Black Texans Protest Police Violence by Exercising Right to Openly Carry Guns

Police violence against minorities has been in the national spotlight in the past few months, and a group of African-Americans in Dallas have responded in the most Texas way possible: By forming the Huey P. Newton Gun Club, an open-carry group that goes around in public, bearing the same semiautomatic weaponry as their fellow open-carry advocates, protesting police brutality.

Dallas itself is a hotbed of police shootings, and according to the gun club’s website, “the police have murdered over 70 unarmed individuals, most of the black and brown men, over the last ten years. Excluding a recent incident where police testimony was contradicted by surveillance footage, there have been no indictments since 1973.” Thus, the formation of the Huey P. Newton Gun Club, named after the co-founder of the Black Panthers, “for the specific purpose of self defense and community policing.”

Here is the gun club going to a restaurant, where Reason reports they ate with their guns out, next to a group of cops:

Here they are protesting the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Gardner:

And here they are, peacefully protesting, along with their guns:

[h/t Reason]
[Image via screenshot]

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