"It actually becomes quite scary for many people. It creates a chilling effect in the ability of our society to carry on honest communication."Here's what the police had to say:
"The larger the gun, the more menacing the situation,"
"To me, this is craziness. When you bring a loaded gun, particularly a loaded assault rifle, to any political event, but particularly to one where the president is appearing, you're just making the situation dangerous for everyone."
"Phoenix police said the gun-toters at Monday's event, including the man carrying an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle slung over his shoulder, didn't need permits. No crimes were committed, and no one was arrested."So all this outrage with no broken laws, no threats, no carnage... You see, the problem is that the mere sight of a firearm is scary to the left. The fact of the matter is, our nation was founded acknowledging a person's inalienable right to keep and bear arms. They of course spew the normal things they always spew... if a gun looks scary, it must obviously be more dangerous.
As a public service for any of my ill-informed lib readers, let me cue you in to a little piece of truth... an AR15 is not all that powerful. There is a reason why gun aficionados call them "poodle shooters" and it's not because we are cruel bastards that use them to shoot small dogs, but because the 5.56mm round that it shoots is only adequately powerful enough to engage an animal the size of a poodle. Sure, it is based on the same gun that our troops are issued. But you see issuing our troops a "poodle shooter" is another proof of the hatred you, our liberal friends have for the military that defends you. Intentionally sending someone into combat with an inadequate firearm doesn't exactly show love. Oh and one more thing... an AR15 is NOT an assault weapon/rifle you silly poltroons! Calling an AR15 an assualt weapon is just as indicative of ignorance as calling a mouse pad "software" because they're soft.
Now, let me speak common sense to my fellow conservatives and particularly the ones showing up at these events with firearms. We all know you have a god-given right to do this but you and I both know you are doing this especially because you want to evoke a reaction. You also want to express the serious deep seated nature of your disapproval with these displays. You know it will be controversial, that's the point. But as I think of it, the only thing that comes to mind is my mother's oft repeated wisdom:
"You attract more flies with honey than you do with vinegar."
By all means, go to the town halls in droves. Boisterously raise your voices in well reasoned, polite dissent. But, we need to have realistic situational awareness. We will never convince our liberal population of the folly of their ways. They are not the target of our words and deeds. Recent polls have shown us that only 20% of Americans identify with the left and 40% of Americans identify themselves as conservatives, so that means that the remaining 40% are independents or "moderates". Those are who we need to and can convince. If we hand the left ready-made imagery of a person with a pistol strapped to their hip carrying a sign that states, "It's time to water the tree of liberty". We are handing them ready-made propaganda to broadcast far and wide on their complicit mass-media outlets. We are handing them the raw materials for exaggeration and mis-characterization to use against us. We do not need to engage in hyperbole to win these folks over. We need to make it abundantly clear that it is the left who are the extremists, not us. When they point at peaceful, thoughtful, sensible Americans engaging in civil discourse and evoke imagery like Oklahoma City bomber, Timothy McVeigh, our fellow Americans are smart enough to recognize hypocrisy when they see it. Let the left send in their plants for the propaganda pictures and then let's expose them for the plants they are. For example:
You see, fights are more often won with brains, than with blind fists and overt bravado. Be smart and be safe my friends and we will leave the field victorious.
BTW, does anyone know if the guy with the "tree of liberty" sign in the picture above is truly one of ours or is he another La Rouche or SEIU plant? Who is he?