Around a dozen people carrying old military rifles and AR-15s gathered at Dealey Plaza in Dallas on Saturday morning for a protest. Their purpose? To peacefully show carrying firearms is legal in Texas, according to the Dallas Morning News. Although the organizers said they were well aware of the historical significance of the site where John F. Kennedy was assassinated almost 50 years ago, they insist they chose the location because it was a high-profile space.
“It’s visible, it’s historical and the landscape is perfect for photo ops,” Brad McClain, one of the organizers, told the paper. The small protest was set to coincide with a larger rally at the Alamo in San Antonio. Overall, the protest lasted 45 minutes and when it ended the small group took their guns with them to Chipotle, where they had lunch.