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Post McDonald Open Holster Rally - Maryland

Discussion in 'Activism' started by boxcab, Jun 14, 2010.

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  1. boxcab

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    We are planning our 4th Open Holster Rally in protest of Maryland’s discriminatory concealed carry laws. The Supreme Courts decision on McDonald will be out and we will build off this decision.

    Mark your calendars’ for July 17th and plan on joining us in Annapolis.

    More details as they firm up.

    Stay Tuned!

    Boxcab
     
  2. 627PCFan

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    My best wishes, if it doesnt work out you can come enjoy VA with everyone who gave up hope on MD :)
     
  3. boxcab

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    Lol...

    I moved out of NOVA because of what it was becoming!

    Maryland is closer then it has been in decades to reinstating our 2nd A rights. Come join us.

    -Boxcab
     
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    Details!

    - MSI ANNOUNCES THE -

    4th OPEN HOLSTER RALLY

    July 17, 2010

    12 Noon – 6:00 PM

    On the Annapolis Waterfront

    Sign up for the latest information and updates at
    http://www.marylandshallissue.org/
    and follow the discussion here
    http://www.mdshooters.com/showthread.php?t=38957


    Purpose: To have a large, completely peaceful and unarmed gathering of supporters of Maryland “Shall Issue” and 2nd Amendment rights. We will be wearing empty holsters in protest of the current “Discretionary Issue” system that sees Handgun Carry Permits issued only to those politically connected or dealing in extraordinarily large amounts of physical cash, or the occasional person who can meet the high burden of proof needed to receive one for self defense.

    How to Participate: The intent is to have a nice day with the family and friends, while wearing in plain sight, an empty holster. You will know others participating in the protest by their open holsters. Join us at the MSI Open Holster Rally Information Booth, located at the Annapolis Waterfront (by the Market House and the City Dock). Stop by, introduce yourself and make new friends.

    Basic Safety Rules: All holsters must remain empty at all times. Do not put toy guns, training guns or the like in your holster. We want to emphasize the emptiness of the holsters and our lack of protection. The holster will simply be a fashion accessory, symbolizing our vulnerability to criminals.

    Long Term: The plan is to build on each Open Holster Day Rally, gathering more protesters each time, to take the protest to the next “Shall Issue" bill hearing and any bills that concern on our 2nd Amendment Rights.

    PLAN TO JOIN US AND BRING YOUR FAMILY!
     
  5. rm23

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    Without question one of the most pro-gun states in the country? Was that what you meant?
     
  6. 627PCFan

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    That confused me too
     
  7. boxcab

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    Very well said. I still love VA, but Fairfax Co. and surrounding areas has changed since I had arrived in 1974. Too much cityfication and all the problems that come with it. Maryland is worse in some ways, better in others. I got a nice piece of land in Maryland with a short commute. If I could find that in Fairfax I would not have moved.

    I have a non-res VA permit and thank God that VA issues them. Now I find myself fighting for the same right in MD. With a possitive McDonald decision and the ground work we have already laid, Shall Issue is getting close. Believe it or not, our best support is coming from some representatives with "D" after their names.

    If you get a chance, come check out our progess.

    -Boxcab
     
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    Sounds good Boxcab. I see things in Maryland have been swinging in a positive (right to self-defense) direction over the past year or so. I'm going to talk with some friends and see if this is something we can support. Either way, best of luck, and thanks to everyone for supporting our Second Amendment Rights.
     
  9. boxcab

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    Well the SCOUS set them up for us. Now we just need to do our part.

    Join us on July 17th as we begin to set the tone for the 2011 Maryland General Assembly.

    -Boxcab
     
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    One week to go!

    Who's coming?

    -Boxcab
     
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    One day to go! After this mornings earthquake I'm sure we'll be stirring things up in Annapolis!

    Come join us tomorrow in Annapolis.

    -Boxcab
     
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    Want Shall Issue?
    Sue them.
    That's the only way you're going to get it.

    AFS
     
  14. boxcab

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    That option is now on the table, thanks to McDonald. By your posting I assume that is what worked personally for you there in Florida. Please pass along your experiences of what worked for you. Who financed your efforts? That is one of the big stumbling blocks that we face.

    All avenues are being pursued, Judicial and Legislative. The Courts will work slowly and in baby steps as they try to define what exactly McDonald "means" for us here in Maryland. The General Assembly can change the laws; the Attorney General can change the interpretation of existing laws. We are working to put pressure on all of these.

    -Boxcab
     
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    I was planning on attending but a dear friend lost her battle with cancer (at 40), and the memorial service was the obvious priority. Might there be another one in say... Inner Harbor Baltimore later this summer?
     
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    We held one at the Inner Harbor last fall. Very poor turn out and 90% of the people we talked to were tourists from out of state... even other countries. So we have not decided to return there. We are looking at county and the state fairs, etc. Check out the MSI web page and sign up for email updates to current activities (the web page lags behind some).

    http://www.marylandshallissue.org/

    - Boxcab
     
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    Take Heart from "poor turnout"

    I comiserate with your feelings, that many more should be involved. Imagine my dismay when 2 million turned out for the Blackhawks victory parade and about 300 turned out in Chicago to clelebrate McDonald (SAFR3). I have almost despaired over the annual disparity between turnout in Springfield (IGOLD) and Chicago where the population is 500x that of Springfield. Granted folks from all Illinois come to IGOLD but the same should be for SAFR yet many argue that they won't spend $ in Chicago or are afraid of crime etc. The idea that is my salvation is that after standing on the corner of the street in Chicago's Loop and counting how many of the passing crowd would I wish had access to a firearm. I remembered the sstory of the flock, the wolves and the sheepdogs. NOt all sheep want to be or can be sheepdogs and its up to those of us who hear this call to continue to act to restore our rights and abilities. Now since McDonald and with the election being <99 days away, I can not only hope we elect conservative governor and congressmen and that the fight will go on with a little support from government instead of opposition. I 'm reservedly excited!:what:
     
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    The Second Amendment Foundation has filed suit in Federal Court. Alan Gura is the attorney.

    "The lawsuit alleges that 'Individuals cannot be required to demonstrate that carrying a handgun is ‘necessary as a reasonable precaution against apprehended danger’ as a prerequisite for exercising their Second Amendment rights.'"

    http://www.saf.org/viewpr-new.asp?id=334
     
  19. Spot77

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    Picture of the check donated from MSI to SAF for the lawsuit. $10k ought to help a little.


    More OHR's being planned now to continue educating and desensitizing people regarding firearms.
     

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