A former candidate for Texas State Representative in District 55 was arrested near San Antonio on Tuesday.
C.J. Grisham, who lost in the Republican primary election, was involved in a pro-second amendment demonstration at which he and others were openly carrying firearms, as permitted by Texas law, in the City of Olmos Park in Bexar County. During the demonstration, Grisham was asked to get on the ground by Olmos Park Police Chief Rene Valenciano.
“Chief Valenciano believes the Olmos Park Police Department is above the law and appears to enjoy terrorizing lawful gun owners,” Open Carry Texas Vice President David Amad said in a statement. “Open Carry Texas will not allow such outrageous abuse by government officials against law abiding Texans. We will fight until Olmos Park respects the constitutional rights of citizens and the laws of the State of Texas.”