Tuesday, April 20, 2010

HUNDREDS Showed up at Gun Rallies near Capital! The Failure to Attrack More Gun Nuts Ignored.

So what if they held a protest and no one came? That was a question from the 60's that came to mind after I read this ABC News story:
Carrying loaded pistols and unloaded rifles, DOZENS of gun-rights activists got as close as they could Monday to the nation's capital while still bearing arms and delivered what they said was a simple message: Don't tread on me. HUNDREDS of like-minded but unarmed counterparts carried out a separate rally in the nation's capital. Daniel Almond ... organized the "Restore the Constitution" rally in Virginia."
After watching the extensive media coverage of the approaching gun rallies, only a few hundred showed up? It should make the ones who did attend think a little bit harder about how crazy they really look to Americans.
Departing planes frequently drowned out speakers, and reporters nearly outnumbered rally participants. Wes Wdzieczny of Essex, Md., said people are unduly alarmed if they see rallies like these as promoting violence.
I don't know about you, but when I extrapolate out what our country might look like in 10 or 20 years, I can't help but think of third world countries where armed civilians walk around with rifles hanging over their shoulders and guns dangling from their hips. But gun toting advocates always point to the Swiss open carry laws, but is that really such a great example?
ABC.net: Police are hunting for a gang of 10 machine-gun and pistol-toting thieves who made off with hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Swiss casino.
Washington Post: A gunman stalked through three villages in southern Switzerland, shooting residents as they answered their doorbells and killing six people in one of the worst mass murders in the country's history.
Of course once you limit the second amendment rights of citizens to bear arms, who knows where that will lead us:
National Review: In the Nineties, Britain banned guns - and found … instead of shooting each other, Britons started stabbing each other - to the point where makers of school uniforms now offer them in Kevlar. So naturally the government began cracking down on knives.
What gun story is complete without mentioning the poster guy himself, Mike Vanderboegh:
Among the speakers in Virginia was former Alabama Minuteman leader Mike Vanderboegh, who has been denounced in recent weeks after calling for citizens to throw bricks through the windows of local Democratic party headquarters across the country. "We are done backing up. Not one more inch," Vanderboegh said to cheers … Vanderboegh said he considers armed resistance justified only "when they send people to our doors and kill us" … an arrest at the hand of federal government is tantamount to a death sentence and that he would fight back in such a case … he outlined a scenario in which people who refuse to buy health insurance under the new health reform law would be subject to arrest and that such confrontations could turn violent.
To get a better idea of how armed a few gun nuts want us to be, and their complete contempt for Americans who are naturally afraid of people with guns and don't want us to look like a third world dictatorial "regime," Chris Matthews went to the craziest; Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America, and "Skip" Coryell, the founder of the Second Amendment March. Did you know we should all be able to buy machine guns? See for yourself:

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