Photo by Lucio Eastman Will being armed in the Fifth Ward get more canned food donations?
UPDATE: The Fifth Ward Open Carry March has been postponed because C.J. Grisham can't attend the walk due to a scheduling conflict, specifically another demonstration in Big Spring.
However, the event itself has only been postponed, not cancelled. Grisham says they planned the Fifth Ward event as a way of reaching out to the community and encouraging people in the community to step up and assert their rights where guns are concerned.
He acknowledged the Fifth Ward isn't the most obvious choice to stage an Open Carry Walk (they're usually held on Saturdays at the Galleria or Almeda Mall) but this is about getting in touch with other communities. See, this whole event wasn't intended to be a bunch of white guys showing up in the Fifth Ward, because it was going to be about empowering the community to assert their own gun toting rights. "Somebody's got to stand up and sit at the front of the bus." (The Rosa Parks comparison may have been taking things a little far, we think, but we suppose it's cool they're approaching this as just a pro-gun thing and not a weird racist thing.)
Either way, the Fifth Ward walk won't be happening for a few weeks. David Amad, the chapter organization for the Houston branch of Open Carry, said they will reschedule so that Grisham can attend. Instead, they'll be holding their regularly scheduled Open Carry walk starting at 10 a.m. Saturday at Almeda Mall.More »