Skip to comments.NC:Groups on both sides of gun debate rally in downtown Raleigh(barfalert)
Posted on 06/23/2013 9:45:17 AM PDT by marktwain
Raleigh, N.C. As part of ongoing effort to get Congress to pass "common-sense gun laws," supporters of Mayors Against Illegal Guns rallied in downtown Raleigh's Moore Square Saturday to call for lawmakers to strengthen the country's background check system.
The group, a coalition of more than 900 mayors from across the country, is conducting a 100-day bus tour that began following a June 14 ceremony that marked the six-month anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Neil Heslin, whose son Jesse Lewis was one of 20 first graders slain in the Dec. 14, 2012 rampage at Sandy Hook, was part of the group that addressed the crowd Saturday morning. Heslin said he owes it to his son to try and convince lawmakers to expand current background check systems.
"The three things that are the most important are the background checks...the mental health...and better school security," Heslin said. "If we had better school security in place and a better background check system in place, they could have identified Adam Lanza as a risk to himself or others. It could have prevented it."
Gun rights advocates with Grass Roots NC were also at Moore Square Saturday morning in response to the bus tour, holding signs and telling the assembled crowd that guns save lives.
Paul Valone said he came to the rally to defend his rights under the Bill of Rights and the Second Amendment.
"These people are trying to control us. We simply do not wish to be controlled," he said. "We are looking to expand our concealed weapons laws into other areas to allow people to better protect themselves."
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The other side never gives up on any issue they want. They just lie, obfuscate, and bide their time for more favorable conditions to pass unpopular legislation. The price of liberty is eternal vigilance. We can’t drop our guard for a second on gun rights.
So these lib mayors are campaigning for sensible gun laws, ok.
Does that mean the 12,000+ we already have are not sensible?
My email to Tara:
Regarding your article "Groups on both sides of gun debate rally in downtown Raleigh," may I assume that you didn't include any attendance estimates because the attendance sucked?
The root cause of violent crime isn’t guns or the accessibility of guns, but criminals. How hard is that to figure out? More to the point, what are leftist extremists actually doing about criminals? (Other than granting millions of them amnesty, that is?)
3Fingas~:” The other side never gives up on any issue they want.”
Right from Saul Alinskys 12 Rules for Radicals :
# 1) Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.
Power is derived from 2 main sources money and people.
# 6) A good tactic is one your people enjoy.
Theyll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more.
#8 ) Keep the pressure on. Never let up.
Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance.
# 10) If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.
Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog.
Never let your guard down or become complacent
Never commit acts of violence (see rule #10)
did you see the picture at teh site?
10...may-be 12 gun grabbers. Including the photographer
I did not noticed at first, but there is a second picture which shows about the same number of pro-Constitution people on the other side of the street.
What I wonder is, how many of the anti-Constitution people came in on the MAIG bus? If the bus was not carrying at least 15, it is not much of a bus!
Attendance was small it seems based upon the videos of the scene;
Bloomberg and his people are going to get protested by the GACarry.org people here in Atlanta tomorrow. I wish I could make it.