
Businesses do have the right to exclude anyone
carrying a firearm from their property.
Organizers say downtown
merchants that do allow guns will be marked with a small flag.
But all these patriots
hope to do is honor the constitution with their efforts and encourage others to
do the same.
The come and take it
Nacogdoches rally starts at 10 a.m. behind the visitors center.
Rifles and long guns are
required to be carried with a sling.
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