By Dean Weingarten
Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- The open carry rally in Andrews, Texas, went off without a hitch on Saturday, 25 January. The local newswest9.com headline was: Gun Rally in Andrews Had Message of Education, Peace
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.
“Come And Take It” has over 40 chapters across the state with rallies going on just about every weekend.
The Come And Take It America website states that their efforts are paying off:
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.
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Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.