Skip to comments.GUN-RIGHTS RALLY CALLED 'SLAP IN THE FACE' Competing gatherings planned for today at Cherry Creek Pa
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 didnt know the distance. She said park rangers and law officers would be present to keep the peace.
I think its 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.
Bloombergs office referred questions to Mayors Against Illegal Guns. A spokeswoman for the group didnt immediately respond to an email seeking comment.
Brown said other memorials to the Aurora victims have been wholly appropriate and his group didnt stage simultaneous rallies.
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Yes, some victims are trying to politicize the massacre, but this was not the best move tactically to counter that.
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!
Any "unpeaceful" actions would come from the gun grabbers.
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.
They ought to counter with a reading of the lives SAVED because the good guys had guns.
OTOH, I bet Rhonda loves this week's Rolling Stone cover.
They should get a list from Chicago and read those names as well?
That’s an excellent idea B of T. I question those 2500 names and the circumstances.
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.
Yeah, break it down. Let’s know how many from that “ogranized” gun-free community alone.
So how can we work it up to a kick in the crotch?
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.
Thanks for the ping, beaversmom. I can get 9 NEWS down here and will watch their biased coverage tonight.
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.
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,
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,