Now the hoplophobes and victim disarmers will portray such events as death and mayhem just waiting to happen, especially when participants are carrying that “weapon of mass destruction” known as the dreaded AR-15 (cue the doom-and-gloom music at the point, OK?).
Hell, there are some who otherwise support the individual pre-existing right to own and carry weapons that decry open carry events for nonsensical reasons. I’ve even heard such inanity from some who call themselves “libertarians.”
The fact remains that open carry events like these are the gun rights movements’ version of the leatherboys in the LGBT Pride Rally. They’re not harming anyone by just being there. If you don’t like them, no one is forcing you to associate with them or even to look at them.
What they’re doing is saying with their mere presence, “I’m here, what are you going to do about it?”
But alas, the GPCGC disappointed them by NOT behaving like the rabid hyper-zombies as depicted in 28 Days Later –
YES, there was a significant law-enforcement presence at the march, but the cops weren’t decked out in riot gear or SWAT gear –
Probably because the march participants were too busy waving signs and taking pictures of each other to be looting local stores and destroying cars?
I’m almost tempted to move back to the Philadelphia area.
H/T Jing Zheng
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