Tyler open carry group marches downtown
POSTED: Friday, July 4, 2014 - 7:02pm
UPDATED: Monday, July 7, 2014 - 2:34pm
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — Tyler's Open Carry group recreated the Battle of Jericho by marching around the square seven times this morning.
The group was there to exercise their second ammendment right to bear arms by open carrying their long rifles.
Many members of the group showed up before the march in support of the Republican party's reading of the Declaration of Independence.
A lot of the members involved today felt it was important to exercise their second ammendment right to assure they don't someday lose it.
Some members said people forget how we came to have the freedoms and rights we have today, which is why demonstrations and marches like the open carry march are so important.
Chairman for the Republic Party of Smith County, Eric McCormick was happy with the reading of the Declaration of Independence because it was keeping history alive.