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TX Sons of Liberty rally for gun laws in downtown Nacogdoches

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NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

Saturday afternoon the red brick streets of Nacogdoches we filled with gun toting east Texans exercising their second amendment rights.

"A right not exercised is a right easily lost," said CJ Grisham, President, Open Carry Texas.

The Texas Sons of Liberty Riders hosted the Come and Take it Nacogdoches rally.

The patriot group had various speakers and organizations on hand to teach the community about gun safety and laws.

"We stand for liberty, freed, individual rights and most importantly to preserve the constitution," said Josie Harrison, Member, TX Sons of Liberty Riders.

"We're trying to raise awareness and rally our rights as citizens which seem to slowly be eroded on the state, federal and local level," said Grisham.

 These patriots are encouraging the community to exercise their rights and make carrying a firearm in public part of their routine.

"It's very important that people get used to seeing firearms so they're not as afraid of them," said Grisham.

Corey Calhoun says he drove in from Lufkin to attend and publicly bear arms with other citizens, he believes taking a stand means protecting his rights.

"The second amendment is one of the foundations of our amendment rights and if we don't have the second amendment we are going to lose the freedom of speech, freedom to assemble, we're going to lose the freedom to do things our great grandfathers did freely," said Calhoun.

Open Carry Texas President CJ Grisham says we all have rights, but they don't mean anything if they aren't being exercised.

"I want people to exercise their rights not just rely on them and hope they're there when they are needed," said Grisham.

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