A battle pitting one gun rights group against another is taking shape in the Lone Star State.
Open Carry Texas is answering back--after the National Rifle Association called the group's strategy of carrying assault weapons in to restaurants "downright weird."
"They're relying on false media reports about what is happening here in Texas and how we operate" said Open Carry Texas President and Founder C.J. Grisham, adding "They refuse to even acknowledge the fact that weeks ago we changed our policy about the open carry of long arms."
Grisham told 550 KTSA News his group is the victim of an aggressive public relations campaign--which doesn't always get it right.
"On the national level, these gun control extremists and Bloomberg funded organizations are completely distorting what's happening--and the medias is jumping on that instead of getting the facts" Grisham said.