These rallies actually happened nationwide, and I am proud to say that I made
the trip to the Utah State Capital and carpooled with several other like-minded
friends to see the rally. I felt like the speakers articulated very well the
fact that this issue is about control, not about violence. And while some
Americans may be willing to sell their own rights and the rights of their fellow
Americans, many are not.Even though it was bitter cold (some 10
degrees Farenheit I think...), we showed our support, and it was inspiring to
see the other men and women out there joining us. Thank you to all who made the
trip out, and I hope that as we discuss the issues before us of violence, we may
be both civil, and also look at ALL the sources guilty; entertainment, mental
illness, prescription drugs, etc., to name a few, and not just blame responsible
gun-owning citizens as the scapegoats.
How many people didn't go to the rally?
Hundreds?What a mandate!
I should have expected this downplay from the Associated Press. The article
states that "hundreds" of gun owners and Second Amendment advocates
rallied in state capitals nationwide Saturday. But later it also reveals that
1,000 showed up in Hartford (Connecticut) alone. At the Utah capitol we had
over 3,000.So it’s very likely that the nationwide total was
TENS OF THOUSANDS or even HUNDREDS of thousands. Sounds like biased
journalism. You can bet that if it were a liberal cause with just 50 people in
attendance, they would have tried to make it sound like a much BIGGER deal, not
Welcome to the "We rallied against it, but they went ahead anyway" Club.
In my case it was before and after the invasion/occupation of Iraq. Plenty of
rally-ers, but not enough, evidently, to turn an election. Then again, holding a
rally does NOT make one RIGHT all by itself.
You people who believe in an unlimited entitlement (in this case, guns) need to
grow up and face reality. Nobody gets everything they want in today's
society. You can't have Stingers, tanks, machine guns, etc. any more than
you should have assault rifles with long clips of ammo. Funny that so many
"conservatives" are against entitlements for everyone else.Yes, we should register you, the same way we register everyone who drives a
car or votes. Except a car is for many other (good) purposes. Guns only have
one. The rest of us are tired of living in a violent society that sees a Sandy
Hook or an Aurora and sees the paranoid fringe race to hoard even more weapons.
Arming everyone is not the answer. People in the rest of the world
look at us in disbelief. Of course we should also do more to take guns from bad
people. NYC does it so do other cities. There are ways to reduce the overall
numbers. That it is difficult is no excuse for doing nothing.
@eastcoastcoug. Maybe with all that registering, you could support registering
people who cross our boarders from other countries - and registering folks who
would be certifiably crazy - if we could use that term today.