NRA rolls back 'open carry' criticism

NRA rolls back 'open carry' criticism

POSTED: Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 6:00am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 6:14am

Cox says statement was "a mistake" and was written by a staffer expressing his personal opinion

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; The National Rifle Association has rolled back an earlier statement criticizing "open carry" rallies in Texas in which gun rights advocates have brought military-style assault rifles into public places.

Chris Cox, the executive director of the group's lobbying arm, said in an interview Tuesday on an NRA-hosted radio show that the statement was "a mistake" and that it was written by a staffer who was expressing his personal opinion.

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