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Texas Sons of Liberty hosting gun rally in downtown Nacogdoches

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

Saturday the streets of downtown Nacogdoches will be filled with guns.

"We stand for liberty, freedom, individual rights and the constitution," said Josie Harrison, TX Sons of Liberty Riders.

The Texas Sons of Liberty is group of Second Amendment advocates promoting gun law awareness.

Saturday they plan to take their cause to streets of Nacogdoches.

"We basically stand up for the constitution, so we go anywhere we feel the constitution needs to be upheld," said Harrison.

 250 people are expected at the Come and Take It Nacogdoches Gun Rally.

The group had to obtain a permit from the city to ensure the closure of Pecan, Fredonia and Pilar streets to host the event.

 "Under Texas law there is nothing illegal about carrying a gun in a public place," said Mike Kelly, Assistant Chief of Police.

Organizers say there will be various speakers, vendors and a march at Saturday's rally.

Nacogdoches Assistant Chief of Police Mike Kelly says these rallies have become common but safety is always a priority.

"These are people that believe strongly in the 2nd amendment right to bear arms and they are doing it in a legal manner," said Kelly.

Members of the group say their goal is to educate Texans on their rights."

"We want people to feel safe around them and help our legislature make less open carry laws," said Harrison.

 Businesses do have the right to exclude anyone carrying a firearm from their property.

Organizers say downtown merchants that do allow guns will be marked with a small flag.

But all these patriots hope to do is honor the constitution with their efforts and encourage others to do the same.

The come and take it Nacogdoches rally starts at 10 a.m. behind the visitors center.

Rifles and long guns are required to be carried with a sling.

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