Open Carry Texas Announces Upcoming Texarkana State Line Open Carry Walk

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Open Carry Texas
Open Carry Texas
Open Carry Texas

Temple, TX -( On Saturday, March 28, 2015, Open Carry Texas (OCT) will conduct an open carry walk along the state line between Arkansas and Texas.

The walk will begin at 12pm at 4849 Texas Blvd. Members of OCT will conduct a peaceful walk to raise awareness of our mission and gun rights in Texas. Citizens can expect to see our members legally armed with rifles, shotguns, and/or pre-1899 black powder revolvers on the Texas side of the border and modern handguns openly holstered on the Arkansas side.

They can also expect to see our members conduct a safe, professional, and friendly event. The public is encouraged to attend or simply ask our members questions about gun laws, our organization, and what we’re doing to get pro-gun laws passed through the legislature.

“We want to draw awareness to the absurdity of Texas gun laws,” said OCT President and Founder CJ Grisham. “The fact that I can legally carry a holstered handgun on the Arkansas side of the road, but I’d be a criminal if I did it on the Texas side should be appalling and embarrassing to every Texan. We want to highlight that distinction.”

Our members can be found in every major city and 215 Texas counties. The Texarkana Police Department has been informed of the event in accordance with OCT policy of working with law enforcement. This is a rain or shine event.

About Open Carry Texas

Our purpose is to 1) educate all Texans about their right to openly carry rifles and shotguns in a safe manner; 2) to condition Texans to feel safe around law abiding citizens that choose to carry them; 3) encourage our elected officials to pass less restrictive open carry legislation for all firearms, especially pistols; and (4) foster a cooperative relationship with local law enforcement in the furtherance of these goals with an eye towards preventing negative encounters.

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I assume the posters before me are not Texans. For Smiley and iron tiger: Get your heads out, stop reading the MDA propaganda, and wise up. The OCT folks and their very peaceful, well received demonstration walks, are the only reason TX is currently about to get open carry of modern handguns passed into law (after many years of seeing the bills languish in committee because there was so little public interest or knowledge of the topic). And yes, I said “very peaceful, well received demonstration walks.” The fact is, that the public response to these demonstrations has been overwhelmingly… Read more »


A few Apache Helicopters would be handy to do away with these idiotic vermin.

Or a few dozen well placed 120mm mortar rounds.


Oh great, more “patriots” that want to push lgoc. This will have have exactly the opposite effect so you idiots should just steady home.