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Hundreds of gun rights advocates rally at State House

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  1. niteowl1970

    niteowl1970 Moderator Staff Member

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  2. GARDA

    GARDA Subscribing Member

    "Diplomacy without arms is like music without instruments."
  3. lofu

    lofu Subscribing Member

  4. pahapoika

    pahapoika Subscribing Member

    was a great turnout. well behaved, very respectful. families, young people, even some good looking women :cool:

    no camo or weird outfits, no one with a gun strapped to their back.

    just wish they had better PA system !

    4 or 5 bike cops. no issues. like Hush said they just kept the traffic moving.

    thanks to all in attendance and especially those that came from the far western part of the state !
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  5. PG1911

    PG1911 Back Out in the Sticks

    As did I. While not a sworn MA officer yet, I would like to give my support. If that DQs me from the group, that's fine, I still support it.

    162 officers and counting; good to see.
  6. CJIS

    CJIS MassCops Member

    I'm not a FB user but am interested in what the group is,

    GOAL Co-Sponsoring Pro 2A Rally - January 27, 2013 - N. Brookfield MA.
    Please see the official notification below from Red Zone Tactical in N. Brookfield MA.
    Tired of the government running rough shod over your rights?
    Believe in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights?
    Feel it is time to join others who feel the same way?
    Like the idea that if you want to own a particular firearm, you can, because this is America?
    Then stop moaning about it, stop tweeting how ticked off you are and stop Facebooking your disappointment, and come do something about it.
    We are holding the “LET FREEDOM RING” rally on January27th, at the North Brookfield town common.
    We have speakers from the Libertarian party, the Tea Party, Red Pill Politics, and the Gun Owners Action League.
    Our voice cannot and will not be heard one at a time. We need a show of force that we will not sit idly by while our rights and freedoms are trampled upon by our self serving government and the puppet masters at the United Nations.
    Tell all who feel the same way. Make this a happening. Don’t sit at home because it’s the easy thing to do, be a part of taking back what is ours to begin with. WE THE PEOPLE!
    A few hundred people doesn’t even make the papers...A few thousand will be seen all over the internet.
    Bring a sticker proclaiming your freedoms and place it on the WALL OF FREEDOM. LET’S BE HEARD…. BE STRONG…. BE LOUD…. BE AMERICAN
    Rain or shine event starting at 1:00 pm, January 27th, 2013, North Brookfield Town Common Would you like an opportunity to speak, or have an organization that you would like represented? Contact us at [email protected] PEACE
  7. HiredGoon

    HiredGoon MassCops Member

    Very happy to see some familiar names and faces in the group!
    Just clicked on the request to be added. If you need my creds, or to confirm the name, send me a PM here.
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  8. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Hundreds protest 
control measures

    Photo by:
    Faith Ninivaggi
    ‘WE ARE NOT THE BAD GUYS’: More than 700 activists packed Beacon Hill at the State House yesterday to join a nationwide protest over proposed gun control laws.

    January 20, 2013

    More than 700 avid gun advocates, from mothers to schoolteachers, amassed on Beacon Hill yesterday as part of a nationwide protest over proposed laws they say will infringe upon their Second Amendment rights.
    “I’m an ordinary citizen,” said Susan Whitlock, 68, of Nantucket, who competes in pistol shooting competitions. “I’m about to be grandmother. I’m not a gun nut. And I defend my right to keep and bear arms.”
    Whitlock, who stood on the State House steps holding a sign reading: “I Am NOT A Criminal. Do Not Make Me One With The Stroke of A Pen,” is furious over a bid by Gov. Deval Patrick to limit the number of rounds in a magazine from 10 to seven.
    “I have a right to defend myself,” she said. “If an intruder comes into my home, do you think he’s only going to have seven shots?”
    Gun owners, fired up over 
recent gun control measures proposed by President Obama and a number of governors in the wake of last month’s school shooting in Newtown, Conn., staged “Guns Across America” rallies in 49 states yesterday.
    “The laws they are trying to jam down our throats, we are tired of it. We are not the bad guys,” said Eric Kahn, 61, a technology support specialist from Brockton, who is irate over a bill filed Friday by state Rep. David Linsky that would require gun owners to buy liability insurance or face penalties of up to $5,000 and a year in jail.
    Linsky believes forcing gun owners to buy insurance, like car owners must do before registering a vehicle, would create financial incentives that could help reduce accidents and fatalities.
    “Insurance companies were able to discourage smoking through the marketplace and make cars safer through the marketplace,” he said Friday.
    Kurt Baumgarten, 44, who brought his 12-year-old daughter, Megan, an avid target shooter, to the rally, called the insurance 
requirement extreme.
    “What insurance companies are going to cover you? And if they did, the prices could very well put gun ownership out of reach for those people who have owned guns legally and lawfully all along,” he said.
    The bill by Linsky, a former prosecutor, also would require owners of rifles with large-capacity clips and grandfathered 
assault weapons to store them at a gun club or shooting range, not in their home.
    “I don’t see how that is safe,” said Jay Lewis, 40, a kindergarten teacher and gun collector from New Bedford who would rather see tougher prison sentences for criminals who use guns. “I just feel it makes the (gun club) more susceptible for somebody to want to break in. There’s a sign on the club that tells you where they are.”
    Added Baumgarten: “It’s a matter of family protection. What happens when you have an intruder? You tell the criminal, ‘Hang on, I have to drive to the gun club.’”

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  9. OfficerObie59

    OfficerObie59 Public Trough Feeder

    Read Justice Thomas' concurrence in the McDonald v. Chicago case. He goes over this whole history in great detail.
  10. CJIS

    CJIS MassCops Member

    VT Rally helped there

    Baruth withdraws proposed assault weapons ban, but gun-control ...
    8 hours ago - Reported first by Green Mountain Daily's Ed Garcia and confirmed first by Paul Heintz at Seven Days, Sen. Philip Baruth says he'll withdraw a proposed ban on ...
  11. HiredGoon

    HiredGoon MassCops Member

    VT is on my short list of exile destinations, only behind NH. If they promise to leave me and mine alone, and their only condition is that I must wear birkenstocks, then they better have a size 14 ready.
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  12. CJIS

    CJIS MassCops Member

    Just a heads up

    Looks like the group that is sponsoring the Feb 8th march may be a bit extreme and may push the event offtrack by looking more like a militia group than a Pro 2A group.

    There is an event in N. Brookfield on Jan 27th that is sponsored by Goal that I think will be more on track
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  13. Hush

    Hush Moderator Staff Member

    The no-camo request was a great idea for the last rally, and should be the norm. We need to look like the normal people we are, not fringe nuts. Im surprised the left hasn't tried to infiltrate instigators to grab attention.
  14. Marks72

    Marks72 Appreciative Member

    HUSH said... "Im surprised the left hasn't tried to infiltrate instigators to grab attention."
    In my humble opinion, I think that if they do "infiltrate instigators", then they could trip and bang their head.... 300 times. Hmmm. did I just say that? Naw..
  15. mpd61

    mpd61 Retired Fed, Active Special

    Jeezus I hope not. The Mothers/daughters/sisters, Legal Immigrants, Clergy, Teachers, and others are coming out in droves now. More mainstream "silent majority" types are fleshing out the crowds and being interviewed. We really DON'T need more than one person showing up dressed in militia/swat/posse/zombie-killer garb for the media to do close ups and loop-reel repeats of...

    The North Brookfield event looks good, however, the media coverage may be light........
  16. Hush

    Hush Moderator Staff Member

    Can't be any lighter than the event at the statehouse....across the street from the Fox studio....which apparently had no cameras that day.
  17. carodo

    carodo MassCops Member

    I really need to quote that speech from the educated Chinese immigrant, and post it on fb to all my libtard, obama loving zombies!
  18. sgthoskins

    sgthoskins Teufelhunden

    Yep. They are a totally different group of people. To be honest I am a little concerned how they are going to make the rest of the gun owners look.

    Be advised.
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  19. sgthoskins

    sgthoskins Teufelhunden

    The past Monday I decided to visit the Minuteman Park in Lexington and pay tribute to Captain John Parker and his fellow minutemen. A thought came to my mind, that the founding fathers of the United States and Chairman Mao had one thing in common: they all realized that guns are important political instruments. Their similarities, however, ended there:

    Chairman Mao wrote: ‘Political power grows out of barrel of a gun’, and he dictated: ‘The party shall command the gun’. James Madison and his compatriots, however, believing that the power of the state is derived from the consent of the governed, ratified that ‘the right to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed’.

    23 years ago, I was a college freshman exercising my freedom of speech and assembly in Tian’anmen Square, much like we are doing here today. We grew frustrated by the restriction of personal freedoms and the corrupted Chinese government, and we thought peaceful protest would make the country better. Our young passion and patriotism was crushed by hails of full metal jackets out of AK47’s. (Some AK purists here would argue they were really type 56’s). We could not fight back, because we did not have an inch of iron in our hands, to borrow a Chinese expression: we were unarmed.

    Gun owners like us often say: the Second Amendment is the protector against a tyrannical government. Some may argument that a man with a rifle is no match to the military machines of today, so such beliefs are no longer relevant. However, 20 million peaceful Beijing citizens in 1989, sure wished that they had a few million rifles in their hands!

    Freedom is not free. Liberty has costs. We recognize that in this free society, criminals or mentally deranged could get weapons and murder the innocents. The answer, however, is not to disarm the law abiding citizens. Not only criminals and the deranged will violate the laws anyway, but more importantly, when a government turns criminal, when a government turns deranged, the body count will not be five, ten or twenty, but hundreds, like in Tian’anmen Square, or millions, counted in the 90-year history of the Chinese Communist Party.

    Our constitutional republic may look fuzzy and loving today (if you think so, I’ve got a TSA agent you should meet), but keep in mind that absolute power corrupts absolutely! And when a government has monopoly on guns, it has absolute power!

    Do you know that the Chinese Constitution guarantees almost all the nice things we have here? It is written that Chinese citizens enjoy freedom of speech and religion, they have human and property rights, and that such rights cannot be taken away without due process of the law. And do you know what? Chinese people do not have the right to keep and bear arms. I assure you all those nice guarantees, are not worth the paper they are printed on, because when the government has all the guns, they have all the rights.

    I was not born a citizen of the United States, I was naturalized in 2007. In 2008, I became a proud gun owner. To me, a rifle is not for sporting or hunting, it is an instrument of freedom. It guarantees that I cannot be coerced, that I have free will, and that I am a free man.

    Now suppose the 20 million Beijing citizens had had a few million rifles, how many rounds should they have been ALLOWED to load into their magazines? 10? 7? How about 3?

    Never, never, never give up the fight, my friends. It may be a small step that you give up your rifle, or a 30-round magazine, but it will be a giant leap in the destruction of this great republic.

    In closing I will quote the words of Captain John Parker: "Stand your ground. Don't fire unless fired upon. But if they want to have a war, let it begin here."
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  20. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Mass. lawmaker to address gun violence rally

    BOSTON — A week after gun rights advocates in Massachusetts joined a nationwide rally, advocates favoring legislation to reduce gun violence are gathering on Beacon Hill.
    State Rep. David Linsky of Natick will address a Saturday rally by the Boston area chapter of the One Million Moms for Gun Control outside the Statehouse.
    Linsky, a former Middlesex County prosecutor, is the lead sponsor of legislation to require liability insurance for gun owners, among other proposals to tighten state gun laws.
    He and other supporters of the bill filed last week say it would give those injured by a weapon a legal recourse, and create financial incentives that could reduce accidents and fatalities.
  21. MaDuce

    MaDuce MassCops Member

    Some one should file a piece of troll legislation requiring liability insurance for slander, and libel before people can exercise their 1st amendment rights to put this in perspective.
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  22. Killjoy

    Killjoy Zombie Hunter

    Look at that media bias; "legistlation to reduce gun violence". Does anyone with half a brain actually believe some piece of paper is going to do anything to stop the criminal or insane? Why can't they call the legislation what it really is: legislation to reduce or eliminate the number of guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens.
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