Has anyone heard news of the Aug 28 protest


Guy B. Meredith
August 29, 2007, 06:48 PM
Well, have you? I haven't heard a peep.

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Phil Lee
August 29, 2007, 09:32 PM
You can find articles in today's Washington Times and Washington Post covering a protest at Realco Guns in District Heights, MD. The pro-gun activists made a counter protest, but received little mention in these articles. Courtland Milloy wrote an editorial in the Post concerning the issue and protests.

August 29, 2007, 10:04 PM
The anti-gun protests probably didn't go all that well for the misguided reverend, hence no news, plus the whole Larry Craig thing has kinda taken a presidence. Our very own realco antitest didn't go so bad, but could have been better, kinda hard when when most of the gunnies work honest jobs on tuesdays, and most of the antis are pros, so technically the protest was a workday.
Cant speak for other cities, but for MD/DC/NOVA this was ours, the highlite was people chanting "stop b!%ching start snitching":D

not exactly "fair and balanced" coverage, but this is the story
http://http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/28/AR2007082801307.html (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/28/AR2007082801307.html)

August 30, 2007, 05:00 PM
I would tell those hippies to get a job.
Over all I think it was a flop. But I am sure next year the MMM will have articles on their web site about how 78,976,894,000 people showed up to support them around the U.S. :rolleyes: .

August 30, 2007, 06:02 PM

Chi Trib story that sums up the Chicago protest.

The only place describing the rousing success of the thing is the Brady Campaign site. You could ckeck Rainbow Push also, but---why bother.

My take is that no cantidates wanted to chop on the bait.

August 31, 2007, 12:08 AM
There were protests on August 28th? I sure didn't see anything about it.

White Horseradish
August 31, 2007, 12:50 AM
There was a short segment about it on the local TV news, but it didn't say anything about it being a success.

August 31, 2007, 01:25 AM
I'm on the Brady Campaign's e-mail list . . . from today's mail:

More than 25 Cities Join National Day of Protest against Illegal Guns
Million Mom March Chapters of the Brady Campaign provide local support coast-to-coast

"History's biggest tragedy is not the violent acts of bad people, but the appalling silence of good people." ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Activists and community leaders gather in cities and towns across the country for a national day of protest against illegal gun and corrupt gun dealers.

Thank you! Your support and activism helped make our nationwide events on August 28 a huge success!

On Tuesday — the 44th anniversary of Martin Luther King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech during his March on Washington — in more than 25 cities and towns across America, thousands of activists gathered in their local communities to raise their voices about the dream of stopping gun violence in America. emphasis theirs

The Brady Campaign with its network of Million Mom March Chapters organized local events — along with Protest Easy Guns activists, state group leaders, and other allied organizations — in support of the efforts of Reverend Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition to draw attention to our nation's epidemic of gun violence.

From San Diego and Richmond, California to Portland, Maine and Newark, New Jersey — and from Dallas to Denver to Duluth, Minnesota — activists and community leaders organized marches, rallies, candlelight vigils, "lie-in" protests, memorial bell-ringing ceremonies, and press conferences.

Read a summary of the events that took place.
Watch video and see photos from the August 28th events. (http://www.bradycampaign.org/action/trafficking/aug28/#photos)

This week, volunteers around the nation came out to make it clear that there are steps we can take to fight gun violence in our communities. We applaud the efforts of Rev. Jackson, our Chapters, and all the volunteer activists across the country who worked hard to make their voices heard on this day.

If you were unable to join us at one of the events, you can still be a part of the day by giving a gift in honor of these events and helping us all make our dream of a safe America a reality. Thank you.


Sarah Brady, Chair

August 31, 2007, 10:40 AM
Here's the link (http://www.bradynetwork.org/site/MessageViewer/&printer_friendly=1?em_id=25941.0&dlv_id=23101&JServSessionIdr006=h4c0orlo32.app23a)from BullFrogKen's message.

Huge Success! (http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/08-30-2007/0004654458&EDATE=)

Claims of 'Huge' Anti-Gun Protests Were Lies, Says CCRKBA

BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Brady Campaign
news release headline claiming that "huge" crowds turned out across America
for anti-gun protests on Tuesday was both false and misleading, the
Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said this morning.
The news release went out over the national PR Newswire service Tuesday
evening at 9:56 p.m., Eastern Time.

"Careful analysis of news coverage, or the lack of it in the 24 hours
following the Tuesday protests, confirm that these events were pretty much
a bust," said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. "The biggest crowds reported
were 'about 200' people bused to an event at Lake Barrington, Illinois, and
another in Philadelphia. A Maryland protest outside a District Heights gun
shop drew about 60 demonstrators, and one at Seattle's Green Lake Park
attracted two people who spent 32 seconds lying on the grass. And this was
supposed to be a 'huge' event? That gives a whole new definition of the
term 'lie-in' that was used to describe this protest.

"What this tells us," he observed, "is that the public has grown tired
of rants about the evils of gun ownership, and how gun rights must be
restricted to ensure public safety. The proof of gun control failures is
visible every day. In the wake of Virginia Tech, people are beginning to
understand the insanity of so-called 'gun free zones' that protect nobody
but crazed killers, especially when campus officials do not act quickly.
Americans look at murder and violent crime statistics in Washington, DC and
Chicago and realize that bans on handgun possession by honest citizens in
those cities have been disastrous.

"Americans now see the gun control agenda for what it really is: a
citizen disarmament campaign by Utopian extremists who have built their
movement on false promises, false hopes, false hysteria and false
headlines," Gottlieb stated. "Restrictive gun laws haven't prevented a
single mass shooting, and instead have turned our shopping malls,
universities and public schools into killing grounds. Indeed, there is no
evidence that any of this nation's restrictive gun laws have prevented any
kind of violent crime.

"By contrast," Gottlieb concluded, "right-to-carry statutes,
stand-your-ground laws and tough Three Strikes provisions -- all supported
by the firearms community and consistently, and vigorously, opposed by gun
control fanatics -- have been proven effective. They give honest citizens
the means and legal protections to fight back, and they put criminals on
the run, or behind bars where they belong."

With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens
Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (http://www.ccrkba.org) is
one of the nation's premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit
organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms
freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating
grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities
throughout the United States.

August 31, 2007, 10:41 AM
Nothing at all came up on local news for their "lie-in" in Raleigh. Surprise.

Their website is a load-
I bet the statistics actually mean that that's where the gun originated. I doubt that many dealers actually sell that many guns to individuals who directly use them in crime. I'm sure they change hands or are stolen before being used.
The numbers in this one just don't add up. I also love how that gun shoots an entire cartridge out.

Guy B. Meredith
August 31, 2007, 03:27 PM
Okay. Thanks. Thought I missed something. :rolleyes:

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