Open Carry brings safety to the party at Mardi Gras Galveston

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GALVESTON - It’s the 105th Mardi Gras extravaganza in Galveston. Grab some beads because it's time to party on dudes. You`d think folks taking aim to party on the strand would have their minds on safety, with open carry and all.

Galveston police say they will be on the scene and aren`t really worried anything will happen, even with more guns displayed on the streets due to open carry laws. Police advise to stay aware of your surroundings, exercise caution, and keep track of your belongings.

Mardi Gras in Galveston runs through February 9. Please party responsibly.