Open Carry Texas holds demonstration in Longview - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

Open Carry Texas holds demonstration in Longview

Open Carry Texas demonstrating in Longview. (Source: KLTV) Open Carry Texas demonstrating in Longview. (Source: KLTV)
LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - A group called Open Carry Texas held a peaceful demonstration in Longview today at Loop 281 and Gilmer Rd.

The 16 individuals demonstrating were carrying "Don't Tread On Me" flags, as well as rifles, and were passing out leaflets. The leaflets were informational, answering questions about the legalities of carrying guns in our state.

The group's four stated purposes were:

1. Educate all Texans about their right to openly carry rifles, shotguns, and black powder revolvers in a safe manner.

2. Condition Texans to feels safe around law-abiding citizens that choose to open carry.

3. Encourage our elected officials to pass less restrictive open carry legislation.

4. Foster a cooperative relationship with local law enforcement with the furtherance of these goals with an eye towards preventing negative encounters.

Anthony LaDuke with the organization said that Open Carry Texas Smith County will have its first Open Carry Texas walk in front of On the Border Restaurant in Tyler at the intersection of Hwy 69 and Loop 323 on Saturday, May 3 at 1 p.m.

Copyright 2014 KLTV. All rights reserved.



  • NewsMore>>

  • Missing Kilgore man found safe 1,000 yards from home

    Missing Kilgore man found safe 1,000 yards from home

    Friday, September 22 2017 9:21 AM EDT2017-09-22 13:21:23 GMT

    A Kilgore man, affectionately known to the community as "Bubba T," has been found safe after a daylong search. Rusk County Sheriff's Office PIO Sgt. David Roberts confirmed Friday morning that Chris "Bubba T" Terry had been found within a thousand yards of his home. Groups had begun searching for him after the 54-year old autistic man went missing Wednesday night. Terry is known as the Kilgore Bulldogs biggest fan. Around 9 p.m. Wednesday...

    More >>

    A Kilgore man, affectionately known to the community as "Bubba T," has been found safe after a daylong search. Rusk County Sheriff's Office PIO Sgt. David Roberts confirmed Friday morning that Chris "Bubba T" Terry had been found within a thousand yards of his home. Groups had begun searching for him after the 54-year old autistic man went missing Wednesday night. Terry is known as the Kilgore Bulldogs biggest fan. Around 9 p.m. Wednesday...

    More >>
  • Kilgore students join adults in search for missing 'Bubba T'

    Kilgore students join adults in search for missing 'Bubba T'

    Friday, September 22 2017 12:22 AM EDT2017-09-22 04:22:02 GMT
    Kilgore High School bell, rang at games after touchdowns. Community members hope the familiar sound will get Bubba T's attention. (Source: KLTV News Staff)Kilgore High School bell, rang at games after touchdowns. Community members hope the familiar sound will get Bubba T's attention. (Source: KLTV News Staff)

    On a Friday night you'd find Chris Terry, more commonly known as Bubba T, at a Kilgore High School football game. 

    More >>

    On a Friday night you'd find Chris Terry, more commonly known as Bubba T, at a Kilgore High School football game. 

    More >>
  • Preview of Carthage and Gilmer showdown

    Preview of Carthage and Gilmer showdown

    Friday, September 22 2017 12:19 AM EDT2017-09-22 04:19:27 GMT
    Carthage and Gilmer square off on Saturday night.Carthage and Gilmer square off on Saturday night.

    Since 2004, Carthage and Gilmer have combined to play in 10 state championship games, and claim eight state titles. So that's why Saturday's Class 4A showdown between the number one Bulldogs and second ranked Buckeyes is sold out. Carthage, who won the Class 4A division I title last year, knocked off Gilmer 55 to 37, snapping the then Buckeyes 23 game regular season winning streak.

    More >>

    Since 2004, Carthage and Gilmer have combined to play in 10 state championship games, and claim eight state titles. So that's why Saturday's Class 4A showdown between the number one Bulldogs and second ranked Buckeyes is sold out. Carthage, who won the Class 4A division I title last year, knocked off Gilmer 55 to 37, snapping the then Buckeyes 23 game regular season winning streak.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly