Rival rallies planned on gun rights today in downtown Houston

Gun rights supporters promise to protest a gun control rally this evening in downtown Houston. The pro-gun advocacy group Open Carry Texas is urging gun owners and their families to attend an event of the national March For Our Lives bus tour, scheduled to stop at 6 p.m. at City Hall. The bus tour, founded in the wake of the shooting that killed 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., is making its way through Texas. The students and organizers stopped in Dallas on Saturday and will head to San Antonio on Monday. Open Carry Texas said it aims to protest each stop. Protests across the United States have seen hundreds of thousands people rallying in support of tighter gun controls. More than 800 events have been taking place in America and around the world. The “March For Our Lives” campaign began after the deaths of 17 people by a gunman in a Florida high school last month. On Friday the US Government said it planned to ban a device which allows semi-automatic weapons to have a rapid-fire capability. However, protesters say that ruling does not go far enough and are calling for a ban on the sale of assault weapons. A recent poll shows almost 7 out of ten Americans believe gun laws should be tightened. However, the right to bear arms is protected under the 2nd amendment of the US constitution and there are concerns that changes to gun laws may contradict this. Media: […]

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Rival rallies planned on gun rights today in downtown Houston

>See some of the signs protesters carried during the March for our Lives protest earlier this year in the photos that follow… Photo: JIM WATSON, Contributor / AFP/Getty Images / AFP or licensors” src=”https://s.hdnux.com/photos/73/32/54/15575846/5/920×920.jpg”> Gun rights supporters promise to protest a gun control rally this evening in downtown Houston. The pro-gun advocacy group Open Carry Texas is urging gun owners and their families to attend an event of the national March For Our Lives bus tour, scheduled to stop at 6 p.m. at City Hall. The bus tour, founded in the wake of the shooting that killed 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., is making its way through Texas. The students and organizers stopped in Dallas on Saturday and will head to San Antonio on Monday. Open Carry Texas said it aims to protest each stop. “The gun haters are coming to Texas and it’s important that they see where we stand on our rights,” Open Carry organizers wrote on Facebook. “Bring your family and show that an armed society is a polite society.” ON HOUSTONCHRONICLE.COM: How can trauma surgeons prevent gun violence? [Opinion] David Hogg, a Parkland student who turned activist after February’s shooting, will headline the bus tour event this evening. March For Our Lives has planned more than 50 stops in 20 states this summer, with hopes it can rally youth, register voters and push for changes to gun laws. “The key will be changing the discussion around gun laws and violence,” […]

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