Alcohol Rules Bar Open Carry at State GOP Convention Groups pushing to expand the ability to carry firearms openly in Texas will be welcomed at this week's state Republican convention, but the GOP says the guns themselves will have to stay out. by Ben Philpott June 3, 2014 5 AM More than a thousand turned out at the Alamo on Saturday, Oct.19 for a protest over local, state and federal gun restrictions. Jennifer Whitney The Texas Tribune thanks its sponsors. Republish this story Find out how you can put this story on your website. Groups pushing to expand the ability to carry firearms openly in Texas will be welcomed at this week's state Republican convention, but the GOP says the guns themselves will have to stay out because alcohol is served at the convention venue. Read the full story at KUT. Hide all comments Comment Policy The Texas Tribune is pleased to provide the opportunity for you to share your observations about this story. We encourage lively debate on the issues of the day, but we ask that you refrain from using profanity or other offensive speech, engaging in personal attacks or name-calling, posting advertising, or wandering away from the topic at hand. To comment, you must be a registered user of the Tribune, and your real name will be displayed. All comments are shown in Central Time. Thanks for taking time to offer your thoughts. You must be logged in to leave a comment. | Login | Sign Up Your Comment Read More Comments Get The Brief Never miss a moment in Texas politics with our daily newsletter.