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Gun control advocates march as nation reels from school shootings
CNN ^ | January 26, 2013 | Michael Martinez and Emily Schmidt

Posted on 01/27/2013 10:06:28 AM PST by libstripper

Thousands of demonstrators rallied Saturday in Washington to demand tougher gun control laws, many describing themselves as first-time capital marchers who've had enough of gun violence.

On a cold day, a vanguard led a blocks-long procession with a big blue banner, declaring "March on Washington for Gun Control: When we stand together, we stand a chance."

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 126dcdemonstration; awb2; banglist; gunconrol; guncontrol; rkba; secondamendment
Rather a bit of CNN puffery. Take a careful look at their pictures. None is is areial overview and most stay very close to the crowd and the ground. Looks like the "blocks long" was about two blocks and "thousands" were maybe one or two thousand. Then compare that the the number of paying participants at gunshows just this past weekend.
1 posted on 01/27/2013 10:06:37 AM PST by libstripper
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To: libstripper

They’re beating the drums for this tiny patch of astroturf.

Meanwhile, they “missed” the March for Life, with 100X more marchers.


2 posted on 01/27/2013 10:08:47 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: libstripper
“Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” (Thomas Jefferson Quoting Cesare Beccaria)

MOLON LABE

3 posted on 01/27/2013 10:10:43 AM PST by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416)
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To: libstripper

Just a bunch of @$$hole Obama supporters chanting for the continued destruction of the US Constitution.


4 posted on 01/27/2013 10:15:17 AM PST by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: libstripper
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/gun-control-law-supporters-march-in-dc/2013/01/26/235d6214-67ef-11e2-85f5-a8a9228e55e7_gallery.html?hpid=z8#photo=1

Washington Post today: "Gun-control supporters march on the Mall -- Nearly 1,000 people, including residents of Newtown, Conn. — where 26 people were killed Dec. 14 at an elementary school — call for tougher firearms legislation."

"Nearly 1,000 people"?????

5 posted on 01/27/2013 10:20:13 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: libstripper

How much time and wide view footage did CNN and the rest of the MSM devote to the March for Life?

These people don’t give a damn for the innocent!


6 posted on 01/27/2013 10:30:38 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Sooth2222

A huge bust compared to what we 2d Amendment supporters are able to gin up everywhere, especially given all the support the MSM gave this demonstrration. Thanks for posting the link.


7 posted on 01/27/2013 10:36:04 AM PST by libstripper
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8 posted on 01/27/2013 10:37:31 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: libstripper

“Rather a bit of CNN puffery. Take a careful look at their pictures. None is is areial overview and most stay very close to the crowd and the ground. Looks like the “blocks long” was about two blocks and “thousands” were maybe one or two thousand. Then compare that the the number of paying participants at gunshows just this past weekend. “

Excellent observation, but even you’re being generous to call it thousands. What I saw in their sweeps was, maybe, 200 people. I didn’t see nearly a thousand.


9 posted on 01/27/2013 10:46:21 AM PST by BobL
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To: G Larry

So true. The only way to compare crowd sizes is with wide angle, preferably aerial, shots. When the MSM doesn’t use such shots, you just know they’re faking something.


10 posted on 01/27/2013 10:47:45 AM PST by libstripper
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To: libstripper

>”When we stand together, we stand a chance.”<

Actually, you just make a bigger Target.


11 posted on 01/27/2013 10:50:49 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (I only Fear a Government that doesn't Fear me.)
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To: Sooth2222
"Nearly 1,000 people"?????

(shrug) Some people might think 800 is "nearly 1,000". Subtract out the 200 media mice, the bussed-in union drones and the assorted other Ubama klingons and curious passers-by and you are left with a couple hundred actual goofballs who maybe genuinely have been successfully propagandized.

12 posted on 01/27/2013 11:00:56 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: libstripper

Remember the “Million Moron March” that claimed to have 750,000? They were busted with aerial shots that showed it was not even 10% of what the media was saying.


13 posted on 01/27/2013 11:19:03 AM PST by allblues (God is neither a Republican nor a Democrat but Satan is definitely a Democrat)
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To: libstripper

“Reeling”. Not me. I’m buying more ammo.


14 posted on 01/27/2013 11:55:17 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: kenmcg

Probably paid “demonstrators” paid for by your tax dollars by checks issued from The U.S. Treasury Department and signed by Barack H Obama.


15 posted on 01/27/2013 12:00:37 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: libstripper

***Thousands of demonstrators rallied Saturday in Washington to demand tougher gun control laws,***

OK, lets compromise. What will YOU give up in order for US to give up some of our gun rights?

YOU GOT NOTHING except screaming and yelling! We got guns. There can be no compromise.


16 posted on 01/27/2013 12:01:19 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name! See new paintings!)
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To: jsanders2001

I had seen articles a few days back about this town and that town, in this state and that state, where filling buses to send to DC for this march.

So, most of the “nearly 1000” came off of a free lunch bus. But in all fairness to the organizers of the bused in demonstrators, maybe a bunch of the attendees went on a walking sightseeing tour of DC. That’s what often happens when these free bus ride things are arranged.

Since the many museums are free admission, and all clustered in a small area, it makes for a great day out.


17 posted on 01/27/2013 12:16:44 PM PST by Ladysforest
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To: libstripper; BobL
Take at a look of the HUGH crowd on the mall at 0:33 in the video.

Those B&W name signs look like they were made by the guy who did these.

18 posted on 01/27/2013 12:19:29 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Sooth2222

Yep nearly 1000 people - I wonder if CNN made any mention of the 500,000 pro-lifers that marched...


19 posted on 01/27/2013 12:20:07 PM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: libstripper
And how many CNN video reports were there from around the nation when 2nd amendment advocates thronged to their state capitols last weekend?

Hint: You won't need a calculator.

20 posted on 01/27/2013 12:52:30 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Here once the embattled farmers stood... And fired the shot heard round the world.)
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To: Ladysforest

“I had seen articles a few days back about this town and that town, in this state and that state, where filling buses to send to DC for this march.”

I had, too. Then I noticed a lot of silence about what actually happened and looked up this article and a few others to see. The march being such a bust, and this article looking like Baghdad Bob wrote it, I decided to post it to give us all a laugh and a little bit of good news.


21 posted on 01/27/2013 2:27:07 PM PST by libstripper
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To: Right Wing Assault
Straying a bit from the topic of this thread, the “Freedom go to Hell” sign pretty much sums up Islam and the futility of trying to bring real ordered liberty to any Islamic country. The only way to deal with them that's ever really worked is to remain militarily strong, kill or compromise the Islamists, put our own strong men, like Mubarak and Qaddafi, in power, and support those strong men while they do what they have to on the condition they make sure no nuts arise to hurt our interests. Otherwise, Islam is a putrescent swamp that we should stay way from.
22 posted on 01/27/2013 2:38:14 PM PST by libstripper
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