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Austin Responds to Open Carry Demonstration Over SXSW

News of an open carry demonstration on Austin's Sixth Street during South by Southwest has generated lots of discussion. Here's a sampling of the feedback coming from Twitter.


  1. First, some background: Gun-rights activists are planning to march down Sixth Street Wednesday openly carrying black powder revolvers and long guns such as rifles. Read more below:
  2. Reaction KUT has seen to the announcement has been primarily negative to mixed, with many questioning the wisdom of adding an controversial issue in a crowded scene:
  3. Organizers of the event, the Austin chapter of Come and Take It America, defended the event on Twitter - even retweeting the Austin's police chief's take on the event.
  4. Even more conversation is unfolding on KUT's Facebook page. Add your opinion there, or in the comment field below.