Thursday, August 14, 2014

Gun rights group Open Carry Texas warned to stay out of Fifth Ward

Members of the gun rights group Open Carry Texas met with Fifth Ward community leaders Wednesday, hoping to explain why they chose an historic African-American community to hold a demonstration. 

Members of the group were met by a chorus of voices telling them to stay out of the neighborhood and warned they will be "matched gun-for-gun." 

"I'm going to tell you something homie, this is Fifth Ward, you ain't coming in here running nothing," community activist Quanell X said while flanked by members of the New Black Panther Party, who were holding assault rifles.

The two groups sat across from one another at a small folding table under a tree near the intersection of Lockwood and Lyons to discuss the details of Saturday's upcoming event.

Local 2 Investigates counted 15 Houston police officers on-hand to monitor the meeting.

"You're coming into the Fifth Ward and to the black community as insurgents," said Krystal Muhammad, with the New Black Panther Party.

"I beg your pardon?" said David Amad, with Open Carry Texas.

"You are insurgents," said Muhammad.

Story here
UPDATE 08/15/14: 

HOUSTON – Open Carry Texas announced Thursday night that the group is putting off its planned protest in Houston's Fifth Ward.

The gun rights group met with local activists Wednesday night, and things got heated over the plan to carry weapons in the neighborhood.

Open carry officials are working with fifth Ward residents to plan a joint demonstration.

Update here


This could get interesting. People exercising rights while trying to teach others about their rights are called "Insurgents"...

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