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Jesse Jackson’s Impotent Protest Against (Detroit) Gun Ranges is a Bust (only 3 people show up)
Ammoland ^ | June 19, 2012 | Rick Ector

Posted on 06/19/2012 11:40:50 AM PDT by Zakeet

This past Saturday, the anachronistic and increasingly irrelevant Reverend Jesse Jackson called for an anti-violence rally against 25 gun ranges in the United States.

Despite his personal indiscretions, he somehow felt justified to ask dads during Fathers Day Weekend all across our great nation to adopt his mantra of “Guns Out = Jobs In.”

According to the puzzling logic of Jackson, the local communities where the targeted gun shops operate are stifling the creation of jobs, which if you believe Jackson, is the root cause of urban violence. Somehow, Jackson manages to ignore the fact that these gun ranges employ people, including African Americans like myself, who pay taxes. Also, those very same businesses pay income taxes and collect sales taxes on relatively expensive products.

Further, in an ironic twist Jackson claimed that one of the selected gun ranges - Action Impact of Southfield, Michigan - was selected for a demonstration because of the so-called history of Eight Mile Road being a dividing between the races in the Detroit area.

Jackson may not have been entirely truthful.

The dirty little secret is that there are no operating gun ranges within the geographical borders of Detroit. He obviously chose Action Impact because it is located just outside the city of Detroit border. Thusly, the entire premise of Jackson’s anti-gun campaign has been proven to be false. As mentioned earlier, there are no gun shops in Detroit. So, where are the jobs?

Moreover, Jackson’s so-called rally at the Action Impact gun range did have an unintended effect. He actually brought the so-called divided people - whites and blacks - together to mount a counter-protest. Jackson’s designated minion, the Operation Push Detroit Chairman, and two other people doubling as props were given a most proper reception from about 50 freedom and gun loving folks of all hues.

The aforementioned demonstration did garner interest from the local media. However, when the event unfolded, it was quite evident that Jackson’s message was ignored by a community over-run with violent criminals and local law enforcement’s ability to keep crime in check. In fact, as of June 10th there have been 152 homicides in the city Detroit alone per DPD’s web site. Jackson has lost touch with the community he is trying to lead.

No one in the metro-Detroit area is buying the rhetoric Jackson is selling. Criminals do not buy their firearms from gun ranges. Make no mistake about it, gun ranges are making a lot of money these days by selling their products to law-abiding citizens who have to jump through bureaucratic hoops and governmental obstructions to legally buy handguns: Handgun Purchase Permits or issued Michigan Concealed Pistol Licenses, Basic Pistol Safety Questionnaires, and background checks. Maybe Jackson is looking for a way to cash in on this cash cow created by criminals who in many cases are forcing the hands of good people wishing to not be victims.

Of all the media that covered the story, only one outlet (CBS Detroit), had the integrity to even mention that there was a counter-demonstration that also significantly outnumbered Jackson’s three stooges. Furthermore, other mainstream media stations grossly inflated Jackson’s camp at a tally of twelve – a far cry from the actual number of three.

Jackson embarrassed himself and his latest so-called movement this past weekend. All it took to make that happen were concerned citizens who support local gun rights groups, such as “Legally Armed In Detroit”and “Michigan Open Carry, Inc.” No longer are citizens content to let out-of-touch and out-of-town race-baiters divide us from each other and our firearms.

More pictures of the Jackson Rally


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KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; democrats; fail; guns; jessejackson; race; youwillnotdisarmus

It's becoming increasingly difficult for us race baiters to whip up a good mob these days ... Trayvon excepted!

1 posted on 06/19/2012 11:41:04 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Did Jackson show up ?


2 posted on 06/19/2012 11:45:36 AM PDT by molson209
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To: Zakeet

hahahaha...three people? That is funny!


3 posted on 06/19/2012 11:45:59 AM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Zakeet

I guess he’s not as “clean and articulate”.....


4 posted on 06/19/2012 11:46:18 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Zakeet

“Stay out da Bushes!” Only thing the man ever said that I agree with...


5 posted on 06/19/2012 11:46:45 AM PDT by donozark (Rainbow Herbicides: Better living through modern chemistry...)
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To: Zakeet

I can see why most of those people there are opposed to individuals carrying guns,

their physical size gives them a huge advantage over everyone who isn’t armed.


6 posted on 06/19/2012 11:51:57 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Zakeet

Only 3 protestors on the Rev. Jackson’s side

versus

a diverse gathering of 50 counter-protestors on the side of liberty and freedom.

NICE!!!!!!!!!


7 posted on 06/19/2012 11:54:47 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Zakeet

I once flew from Chicago to Norfolk on the same plane as Jackson. When we got to the terminal there was a huge number of media, in fact so many that I finally got irritated and pushed my way through.

A day or so later, I was driving through one of the largest projects anywhere as near as I could tell. This was in Portsmouth. Anyway while I was driving through that area, there was Jesse and only a handful of protestors.

There were literally thousands of Blacks within a few blocks of his protest and absolutely no one showed up.


8 posted on 06/19/2012 11:56:28 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: Zakeet

Drudge head—lol

CHICAGOLAND: Residents To Receive $100 Gift Cards For Turning In Guns...

Guess we’ll see more break-ins to steal legal guns to turn in. lol

It sucks to be in Chicago!


9 posted on 06/19/2012 11:57:54 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Criminaliens or Crimigrants...0bamao's people?)
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...
Sorry Jesse but the folks in Detroit know the importance of self defense.

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10 posted on 06/19/2012 11:58:26 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: DallasSun

(only 3 people show up)

BWAAAA! First laugh of the day!


11 posted on 06/19/2012 12:04:26 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Zakeet

JJ is a washed up, over the hill race racketeer. His name will be thrown on the scrap heap of history...


12 posted on 06/19/2012 12:09:27 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Zakeet

JJ is a washed up, over the hill race racketeer. His name will be thrown on the scrap heap of history...


13 posted on 06/19/2012 12:09:42 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: MrB

Those are the range supporters. I checked the article at Ammoland.com. I thought they were far too respectable looking to be the JJ pawns.


14 posted on 06/19/2012 12:21:07 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Zakeet
Jackson has lost touch with the community he is trying to lead.

Jackson has lost touch with the community he is trying to shake down. Fixing that didn't take long at all.

15 posted on 06/19/2012 12:22:43 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Zakeet

Funny thing about gun control in Michigan, it really started as a means of keeping guns out of the hands of those uppity negroes and along comes Jesse trying to do the same damn thing.

http://www.concealcarry.org/open-carry-being-encouraged-in-detroit/

As fa as the racism of the north is concerned, plenty of blacks fled the racism of the south only to find the same or worse up here.

Charlie LeDuff usually does humorous stuff and is funnier than hell but this is a good report on his creole father coming “Down North” and finding how bad the racism was in Detroit. I don’t agree with all of it but it was a good report anyway.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZLrw19zvik&feature=player_embedded


16 posted on 06/19/2012 12:25:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Zakeet

Reverend my butt!

Calling this race pimp Reverend anything is a credible as calling me a brain surgeon.


17 posted on 06/19/2012 12:33:26 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: CrazyIvan
One reason I personally think Detroit has a lot brighter future than a lot of people realize. They've got a long way to go but so many taking responsibility for their own defense is a great start and I'll always stand by them and encourage them.

Justified to kill: Why Detroit dominates the state's justifiable homicides
18 posted on 06/19/2012 12:33:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Zakeet

It isn’t enough for me to see jackson with only 3 supporters.

What is needed is for Budweiser to find a new distributor and Illinois to find a new Representative.

The Representative they have now is waiting for an ethics investigation. IF they ever get around to it, which they won’t.


19 posted on 06/19/2012 12:33:43 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Zakeet
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20 posted on 06/19/2012 12:38:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Zakeet
Hey JJ:

If the mob don't gather,
your influence will wither.


21 posted on 06/19/2012 12:50:27 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Zakeet

3 clowns show up... that’s hilarious.

Hopefully, turnout for Obama wil be just as funny.


22 posted on 06/19/2012 1:00:02 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Zakeet

I’m sure Eric Holder’s people who look like Obama’s sons would have showed up if they weren’t hard at work earning a living like the rest of us...


23 posted on 06/19/2012 1:09:51 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I don’t care who you are....this is Funny!! Can you imagine the look on Jessie’s face?????


24 posted on 06/19/2012 1:33:23 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Zakeet

Lemme guess....Jessie wants a return to the JIM CROW codes that prevented Blacks from owning guns.

What else does Jessie want?


25 posted on 06/19/2012 2:05:28 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I LIKE ART! Click my name. See my web page.)
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To: Zakeet
Jesse Jackson.....Troglodyte-in-Chief!

Trying to be useful (self-important) in an always useless way.

I, for one, would feel embarrassed after awhile of this behavior.

26 posted on 06/19/2012 2:08:08 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Only 3 protestors on the Rev. Jackson’s side

Did any of them get knocked up?

27 posted on 06/19/2012 2:31:03 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Zakeet

Jackson can get mobs to form.....if he says there are televisions to steal.


28 posted on 06/19/2012 2:54:36 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: Zakeet

Jackson can get mobs to form.....if he says there are televisions to steal.


29 posted on 06/19/2012 2:54:41 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
“Gun laws have always been most strict in cities with large numbers of black people. Detroit is no different in that regard. In 1925, Dr. Ossian Sweet was acquitted of defending his home from a mob of people who were upset with the gall of a black man who dared to integrate a white neighborhood.”

Ector, was referring to the Michigan court case which many have credited as being the genesis of the 1927 Michigan Firearms Act. This law created County Gun Boards, required the licensing of handguns, and made acquiring Concealed Pistol Licenses (CPLs) and handguns difficult for most black people.


Concealed carry being encouraged in Detroit
30 posted on 06/19/2012 3:04:58 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: MrB; Zakeet
The pictures posted are supporters of the range and 2nd Amendment Rights.
31 posted on 06/19/2012 3:53:03 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: yarddog

I used to dine regularly at Dixie Kitchen in Hyde Park, a southside Chicago restaurant. They had a varied clientle and a lot of black politicians would dine there. I liked the food and always left before noon as it got so crowded.

One day, though, I was there at lunch time and Jesse was sitting at a table of about 8-10 people. I watched as he ignored the conversation happening at the table and instead worked to catch the eye of every person coming or going past his table. This was after his sex habits came to light.

At first I wondered if he were waiting for somebody and I suspected some local pol, but the more I watched him the clearer it became that he was simply desperate for attention. He didn’t get any and to test my theory after paying my bill I walked by, paused for effect, and turned toward him with a big smile and waved, “Hi Reverend”. He about jumped out of his seat to shake my hand.

He’s a despicable man and the sad replacement to a great man Martin Luther King, Jr. King’s death set race relations back a half century. Here we sit still worrying over a person’s skin color as black America loses the content of its character.


32 posted on 06/19/2012 3:55:53 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Zakeet

Jackson thinks that only criminals should have guns? I beg to differ.


33 posted on 06/19/2012 4:36:11 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
CHICAGOLAND: Residents To Receive $100 Gift Cards For Turning In Guns...

$100 bucks a gun!

I have a few Jennings .22 I can turn in and buy a Sigma 9mm.

What a Country!

34 posted on 06/19/2012 6:03:37 PM PDT by jaz.357 (Vader! This constant bickering is pointless!)
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To: Tainan
You really can't judge a book by its cover.

Tigh Croff looks like a perp doesn't he?

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Croff was sentenced to two years in prison but even the judge said it was excessive given the circumstances.

Croff came home from his job as a security guard to find 3 men breaking into his home for the 3rd time in a week. Croff gave chase and caught the oldest dumbest 53 year old perp. The perp chose to taunt Croff with "What are you going to do, shoot me". Croff killed him.

To me its like a rancher losing stock to wolves. The Rancher doesn't just try to stop them. The rancher hunts them down and kills them or drives them so far away they never return.
35 posted on 06/20/2012 8:23:47 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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