Skip to comments.Rally For Gun Background Checks Quickly Becomes Pro-Gun Event (Mayors Against Illegal Guns)
Posted on 08/31/2013 11:38:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
COLUMBUS, Ohio - It was a rally organized by gun-control supporters, but by the end, it looked more like an NRA rally.
"As a gun owner, I'm a responsible person and I think it's responsible to ask to have all gun owners have a background check," said Blanche Luczyk. "It's just common sense. Any responsible person who is willing to take the ownership of a gun should be willing to have that background check."
Luczyk was one of a half dozen members of the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns who hosted the rally in the Arena District on Friday.
But when Luczyk started her speech by telling the crowd that former President Ronald Reagan supported background checks, she was drowned out by shouts of "Germany 1933" and "Hitler."
About 50 guns-rights supporters were on hand, some with rifles over their shoulders and others with handguns in hip holsters.
Charlie Roberts said he was there to make sure that gun rights advocates had their voices heard.
"I want to show my support for the NRA, gun rights and the 2nd Amendment," said Roberts. "We need to go after the criminals who commit crimes with guns and not the honest law abiding citizens. We dont need any new laws, just enforce the ones on the books."(continued)
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Cool. We ought to own those events.
I have said it before and I’ll say it again, Ohio is strongly pro-second amendment and politicians ignore that reality at their own peril.
“I want to show my support for the NRA, gun rights and the 2nd Amendment,” said Roberts. “We need to go after the criminals who commit crimes with guns and not the honest law abiding citizens. We dont need any new laws, just enforce the ones on the books.”
Be very careful what you wish for. Enforcing bad law is just what governments are in love with. Bad law is every unconstitutional law that turns the second amendment on it’s head in direct violation of “shall not be infringed”. The NRA is not my friend when it comes to gun law.
But when Luczyk started her speech by telling the crowd that former President Ronald Reagan supported background checks, she was drowned out by shouts of "Germany 1933" and "Hitler."I hope none of those 2nd amendment chest pounding dimwits are never confronted by dimmer wits that SHOULD have had a background check.
Obama ignores that reality and Ohio went for not only in 2008, but again in 2012. What gives????!!!!
went for him....
No, Obama reassured everyone for 5 straight years that he wasn’t interested in their guns and then he showed his true colors once he was safely into his second term as we all knew he would. 2008 was largely a referndum on the Iraq war and the economic crash which Republicans were succesfully blamed for. We did fire our Democratic Governor and replaced him with Republican John Kasich however. All that being said, Ohio is not a single issue state and our elections typically boil down to urban versus rural voters. If the Republican candidate doesn’t motivate rural voters and the democratic candidate doesn’t scare them enough, the Democrat will win. I think rural Ohio voters are sufficiently scared of the democratic party at this point, We just need a Republican that can motivate them now.
Because not being vocal in the face (literally and figutatively) of rights-grabbing politicians has worked out so well for California? What, exactly, are you criticizing here?
You realize what these pols are calling for is de facto registration, right?
There are two ways you can get ‘free’ cheese. One if from the Government; the other is from a mousetrap. Same difference.
Our natural right to bear arms is affirmed by the US Constitution. We do not need government’s approval of or conditions thereto ownership. Our government long ago ceased being protector of our rights. These mayors are proof positive of that.
I was just coming here to post this. Love it!
One sign said “Bloomberg Swallows”
He certainly does suck!
AlaskaErik wrote “What gives????!!!!”
AE, this is what gives, in OH. The vote across the state is very highly controlled by the vote in four key areas; Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, and (to a lesser extent) Dayton. If you look at a voting results map of OH, 2012, you will very clearly see the demarcation. Those metros ALL voted heavily for Zero. In some precincts, more votes were cast for the 0bamunists than there were registered voters.
Look at the rest of the state, though, and you see the conservative voices.
Those of us in the ‘non-metro’ areas (some might even say ‘rural’) still vote on principle, stand up for freedom, and very clearly support and defend the Constitution as written and intended by the Founders.
We are out here. And, we are ready. Many of us, however, are unable to attend rallies and such through the week so that we can continue to subsidize the lazy gasbags who would have us all kowtow to Washington.
Same story here in PA. MOST of the state is red, with the obvious exception being Philly and Pittsburgh and the suburbs surrounding them. One additional downside for us though is that we get the NY/NJ commuters who live here and commute. That sucks for us.
My friends in Cuba used to say the same things about Fidel.
This is the main reason they don’t publicize their events far in advance.
It’s all in secret, through last minute email....because, you know, that is how the world works/s