Open Carry Texas met with anger, armed protestors at meeting Houston (VIDEO) Open Carry Texas met with anger, armed protestors at meeting Houston (VIDEO)

Open Carry Texas planned a march in Houston’s Fifth Ward, but when leaders from the area and the group met, things quickly got heated.

Protestors, some of them armed, of the controversial group shouted, “You are not welcome here today or Saturday.” And the Fifth Ward’s leaders questioned the open carry group’s motives and also accused them of being racist.

“If they come with their weapons, I’m quite sure they’ll be a lot of us with weapons also,” Quannel X, an area activist, told local media.

“If this is about gun rights, we can educate our own people about gun rights,” Quanell X said. “Coming like this is totally unacceptable. So if you do come, I guarantee you we will not bring a butter knife to a gun fight.”

In response to instigating violence, Quanell X said, “I’m advocating for them not to come, I’m advocating for them to stay home, to stay in their own community. We don’t need somebody from the outside coming in with guns, who historically have not been friends of our community.”

OCT is scheduled to gather in the area on Saturday, however, the group’s leaders said they may alter some of their plans.

“In the end, I think it’s best to keep our word. We said we were coming for a peaceful event, so let’s have a peaceful event, at the very least on our side of the street,” said C.J. Grisham, president of OCT, in a statement on Facebook. “Let’s show them we believe in 2nd Amendment equality. Let’s prove that we are diversive. Let’s highlight our dedication to our constitutional principles.”

Source: Guns.com

  • James Andrews

    August 18, 2014 #1 Author

    Concealed carry is the way to go, but open carry is guaranteed under our Constitution, which some people still don’t understand. It is plainly stated in our Second Amendment.


  • chiefatk

    August 18, 2014 #2 Author

    Quanell X acts just like any hard nose liberal. Who is he to restrict people from “his community”? I thought we were all Americans as a whole, not broken down by single communities that attempt to restrict non-community personnel from entering their “territory”. I remember the time when you could travel anywhere in the United States without worrying about treading on someone’s community. We are not a united states anymore, you have to be a trained attorney just to understand each states laws and restrictions. Try traveling through this country with a legal carry permit into other states and see what happens if you get stopped for a minor vehicle violation. Pennsylvania into New Jersey as an example!!! This country has been divided by the Obama administration and in cooperation with self serving representatives on both sides. Fighting amongst ourselves is not in the countries best interest or any “community”. I see nothing wrong with open carry as long as it is done legally. The time may come very soon that we wished that we had the privilege of open carry and unrestricted concealed carry.


  • Mike Rains

    August 18, 2014 #3 Author

    I have a CCL and I carry. Wlhile I totally and strngly agree that open carry is a constitutional right, I see absolutely no good coming out of this group actions. The only outcoe is see is their actions providng fodder for the gun-control group. If the open carry folks’ goal is create a more restrictive firearms environment, they are doing a great job.


  • Mike

    August 18, 2014 #4 Author

    Black Racism? We don’ want your kind……what kind would that be?


  • Flash

    August 18, 2014 #5 Author

    I communicated with one of the members of this group through a friend’s link in Facebook. When I suggested that a bunch of armed white men marching through a black community would be about as welcome as the KKK, he called me a racist. These are not people that are interested in a rational discussion of gun rights. They put on all the appearances of being narrow minded and confrontational with any who would disagree with them. They are doing far more harm to their cause than anyone who favors restricted gun rights.


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