Dissension Seen in TX Open-Carry Gun Movement

A lack of cohesion in the open-carry gun movement has led to bad publicity for Second Amendment warriors in Texas, reports the Daily Beast. Dissension in the ranks of gun rights groups such as the 20,000-member Open Carry Texas threatens to undermine its central cause. Chipotle has joined Starbucks, Target, and Staples in banning the open carry of guns in their stores.

Along with Open Carry Texas, Texas Carry, and Come and Take it Texas, Open Carry Tarrant County is fighting, sometimes at cross purposes with the others, to strengthen and exercise their Second Amendment rights in public. “To each his own, as long as we're on the same boat fighting for the same message,” said Kory Watkins, a spokesman for Tarrant County. Members of that group were accused of frightening employees after showing up armed and unannounced at a Fort Worth Jack in the Box.

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