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El Paso gun owners take to streets to support open-carry

A group of about 50 people Sunday hit the streets with rifles in hand, in West El Paso near Belvidere and Mesa. The demonstration was the group’s second in the last month.

Those involved plan to hold one in a different part of town every month until state laws are changed. These walks are happening the same time as gun laws are moving through the Texas senate.

State Bill 17 would allow carrying a handgun in full view in public places that don’t prohibit them, such as drinking establishments and buildings where signs are displayed. SB 11 is being referred to as “campus carry.” It would allow concealed handguns on the college campuses.

State Senator Jose Rodriguez was more than open about not supporting the bills on ABC-7 this past Friday. The Texas open-carry debate is going to be covered tonight on ABC-7 Xtra at 10:35 with host Maria Garcia.

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