Non-lethal bananas on display at Texas gun rally
Subscribe for unlimited digital access.
Try one month for $1!
Subscribe for unlimited digital access. Try one month for $1!
AUSTIN, Texas — Gun rights activists staged another rally at the state Capitol and promised to keep things peaceful in their push to support the open carry of handguns without a license in Texas.
A similar rally by a different group two weeks ago raised tensions after a confrontation between activists and a lawmaker.
The most notable sign of protest at Monday’s Open Carry Texas rally was the sight of gun holsters stuffed not with weapons but rolled-up copies of the Constitution, cans of hairspray and bananas to protest restrictive gun laws.
Texas hasn’t allowed open carry of handguns, with or without a license, since right after the Civil War. Lawmakers are considering several open carry bills this year. Most of them require a license similar to current concealed handgun law.
JIM VERTUNO, Associated Press