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Armed protest is today at Alamo
The Houston Chronicle ^ | October 19, 2013 | Scott Huddleston

Posted on 10/19/2013 7:24:55 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

At least 1,500 demonstrators with rifles and other firearms are expected to gather Saturday at the Alamo, in the face of forces they feel are at work to undermine their right to bear arms.

“There's never been an event like this before at the Alamo,” said Murdoch Pizgatti, an event coordinator who lives in the Dallas area and is co-founder of the gun-rights website dontcomply.com.

The rally is set to open at 10 a.m. with remarks by three political candidates and several gun-rights advocates. Demonstrators, many carrying rifles, shotguns or 19th-century pistols, will then walk a few blocks at about 12:30 p.m. to Travis Park for an “open mic” session.

Some demonstrators will have loaded firearms. Safety crews will check to make sure there's not a round in the chamber that could discharge, organizers said.

The group will return to the Alamo and disperse at about 2 p.m., although the event could run later, Pizgatti said.

The rally already has generated controversy. It is believed to be the first free-speech demonstration of its kind to be held in front of the mission-era church of the Alamo, site of a famed 1836 siege and battle for Texas independence and later a U.S. Army depot.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; alamo; banglist; guncontrol; guns; secondamendment

1 posted on 10/19/2013 7:24:55 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Had I known sooner, I would have borrowed a rifle and attended.


2 posted on 10/19/2013 7:29:06 AM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The kindling is dry... what will be the spark?


3 posted on 10/19/2013 7:29:34 AM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: ConservaTexan

Borrowed? For shame.

By the time I got there it’d be half over. Oh well.


4 posted on 10/19/2013 7:32:50 AM PDT by TheZMan (Buy more ammo.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’m a bit foggy on 30.06, but I think conceal carry permit holders are not allowed to open carry. If so, then I suppose our kind would have to show up concealed.


5 posted on 10/19/2013 7:33:05 AM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: onedoug

ping


6 posted on 10/19/2013 7:41:51 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Plenty of Feds will be there recording the Patriots for future harassment.


7 posted on 10/19/2013 7:47:35 AM PDT by john drake
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This is hilarious, in that it brings out the villains as well, with their meager and oppressive complaints. The best way to show these fools up is to have a good old time, and to show other Texans that these are Texans being Texans.

Hopefully the crowd will be a lot bigger than anticipated, and good spirit will dwell within.


8 posted on 10/19/2013 7:48:49 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Welfare is the new euphemism for Eugenics.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

political rally instead on an issues rally,? huh? What is the difference? These people that think you can have an apolitical protest/rally are dreaming.... If you are against a policy/rule/law, then chances are you are against whoever wrote/voted for it...


9 posted on 10/19/2013 7:49:24 AM PDT by vet7279
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To: windcliff

REMEMBER THE ALAMO!

Always....


10 posted on 10/19/2013 7:50:31 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

God Bless Texas !

Remember the Alamo!


11 posted on 10/19/2013 7:50:34 AM PDT by Big Red Badger ( - William Diamonds Drum - can You Hear it G man?)
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To: onedoug

This will give the Castro brothers a knot in their communista panties.


12 posted on 10/19/2013 7:53:39 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Who are the political speakers?

I believe this was organized by a group that advocates for open carry.

Some consider the Alamo to be a sacred ground and should not be used for political demonstrations.


13 posted on 10/19/2013 7:54:42 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: TheZMan
Borrowed? For shame. By the time I got there it’d be half over. Oh well.

I'm guessing he had a boating accident and lost all his firearms. That's been a common mistake over the last five years.

14 posted on 10/19/2013 7:55:55 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: windcliff

https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2006/10/paramedic_stopp.html

If they put these everywhere.....people who hunt wouldnt get much done harassed till they give up.


15 posted on 10/19/2013 8:00:17 AM PDT by Therapsid (t)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

And once again those at the Alamo are surrounded by hostile Mexicans.


16 posted on 10/19/2013 8:02:31 AM PDT by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

MOLON LABE, brothers and sisters.


17 posted on 10/19/2013 8:05:24 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He who cannot be named here is supposed to be doing his show live from the event today. I’m just curious to find out if the Feds are going to try to disrupt it.


18 posted on 10/19/2013 8:23:53 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: lormand; Cincinatus' Wife
but I think conceal carry permit holders are not allowed to open carry

Which seems a rather insane policy.

19 posted on 10/19/2013 8:31:14 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

An”Empty”firearm is just another (potential)Bludgeon!!!!!!


20 posted on 10/19/2013 8:37:00 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

21 posted on 10/19/2013 8:41:07 AM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Any of the evil anti-self defense groups counter protesting this? Yes I called them evil, I’m sorry if you FOX news watching respectable conservatives find this “extreme” but I said it and I believe it the anti-self defense people are evil.


22 posted on 10/19/2013 8:42:29 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: bandleader

Doesn’t need to be empty. Just no round chambered in openly carried long guns. Chamber flag pops out quickly enough...


23 posted on 10/19/2013 8:48:28 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Were I still in Texas, i’d be there. As it is, a couple friends of mine are going...


24 posted on 10/19/2013 8:49:29 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: TheZMan

Trust me, I am shamelss. That was for our friends at the N S A.


25 posted on 10/19/2013 8:58:20 AM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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From another source:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/10/19/gun-rights-rally-to-break-century-long-alamo-tradition/

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From 1905 to 2011, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas organization kept the church
sacrosanct from events deemed inappropriate. But the state took control after allegations
of mismanagement by the Daughters. The decision on the long gun protest rested with Texas
Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, who as a legislator was known for carrying a pistol in
his boot. The Marine veteran is running for lieutenant governor largely on a
single-barrel platform of gun rights.

Patterson acknowledged his office had not developed rules on use of the mission.
But he said he doesn’t think the restrictions should be extensive.

“Citizens who want to gather and exercise their First Amendment rights, who
behave in a lawful manner, I’m not sure we have the lawful authority to say no,
even if we wanted to,” he said Wednesday.

As for the long gun rally, Patterson, who as a senator wrote the state’s
concealed handgun law, says he plans to explain to San Antonio city attorney
afterward that the city’s ordinance is unconstitutional.

San Antonio officials disagree but say they anticipate no problems Saturday.
“We are expecting it to be a peaceful gathering and within the limits of the law,”
Police Chief William McManus said in an emailed statement.

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26 posted on 10/19/2013 9:00:42 AM PDT by deport
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To: Pollster1

The lakes in Texas are chuck full.


27 posted on 10/19/2013 9:02:41 AM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

As a Virginian I wish I could have attended this. Texas has some of the worst gun carry laws in the country. Its a sad state of affairs when Delaware, New Hampshire, and Vermont can all boast that they have better gun laws than Texas.


28 posted on 10/19/2013 10:35:53 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: ConservaTexan

You can imagine our lakes in the People’s Republic of Maryland!


29 posted on 10/19/2013 11:51:47 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy; All
The Houston Chronicle did a running up date every half-hour.....

One entry:

"Upate: 9:45 a.m.

Organizers expect more than 1,000 people to show up Saturday carrying rifles, shotguns and antique firearms to protest a city ordinance that limits where gun owners can take their weapons. As of 9:45 a.m., there were about 300. A heavy police presence was also expected. Two uniformed officers were spotted at the rally at around 10 a.m., shaking hands with demonstrators."...

Armed protest at Alamo ends quietly

30 posted on 10/19/2013 2:10:13 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
And He said to them, "But now, whoever has a money belt is to take it along, likewise also a bag, and whoever has no sword is to sell his coat and buy one.
~Luke 22:36
31 posted on 10/19/2013 6:11:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Obama's favorite game is Pin the Fail on the Honkey!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
And He said to them, "But now, whoever has a money belt is to take it along, likewise also a bag, and whoever has no sword is to sell his coat and buy one.
~Luke 22:36
32 posted on 10/19/2013 6:11:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Obama's favorite game is Pin the Fail on the Honkey!)
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