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article imageNRA changes its mind on open carry

By Alex Allen     Jun 3, 2014 in Politics
Following a backlash from its supporters, the National Rifle Association has retracted its statements regarding open carry groups in Texas.
The National Rifle Association recently made headlines for its response to open carry events that have been taking place in the state of Texas. The organization posted a statement regarding several topics, including the open carry issue, on their Institute for Legislative Action website last Friday. In the statement, they suggested that the activists who participate in these events have "poor judgement" and they even stated that their tactics were "downright weird."
The NRA immediately received criticism for its statements. Gun rights advocacy groups like Open Carry Texas took to Facebook to bash the NRA, calling their comments "disgusting" and "disrespectful."
Now, it appears as though the NRA has decided to backtrack. A top lobbyist for the NRA appeared on the Cam & Company news program and apologized for the statements. "Our job is not to criticize the behavior of fellow gun owners," said Chris Cox. "Our job is to effectuate policy changes that expands and protects our members' right to self defense." Cox explained that the statements about the open carry protests being "weird" and impractical should not have been made and that he had personally spoken with the staffer who wrote the piece.
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