‘Open Carry Texas’ President: ‘I’m Leaving the NRA’ ‘Open Carry Texas’ President: ‘I’m Leaving the NRA’


HOUSTON, Texas–Armed members of the activist group Open Carry Texas (OCT) were asked to leave Sonic and Chili’s restaurants last month after they entered with AK-47’s in full display. In response to footage of the events, which received national press coverage, the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) released a statement on May 30 calling the demonstrations “downright weird” and “counter productive for the gun owning community.” Now Texas gun group members are threatening to leave the NRA.

“I’m leaving the NRA,” C.J. Grisham, President of OCT, told Breitbart Texas. “I’m an Endowment Life Member which is two levels above Life Member–I’m tearing up the cards and certificates I’ve gotten from the NRA.”

Grisham said that several other open-carry groups in Texas have also threatened to leave the NRA due to its recent statement, part of which said:

“As a result of these hijinx, …popular fast food outlets have recently requested patrons to keep guns off the premises. In other words, the freedom and goodwill these businesses had previously extended to gun owners has been curtailed because of the actions of an attention-hungry few who thought only of themselves and not of those who might be affected by their behavior.

“…It’s just not neighborly, which is out of character for the big-hearted residents of Texas. Using guns merely to draw attention to yourself in public not only defies common sense, it shows a lack of consideration and manners.  That’s not the Texas way.  And that’s certainly not the NRA way.”

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Source: Breitbart Texas

  • BYoung

    June 4, 2014 #1 Author

    NRA is wrong on this and will loose members. Considering the 2nd amendment 99.9% of gun laws are unconstitutionaland these people are NOT breaking the law!


    • Dennis

      June 5, 2014 #2 Author

      Don’t think breaking the law is the issue here. By the way, the word is lose not loose.


  • Dustin Ellermann

    June 5, 2014 #3 Author

    Meanwhile, Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety laughs in victory.


  • Dennis

    June 5, 2014 #4 Author

    Don’t let the door hit you on the way out!


  • Walt

    June 5, 2014 #5 Author

    In this instance the NRA is correct in it’s statement. Even though these groups are acting within their legal rights, going around making anti gun people uncomfortable and even more paranoid isn’t the way to move gun rights ahead. The left wing nuts are looking for anything they can use to take our guns and other rights away. We have to remain above their low tactics. It is also important that gun rights advocates support each other. With Obama, Blomberg and Soros throwing mony at taking every right away from us we have to continue on the high road and not give the left wing media use our tactics against us.


    • David

      June 5, 2014 #6 Author

      Thank you for writing what I was thinking. I still believe some of these “gun groups” are actually anti-gun people working from the inside.


  • Ronnie cundieff

    June 5, 2014 #7 Author

    I don’t want to be sitting in a restaurant and see someone walk in carrying a gun openly…..especially an AR type. As a concealed carry guy I’m gonna be quite anxious wondering what the heck they’re doing. This is just asking for trouble and making us look crazy to the media and neutral non gun owners. I’m an NRA life member and they are correct here. C.J. needs to get a grip.


  • Queso

    June 6, 2014 #8 Author

    These groups are counter productive.


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