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San Antonio “Goddesses with Guns” rally attracts more men than rifle-toting female deities

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Women were in the minority at a so-called “Goddesses With Guns” rally over the weekend that intended to prove that not all gun lovers were a “bunch of redneck men.”

According to the San Antonio Express-News, a group of women from Houston and “about 40 other people” gathered in San Antonio on Saturday to show support for their Second Amendment rights.

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Emily Grisham told the Express-News that the group was formed as a response to Moms Demand Action, a group which supports gun safety laws.

Open Carry Texas, a group founded by Grisham’s husband, CJ, sparked controversy earlier this year when members carried assault-style rifles into Chipotle and other national restaurant chains.

Grisham said that the “Goddesses With Guns” rally was created to counter the “myth that OCT is just a bunch of redneck men that all they do is go out there and scare women and scare their children. We don’t.”

But the Express-News reported that “men slightly outnumbered women at the rally.”

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Grisham’s husband said that some of the members of Open Carry Texas had planned to take their loaded weapons to a nearby Walmart following the rally with the hopes of getting arrested. It’s illegal to openly carry a loaded firearm within San Antonio city limits.

“If we don’t get ticketed or arrested … then [we] can’t go to court and fight this ordinance,” he explained. “We’re not doing it to be civilly disobedient. That’s the only way our legal system allows us to fight it.”

Liberaland pointed out last week that only 18 of the 47 people who had signed up to attend the “Goddesses With Guns” rally were women.

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