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Before the Next Massacre, 'Gun Rights Advocates Gather Across The U.S. '
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: April 14, 2018 09:00PM
The loons who can't quite explain why you need semi-automatic weapons and all the heavy iron you can carry, go to rallies before trying to explain away the next horrendous gun massacre.

Gun rights demonstrators rallied at state capitols across the U.S. Saturday to show support for gun ownership. A group called The National Constitutional Coalition of Patriotic Americans created Facebook events for pro-gun gatherings in all 50 states, and its co-founder David Clayton told the Associated Press that organizers secured permits for rallies in 45 states. It has been three weeks since Parkland, Fla. high school students and their allies organized a day of public rallies and marches to push for more gun regulation.
A statement on the National Constitutional Coalition of Patriotic Americans' website announcing the events frames the day of action as a show of support for the Second Amendment and the Constitution. It also alludes to political debates about gun violence and mass shootings:
"Modern thinkers feel the need to strip away our natural born right to self-protection by limiting the available weapons that are at our disposal. They blame mental illness without documentation. They blame everything except the sole responsible party, the person involved in the action."

Another group publicizing the events on social media was Oath Keepers. According to the organization's website, Oath Keepers is "a non-partisan association of current and formerly serving military, police, and first responders, who pledge to fulfill the oath all military and police take to 'defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.'" The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks the activity of far-right groups in the U.S., calls Oath Keepers "one of the largest radical anti-government groups in the U.S. today."

more at link==> [www.npr.org]





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/15/2018 04:44PM by Steve G..
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Re: Before the Next Massacre, 'Gun Rights Advocates Gather Across The U.S. '
Posted by: Speedy
Date: April 14, 2018 11:52PM
"Tell you what. If gun worship were suddenly only a Black thing, we'd have gun control before the close of business today."



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Re: Before the Next Massacre, 'Gun Rights Advocates Gather Across The U.S. '
Posted by: Speedy
Date: April 15, 2018 11:31AM
My great thanks to eustacetilley for this link in reference to my immediately above post:

[en.wikipedia.org]

"The Mulford Act was a 1967 California bill that repealed a law allowing public carrying of loaded firearms. Named after Republican assemblyman Don Mulford, the bill was crafted in response to members of the Black Panther Party who were conducting armed patrols of Oakland neighborhoods while they were conducting what would later be termed copwatching.[1] They garnered national attention after the Black Panthers marched bearing arms upon the California State Capitol to protest the bill.[2][3][4]

AB-1591 was authored by Don Mulford (R) from Oakland, John T. Knox (D) from Richmond, Walter J. Karabian (D) from Monterey Park, Alan Sieroty (D) from Los Angeles, and William M. Ketchum (R) from Bakersfield,[5] it passed both Assembly (controlled by Democrats 42:38) and Senate (split 20:20) and was signed by Governor Ronald Reagan on July 28. The law banned the carrying of loaded weapons in public. [6]

Both Republicans and Democrats in California supported increased gun control. Governor Ronald Reagan, who was coincidentally present on the capitol lawn when the protesters arrived, later commented that he saw "no reason why on the street today a citizen should be carrying loaded weapons" and that guns were a "ridiculous way to solve problems that have to be solved among people of good will." In a later press conference, Reagan added that the Mulford Act "would work no hardship on the honest citizen."[7]

The bill was signed by Reagan and became California penal code 25850 and 171c."



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Re: Before the Next Massacre, 'Gun Rights Advocates Gather Across The U.S. '
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: April 16, 2018 12:20PM
Forget guns. We need to make sure kids don't kill themselves with energy drinks.




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