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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:22 PM

Gun rights supporters called to state Capitols

Source: USA Today

A grass-roots effort is calling on gun rights supporters to gather on state Capitol building grounds nationwide Saturday to protest proposals for more gun-control measures.

The group, called Guns Across America, wants the "peaceful, family-oriented," protests to occur at noon local time, said Eric Reed, the Texas resident who came up with the idea two weeks ago.

"We are hoping law-abiding citizens who value their right to bear arms will get more involved at the local, state and federal levels," he said. "When this most recent push for more gun-control measures started, I thought that law-abiding gun owners need to do something. Then I realized I was part of the problem, because I wasn't involved in doing anything to protect the Second Amendment. So I came up with this idea."

As of Wednesday afternoon, the effort's Facebook page listed 46 states that had representatives or associated Facebook pages for the protests. Word of the plans has mostly been spread over social media, Reed said. Local groups will determine the agenda of the gatherings and whether any speakers will be on hand, Reed said.

Bart Graves, media relations manager for the Arizona Department of Public Safety, says the Guns Across America effort in Arizona has a permit to demonstrate at the state Capitol building in Phoenix on Saturday. In Florida, the gathering will occur at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, since it is more centrally located than the state capital of Tallahassee, Reed said.


Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/01/16/gun-rights-supporters-called-to-capitols-this-weekend/1566400/



There you go, some work for the National Guard, nobody could deal with armed citizens walking freely on the streets

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AlphaCentauri Jan 2013 OP
mike_c Jan 2013 #1
Kip Humphrey Jan 2013 #2
bluevoter4life Jan 2013 #3
Jack_DeLeon Jan 2013 #10
bluevoter4life Jan 2013 #11
Initech Jan 2013 #4
TheCowsCameHome Jan 2013 #5
bowens43 Jan 2013 #6
BVictor1 Jan 2013 #7
OswegoAtheist Jan 2013 #8
PatrynXX Jan 2013 #9
Zoeisright Jan 2013 #12
Comrade_McKenzie Jan 2013 #13
lonestarnot Jan 2013 #14
sinkingfeeling Jan 2013 #15

Response to AlphaCentauri (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:25 PM

1. Peaceful Families for Guns!

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Response to AlphaCentauri (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:27 PM

2. bring yur guns...

...what could possibly go wrong?

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Response to Kip Humphrey (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:31 PM

3. Too bad they will be forced to disarm

Before they actually go inside. Bet they didn't think of that.

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Response to bluevoter4life (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:30 PM

10. Not in Texas

if you have a concealed handgun license you actually get in quicker than everyone else who has to be searched.

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Response to Jack_DeLeon (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:54 PM

11. *smh* n/t

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Response to AlphaCentauri (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:40 PM

4. "Now kids what do you say before pulling the trigger??"

"Do you feel lucky punk!!!"

That group's message sounds like a huge oxymoron...

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Response to AlphaCentauri (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:42 PM

5. I'll bet they can't wait to show off their heat.

Will this interfere with Stroke Your Gun Day or whatever that other event was going to be called?

Wooo-eeeee!

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Response to AlphaCentauri (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:58 PM

6. guns have no rights....f*cking morons.....

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Response to AlphaCentauri (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:01 PM

7. I called the office of my governor today.

 

I live in illinois and decided to call the governors office after the president gave his speech.

I was wondering why legislation hadn't been introduced as quickly as what was happening out east.

I was told that the governor didn't think restrictions were enough, made some changes/recommendations and sent it back to the senate (or something). Hopefully there will be more action will be taken this spring, or so i was told.

The young lady i spoke with said that pro-gun rights groups had been more vocal in contacting them than those in favor of regulation.

Unfortunately, I wasn't shocked when I was told that those who were pro were from central and southern Illinois, which is crimson red and that there hadn't been many calls from Chicago.

I told them they needed to release an ad campaign in the city to encourage people to call.

Maybe those on this forum could help and I honestly don't care if you live in a different state.

Springfield, IL 62706
Phone: 217-782-0244

Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-814-2121

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Response to AlphaCentauri (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:13 PM

8. Sheeeeittt, I live a few blocks from my state's capitol building.

Maybe I'll skip town that day, or just take extra care not to make loud noises.

Oswego "or use big words" Atheist

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Response to AlphaCentauri (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:00 PM

9. so...

who wants to guess the state capitols will not be beating up the violence loving protesters compared to the peaceful OWS movement??

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Response to AlphaCentauri (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:21 PM

12. They can go fuck off.

Every single one of them is a complete loon.

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Response to AlphaCentauri (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:24 PM

13. Round the fuckers up. Carrying guns as a threat is not peaceful assembly. nt

 

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Response to AlphaCentauri (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:42 PM

14. Good. Someone can get some good picture of nutters and criminals. We are coming for your guns

idjits and criminals. Cowering cowards. Bloody fuckers that are too stupid to recognize that 1st graders should not be shot 6 to 9 times for satisfaction of a nutter.

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Response to AlphaCentauri (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:54 AM

15. Won't they encounter all the groups celebrating MLK Day at the capitol buildings?

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