On April 26, 2014 the Tom Green County Chapter of the Open Carry Texas Organization will be participating in an event in San Angelo, Texas so as to inform the public about the Open Carry Law in the State of Texas. The San Angelo Police Department is well aware of the event and would like the citizens of San Angelo to know that this is a peaceful demonstration and that there is no need to be alarmed. By Law this organization has the right to openly carry in public. The public should be aware that the San Angelo Police Department will only be monitoring the demonstration to ensure that it remain a safe demonstration for all involved.
The following is information provided by the Open Carry Texas Organization:
WHEN: Sat, April 26, 10am-12pm
WHERE: 4351 Sunset Dr, San Angelo, Texas
DESCRIPTION: The O.C.T. will be meeting in the parking lot of Academy Sports. They will then walk down Sherwood Way a short distance actively promoting their 2nd amendment rights. The O.C.T. will be openly carrying and passing out brochures and talking to anyone with questions about the organization. After the event the O.C.T. plan on eating at Chic-fil-a as they practice their rights to openly carry.
? To educate all Texans about their right to openly carry rifles and shotguns in a safe manner.
? To condition Texans to feel safe around law-abiding citizens that chooses to carry them.
? To encourage our elected officials to pass less restrictive open carry legislation.
? To foster a cooperative relationship with local law enforcement in the furtherance of these goals with an eye towards preventing negative encounters.