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GUN-RIGHTS RALLY CALLED 'SLAP IN THE FACE' Competing gatherings planned for today at Cherry Creek Pa
The Durango Herald ^ | July 18, 2013 | Dan Elliott

Posted on 07/19/2013 1:59:38 PM PDT by beaversmom

DENVER – Gun-rights advocates are planning a rally at the same park where a group will read the names of gun violence victims on the anniversary of the Colorado theater shootings, prompting a state lawmaker to call the move “a slap in the face.”

Rocky Mountain Gun Owners scheduled a rally today to coincide with a remembrance ceremony planned by Mayors Against Illegal Guns at Cherry Creek State Park in the Denver suburb of Aurora.

Both will start at noon. State Parks spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill said the groups were issued permits for locations that are within sight of each other, but she didn’t know the distance. She said park rangers and law officers would be present to keep the peace.

“I think it’s a slap in the face of the people who are suffering the loss of a loved one,” said state Rep. Rhonda Fields, a Democrat from Aurora. Fields’ district includes the theater where 12 people were killed and 70 injured one year ago Saturday, and she plans to participate in the remembrance ceremony.

Fields’ son was shot and killed in 2005 to keep him from testifying in a murder trial.

Dudley Brown, executive director of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, denied his group was being insensitive and said his members would be respectful.

He accused Mayors Against Illegal Guns and its founder, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, of politicizing the Aurora massacre to promote gun control.

“Mayor Bloomberg is using this tragedy and walking all over graves to get to the microphone,” Brown said.

Bloomberg’s office referred questions to Mayors Against Illegal Guns. A spokeswoman for the group didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

Brown said other memorials to the Aurora victims have been “wholly appropriate” and his group didn’t stage simultaneous rallies.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: banglist; bloomberg; colorado; guncontrol; secondamendment
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1 posted on 07/19/2013 1:59:38 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: RandallFlagg; laplata; george76; dynachrome; Colorado Doug

Ping


2 posted on 07/19/2013 2:00:51 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

Yes, some victims are trying to politicize the massacre, but this was not the best move tactically to counter that.


3 posted on 07/19/2013 2:01:54 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: beaversmom

Kind of like the slap in the face you commie ‘RATS gave us Americans with your ObamaCare, amnesty, gay marriage and gun control, right Rhonda? KMA!


4 posted on 07/19/2013 2:02:10 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Keep your powder dry.)
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To: beaversmom
She said park rangers and law officers would be present to keep the peace.

Any "unpeaceful" actions would come from the gun grabbers.

5 posted on 07/19/2013 2:02:23 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: beaversmom

How dare y’all stage a rally just when we’re telling sentimental lies so we can seize your guns on behalf of the almighty State.


6 posted on 07/19/2013 2:02:44 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: beaversmom

They ought to counter with a reading of the lives SAVED because the good guys had guns.


7 posted on 07/19/2013 2:04:02 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: beaversmom
How many guns will Bloomberg's guards be carrying?
8 posted on 07/19/2013 2:04:28 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: beaversmom
“I think it’s a slap in the face of the people who are suffering the loss of a loved one,” said state Rep. Rhonda Fields, a Democrat from Aurora.

OTOH, I bet Rhonda loves this week's Rolling Stone cover.

9 posted on 07/19/2013 2:04:32 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud.)
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To: beaversmom

They should get a list from Chicago and read those names as well?


10 posted on 07/19/2013 2:05:15 PM PDT by Rikki Doxx
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To: Blood of Tyrants

That’s an excellent idea B of T. I question those 2500 names and the circumstances.


11 posted on 07/19/2013 2:07:14 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom
Liberals used the IRS against us.

Liberals had the FBI and Homeland target Conservatives.

Then they lied about it.

I don't see liberals as fragile caring people, I see them as totalitarian thugs. Chicago types.

Sorry, our eyes are opened - you libs did us a favor with the IRS crap.

12 posted on 07/19/2013 2:07:25 PM PDT by GOPJ (Department of Justice to Americans:'How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?')
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To: Rikki Doxx

Yeah, break it down. Let’s know how many from that “ogranized” gun-free community alone.


13 posted on 07/19/2013 2:08:48 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom
Leftists hate their own tactics used against them ("How dare you conservatives do a counter-protest like we Leftists do to you!!!").
14 posted on 07/19/2013 2:09:44 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: beaversmom

So how can we work it up to a kick in the crotch?


15 posted on 07/19/2013 2:09:45 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: beaversmom

Having Bloombergs paid goons come to my state and tell me what rights I don’t need was a slap in my face. Having this Dem fascist claim that Bloomberg reading names (mostly names of criminals shot by police) has anything at all to do with the theater shooting is a slap in my face and an insult to my intelligence. Sorry but her gangbanger son getting offed by other gangbangers does not mean I need fewer rights.


16 posted on 07/19/2013 2:10:19 PM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: beaversmom

Thanks for the ping, beaversmom. I can get 9 NEWS down here and will watch their biased coverage tonight.


17 posted on 07/19/2013 2:14:28 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds are diseased.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
How many guns will Bloomberg's guards be carrying?

Yeah, and how many undercover cops will be taking how many photographs of citizens who value our civil rights and how many hours of video? How many more cops will spend how many more hours on the tax payers' dime to identify the citizens who'd rather not be reduced to state serfdom? How many citizens will presently find themselves on the receiving end of government harrassment and hatred? The list goes on.

18 posted on 07/19/2013 2:14:35 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Standing Wolf; All

Hello RGTP Patriots!

Thought you might enjoy this ‘amateur’ video of the
I attended this Parade:

Westcliffe Independence Day Parade in which Royal Gorge Tea Party patriots were privileged to participate. This video clip was shot by Southern Colorado Patriots Club member,

Enjoy!

http://youtu.be/AN0z1XAhwNc


19 posted on 07/19/2013 2:19:44 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata

Start at the 7:00 on this video to see over 500 people carrying guns in the parade.

Independence Day Parade in which Royal Gorge Tea

Party patriots were privileged to participate. This video clip was shot by Southern Colorado Patriots Club member,

Enjoy!

http://youtu.be/AN0z1XAhwNc


20 posted on 07/19/2013 2:27:46 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds are diseased.)
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To: beaversmom; MileHi; dhs12345; neverdem; ColoCowgirl; RandallFlagg; dynachrome; GSWarrior; ...

Colorado Ping ( Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list.)


21 posted on 07/19/2013 2:31:11 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: beaversmom

To know Rhonda you need to know about Rhonda. To believe Rhonda you have to set aside everything you know about reality.


22 posted on 07/19/2013 2:33:31 PM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: beaversmom

Bloomberg can take his BS back to NYC.


23 posted on 07/19/2013 2:34:28 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: beaversmom

MAIG needs more then a slap in the face.....


24 posted on 07/19/2013 2:56:18 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: beaversmom

I was there, and am presently working on uploading what pictures and video I got from the event.

About 14 minutes worth.
It’ll be on YouTube -I’ll post a link.


25 posted on 07/19/2013 3:23:55 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: RandallFlagg

I was hoping you would.


26 posted on 07/19/2013 3:44:38 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

Free speech applies to everyone. Do these folks really think we’re going to have a safer society if we take guns away from law-abiding people?


27 posted on 07/19/2013 3:45:23 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: Steamburg

"Rep. Fields’ professional affiliations include Women in Government, the National Federation of Women Legislators, the Colorado Black Caucus, the National Council of Negro Women, the Urban League of Denver, the NAACP, Black Women for Political Action and Alpha Kappa Alpha, a sorority of African-American college-educated women."

http://cohousedems.com/state-representative-rhonda-fields-d-aurora/

Just another chip on the shoulder mom in tennis shoes.

28 posted on 07/19/2013 3:49:36 PM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th.)
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To: Red Steel; MulberryDraw

07/16/13 Freerepublic.com MulberryDraw Kudoes
Some members of Michael Bloomberg’s MAYORS AGAINST GUNS & Their Records:
Mayor Sheila Dixon: Baltimore, Maryland Convicted of perjury and embezzling funds meant for charity
Mayor Gary Becker: Racine, Wisconsin Convicted of attempted child molestation and luring a child for illicit purposes
Mayor Larry Langford: Birmingham, Alabama Convicted on 60 counts of bribery, fraud, money laundering, tax evasion
Mayor Eddie Perez: Hartford, Connecticut Convicted of bribery and extortion
Mayor David Donna: Guttenberg, New Jersey Convicted of extortion and tax fraud
Mayor Frank Melton: Jackson, Mississippi Convicted of violating his own city gun possession ordinance
Mayor Buddy Cianci: Providence, Rhode Island Convicted of assault and racketeering
Mayor Samuel Rivera: Passaic, New Jersey Convicted of extortion and accepting bribes
Mayor Jeremiah Healy: Jersey City, New Jersey Convicted of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest
Mayor Will Wynn: Austin, Texas Convicted of assault
Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick: Detroit, Michigan Convicted of assault on a police officer and perjury
Mayor Richard Corkery: Coaldale, Pennsylvania Convicted of child pornography and bail violations
Mayor Adam Bradley: White Plains, New York Convicted of domestic violence charges
Mayor Gordon Jenkins: Monticello, New York Pled guilty on five counts of trademark counterfeiting
Mayor Roosevelt Dorn: Inglewood, California Pled guilty to public corruption and embezzlement charges
Mayor Pat M. Ahumada Jr.: Brownsville, Texas Arrested three times for driving while intoxicated
Mayor April Almond: East Haven, Connecticut Arrested and charged for interfering with a police officer
Mayor Tony Mack: Trenton, New Jersey Recently charged for accepting $119,000 in bribes


29 posted on 07/19/2013 4:24:24 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: RandallFlagg

Thanks for your diligence. I’ll pass the link along.


30 posted on 07/19/2013 4:28:34 PM PDT by kitchen (Make plans and prepare. You'll never have trouble if you're ready for it. - TR)
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To: colorado tanker
Yes, some victims are trying to politicize the massacre, but this was not the best move tactically to counter that.

On the contrary, these evil snakes were resting their political desires on the backs of dead innocents, most of whom would be alive today if a single person had stood up and fired back at the coward in the movie theater.

They are counting on intimidating their opponents with emotion.

I reject your premise entirely.

31 posted on 07/19/2013 4:49:31 PM PDT by IncPen (When you start talking about what we 'should' have, you've made the case for the Second Amendment)
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To: beaversmom; george76; colorado tanker; All

I was in a hurry to get this done, but here you go:
http://youtu.be/mNeJZWT6dpw


32 posted on 07/19/2013 5:11:09 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: laplata

What a great old-fashioned small town parade!


33 posted on 07/19/2013 6:10:24 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: RandallFlagg

Great job, R F. Thanks very much.


34 posted on 07/19/2013 6:18:10 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds are diseased.)
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To: Standing Wolf

Thanks, Standing Wolf. I did a sloppy job of posting that.
Did you see all the people carrying their guns? We counted at least 450 carrying. Four county sheriffs led the parade.


35 posted on 07/19/2013 6:21:29 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds are diseased.)
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To: beaversmom

Come on, as if gun owners have never been “slapped in the face”? Every new law and restriction is a slap in the face to every American citizen.


36 posted on 07/19/2013 6:25:34 PM PDT by jughandle
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To: laplata

I really enjoyed being there.
I’m the kind of fella who goes to gun shows just to hang out and chat with fellow gunners.
Dudley Brown is the kindest guy you’d ever meet.
I just called him to thank him for his hard work.

Everyone there was a cut above.


37 posted on 07/19/2013 7:49:26 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: laplata
Did you see all the people carrying their guns? We counted at least 450 carrying. Four county sheriffs led the parade.

Aw, wait a minute, friend! I've got only this many fingers, and besides, if you're in the non-Denver, non-Boulder large part of Colorado, people walking around with guns is kind of like dogs walking around with tails in motion: not quite the most countable event in town.

38 posted on 07/19/2013 8:07:44 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Standing Wolf

LOL!


39 posted on 07/19/2013 8:16:48 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds are diseased.)
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To: beaversmom

No 9 NEWS 10:00 pm coverage.


40 posted on 07/19/2013 9:18:05 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds are diseased.)
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To: beaversmom
GUN-RIGHTS RALLY CALLED 'SLAP IN THE FACE' Competing gatherings planned for today at Cherry Creek Pa

It's called "trying to slap some sense into ya".

I see your momma and daddy failed in their attempt but out of the goodness of our heart the rest of us keep trying.

41 posted on 07/19/2013 9:33:06 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Revenge is a dish best served with pinto beans and muffins)
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To: RandallFlagg

Wish I could have been there to meet all you good people. I’m like you, I like to mingle with like minded folks.


42 posted on 07/19/2013 10:39:29 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata

Nice video lp. Didn’t see this earlier. Looks like a great time in Westcliffe!


43 posted on 07/20/2013 12:38:42 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

I’m embarrassed that I did such a sloppy job of posting that video of the parade.

Over 450 people carrying rifles and pistols and 4 county sheriffs there in support. It was great. :)


44 posted on 07/20/2013 12:43:15 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata

Oh you did fine! It looks like such a fun time. I think smaller towns are the places to be for such events/holidays.


45 posted on 07/20/2013 12:45:44 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

You’re right about the small town atmosphere. And the ages from the old World War II vets to the babies and toddlers was a great sight. It was an all-American bunch of good people.


46 posted on 07/20/2013 12:49:32 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds are diseased.)
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To: Graybeard58

Ya. Kind of ironic, huh?


47 posted on 07/20/2013 7:02:39 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: laplata

That was great. I haven’t been to Westcliffe in a while.


48 posted on 07/20/2013 2:56:13 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: MileHi

Are you in the Springs area?

I’m in Durango area and happened to be visiting one of my brothers in Westcliffe for the 4th of July. I was told that about 80 % of people in Custer County are conservative. Gotta love that.


49 posted on 07/20/2013 3:51:16 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata
Are you in the Springs area?

No, foothills near Golden.

50 posted on 07/20/2013 5:01:14 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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