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Gun supporters protest Richmond library rule with "open-carry" read-in(VA)
nbc12.com ^ | 15 August, 2012 | Kelly Avellino

Posted on 08/16/2012 5:59:12 AM PDT by marktwain

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

The Richmond Public Library was inundated with guests carrying guns Wednesday evening. You could call it a silent protest (in a library, it'd have to be).

The read-in protest was against one of the rules recently changed on the library's website. The rule reads, "Carrying concealed weapons is prohibited, except as permitted by law." In the Richmond Public Library, it is legal to openly carry a gun without a permit, or to carry one concealed with a permit.

Gun supporters say that the wording of the rule is confusing and discourages people from exercising their 2nd Amendment right to carry a firearm, even in a quiet place like the library. More than two dozen people, like Samantha Downing, opened books while openly carrying guns.

"I'd really like to bring awareness to the fact that it is perfectly legal to carry in places like the library," said Downing.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbc12.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: banglist; library; opencarry; richmondva; va; va2012
VCDL has been very successful in rolling back decades of unconstitutional infringements in VA.
1 posted on 08/16/2012 5:59:25 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

One of if not the premier group in the nation.


2 posted on 08/16/2012 6:12:01 AM PDT by 103198
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In the interest of liberals’ favorite word “fairness,” the library should add the following:

“Women aren’t allowed in the library, except as allowed by law”

“African Americans aren’t allowed in the library, except as allowed by law”

“Asian Americans aren’t allowed in the library, except as allowed by law”

“Caucasian Americans aren’t allowed in the library, except as allowed by law

“Hispanic Americans aren’t allowed in the library, except as allowed by law”

“Native Americans aren’t allowed in the library, except as allowed by law”

“Homosexuals aren’t allowed in the library, except as allowed by law”


3 posted on 08/16/2012 6:30:21 AM PDT by Toadman (Objective 2012 - Hussein OUT. Objective 2016 - Romney replaced by a Ryan)
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To: marktwain

I can’t help but think of the King Of the Hill episode where Peggy Hill opened a book store that turned into a gun club.


4 posted on 08/16/2012 6:38:49 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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Books and guns go together like peanut butter and jelly, like ice cream and cake, like fireworks and the 4th of July.

I love the combination gun and book store that I frequent in Hayward, Wisconsin.

5 posted on 08/16/2012 8:17:40 AM PDT by marktwain
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> “African Americans aren’t allowed in the library, except
> as allowed by law”.

That is an excellent point, and a way to take the issue to the public, by putting up paper signs with this disclaimer on them, especially near black churches. It’s almost guaranteed that, ignorant of the dispute, the local racial agitators would agitate about this to great hilarity.

As icing on the cake, it might even be modified to say:

“African Americans *with guns* aren’t allowed in the library, except as allowed by law”.


6 posted on 08/16/2012 9:13:02 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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I am good for legal guns in my library.

In fact, I just had a crowd of folks in, but, they were all police officers in to arrest a customer. Fortunately, he was the wrong guy.

The guns don’t bother me. It is the gun users that I worry about.


7 posted on 08/16/2012 9:51:47 AM PDT by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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8 posted on 08/16/2012 10:27:31 AM PDT by randita (Paul Ryan is "Mr. Smith goes to Washington.")
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