Skip to comments.Ruffling the feathers of The Yankee Vulture Bus Tour: Connecticut.
Posted on 06/15/2013 5:45:28 PM PDT by marktwain
Outstanding report from literally ground zero on the new push for Gun Control.
Sorry for my friends that see this elsewhere, sharing on the usual gun forums:
So, I have my asbestos suit on . flame away .
I went down to Newtown to face the Bloomberg folks today Went with a buddy of mine, Joshua. Hes a younger guy, Marine, getting active in the 2A movement. I decided not to wear a CCDL shirt, I dont think that was the time (especially if the antis decided to engage us in a loud ruckus and all I didnt want the organization getting the negative attention). So, I decided on wearing my guns save lives shirt. Pretty obvious, given their whole campaign was about ending gun crime. Which reminds me, you wanna see people in the anti-gun camp freak out: When they ask an open carrier why they are there, just say I believe in stopping gun crime .. the look on the face is EPIC!!!
But I digress ..
So, we were blatantly open carrying in our retention holsters. Turns out, the Bloomberg folks called 911 on us
. no biggie, we were in the right.
Officers showed up, said Hi. They did not hassle us at all about being there. No sidewalk, grass nonsense like Ive seen at other events where Ive OCd. Mind you, we were the only pro gun folks there.
Officer says do you have a permit? . obvious yes. Can I see it?. Now, I could have been a prick here and said, why?. However, as you can see by the few pictures, satellite trucks from CNN and national broadcasters were there as well. I didnt want to draw negative attention (especially when we were doing so well). So, I said sure. I have my permit, Joshua did the same (mind you, funny hearing my name coming out of a cruiser over fifty feet away!).
Officer then called on her cell phone after running our permits (clean). She acknowledged our courtesy when she handed our permits back. She DID NOT ask for our firearms, run serial numbers or ANYTHING. Simply said, thank you and we had a short chat. She commented on the fact that we were indeed courteous and respectful. Admitted that we were free to walk wherever we want. She asked if others were coming and I said I wasnt sure. She then continued with pleasant conversation by saying if they give you a hard time, feel free to call us and well fix the situation .. Then a simple thank you and have a nice day.
Then, it gets even better .. the guy from Bloombergs group goes over to them and .. NOTHING. They obviously didnt think it was legal, found out otherwise. Had our pictures taken A LOT of times by the antis that were VERY poor at trying to take pictures thinking we wouldnt notice!
All in all, spent almost two hours out there, quietly on the side and EVERYONE knew we were there. Pointing, looking. NOTHING.
CNN tried to direct an pre-interview with me. Tried to flow the conversation with statistics. Look on her face when I gave her data right back that is provable, and she realized she couldnt make me look like an idiot.
Best part: We stood in front of the NBC-30 folks for nearly two hours and they didnt even notice .. when we were FACING them.
We made our presence known.
Were courteous with everyone we met.
They found it so hard to comprehend because we didnt argue, antagonize or try to belittle their little moment of exploitation.
Damn right it was a good day.
Now flame away, I showed an officer my permit
Credit of the above goes to Jonathan Hardy & yankeegunner.com
Thx for posting. I wish the Bloomy Bus wasn’t being so secretive about the schedule..
Good job in Newtown today!
Yes a schedule would be nice.
They don't even put it on their twitter page. I think they're skipping the Lone Star State, so I won't be seeing them.
I have to look this guy up.
Wish I could have been there.
(We REALLY need to get Bloomtard’s future arrival locations and dates/times)
Next stop is Concord, NH on June 18th.
How’d you find out?
Flame nothing. I have a healthy respect for this guy's ability to remain calm and cool and conduct himself in a positive way in enemy territory.
He put on a clinic of doing it the right way. Well done.
“Yes a schedule would be nice.
They don’t even put it on their twitter page. I think they’re skipping the Lone Star State, so I won’t be seeing them.”
I expect they would be very uncomfortable in Texas if we followed them around with our open carry long guns as we did for C.J. Gresham two weeks ago in Temple... Yep, I was there with my ‘Stand and Fight’ flag...
I would consider it an honor to harass Bloomberg and any other totalitarian damn Yankee that has problems with The Bill of Rights desecrating Texas soil...
We still have not been able to purify the soil that the dictator from the White House walked on during his recent visits...
Indeed, he did do it the right way. Since a permit is required to open carry in that jurisdiction she was well within the scope of her authority to ask to see it. Reacting to the officer’s request rudely would been wrong and stupid. Treating the officer with the same level of courtesy and respect with which she treated him was the right thing to do.
A foreign news source. No, it wasn't Al Jazeera.
“Mind you, we were the only pro gun folks there.”
I think it is absolutely commendable for you and your buddy to have been there standing against this nonsense...
What bothers me, is you were the only ones there...
Glad your encounter with the Law Enforcement went that good, I was cringing as I was reading and thought that was going to go a little negative, considering the nature of the event...