Skip to comments.Men walk downtown streets with shotguns to protest gun control
Posted on 12/17/2012 8:53:26 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
Gun rights advocates have been on the defensive after the mass shooting in Newton, Conn. last week, but that didn't stop one group in Sacramento from demonstrating their opposition to gun control in a way that was sure to get attention.
Sacramento police questioned and then released a group of men who walked down one of the city's busiest streets with shotguns over their shoulders Sunday evening.
Two of the men in the group were carrying shotguns when police stopped them at 10th and J streets around 9:20 p.m., according to officer Michelle Gigante. They were found to be in compliance with current open carry laws as the guns were not loaded, Gigante said.
One of the suspects told officers that they wanted to carry the guns in public before it becomes illegal, Gigante said.
The state legislature passed a law in August that bans the carrying of long guns or rifles and shotguns outside of motor vehicles. That law will go into effect on Jan. 1.
Supporters of the law cited the danger posed by mass shootings, including the one in Aurora, Colo., while opponents said it targeted law abiding citizens and was "fear mongering."
I don’t remember much media outrage when the Black Panthers etc did marches down the street with long guns
I agree with their stance but I think it is a little too soon. IMHO
Stupid MSM. If they're not doing anything illegal, why does the reporter brand them "suspects"? Illegal aliens break laws and reporters won't call them suspects at all.
Perhaps, but keep in mind that in 2 weeks it will be illegal for them to carry the same unloaded weapons in public.
California Officials Respond to Connecticut Shooting
Pelosi, Boxer, Feinstein, Mayor Ed Lee, State Sen. Leland Yee, Rep. Mike Honda, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom.
All of these calls for gun control were issued on the day of the shooting.
I’d hang a sign on the end of each gun, saying “DON’T YOU WISH A TEACHER HAD ONE OF THESE AT SANDY HOOK?”
Anybody got a photo of Michelle Gigante? I’m just curious.