Jessie Jackson & DC mayor Fenty to be in Maryland August 28th.


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Cliff
August 22, 2007, 10:02 PM
I think I'll be stopping by Realco-guns that day to at least buy some ammo. Anybody else?:evil:

http://www.bradycampaign.org/action/trafficking/aug28/realco.pdf

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K-Romulus
August 22, 2007, 10:45 PM
FYI: Jackson may or may not be there . . . he hasn't committed to appear at any of the protests ID'd so far.

learn2shoot
August 24, 2007, 09:46 AM
My car is kinda iffy right now, but I will make it there if I have a car that day.

I talked to someone at the store - They are aware of the impending protest and will be remaining open. I asked if he is having a "Jesse Jackson Discount" but there is not one:(. Either way I will swing in to buy something, maybe he has that Marlin .357 lever action I have been coveting.

-Bill

I will be wearing my hat which has a gray gun and discovershooting.net


One more thing.... the protest is only 12-2 so take a lunch

Harry Tuttle
August 24, 2007, 11:53 PM
this just came across the TRT list:

The Brady Center, Million Mom
March and The Rainbow Push Coalition (Jesse Jackson's
Organization), will be holding an event in front of
Realco Guns on Pennsylvania Ave in District Heights
Maryland. The event will start at 10:00 A.M. on
Tuesday August 28,2007. Sarah Brady, D.C. Mayor Fenty,
Jesse Jackson and P.G. County
Executive Jack Johnson will be present to promote
their elitist police state agenda. S.A.S. in
conjunction with M.S.I. will be holding a counter
protest of said event and a permit has been secured by
S.A.S.
Follow this link to the S.A.S site for further
details:

www.2asisters.net/md/index.html

Harry Tuttle
August 24, 2007, 11:54 PM
**URGENT!** On Tuesday, August 28th, anti-second amendment extremists Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sarah Brady, DC Mayor Adrian Fenty, the Million Moms, and PG County Executive Jack Johnson are spear-heading a protest to promote more laws that will make criminals out of law-abiding citizens, ban recreational and home-defense firearms, and jeopardize personal safety!
Our constitution and liberty itself are at stake!

Please join us as we Shop and Rally at Realco Guns, Inc., 6108 Marlboro Pike, District Heights, MD 20747 - from noon to 2 PM. Realco opens at 10:00 AM.

It's an easy drive from DC or the Beltway, so please stop by over lunch and purchase merchandise from Realco and support law-abiding gun owners and gun dealers.

Realco has been the target of an unfounded smear campaign using manipulated statistics and half-truths, and Jackson and his cronies hope to plant the seeds of doubt about a law-abiding businessman and eventually force his store to close. Our community depends on the honest, hard-working people at Realco to provide useful tools to keep families safe.

Come out and help us give Realco a record day of sales! MAP

The Mayor and Town Council have approved our request for a permit, and the SAS banner will be on display. We ask that everyone wear SAS or other pro-second amendment gear, if you have it. I will have a limited number of SAS items available and Maryland Shall Issue (MSI) also plans to have some gear available. Bring your family and friends to a fun day of shopping and take the opportunity to exercise your rights guaranteed by the U.S. constitution.

The city of District Heights has prepared for the event to make our day safe and enjoyable. Our rally area is next door to Realco (Jackson's is on the opposite side) so we don't impede Realco's business in our zeal to support them. The chief of police is planning for organized parking so we can park close by. Other details will be posted here as they become available (click refresh in your browser).

Henry Heymering of MSI reminds us "Don't forget to be polite and non-confrontational. We're there to show that gun rights are supported by the most trustworthy and law-abiding people."

If you love freedom and liberty, we need you in Maryland on August 28!

Spot77
August 25, 2007, 03:03 PM
I've never heard of Realco, but I thank Mr Jackson and the Brady's for letting me know where Realco is located. I'll see some of you there Tuesday. :evil:

748
August 25, 2007, 06:58 PM
I got it too, but this alert went into my emails spam trap. Most of the time I delete it with out even looking.
If I wasn't over seas I might go to the store in MD, no wait the 28th is on a tuesday. What the heck don't these loosers have jobs to go to? :barf:
This is the high light of what I got:
Newark: a rally at a park near the school where the recent, tragic shootings took place
Washington, D.C./District Heights, Md.: a protest at a gun store in Maryland that is responsible for the most crime guns found in D.C.
Dallas: a march down Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. and rally at a local church
Denver: a silence vigil to protest recent shootings
Duluth, Minn.: a bell-ringing for gun violence victims at city hall
Ewing, N.J.: a kick-off BBQ for Operation Ceasefire
Houston: a "freeway blog" over a busy highway
Minneapolis: an anti-violence coalition breakfast and Protest Easy Guns lie-in
Philadelphia: Protest Easy Guns lie-in and community forum
Phoenix: a candlelight vigil at the Arizona state capitol
San Diego: community forum on illegal guns
and Protest Easy Guns Lie-Ins in Seattle, Raleigh, Philadelphia, Portland (Maine), Minneapolis, St. Paul, Richmond/San Pablo (Calif.), and Springfield


Yea I can see that one in Maine going real far. Maine is far more proGun then VA.

ArcherandShooter
August 26, 2007, 04:17 PM
If they show up and hassle a single gun or ammo shopper, have them arrested - just like the anti-abortion protesters are arrested for talking to people on their way into Planned Parenthood clinics. :evil:

Norton
August 26, 2007, 04:45 PM
I can't go during the announced time, but I will be making a stop by later on to make a token purchase in honor of the protest.

I sincerely hope that the result of this action is that Realco has the biggest day of sales in recent memory.

CajunBass
August 26, 2007, 07:05 PM
Oh, PHooo. I just home from the hospital (open heart surgery) or I'd go. Someone pick something up for me.

ECP15KY
August 26, 2007, 07:24 PM
Well, if I still lived in MD I would be there. Lived in Chicago, so I know about the rev Je$$ee Jack$on. My sympathies to you Marylanders because of guv. O'malley and the "gun grabbin' Brady bunch" socialists that run the state.

jpk1md
August 27, 2007, 01:46 PM
When I called Realco they said something about 10% off tomorrow for their supporters...not sure if that just ammo or everything. I'll swing by and make my purchase to show support and hopefully that hatemonger assclown JJ will still be there when I come by

WSM MAGNUM
August 27, 2007, 09:12 PM
I just saw this thread, and I am thinking of trying to leave work early tomorrow and help our side and support Realco. So, maybe I`ll see some of you guys there. :)

Norton
August 27, 2007, 09:47 PM
I'm going to try and get down there around 3pm.

byf43
August 27, 2007, 09:51 PM
I have a meeting from 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. tomorrow.

Unfortunately, I can't make it there to give support.


I've done business with Realco since 1979.

I'll try to get by there after work.

Norton
August 27, 2007, 09:56 PM
byf43,

Can you give me a rundown of what kind of stuff they stock? Not one member on mdshooters.com has ever been there and I'm a little unsure what to plan to purchase when I get over there.

Spot77
August 27, 2007, 09:59 PM
http://www.realcoguns.com/

alucard0822
August 27, 2007, 10:23 PM
It's a haul, but I can't think of any place I would rather be, it should be fun to show up Fenty and Sarah in their own backyard, especially if the turnout is anything like the SB43 hearing in Annapolis, 500+ gunnies standing shoulder to shoulder makes quite the statement:)

byf43
August 27, 2007, 10:52 PM
Can you give me a rundown of what kind of stuff they stock? Not one member on mdshooters.com has ever been there and I'm a little unsure what to plan to purchase when I get over there.




In physical size, Realco is a fairly small shop, but, he carries all sorts of rifles, pistols, revolvers, shotguns and ammo.

As I stated above, I've done business with Realco for many years.
I know the owner on a 'business level' and have shot with him and beside him at different times.

He's one heck of a nice guy. I can say without reservation that he is one of the most honest and gracious gentlemen that I've had the pleasure to meet and know in the shooting sports.

I truly regret not being able to be there, to support him, tomorrow.








Keith

Norton
August 28, 2007, 07:27 AM
Thanks,

I'll go down around 3 to try and do my part.

alucard0822
August 28, 2007, 10:05 AM
For a little background of what we are up aggainst, and why. keep in mind according to these folks 498 out of 2,656 is "most", this should be good practice for 08 election time, lets give these liars who are trying to take our rights away a warm Maryland welcome


A regional task force announced last week to address gun trafficking in the District and Maryland has focused sharply on Prince George’s County, as officials claim dozens of illegal guns are traveling through the county and ending up in the hands of criminals in the District.



District Mayor Adrian Fenty said most of the recovered guns traced by District police come from Maryland and Virginia. Of the 2,656 guns recovered by District police last year, 250 were traced to Maryland and 248 to Virginia.
A Metropolitan Police Department report showed that more recovered guns came from a gun store in District Heights, a municipality in Prince George’s, than any other dealer last year. Police reported 76 firearms were traced to Realco Guns Inc. in District Heights.

‘‘We are going to work together to make sure we eliminate ... all of the guns,” said Prince George’s County Executive Jack B. Johnson. ‘‘We have to find out who’s shipping guns to these neighborhoods and go up the chain of command.”

Johnson, Fenty and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley met in Southeast D.C. Friday morning to announce the Gun Trafficking Task Force, intended to bring together federal, Maryland and District officials to stop the flow of illegal guns across borders.

Lt. Col. Markus Summers, deputy police chief of investigative services in Prince George’s who serves on the task force, said the group has been meeting since April, but is formally launching now.

The regional task force announcement comes as law enforcement officials are already making extra efforts to crack down on gun trafficking in Prince George’s. U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein last month announced results from a new push to trap illegal gunrunners in the county. He said 15 defendants were charged over a two-day period in early July through a program called ‘‘Operation Gunrunner.”

Rosenstein told The Gazette there’s no single source for the guns in Prince George’s, but that many felons, who can’t legally possess guns, are purchasing stolen weapons off the streets in the county or using ‘‘straw purchasers,” residents who buy weapons for people who can’t legally purchase firearms themselves.

District Attorney General Linda Singer would not say how guns were being obtained from Realco Guns in District Heights, but said the statistics invited investigation.

‘‘Realco ... stands apart from all the others,” Singer said. ‘‘It’s something we’re going to be investigating.”

A representative from Realco reached by phone Friday declined to comment.

Summers said the county’s proximity to the District makes it a likely source of weapons.

‘‘That would stand to reason that they would come from the local region,” Summers said.

O’Malley said Maryland officials need to improve enforcement and prosecution of gun crimes, and praised the task force as a way to share critical information about illegal guns.

Fenty said he was also working with Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine on the issue of gun trafficking, even though Kaine did not attend Friday’s announcement and Virginia officials were not included in the task force.

The task force announced Friday is expected to link up with an already existing group that targets illegal guns in Baltimore city and Baltimore County.

Both Maryland and District of Columbia law typically carry a five-year prison sentence for illegally carrying a firearm.

E-mail Judson Berger at jberger@gazette.net.


http://www.gazette.net/stories/080207/prinnew180152_32367.shtml

alucard0822
August 28, 2007, 10:38 AM
Does anyone know if the VCDL is going to be assisting? They have a long history of battling the MMM, and with MSI there this should be a proud moment for us pro 2A folks, buy stuff, or don't buy stuff, it doesn't matter as much as if you show up to support our rights.

HonorsDaddy
August 28, 2007, 10:43 AM
What on earth is that?

Oh PLEASE tell me it means some of these mental giants will be standing in the middle of the freeway...pleasepleasepleasepleaseplease! Its worth the body damage and the hit to my insurance rates.....

Norton
August 28, 2007, 11:11 AM
don't buy stuff it doesn't matter as much as if you show up to support our rights.

I'm going to buy something to support the shop as they come under this politically motivated attack. I can't go during the protest because it's the second week of classes and I can't miss time with my students this early in the school year.

alucard0822
August 28, 2007, 11:58 AM
in context
buy stuff, don't buy stuff it doesn't matter as much as if you show up to support our rights.


I meant that some of us folks who are broke, can still contribute to the cause, I did not mean that folks shouldn't buy from the shop, in fact I hope they make an all time sales record.

I cleared it up a little to better reflect my meaning

Norton
August 28, 2007, 12:58 PM
alucard0822,

I agree....it doesn't matter if you can't make a purchase. Coming out to visibly show your support is just as important and much cheaper. ;)

K-Romulus
August 28, 2007, 05:12 PM
There is a great AAR on the RealCo protest/counter-protest over at MD Shooters:

http://www.mdshooters.com/showthread.php?t=2472&page=4

Norton
August 28, 2007, 05:31 PM
I went and made my token purchase and old the owners why I was there. they thanked and gave me the Jesse Jackson 10% discount :D

alucard0822
August 28, 2007, 05:33 PM
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=63056&stc=1&d=1188332354

Novus Collectus
August 28, 2007, 07:19 PM
I don't mean to nitpick about minutia, but I really wish newspaper articles were accurate about the issue they are reporting on: Both Maryland and District of Columbia law typically carry a five-year prison sentence for illegally carrying a firearm.In MD it is three years max and a misdemeanor. In DC it is for not more than a year and also a misdemeanor (first offense both).

Back to the topic: Channel four (the local NBC station) just reported on the protests. Almost all of the representatives of the antis were African Americans (including the AA mayor of the District Heights, the AA county District Attorney, the AA county exectutive and Marion Barry), but despite a number of Maryland African America pro gun rights protestors present, they only showed the "whites" there. This is not a racial issue, but the choice of footage is extremely suspect!
I saw the pictures another MDShooter took of the pro gun protest and I saw African Americans on our side in enough numbers that I am wondering just how they were missed by the news cameras???????

K-Romulus
August 29, 2007, 11:20 AM
AP coverage of the Realco protest/counter:

http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/ap/news/nation_world/20070828_ap_citiesjoiningunviolenceprotest.html

Cities Join in Gun Violence Protest
LUBNA TAKRURI
The Associated Press



DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. - About 100 people rallied outside a gun shop Tuesday, joining protesters in more than a dozen cities nationwide to call for tougher gun laws.

The national day of protest, organized by the Rev. Jesse Jackson's nonprofit Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, was planned for at least 17 cities, and Jackson led a rally near a Chicago gun manufacturing plant, organizers said.

"Where is our conscience? Most people in this community didn't even know there was a gun manufacturer in their own backyard," Jackson said in a statement. "We have the right to live safe and secure no matter where we live in America."

The protesters in District Heights, just across the District of Columbia border, rallied outside Realco Guns.

Local officials said the shop provides a disproportionate number of guns later recovered in the nation's capital, where private handgun ownership has been strictly banned for more than 30 years.

A federal appeals court overturned the D.C. gun ban in March, but it remains in place while the mayor appeals to the Supreme Court. But despite the ban, guns are commonly found in criminals' hands , a major theme of Tuesday's protest.

Shanda Smith, a D.C. resident whose 19-year-old son and 14-year-old daughter were killed in a shooting years ago, said gun shops should be more helpful in identifying people who sell guns to criminals.

"We know the guns are in D.C. You just need to tell us who bought them," she said.

Realco owner Greg del Real was inside the shop and would not talk to reporters.

In a written statement, he said Realco has provided "law abiding American citizens with knowledgeable assistance toward selecting and safely using firearms for self-defense and the shooting sports" for 35 years.

The store was working to keep guns out of the hands of criminals with strict background checks for buyers, he wrote.

District police recovered 2,656 firearms last year, and many of the guns had been used in crimes. Federal registration information showed that by far the largest number of traceable weapons , 566 , was sold in Maryland and Virginia.

Of the traced weapons, 76 came from Realco Guns. A distant second was another Maryland gun shop that sold 20 firearms. There was no indication the guns were sold illegally , only that they were illegally in Washington.

D.C. police recorded 137 homicides committed with a firearm in 2006 , 81 percent of that year's total homicides.

On the other side of the store, a smaller crowd of counter-protesters held signs and shouted slogans through a microphone. At times the two groups drowned each other out.

"I'm not in favor of gun control because it's only going to affect legal customers," said Mark Cathro, of Manassas, Va. He said Realco was being targeted because it's the closest gun store to the D.C. border.

alucard0822
August 29, 2007, 03:00 PM
awfull kind of them to give us 2 sentences of recognition in a page long arcticle. I thought more people wuld have shown up in support, but that kinda goes along with their strategy of pulling this on a tuesday where most folks have to work, leaving the profesional anti-rights camp with an advantage. We did have more actual people though (not paid activists), and more people came later on. I can only imagine (and im sure they can too) how it might have been different if they pulled this at the Basspro on a sunday in october.

Norton
August 29, 2007, 03:29 PM
awfull kind of them to give us 2 sentences of recognition in a page long arcticle. I thought more people wuld have shown up in support, but that kinda goes along with their strategy of pulling this on a tuesday where most folks have to work, leaving the profesional anti-rights camp with an advantage. We did have more actual people though (not paid activists), and more people came later on. I can only imagine (and im sure they can too) how it might have been different if they pulled this at the Basspro on a sunday in october.

Exactly. This is a point that we bring up every year at the gun hearings....that we have around 200 citizens who took off a day of work to come debate 3-5 paid professional lobbyists.

scout26
August 30, 2007, 01:27 AM
The national day of protest, organized by the Rev. Jesse Jackson's nonprofit Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, was planned for at least 17 cities, and Jackson led a rally near a Lake Barington gun manufacturing plant, organizers said.

"Where is our conscience? Most people in this community didn't even know there was a gun manufacturer in their own backyard," Jackson said in a statement. "We have the right to live safe and secure no matter where we live in America."

Number of murders/First Degree Homicides in Lake Barrington where guns are manufactured and legal to own, in last ten years: 0

Number of homicides/First Degree Murders in Chicago where guns are illegal to own, 1 Aug 2007 through 20 Aug 2007 http://www.chicagocrime.org/types/homicide/1/ :19

Sounds to me like Lake Barrington is much safer then Chicago.

So I guess what Jesse is saying is that Chicago needs gun manufacturers and fewer gun control laws.......Right ????

scout26
August 30, 2007, 01:32 AM
Title: Lake Barrington gun plant targeted by march
Source: The Daily Herald (Chicago, IL)
URL Source: http://www.dailyherald.com/story/? id=26722
Published: Aug 28, 2007
Author: Ashok Selvam and Chad Brooks


March in front of Lake Barrington gun factory to be aimed at shutting it down

Despite no evidence of legal wrongdoing, the Rev. Jesse Jackson wants a Lake Barrington gun plant shut down.

Jackson, founder and CEO of the Chicago-based Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, will at noon today lead a protest in front of D.S. Arms, a gun manufacturer that's been registered in Lake Barrington since 1998.

More than 30 protests to ban assault weapons are planned today around the country. Stopping gun manufacturing would halt illegal distribution of firearms, which feeds into the illegal drug trade, Jackson argues.

"This is not about Barrington; it's about gun death, and gun manufacturing," Jackson said.

Jackson wants residents to be aware of the gun plant and rally against it. He spoke Monday night at Barrington United Methodist Church in Barrington Hills. He blamed the illegal gun trade for mass slayings like the ones in Columbine and Virginia Tech.

Society has become desensitized to inner city gun violence, and the suburbs need to take notice, Jackson said.

"We don't make guns in the city of Chicago," he said. "We don't manufacture death."

Monday, someone answering the phone at D.S. Arms said they were reserving comment until after the rally. D.S. Arms, at 27W900 Industrial Ave. in Lake Barrington, makes military and police assault weapons, Jackson said.

In-state events are also planned today for Evanston and Springfield. The rally coincides with the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, where civil-rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke. Jackson noted that King met with President John F. Kennedy Jr. before the speech. The two were killed with high-powered weapons like the ones Jackson wants to ban.

The protests also coincide with the 1955 slaying of Emmett Till, a black Chicago teenager who was shot in the head after whistling at a white woman. The all-white jury instantly acquitted the two white suspects.

"The assassination aroused the consciousness of an entire nation," Jackson said.

Jackson also differentiated assault weapons from guns used to hunt deer.

"These weapons are for people hunting," Jackson said.

Lake Barrington Village President Kevin Richardson will take part in today's protest. But he stressed the Lake County sheriff's office has not reported any problems with D.S. Arms. He did not say he would support or oppose the plant shutting down, and said his village manager has spoken with officials from the plant.

But if the village did hear of any problems, they would "swiftly and immediately take action," Richardson said. Richardson mentioned July's discovery of 30,000 marijuana plants at a nearby Cook County forest preserve as an example.

"It's all a matter of public safety," he said.

Assault weapons were banned in 1994 by President Bill Clinton, but in 2004 the ban ended.

"Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney allowed the sun to set," Jackson said.

Barrington Hills Village President Robert Abboud is a proud gun owner but supports banning assault weapons. Abboud, whose family is longtime friends with Jackson, won't be participating in today's protest, saying he felt uncomfortable with targeting a law-abiding business.

Abboud added the problems isn't just urban. If Barrington Hills doesn't aid neighboring towns that are having difficulties with gun control, Abboud said his village will be susceptible to the same problems.

Church officials in Barrington Hills decided on Friday to host the event, as they were approached by officials from other churches affiliated with Jackson. Barrington United has no longstanding history with Jackson or Rainbow/PUSH.

"We want a cooperative effort to keep our children safe whether we live in the city or suburbs," Barrington United pastor the Rev. Jim Wilson said. "The issue concerns all of us whether we are black or white, rich or poor."

Barrington Hills Village President Robert Abboud is a proud gun owner but supports banning assault weapons.
As Pogo said, "We have met the enemy is he is us."

Jackson also differentiated assault weapons from guns used to hunt deer.
For now........


"We don't make guns in the city of Chicago," he said. "We don't manufacture death."
We steal them....

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