Skip to comments.GA:Mayors Against Illegal Guns rally only lightly attended by supporters (Photos)
Posted on 06/25/2013 6:57:29 AM PDT by marktwain
The "No More Names: National Drive to Reduce Gun Violence" rally in Atlanta today was more heavily attended by counter-ralliers from GeorgiaCarry.org by a margin of approximately two to one than by MAIG supporters. The rally was held at the State Capitol. The media covering the event also seemed to outnumber the Mayors Against Illegal Guns attendees. The GeorgiaCarry members were evident by their orange "Guns Save Lives" buttons. The Executive Director of GeorgiaCarry, Jerry Henry was present.
MAIG Atlanta Rally photos
The event began with a reading of alleged murder victims killed by guns. However, one counter protestor carried a sign indicating that the list may not be all murder victims but is also heavily populated with justifiable homicides and suicides. A counter-rallier carried a sign pointing out that the Boston Marathon bomber shot and killed by police is one of the names on the list.
Much of the rallys rhetoric was similarly long on drama but short on fact. There were no handouts available citing the sources for the statistics quoted. This led a number of counter-ralliers to question the statistics. One cited the Internet meme that Ninety percent of statistics are made up on the spot.
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Georgia is a poor place to push gun control. :-)
Bad link to photos. I was looking forward to seeing the crowd.
Wow, there are almost 20 people. The crowd was so large they had to stand one deep along the barricade.