San Antonio Police Chief William McManus briefed City Council this week about SAPD’s considerations for the first Fiesta since Texas’ open carry gun law came into effect in January 2016, which allows all licensed individuals to openly carry a holstered handgun in public spaces.

(Read More: San Antonio Police Prepare for First Fiesta with Open Carry)

Image ©John Branch for the Rivard Report, 2016.


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John Branch

Cartoonist John Branch has commented on San Antonio and Texas politics for decades; his work is syndicated nationally by King Features.