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Gun rights activists say they'll fight change made to Arlington handout law

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Arlington city leaders on Tuesday night approved tweaking rules about protesting at intersections and handing out literature.

The ordinance bans pedestrians from passing out literature at certain busy intersections. It passed 8-1, with a $500 fine for violators.

Some gun rights activists in Arlington are known for going up to drivers and handing out copies of the U.S. Constitution.

Many Open Carry Tarrant County members were at Tuesday night’s meeting and protested the ordinance. The ordinance goes into effect on May 24, but the change has some gun rights activists promising to fight back.

“Civil disobedience,” said Chris Donawho with Open Carry Tarrant County. “We expect to be ticketed or jailed, and then we’ll take it up in court.”

Arlington passed two ordinances back in April –- the other bans ban long guns, black powder pistols and fake guns from any government meetings.

Because that ban passed unanimously, it did not have to be read again at city council.

As far as the handout law, though, because there was one dissention back in April, it had to be read and re-voted on by the council on Tuesday night.

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