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Open Carry Texas Responds To NRA Criticism

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(KCEN) --- In a statement issued last week, the National Rifle Association scolded members of Open Carry Texas for recent demonstrations in front of coffee shops and fast food restaurants.

In it the NRA calls the demonstrations “scary” and “downright weird.”


"Using guns merely to draw attention to yourself in public not only defies common sense, it shows a lack of consideration and manners,” the NRA statement said.

On Tuesday, CJ Grisham, president of Open Carry Texas, called the comments completely unprofessional and beneath what the NRA stands for.

As a result, Grisham said the NRA is losing a lot of members.

"We've been getting a lot of donations from around the country and pictures of people cutting up their NRA cards because of this stance,” he said.

Grisham also said the NRA’s timing is off, as Open Carry Texas issued a statement to members weeks ago asking them not to carry firearms into restaurants or private businesses.

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