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Open Carry Texas: ‘Racist and Xenophobic’ Gun Control Laws Are Like ‘Jim Crow’

Predominantly white group Open Carry Texas has announced that they will hold an event in the predominantly black 5th Ward district of Houston to fight “racist” gun control laws that aim to keep “the minority community from exercising their rights.”

“We are not going to be marching through 5th Ward,” Open Carry Texas Founder CJ Grisham said. “We’re going to hopefully be marching with 5th Ward.”

The group has essentially taken a page out of the liberals’ playbook on fighting racist voter ID laws throughout much of the south, saying that the state’s gun policies are “racist” because it costs over $250 in fees to buy a concealed handgun but 27 percent of the African-American community live below the poverty line.

“Much like the Jim Crow laws of the past, Texas gun laws seem geared toward people preventing the minority community from exercising their rights,” an Ammoland piece covering the event states. “Open Carry Texas is dedicated to abolishing these racist and xenophobic gun laws as quickly as possible.”

Maurice Muhammad, an African-American radio host participating in the event, took to Facebook to slam media coverage of the event.

“It appears that some aspect of the white lying media machine has taken the chance to try and slaughter my character and all the work I have been doing and will continue to do in the name of freeing our people,” Muhammad wrote. “I had OCT on our radio program and our callers asked questions and they were answered and none of the questions were ducked. I have found them to be true to what they believe as far as gun rights for everybody.”

“They want to teach Black people what our right as far as guns in Open Carry Texas,” he added. “They are coming but they are not marching through Ward 5, it will be a day of education. We must have our own business, our own school, our own reality just as we have had in the past. We must stop the police brutality that is running wild, we must stop the black on black crime going on and the abuse of our women and children… so that means we must have a MILITIA.”

Open Carry Texas, so ridiculous even the NRA calls them “scary, foolish”:

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