|Members of Come And Take It Assemble for Their Rally|
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Gun Rally in Andrews Had Message of Education, Peace
|Members of Come and Take It in Andrews, Texas|
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This occurred in spite of the arrest of a member of the organization, Michael Keoghan when he was scouting out a route for the rally. In spite of the controversial arrest, Police Chief Bud Jones insisted that he supported the rights of everyone. From newswest9.com:
One thing is for sure, both police and "Come And take It" organizers had a peaceful, respectful day in Andrews.The Come And Take It America website states that their efforts are paying off:
"Come And Take It" has over 40 chapters across the state with rallies going on just about every weekend.
We have been going town to town educating not only the public but the local police departments on laws that they haven’t had to enforce and have forgotten. But what seemed strange earlier this year has become commonplace amongst us Texans. Police departments everywhere are stepping up and respecting our second amendment.James Franklyn, West Texas Regional Director for "Come And Take It," said that they expect to work with police. From newswest9.com:
"It's in our mission statement that we work hand-in-hand with law enforcement,"Perhaps Chief Jones and the Andrews police department will reciprocate in the future.
The leading candidate for Governor, Greg Abbot, has said that he supports legalizing open carry of handguns in Texas.
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