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."
Uhh...the people at the rally were legally bearing arms while they were complaining about not being able to bear arms?
He said "over there" as in not where they were...
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."
Once again, I must quote Jefferson. Nothing betrays imbecility so much as being unaware of it.
The point goes past you EVERY time - you get credit for being consistent.
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.
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."
I'm sure the irony was lost on those who most need to see it.
He made your point, Pretty Panther.
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??
They're protesting about not being allowed to carry in other places. That's not irony.
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.
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.
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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