Gun Rights Advocates Bring Their Firearms to Demonstration

April 20, 2010 at 08:16 (Guns, News)

More power to ’em. All those weapons and not a single person was shot and killed. It almost makes one believe that the right to keep and bear arms should be in the Constitution or something. And maybe even believe that guns in the hands of law abiding citizens are only a threat to those who would deprive others of their right (not to vacation, though – sorry EU) to life, liberty, and property. Nah, couldn’t be. If bearing arms was a fundamental right surely it would be in the Constitution…. oh, wait…

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.

Hundreds of like-minded but unarmed counterparts carried out a separate rally in the nation’s capital.

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.

The District of Columbia’s strict gun laws, however, generally make it illegal to carry a handgun, so rally participants there were unarmed.

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