Armed gun-rights group demonstrates along 1604 and Potranco

SAN ANTONIO -- Demonstrators armed with guns took to the streets of west Bexar County in support of open carry laws Saturday.

Members of the group "Open Carry Texas" peacefully gathered near 1604 and Potranco to distribute information.

Texas is only 1 of 6 states that does not allow people to carry guns openly. The group said that needs to change.

"If someone comes to carjack you right now, are you going to have time to call a police officer? No," said Felix Cano, Demonstrator and Open Carry Texas member. "Every American should have the right to carry, to openly carry a weapon to protect themselves, their family and their friends.. law abiding citizens."

The Republican-dominated legislature is expected to push for expanding gun rights. At least 6 bills have been filed for the upcoming session, and Greg Abbott has pledged to sign an open carry bill if one is sent to his desk.
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