National "Exercise Your Rights" Day

Discussion in 'National Laws, Bills and Politics' started by shamalama, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. shamalama

    shamalama New Member

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    Several blogs, and a handful of gun stores, are promoting August 28th as National "Exercise Your Rights" Day:

    Reverend Jesse Jackson is calling on citizens to exercise their First Amendment rights by participating in anti-gun/anti-violence protest marches in 25 cities nationwide on that day. The Firearms Coalition echoes that call to supporters of the Second Amendment, encouraging them to exercise their rights by purchasing a firearm or ammunition on August 28.

    “We have the right to live safe and secure, no matter where we live in America,†Rev. Jackson said during a prayer vigil at Chuck’s Gun Shop in a Chicago suburb.

    “That’s absolutely right†said Jay Knox, Executive Director of The Firearms Coalition, “Mr. Jackson has made a valid point and we believe the best way to ensure that safety and security is for responsible citizens to have the means to defend themselves. The idea that all violence is bad is simply incorrect. Violence is sometimes the only way to stop evil and brutality. When used in this way, violence is an agent of good.†said Mrs. Knox.

    “Gunowners trust our fellow citizens and have no fear of them having the means to effectively engage in righteous violence when necessary. Martin Luther King preached and practiced non-violence, but he did so with armed Deacons for Defense in the background. It seems that Dr. King understood that the rights to arms and self defense are basic civil rights and were an integral part of the civil rights battle he waged.â€

    http://www.firearmscoalition.org/new/in ... 1&Itemid=1
     
  2. wsweeks2

    wsweeks2 New Member

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    What a great idea. I'll OC all day on the 28th!!!
     

  3. budder

    budder Moderator Staff Member

    Sounds good to me. Though I will have to take it off when I go to dinner, since it's a PG :roll:
     
  4. Sharky

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    I needed to buy some ammo anyways!
     
  5. oxfat

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    I haven't OC'd yet, but it sounds like a great day to start! Too bad I can't carry at work (against policy), but I'll have my holster ready for 5PM.
     
  6. M249

    M249 New Member

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    I'll be OC in spirit.
     
  7. Jmark

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    I need to come up with some $$ for a good retention holster. Just don't feel all that great about OC'ing without one. This does sound like a good reason to start looking. :p
     
  8. Rammstein

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  9. wsweeks2

    wsweeks2 New Member

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    Thank God* I'm not the only one.


    *or deity of your choice
     
  10. gsusnake

    gsusnake Token Liberal Hippie

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    Smith, Ramm, any other Boro folks... sounds like a good day for an OC field trip somewhere.
     
  11. Rammstein

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  12. gsusnake

    gsusnake Token Liberal Hippie

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    Walmart's so overdone.

    I dunno. What do you think?
     
  13. Rammstein

    Rammstein New Member

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    hmmm...not exactly a wide selection of places we could legally do this.
     
  14. Tinkerhell

    Tinkerhell Active Member

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  15. Rammstein

    Rammstein New Member

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    That'll go over like a hippie at a Slayer concert......I like it.
     
  16. budder

    budder Moderator Staff Member

    Anyone in the Sandy Springs area interested in a similar meetup?
     
  17. fallison

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    Hey, if you pre-plan it, doesn't that make it a public gathering? :shock:
     
  18. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Does the First Amendment override the public gathering clause, or does the public gathering clause override the First Amendment?
     
  19. wsweeks2

    wsweeks2 New Member

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    I work in Sandy Springs. If you're in the area for lunch, I'd love to meet up.
     
  20. fallison

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    I don't know. Any volunteers for a test case?
    :eek: