They call themselves the French Quarter Minutemen and are made up of all volunteers who possess concealed handgun permits.
The founder told WDSU they are not vigilantes, but additional eyes and ears in an area of the city very sacred to them.
"We all share a common love for the French Quarter and we want its beautiful history to be preserved," said Aaron Jordan.
Jordan said what inspired him to form the group was the severe beating of jazz musician Doug Potter, who was attacked after a gig in the Quarter right outside the 8th District Police Station.
"That would lead me to believe more citizen involvement can only help," Jordan said.
Friday, May 30, 2014
Count the days to French Quarter Gun Fail Day 1
This certainly can't end any way but well.