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Gun rights groups, in protest at Texas campus, plan mock mass shooting

Gun rights groups, in protest at Texas campus, plan mock mass shooting

A mock mass killing that organizers insist was planned far ahead of the San Bernardino shootings will be held at the University of Texas at Austin to protest efforts to restrict the right to carry firearms on campus.

Texas gun rights activists have taken steps to make the staged mass killing appear authentic, with fake blood, victims, attackers and "rescuers" armed with cardboard guns. Announcers using bullhorns will simulate the sound of gunfire.

The Open Carry Walk and Crisis Performance Event is being held Saturday at the Austin campus to oppose gun-free zones like the San Bernardino county office that came under attack this month, said Matthew Short, a...

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