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Irony -Gotta love it

  1. Doug Hughes profile image58
    Doug Hughesposted 8 years ago

    From AOL News 4-19-10

    ARLINGTON, Va. -Carrying loaded pistols and unloaded rifles, dozens of gun-rights activists got as close as they could Monday to the nation's capital while still bearing arms and delivered what they said was a simple message: Don't tread on me.

    The gun-carrying protesters in Virginia rallied on national park land, which is legal thanks to a new law signed by President Barack Obama that allows guns in national parks. Organizers said it's the first armed rally in a national park since the law passed.

    Daniel Almond, who organized the "Restore the Constitution" rally in Virginia, said he wanted to convene in a place where "we can exercise our rights." He pointed in the direction of Washington and said, "Over there, the Constitution is being violated in that we cannot bear arms."

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      LegendaryHeroposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Where's the irony?

      1. TheGlassSpider profile image71
        TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Uhh...the people at the rally were legally bearing arms while they were complaining about not being able to bear arms?

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          LegendaryHeroposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          He said "over there" as in not where they were...

          1. TheGlassSpider profile image71
            TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            They were in a national park in VA as close to the Nation's Capital as they could get. They were carrying rifles and pistols. They were pointing in the direction of Washington D.C. when they said "over there."

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              LegendaryHeroposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              You're not allowed to carry in Washington DC.

    2. Pandoras Box profile image66
      Pandoras Boxposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Once again, I must quote Jefferson. Nothing betrays imbecility so much as being unaware of it.

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        LegendaryHeroposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        They are hardly imbeciles.

        1. Doug Hughes profile image58
          Doug Hughesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          The point goes past you EVERY time - you get credit for being consistent.

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            LegendaryHeroposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            And you still fail to make a proper point. Other than the Mayor, Council one of course, though I was still right with that one.

            roll

            1. Doug Hughes profile image58
              Doug Hughesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              A hero in your own mind.

              1. profile image0
                LegendaryHeroposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Does it need to be in anyone else's?

      2. Jeff Berndt profile image85
        Jeff Berndtposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        lol awesome.

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    They were protesting that their guns are being taken away from them while carrying their guns where previously they couldn't...

    "The gun-carrying protesters in Virginia rallied on national park land, which is legal thanks to a new law signed by President Barack Obama that allows guns in national parks."

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      LegendaryHeroposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      They were protesting about not being able to carry weapons in some areas of the country in an area where they were allowed to carry them. There's no irony in that.

  3. PrettyPanther profile image82
    PrettyPantherposted 8 years ago

    I'm sure the irony was lost on those who most need to see it.

    1. profile image0
      LegendaryHeroposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      There is no irony.

      1. Doug Hughes profile image58
        Doug Hughesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        He made your point, Pretty Panther.

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          LegendaryHeroposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          You have still failed to make yours.

      2. TheGlassSpider profile image71
        TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Dude...if I'm standing in front of you holding a loaded gun and I start talking about how I'm not allowed to bear arms, you mean to tell me that's NOT the definition of irony? Wouldn't you look at me like I was an idiot??

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          LegendaryHeroposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          They're protesting about not being allowed to carry in other places. That's not irony.

          1. Doug Hughes profile image58
            Doug Hughesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            If you can't pack a concealed weapon in Bumfuck, that's not the fault of  the President or the Congress, who are not imposing on the rights of State and Local governments to make rules consistent with local attitudes..  Again, you prove the point.

            1. LiamBean profile image87
              LiamBeanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Last time I checked D.C. isn't a state. It lacks a LOT of the rights states have.

              But then again, as I remember, it was set up that way.

              But Legendaryhero is right. There's no irony...as far as he's concerned.

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                LegendaryHeroposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Right.



                Also right, I think the founders thought it was just going to be a seat of government. I don't think they imagined that people would actually be living in it.



                Right on the money.

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              LegendaryHeroposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Washington DC is run by Congress.

              1. Doug Hughes profile image58
                Doug Hughesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                The District of Columbia has a Mayor and 13-member City Council. Technically, the Congress can overturn local laws. In practice they don't.

 
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