Open Carry Activist Exercises In Park With AR-15 Assault Weapon (Video)

| by Michael Allen
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Open Carry Texas member Eric Canales recently posted a video on YouTube (below) of his unusual walking workout, which includes carrying a AR-15 assault weapon in a park.

In the video, which Canales describes as a cardio workout, he says, "I'm walking again, been doing 6 miles, it's pretty cool, getting a lot of results, feel a lot better, feel a lot healthier. I’m up to 30 pounds in six weeks, but I’m also open-carrying, see?"

Canales then shows off his assault weapon, which is strapped around his shoulder, notes

Canales later adds, "I don't care what people think, I'm gonna do it."

Gun safety group Moms Demand noted on its Facebook page: "Oh, Texas. Who would want to bring their kids to a park where a man is exercising with a loaded AR-15 strapped to his back?"

According to the Los Angeles Times, it is legal to carry a rifle or shotgun in public without a license, and Texas lawmakers are pushing to expand that rule to include handgun owners.

Sources: YouTube, Facebook, Los Angeles Times,
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