March for gun rights in California?


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TheRespectableGentleman
June 16, 2011, 03:28 AM
Hello, ladies and gentlemen. I had a thought a while back and was interested to see if anyone cared to support my idea. Essentially my idea is to hold a march in Sacramento in support of 2nd Ammendment rights, as well as march against LE brutality. I had recently read a bill in the California legislature that would ban open carry and I thought that this is inapropriate due to fact of the hardships in requesting a conceal carry permit. Essentially the concept would be to bring and openly carry all legal firearms, and if possible, equipment permitting, holding some sort of speech(es). We have more guns than they do, how can we let them trample our rights?

I thought to myself, if I dont use my time to do this, how can I expect others to?

Thoughts, concerns, questions, comments?

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230RN
June 16, 2011, 06:43 PM
Essentially my idea is to hold a march in Sacramento in support of 2nd Ammendment rights, as well as march against LE brutality

Don't mix your messages. Leave out the police part. Keep it positive, with positive reasons for open carry. What's your Constitution say about it? Debunk the "blood running in the streets" argument. The 40+ times that argument has been used in various States, it hasn't happened.

Good luck and I'd join you except for the 1183 miles involved.

And Welcome Aboard! if nobody else has said it.

Terry, 230RN

Librarian
June 16, 2011, 07:29 PM
I suggest an unloaded open carry 'march' is a poor idea, mostly because of media hostility to guns.

Politicians don't care about marches - at least, not since the Mulford Act of 1967, which banned loaded open carry.

And, in California, guns are not a 'pocketbook issue' - they have little influence on gas or food prices, or chances of employment. Despite that some of us recognize the ability to be armed is a safety and a civil-rights issue, very few people in California think about guns at all, and when they do - well, you can find the TV and newspaper reports as well as I can.

Such a march would be portrayed - vastly incorrectly - as a bunch of 'gun nuts' worthy of further marginalization and ridicule.

Pfletch83
June 17, 2011, 12:11 PM
I don't see why a peaceful march wouldn't work.

It should further prove the Anti-gun folk wrong yet again.

littlmak
June 17, 2011, 11:27 PM
You might want to start,out with a few letters to the editors in your local papers. Test the waters, see what support you can rally with the general public. And to your representatives in both houses. Keep the message simple and to the point. As noted earlier debunk the "blood in the streets" myth, use data from Gov. sources that point out decreased crime in states/cities since the law abiding public has been allowed to arm themselves. Also heard on Laura Ingram's radio show she claimed NO MURDERS commited by anyone with a concealed carry permit in the U.S. (that was some months ago so re-check that before you use it)

TheRaspyRabbit
June 18, 2011, 08:00 AM
I'm not a defeatist, but in my humble opinion, California is lost. I propose a march of all the remaining productive people and businesses straight to the nearest eastern or northern border and leave this liberal cesspool to it's own demise.

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