Tomorrow, don't be surprised if you start hearing radio ads advocating an open-carry policy for handgun owners
with the proper permits. The folks behind OpenCarry.org
are attempting to get some spots on the Dallas-Fort Worth airwaves in which they demand the Texas Legislature allow folks to wear their pistols in public. As Mike Stollenwerk, the group's co-founder, told the Star-Telegram yesterday
, "We are targeting Texas, [which] ... is probably the most pro-gun state, but doesn't have open-carry laws."
It's all part of Operation Lone-Star Thunder, which also sounds like the name of a semi-pro football team. Problem is, they're still a few bucks short of the ad buy -- $720, at last check
. Then again, shouldn't be much of a problem: More than 32,000 folks have signed Dallasite Ian McCarthy's online petition
in the last year. --Robert Wilonsky