Friday, the Austin-American Statesman reported that open carry activists were arrested for carrying Civil War-era pistols near the Texas State Capitol.
The @OpenCarryTexas account tweeted videos of the arrests:
Saturday, TheBlaze reported that the three men who were arrested are planning to take the matter to the Supreme Court if warranted.
A spokesman for Open Carry Texas, told TheBlaze that Holcomb and Smith are currently out on bond. Hayes, the quadriplegic, chose to remain in jail in protest. He also confirmed that all three men were carrying “pre-1899 black powder revolvers” when they were “illegally arrested.”
“All three are lawyer’d up and plan to fight this all the way to the Supreme Court if need be,” he added.
Open Carry continued:
The account then directed the following tweets at the Texas Department of Public Safety: