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Second Amendment supporters rally near the U.S. Capitol in September 2009 under a flag that invokes the famous of “Come and Take It” flag flown during the 1835 Battle of Gonzales at the onset of the Texas Revolution. PHOTO by ANDREW ALIFERIS VIA FLICKR


Top GOP candidates in Texas have been burnishing their Second Amendment credentials by expressing support for looser gun laws, like the ability to carry firearms openly. But Republicans’ efforts could put them at odds with law enforcement groups.

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BEN PHILPOTT reports for KUT News where this story was originally broadcast. It is made available here through a news partnership between the Texas Tribune and the San Marcos Mercury.

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