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Open Carry Ghost Guns At The Legislature

Come and Take Take It Texas

The new Texas legislature is sworn in on Tuesday January 13th. And on that day the pro-gun rights organization Come And Take It Texas will be present at the state capital with a unique demonstration. They are looking to show their support for a handgun open carry law. They will also be manufacturing "ghost guns," home manufactured firearms that are impossible to trace and don't require a background check. The guns are produced using open source technology and 3D printing. We spoke to Phoenix Horton, a leader in the group Come and Take It Texas, about the proposed law and the controversy.

The main issue around this is it can be made anywhere. It can be made in your home. These pieces that you buy are not registered anywhere. They're not licensed. Basically you can make a weapon that is completely off the books. And that's what most people are concerned about. - Phoenix Horton, Come and Take It Texas

The activist group Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America are opposed to the Open Carry legislation being proposed. Angela Turner is the Texas spokesperson with Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America.

I do think it's great for people to be aware that this exists - again as a wake up call. What we are talking about now is the unlicensed carry of guns and these guns that they are talking about manufacturing cant be traced. They don't have serial numbers. So it's another example of people carrying guns with very little or no legislation. - Angela Turner, Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America.

David Martin Davies can be reached at dmdavies@tpr.org and on Twitter at @DavidMartinDavi