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59. But do you open carry an AK-47?
That's a different kettle of teabags
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  -OK - so toters show up to your protest - what do you do? jmg257  Oct-26-11 07:55 AM   #0 
  - been wondering that also.  rurallib   Oct-26-11 07:58 AM   #1 
  - This is currently my thoughts too. Confrontations won't be even nearly as "pretty" as they've been.  jmg257   Oct-26-11 08:45 AM   #14 
  - Point and laugh? n/t  Fumesucker   Oct-26-11 07:59 AM   #2 
  - I should have read your post before posting the same thing!  ieoeja   Oct-26-11 11:17 AM   #78 
  - I'm a "toter", so maybe I am similary "toting" and just go about my business?  NYC_SKP   Oct-26-11 08:03 AM   #3 
  - Sounds fine. BTW, "toter" was not meant to be derogatory - used often in the gungeon. nt  jmg257   Oct-26-11 08:13 AM   #10 
  - Its use in the guns forum is often derogatory  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 09:10 AM   #17 
     - We have a bingo! nt  jmg257   Oct-26-11 09:49 AM   #34 
  - But do you open carry an AK-47?  flamingdem   Oct-26-11 10:52 AM   #59 
  - Other.  H2O Man   Oct-26-11 08:05 AM   #4 
  - Stay, and display signs that gun toters are present  peace frog   Oct-26-11 08:05 AM   #5 
  - Presence of weapons does not mean it is not a peaceful protest  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 09:12 AM   #19 
  - I am confusing nothing  peace frog   Oct-26-11 11:40 AM   #106 
     - You are welcome to your opinion  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 11:51 AM   #124 
        - Thanks, and I stick to it  peace frog   Oct-26-11 12:42 PM   #147 
           - Not at a practical level. We need to include the outliers or its over  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 12:47 PM   #152 
              - The outliers are welcome minus their weapons  peace frog   Oct-26-11 12:50 PM   #153 
                 - You argue for unenforceable limits on an open movement  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 12:53 PM   #157 
                    - "Unenforceable" does not equal "acceptable"  peace frog   Oct-26-11 02:05 PM   #179 
                       - It would be better to be inclusive and it will work better if they do  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 02:19 PM   #188 
                          - The two are not mutually exclusive  peace frog   Oct-26-11 03:20 PM   #215 
  - +1  uponit7771   Oct-26-11 09:26 AM   #26 
  - Ha - How about "I am NOT with Stupid -->" signs? :)  jmg257   Oct-26-11 09:51 AM   #37 
     - Amusing to some but might be considered offensive to others  peace frog   Oct-26-11 11:42 AM   # 
  - Don't worry. This isn't a teabagger rally.  2pooped2pop   Oct-26-11 08:08 AM   #6 
  - Right. Remember all those guns at Woodstock. Damned hippies.  Starboard Tack   Oct-26-11 01:48 PM   #174 
  - Other: call a general assembly, discuss the issue and resolve it. nt.  Warren Stupidity   Oct-26-11 08:08 AM   #7 
  - What could a general assembly do?  badtoworse   Oct-26-11 08:17 AM   #11 
  - it would reach consensus on the issue.  Warren Stupidity   Oct-26-11 09:31 AM   #28 
     - It has no real enforcement powers to address this and when GAs resort to using use violence  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 09:52 AM   #38 
  - The GA can do *nothing*  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 09:05 AM   #15 
     - Because it has not guns? LOL  EFerrari   Oct-26-11 09:39 AM   #32 
     - Because all it has is the power of persuasion and it does not control access to the encampment.  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 09:50 AM   #36 
        - You are thinking in terms of physical force, command and control  EFerrari   Oct-26-11 09:56 AM   #41 
           - There are lots of outliers at every encampment. They are all part of 99%  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 10:02 AM   #43 
     - Wrong.  occupyeverywhere   Oct-26-11 03:12 PM   #211 
  - Where does 2nd Amendment protests fit in the Occupy movement?  sadbear   Oct-26-11 08:12 AM   #8 
  - As long as participants are 99%ers, how do they NOT fit in to the Occupy movement?  slackmaster   Oct-26-11 09:11 AM   #18 
  - My question exactly  Aerows   Oct-26-11 09:17 AM   #22 
  - It's not about the Second Amendment  sadbear   Oct-26-11 09:26 AM   #27 
     - Second Amendment advocates can favor economic justice too  slackmaster   Oct-26-11 09:53 AM   #39 
     - Is it a big deal to ask them to stay on message?  sadbear   Oct-26-11 10:12 AM   #44 
        - Welcome to an unstructured movement. There are outliers at every encampment  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 10:22 AM   #45 
        - You haven't presented any reason why they shouldn't be there as both Occupiers and 2A advocates  slackmaster   Oct-26-11 10:42 AM   #51 
        - You haven't supplied any reason they should  sadbear   Oct-26-11 10:47 AM   #52 
           - Its an intentionally open movement with uncontrolled membership and attendees  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 10:49 AM   #54 
           - Wanting to do so is sufficient reason for any free person to engage in any lawful activity  slackmaster   Oct-26-11 10:49 AM   #55 
              - There are thousands of lawful activities we can engage in.  sadbear   Oct-26-11 10:53 AM   #61 
              - I repeat reply #55 ad nauseum  slackmaster   Oct-26-11 11:03 AM   #67 
                 - And I'm not advocating that they shouldn't be allowed to engage in lawful activity  sadbear   Oct-26-11 11:06 AM   #69 
                    - IMO it's inevitable that interest groups of all stripes will express themselves at Occupy protests  slackmaster   Oct-26-11 11:08 AM   #72 
                       - Of course they have the right  sadbear   Oct-26-11 11:10 AM   #73 
                          - How is it disrespectful? Its a open movement for the 99%  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 11:26 AM   #85 
                             - It's disrespectful because it distracts from the message of ECONOMIC JUSTICE  sadbear   Oct-26-11 11:29 AM   #88 
                                - There is no reason for it to change any conversation  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 11:32 AM   #91 
                                - Tell that to the media  sadbear   Oct-26-11 11:36 AM   #97 
                                   - OWS media relations are already FUBAR  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 11:43 AM   #112 
                                      - That's why we shouldn't give the media ANY reason to stray  sadbear   Oct-26-11 11:46 AM   #116 
                                - No, it's really all about the right to bear arms  wtmusic   Oct-26-11 11:36 AM   #98 
                                - I believe it reinforces the message of economic justice because it highlights the vast breadth of  Uncle Joe   Oct-26-11 02:20 PM   #190 
              - Yeah, well some people think that shouldn't be lawful.  wtmusic   Oct-26-11 11:17 AM   #76 
                 - Until the laws change, that really does not matter  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 11:25 AM   #83 
                    - Of course it matters, Mr. Legal = Moral.  wtmusic   Oct-26-11 11:30 AM   #89 
                       - Its more a case of free exercise of rights is moral  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 11:34 AM   #93 
                          - Segregation was a right in 1870. Ergo, segregation was moral then.  wtmusic   Oct-26-11 11:37 AM   #101 
                             - Really I did not see it in the Constitution even then  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 11:44 AM   #113 
                                - You didn't see denying prison inmates the right to bear arms either.  wtmusic   Oct-26-11 11:47 AM   #119 
        - I've never been to a protest that ever stayed on-message.  Codeine   Oct-26-11 03:13 PM   #212 
        - Really?  Cid_B   Oct-28-11 07:21 AM   #265 
        - No one else is staying on message.  Common Sense Party   Oct-28-11 11:51 AM   #269 
     - No, it's not about the 2nd. Nonetheless, you are exercising rights  krispos42   Oct-26-11 12:52 PM   #155 
        - I'm having trouble understanding why rural gun-owners can't leave their guns at home  sadbear   Oct-26-11 12:56 PM   #159 
           - They can choose to leave their guns at home, or choose not to  slackmaster   Oct-26-11 02:10 PM   #183 
           - No one's excluding anyone  sadbear   Oct-26-11 05:01 PM   #224 
           - Part of where your meme goes off the rails...  PavePusher   Oct-26-11 07:21 PM   #235 
              - Ask krispos about that....  sadbear   Oct-26-11 09:59 PM   #254 
  - The same place as drums and other items.  Township75   Oct-26-11 12:46 PM   #151 
  - No, it's not about the 2nd. Nonetheless, you are exercising rights  krispos42   Oct-26-11 12:59 PM   #162 
  - Ask them why they need to lug that stuff to a peaceful protest.  TheCowsCameHome   Oct-26-11 08:12 AM   #9 
  - Free choice  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 09:20 AM   #24 
  - +1  wtmusic   Oct-26-11 10:55 AM   #63 
  - I hate it when the 3d amendment type show up  AngryAmish   Oct-26-11 08:19 AM   #12 
  - If you mean "standing armies and professional soldiers", then I heartily agree.  NYC_SKP   Oct-26-11 08:25 AM   #13 
  - Clearly nothing can nor should be done  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 09:09 AM   #16 
  - Do you think the potential for it to become an event is there?  jmg257   Oct-26-11 09:12 AM   #20 
     - No more or less than before he arrived  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 09:19 AM   #23 
     - Of course! A highly-emotional protest is no more dangerous with guns around.  wtmusic   Oct-26-11 10:56 AM   #64 
        - At the encampments I have been to the feelings are low key and peaceful  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 11:07 AM   #71 
           - Ah - so if emotions start to run high, gun toters should leave.  wtmusic   Oct-26-11 11:21 AM   #80 
              - No metric here  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 11:24 AM   #82 
                 - Nope. You're dodging.  wtmusic   Oct-26-11 11:27 AM   #86 
                    - Life has moments of tension too...  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 11:30 AM   #90 
                       - I just don't see the Oakland arrests or the arrests in Time Square a couple weeks ago  jmg257   Oct-26-11 11:36 AM   #99 
                       - The cops are already treating it as if some of the protesters are armed  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 11:37 AM   #102 
                       - You ain't seen anything compared to cops dealing with (gun) armed protestors/potential detainees.  jmg257   Oct-26-11 11:41 AM   #107 
                          - Actually I have seen it  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 11:45 AM   #115 
                             - And? The cops were cool about confronting and arresting armed protestors?  jmg257   Oct-26-11 11:46 AM   #118 
                                - Actually they backed way off  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 11:49 AM   #122 
                                   - Then you didn't see it is what you are saying. There has NOT been an Oakland  jmg257   Oct-26-11 11:53 AM   #125 
                                      - Try looking back historically  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 12:05 PM   #128 
                                         - Not coming up with much...though there were some Black Panther stories.  jmg257   Oct-26-11 12:08 PM   #129 
                       - I haven't yet seen such actions occur where the people could be lawfully armed.  PavePusher   Oct-26-11 07:37 PM   #238 
                       - What a beautiful and incredibly naive sentiment. nt  wtmusic   Oct-26-11 11:43 AM   #110 
                       - Have people at those protests been confronted by police? Have arrests been made?  jmg257   Oct-26-11 11:44 AM   #114 
                          - Apparantly those doing open carry have been checked by the police and allowed to continue  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 11:46 AM   #117 
                             - NOT the question. HAVE the cops arrested or physically mixed it up with the protestors while some  jmg257   Oct-26-11 11:48 AM   #121 
     - At this point  Aerows   Oct-26-11 09:21 AM   #25 
     - The OPD would have simply escalated to a full swat event.  Warren Stupidity   Oct-26-11 09:33 AM   #29 
        - They might have  Aerows   Oct-26-11 09:48 AM   #33 
           - the state never backs down from a threat to its authority  Warren Stupidity   Oct-26-11 10:58 AM   #66 
           - And that means we should back down from our legal rights?  Aerows   Oct-26-11 12:16 PM   #131 
           - No it means that an armed confrontation would be idiocy.  Warren Stupidity   Oct-26-11 12:19 PM   #133 
              - No one is advocating one  Aerows   Oct-26-11 12:24 PM   #135 
                 - what?  Warren Stupidity   Oct-26-11 12:33 PM   #137 
                    - I don't think any of my statements conflict  Aerows   Oct-26-11 12:42 PM   #148 
           - They don't  Aerows   Oct-26-11 12:18 PM   #132 
           - Completely different because shotguns are now loaded with buckshot  jmg257   Oct-26-11 11:22 AM   #81 
              - It starts somewhere.  Aerows   Oct-26-11 12:21 PM   #134 
                 - I get FAR away from the guys with the guns. Not at a point where I want to lay my body down,  jmg257   Oct-26-11 12:38 PM   #145 
                    - It's never scared me  Aerows   Oct-26-11 12:41 PM   #146 
     - In a situation like you describe, the police would have the openly identified ...  MedicalAdmin   Oct-26-11 02:30 PM   #198 
  - Stay put with no change in attitude  Aerows   Oct-26-11 09:16 AM   #21 
  - Thats an excellent question. I have no idea what I'd do.  Shagbark Hickory   Oct-26-11 09:34 AM   #30 
  - video camera and record  Supply Side Jesus   Oct-26-11 09:35 AM   #31 
  - If I'm with my family, I leave..  LanternWaste   Oct-26-11 09:50 AM   #35 
  - A "demographic", you say?  slackmaster   Oct-26-11 09:55 AM   #40 
  - Indeed. This particular demographic...  LanternWaste   Oct-26-11 09:59 AM   #42 
  - I guess preference is to call them the "gun culture?" Best to leave them at home.  Hoyt   Oct-26-11 03:04 PM   #206 
  - Exactly. Why should you have to? nt  wtmusic   Oct-26-11 11:39 AM   #104 
     - He doesn't have to, its free choice  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 12:11 PM   #130 
        - Isn't it interesting how little support 2A zealotry gets outside of the gungeon?  Starboard Tack   Oct-26-11 02:06 PM   #181 
        - As is paying taxes on time and in the correct amount  LanternWaste   Oct-26-11 03:08 PM   #208 
  - I would ask them some very simple questions, "why do they feel the need to bring a weapon?"  Javaman   Oct-26-11 10:24 AM   #46 
  - And if they feel threatened, it would be prudent for them to leave  sadbear   Oct-26-11 10:27 AM   #47 
  - exactly. nt  Javaman   Oct-26-11 10:29 AM   #48 
  - It is a legitimate form of protest  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 10:33 AM   #50 
     - But it's a stupid form of protest  sadbear   Oct-26-11 10:48 AM   #53 
     - The 1% also put in place the Sullivan Law  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 10:50 AM   #56 
     - Yeah well, that's just, ya know, like, your opinion, man.  slackmaster   Oct-26-11 10:50 AM   #57 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-26-11 12:36 PM   #141 
     - Is it? Really?  Xithras   Oct-26-11 12:44 PM   #149 
     - It's a flaming douchebagger form of protest  jpak   Oct-26-11 07:26 PM   #236 
     - Have you even been to an encampment now that you have done your snowbird thing?  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 08:49 PM   #242 
     - And it's an excellent form of protest indeed.  ileus   Oct-26-11 08:35 PM   #240 
  - Emulate Gandhi and Jesus, not some damn teabagger  sadbear   Oct-26-11 10:30 AM   #49 
  - WWGD?  slackmaster   Oct-26-11 10:52 AM   #58 
  - WWJP?  Bucky   Oct-28-11 05:15 AM   #261 
  - Its our right to bear arms if so desired, not just teabaggers.  workinclasszero   Oct-26-11 10:52 AM   #60 
  - i usually have one  SwampG8r   Oct-26-11 10:53 AM   #62 
  - Would you open carry to a protest? (if legal to do so?) nt  jmg257   Oct-26-11 11:16 AM   #75 
     - i dont open carry anywhere  SwampG8r   Oct-27-11 01:23 AM   #255 
     - no. in this situation the police  SwampG8r   Oct-27-11 11:34 PM   #256 
  - Every American has the right to be an asshole. nt  wtmusic   Oct-26-11 10:58 AM   #65 
  - I've gotten nothing but positive feedback at the range  The Green Manalishi   Oct-26-11 11:04 AM   #68 
  - Draw my knife and challenge them to a duel. n/t  Shrek   Oct-26-11 11:07 AM   #70 
  - Other: make fun of them.  ieoeja   Oct-26-11 11:14 AM   #74 
  - Why would someone laugh at a peaceful citizen minding their own business?  ileus   Oct-26-11 02:59 PM   #204 
     - Because they are doing something that makes them look funny.  ieoeja   Oct-26-11 03:23 PM   #218 
     - Smell-check fail.  PavePusher   Oct-26-11 09:41 PM   #244 
        - Can't read very well, can you?  ieoeja   Oct-28-11 10:20 AM   #266 
     - Amendment 2A  wtmusic   Oct-26-11 07:01 PM   #233 
  - The 2nd Amendment is for liberals too..  Upton   Oct-26-11 11:17 AM   #77 
  - But is it respectful of the Occupy protest?  sadbear   Oct-26-11 11:20 AM   #79 
  - If the gun owner is part of the 99%..  Upton   Oct-26-11 11:25 AM   #84 
  - I'm not suggesting that gun owners should go home  sadbear   Oct-26-11 11:33 AM   #92 
     - Part of his protest is the open carry of weapons  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 11:34 AM   #95 
        - Since when?  sadbear   Oct-26-11 11:39 AM   #103 
           - Since he said it was  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 11:42 AM   #109 
              - And that's called co-opting the movement  sadbear   Oct-26-11 02:03 PM   #178 
                 - It is by design an open movement  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 02:16 PM   #186 
  - It is an artifact of an open and unstructured movement  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 11:27 AM   #87 
     - You keep using that term "unstructured"  sadbear   Oct-26-11 11:35 AM   #96 
        - There is no rigid controls, no substantive hierarchy  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 11:39 AM   #105 
           - So if there is no structure, as you suggest, then allowable by law goes?  sadbear   Oct-26-11 11:43 AM   #111 
              - Pretty much  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 11:48 AM   #120 
  - Exactly  Aerows   Oct-26-11 12:29 PM   #136 
  - I would be fine with it, but it's illegal to open carry where I live.  krabigirl   Oct-26-11 11:34 AM   #94 
  - Actually open carry is legal, if it is unloaded in California  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 11:36 AM   #100 
  - No, it's perfectly legal where you live.  Xithras   Oct-26-11 12:37 PM   #143 
  - Be glad that there is one more standing up for the 99 percent.  woo me with science   Oct-26-11 11:42 AM   #108 
  - I'd stay but get as far away as possible after saying Thanks for  DebJ   Oct-26-11 11:50 AM   #123 
  - As long as it's legal I'm 100% behind it.  Ganja Ninja   Oct-26-11 12:00 PM   #126 
  - As am I.  Aerows   Oct-26-11 12:34 PM   #139 
  - I have to admit, I'm pleasantly surprised.  Llewlladdwr   Oct-26-11 12:04 PM   #127 
  - I can guarantee you that the vote from those actually out on the streets would be 100% against this.  Warren Stupidity   Oct-26-11 12:34 PM   #140 
     - That's sad to hear. NT  Llewlladdwr   Oct-26-11 12:36 PM   #142 
     - sad to hear that we are committed to non-violence? seriously?  Warren Stupidity   Oct-26-11 01:54 PM   #175 
        - You continue making that false equivalence  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 02:17 PM   #187 
     - So DU doesn't completely reflect OWS values? No big surprise.  hack89   Oct-26-11 04:59 PM   #223 
  - So a couple of teabaggers with guns...  krispos42   Oct-26-11 12:33 PM   #138 
  - I don't agree that they are "teabaggers"  Aerows   Oct-26-11 12:37 PM   #144 
     - Yeah, but the RW (like teabaggers) aren't for the OWS people  krispos42   Oct-26-11 12:58 PM   #160 
        - Step up to the plate  Aerows   Oct-26-11 01:07 PM   #166 
           - Only if it's made from fair-trade, renewable materials fashioned by unionized adults  krispos42   Oct-26-11 01:39 PM   #172 
              - LMAO  Aerows   Oct-26-11 01:58 PM   #176 
  - Here's what we do in sketchy situations at Rainbow Gatherings:  Zorra   Oct-26-11 12:45 PM   #150 
  - And you would be in jail...  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 12:51 PM   #154 
  - Yep.  Aerows   Oct-26-11 01:02 PM   #163 
  - See post # 192. nt  Zorra   Oct-26-11 02:25 PM   #195 
  - Apparently, you missed a critical part of my post.  Zorra   Oct-26-11 02:23 PM   #192 
     - Candidly, I'm not sure how you can ever make the argument  Aerows   Oct-26-11 02:38 PM   #199 
     - I am a total right to bear arms advocate.  Zorra   Oct-26-11 02:59 PM   #205 
        - I live in the sticks, too  Aerows   Oct-26-11 04:10 PM   #220 
           - Right. And that's exactly why we should discourage anyone that acts irresponsibly  Zorra   Oct-26-11 04:41 PM   #221 
              - I *used* to agree with you  Aerows   Oct-26-11 04:50 PM   #222 
              - Well, I see your point. If everyone at the protest was carrying an AK47,  Zorra   Oct-26-11 05:05 PM   #225 
                 - I'm in agreement  Aerows   Oct-26-11 05:09 PM   #227 
                    - Backatcha! nt  Zorra   Oct-26-11 05:11 PM   #228 
              - No, they are only irresponsible if they do something dangerous.  PavePusher   Oct-26-11 09:48 PM   #246 
     - The problem is, with the attitude you have shown, if he sneezed you would be on him  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 08:49 PM   #241 
        - LOL! Oh, my. Whatever you say, sir, bossman, sir. nt  Zorra   Oct-28-11 03:50 AM   #258 
  - Your poor atempt at ersatz psychological diagnosis is noted. n/t  PavePusher   Oct-26-11 09:46 PM   #245 
     - oooh.  Zorra   Oct-28-11 04:18 AM   #260 
  - Uncomfortable idea yes. But I bet Oakland police would have exercised a WHOLE lot more restraint.  Matariki   Oct-26-11 12:52 PM   #156 
  - Just the wearing of empty holsters would have changed things  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 12:54 PM   #158 
     - In armed uprisings, you get Libya. In peaceful uprisings, you get India.  sadbear   Oct-26-11 12:59 PM   #161 
        - Nice meme, but factually flawed  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 01:05 PM   #165 
           - Spell it out  sadbear   Oct-26-11 01:10 PM   #168 
              - Actually you are the one making the claim  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 01:14 PM   #169 
  - Make NO mistake The authorities and the media well NOT treat guns at left-wing gatherings the same  Douglas Carpenter   Oct-26-11 01:03 PM   #164 
  - I disagree  Aerows   Oct-26-11 01:29 PM   #170 
  - the question of legality is not the issue  Douglas Carpenter   Oct-26-11 01:36 PM   #171 
     - And make no mistake that a cop WILL treat armed protesters different then unarmed protests.  jmg257   Oct-26-11 01:41 PM   #173 
     - I guess we should all just be quiet and go home  Aerows   Oct-26-11 02:02 PM   #177 
        - I forgot how African Ameicans achieved civil rights with the Second Amendment  sadbear   Oct-26-11 02:06 PM   #180 
        - They sure didn't do it by sitting at home  Aerows   Oct-26-11 02:07 PM   #182 
        - Here you go  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 02:15 PM   #185 
        - I wasn't aware of that  Aerows   Oct-26-11 02:19 PM   #189 
        - To maintain its "respectability" the armed side of the civil rights movement as always been hushed  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 02:24 PM   #193 
           - Noble, strong and dedicated  Aerows   Oct-26-11 02:26 PM   #196 
           - I learned something, too  Aerows   Oct-26-11 02:29 PM   #197 
        - Of course  sadbear   Oct-26-11 05:06 PM   #226 
           - Read the citation...while not all inclusive, it covers a number of them  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 06:23 PM   #230 
        - Maybe you aren't old enough to remember, but it did play a small part in the unrest of the 1960s  slackmaster   Oct-26-11 02:20 PM   #191 
           - In parts of the south it was a whole lot more than "small part"  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 02:25 PM   #194 
        - the strategy used with Anthony Bologna is brilliant and it works  Douglas Carpenter   Oct-26-11 02:49 PM   #202 
           - Amen  Aerows   Oct-26-11 02:52 PM   #203 
           - Indeed, encouraging armedTeabaggers to show up to Occupy events is just asking for trouble.  Erose999   Oct-26-11 03:06 PM   #207 
              - What us armed leftists?  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 06:32 PM   #232 
              - Like I said whether they are agreeable or not the presence of long guns on public display is both  Erose999   Oct-26-11 09:52 PM   #249 
              - Not in Arizona. n/t  PavePusher   Oct-26-11 09:53 PM   #250 
  - The mere presence of a firearm does not indicate violence or non-peaceful intent. n/t  PavePusher   Oct-26-11 09:51 PM   #247 
  - The mere presence of a firearm does not indicate violence or non-peaceful intent. n/t  PavePusher   Oct-26-11 09:51 PM   #248 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-26-11 01:09 PM   #167 
  - Excellent post. K&R  Starboard Tack   Oct-26-11 02:14 PM   #184 
  - I'd inform them how rude they were being to society, and try and disarm them by force.  ileus   Oct-26-11 02:40 PM   #200 
  - On what basis?  Aerows   Oct-26-11 02:42 PM   #201 
     - toter gunner baser militants being tacky in public need to be stopped....  ileus   Oct-26-11 03:08 PM   #209 
     - Your Hoyt impersonation does need a little work, but it is certainly getting close  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 06:27 PM   #231 
     - ileus is famous for satire. n/t  PavePusher   Oct-26-11 09:55 PM   #251 
  - You can just tell them that they are not welcome at this peaceful protest  occupyeverywhere   Oct-26-11 03:11 PM   #210 
  - Why not welcome peaceful people? They're no different...  ileus   Oct-26-11 03:20 PM   #214 
     - A gun is not a show of peaceful intentions.  occupyeverywhere   Oct-26-11 05:43 PM   #229 
        - That opinion is far from universal  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-26-11 07:39 PM   #239 
        - Really?  PavePusher   Oct-26-11 09:56 PM   #252 
  - You don't have a "take out their leader" option. That usually settles things. By any and all means  bobthedrummer   Oct-26-11 03:13 PM   #213 
  - I show them my VA concealed carry permit, smile sweetly, and say, "You'll just have to wonder ...  11 Bravo   Oct-26-11 03:21 PM   #216 
  - Other: I would welcome them  Book Lover   Oct-26-11 03:23 PM   #217 
  - There are already tons of people at the protests openly carrying guns.  ZombieHorde   Oct-26-11 03:38 PM   #219 
  - I am always amazed how the toters are so excited to flash their penis.  madinmaryland   Oct-26-11 07:05 PM   #234 
  - O.K., who let the 5-year-old in the room? n/t  PavePusher   Oct-26-11 09:57 PM   #253 
  - In Michigan, I'd report anyone concealing something other than a handgun.  roamer65   Oct-26-11 07:32 PM   #237 
  - You need to try and ignore them and hope they just go away  Motown_Johnny   Oct-26-11 09:29 PM   #243 
  - Wow, the disparity between the poll responses and the comments is interesting.  iris27   Oct-28-11 12:18 AM   #257 
  - Well, it happened in Phoenix.  MrSlayer   Oct-28-11 04:01 AM   #259 
  - It would definitely alter the power dynamics.  Edweird   Oct-28-11 06:25 AM   #262 
  - Being who I am  madokie   Oct-28-11 06:32 AM   #263 
  - Do you mean government people like cops, or those scary civilians that we don't trust?  The Straight Story   Oct-28-11 06:35 AM   #264 
  - ahem! I wonder if anyone would  AsahinaKimi   Oct-28-11 11:00 AM   #267 
     - Its the end of October - could be alot of fun! (though a bit chilly) :) nt  jmg257   Oct-28-11 11:47 AM   #268 
 

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