About a year ago, Open Carry Texas held a demonstration at the Texas State Capitol at Austin. Several people were arrested. Charges were slow in coming.
It appeared that they might be charged with the catch-all of “disorderly conduct“. The open carriers repeatedly said that they were doing nothing illegal.
There is breaking news on opencarry.org. It has been reported that seven people who were arrested over a year ago, in conjunction with open carry, have had all charges against them dropped. Elections have consequences, and the new activists in the open carry movement have been… active.
Stealthyeliminator at opencarry.org, from Texas, reports:
Very happy to report that, according to CJ of Open Carry Texas (OCT), Texas Law Shield (TLS) was able to get all charges of all those arrested at the Capitol dropped today. This should include several arrests for carrying BP replica revolvers, as well as an arrest for carrying a toy revolver. I’ll post more details if they become available.