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A call to residents of Grand Rapids, MI….

Discussion in 'Activism' started by ezkl2230, Jan 30, 2014.

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  1. ezkl2230

    ezkl2230 Member

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    Folks, I posted this on anther forum earlier this week:

    The implications of his address are dangerous. In the name of "safety," Heartwell has, in his capacity as Mayor of Grand Rapids, declared open season on firearm carriers in Grand Rapids. Although he began by specifically targeting open carriers, he ended by including ALL of us with his remark, "Carrying a gun always, always represents the threat to use that gun to kill or maim another. That, after all, is why these people carry their guns." He says that we can never know a person's motivation for carrying a firearm, yet he has declared that ALL firearm carriers do so because we have a desire to kill or maim - a concern with personal or family defense has nothing to do with it. We are all killers just waiting for our chance. Although he is telling his loyal followers just to make others aware of our presence, leave businesses and alert security or the police for the exercise of our rights, there are those out there who will take it to the next level and provoke personal confrontations that have the potential to become physical assaults on carriers or their families; there is always SOMEONE who takes calls like this too far. Remember, Heartwell already gave a good citizenship award to a man who publicly chewed out a lawful open carrier for doing so at a city meeting.

    This cannot be allowed to continue.

    I have been in contact with Senator Dave Hildenbrand's office, asking him to get involved himself, and I am pushing for the involvement of State AG Bill Scheutte. This implications of what the mayor said are dangerous, and they are also a blatant violation of Michigan's pre-emption law, MCL 123.1102,

    Sen. Hildenbrand needs to hear from ALL of us (517-373-1801). Mayor Heartwell must be held accountable for his actions before they A) cause serious problems here in Grand Rapids, and B) spread to Lansing, Detroit, Battle Creek and other Michigan cities whose mayors are also in bed with Bloomberg's MAIG.

    It is also time to mount a recall campaign against Mayor George Heartwell, City Manager Greg Sundstrom, and City Attorney Catherine Mish. GRPD Chief Kevin Belk is already on his way out due to retirement, but we need to insure that the next chief of police is not a gun grabber; under the leadership of Heartwell and Sundstrom, that will certainly be a litmus test for the next chief.

    This is URGENT.
     
  2. jrdolall

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    "We must ALWAYS err on the side of public safety..."

    Scary words from a Politician.
     
  3. stargeezer

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    Any time a politician says "We've got to do something", prepare for your rights to be abused. Good luck to you folks up there. We know you've been fighting the good fight there in Michigan.
     
  4. USAF_Vet

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    I've expressed some interest in an open carry march on city hall. Not gotten a lot of takers (not surprising considering the weather). I work in GR, carry daily, and would like to get something rolling to show that dim wit a thing or two about lawful carry.

    Maybe even get some of the local FFLs involved. Let me know how I can help.
     
  5. Kaeto

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    And then of course there is the lawsuit that is currently being done against the city because of what a cop did to a lawful open carrier.
     
  6. USAF_Vet

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    I believe the Mayors statement was influenced by that incident. Shows a lot about what he really thinks about law abiding citizens.
     
  7. shootingthebreeze

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    This correlates with some of my observations recently from those who are rabid anti firearm.
    It's a trend to "criminalize" those who own firearms and or carry a firearm legally. The thinking is "If you have a firearm you must be a bad person." I've noticed the remarks and behavior from people who know I have firearms and the first thing I noticed was deliberate avoidance of me within a short period of time.
    This trend to "criminalize' firearm owners is a way to excise legitimate firearm owners from society. I would not be surprised to see protestors at a gun range and anti gun activists at a gun range taking pictures of parked car's license plates.
    I think there is a budding trend to label firearm owners as "societal aberrations" which reside "outside societal "norms"" (per their norms) which should be identified publically, shamed, and despised as "abnormal". It's a trend which has frightening consequences.
     
  8. Ryanxia

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    That's scary. You've got a madman on your hands. Obviously mentally unstable.

    Good luck guys, if you get a fund setup to take donations let us on THR know about it.
     
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