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Texas Gun Rally at the Alamo

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Jen Reel was an Observer intern before joining the staff in July 2010, first as Web Editor, and most recently as Multimedia Editor. She received a Masters in Journalism with a concentration in Photojournalism from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was co-chair for the student chapter of the National Press Photographers Association. She has worked in the non-profit sector for the Peruvian-American Medical Society and has been published in Utne Reader magazine, the Village Voice and Pitchfork Music.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94rcOVJBMYQ Winston Blake

    “I have killed many Mexicans; I do not know how many, for frequently I did not count them. Some of them were not worth counting. It has been a long time since then, but still I have no love for the Mexicans. With me they were always treacherous and malicious.”

    - Geronimo, My Life: The Autobiography of Geronimo, 1905.

There were hundreds of Second Amendment enthusiasts gathered at San Antonio’s Alamo Plaza on Saturday, October 19th, many carrying loaded rifles and assault weapons to the public square. They stood before one of the most revered sites in Texas to protest what they see as unconstitutional curbs on displaying weapons in public.

The highest-profile speakers at the event were current land commissioner and lieutenant governor candidate Jerry Patterson, who carries a handgun in his boot, and conspiracy purveyor Alex Jones, an assault rifle on his back.

Watch a condensed version of Jones' speech in this video and read reporter Christopher Hooks' account of the day at https://www.texasobserver.org/alamo-protesters-get-arms/.