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OFA National Day of Action in Support of Gun Control – AZ Style

February 22nd, 2013 · Posted by · 9 Comments · America, Arizona, News, Politics

President Obama’s OFA campaign machine, recently renamed Organizing For Action, called for a National Day of Action in support of laws that would limit your right to self-defense, ban guns and magazines, and devote your tax dollars to the creation of anti-gun propaganda.  I was curious what an anti-gun rally looked like, so I headed over to a planned location today for a better look.

From the Arizonan’s For Gun Safety mailer:

a number of rallies at local Congressional offices to promote the President’s Plan to Reduce Gun Violence, including Universal Background Checks, a Ban on Assault Weapons and High Capacity Ammunition Magazines, a National Gun Trafficking Law, and Research on Gun Violence by the Centers for Disease Control.

Here’s a photo outside of Congressman Matt Salmon’s Gilbert, AZ office, 15 minutes into the big protest.

The OFA National Day of Action Rally to promote gun control outside of Representative Salmon's office..

The OFA National Day of Action Rally to promote gun control outside of Representative Salmon’s office..

I kept looking around for this protest, because surely it would be a large gathering, based on the amount of time the media provides to anti-rights groups and their anti-gun agenda.  Surely, the balance in viewpoints the media claims to strive for would indicate that this should be a big rally, dwarfing the turnout for the pro-Second Amendment rally held at the state capitol last weekend.

I counted six police officers outside watching the building, which is five more than I saw at last weekend’s pro-gun rally, so I had to be at the right place.  The officers were keeping a close eye on me, probably because of my snazzy GUTNTAG seasonings T-shirt.  As I was leaving, I finally spotted a group of people gathered on a balcony at the same building where Congressman Salmon’s Arizona office is located.  I can’t be certain these six to ten people were protesters, or just office workers outside on a smoke break, as they didn’t have any signs.  If they were exercising their right to petition an elected official, I wasn’t about to interfere with their rights.

Possibly the OFA Anti-Gun rally.

Possibly the OFA Anti-Gun rally, or maybe some office workers having a smoke.

So there you have it, that’s what an anti-rights/anti-gun rally looks like in Arizona.   Keep this in mind when the news media gives equal, or greater, amounts of airtime to anti-gun groups in the name of “balance”.

 


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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 The Anti-Gun Rally | Shall Not Be Questioned Feb 22, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    [...] a little compare and contrast between a pro-Second Amendment rally and a planned gun control rally. Only they couldn’t find the anti-gun rally. By the end of the trip, they thought they might have possibly found the rally. However, they then [...]

  • 2 alanstorm Feb 22, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    We might as well give up now – how can we compete with such overwhelming numbers?

  • 3 Capitalist Pig Feb 22, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Keep your chin up, Alan. They may have Bloomberg’s money and a bunch of fake Twitter accounts, but only you can can outnumber them!

  • 4 Billll Feb 23, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    I heard nothing at all about the planned OFA rally in Denver either.

    Had about 800 today though.

  • 5 Capitalist Pig Feb 23, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    The OFA protest in Tucson had “dozens” according to yesterday’s local news, but the video footage only showed one person at a time and no crowd.

    Organizers for the Arizona pro-gun rights rally on 2/23 have estimated 1,500 in attendance today. Congressman Matt Salmon was a speaker at today’s rally too.

  • 6 Feb. 23 – Phoenix ‘Day of Resistance’ 2nd Amendment Rally Feb 23, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    [...] OFA National Day of Action in Support of Gun Control – AZ Style [...]

  • 7 SayUncle » Anti-gun rally Feb 24, 2013 at 8:00 am

    [...] No one showed up [...]

  • 8 Old NFO Feb 24, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Didn’t we ‘see’ this before, like in Pittsburg, and St. Louis??? Or maybe we just ‘imagined’ it…

  • 9 Astroturfing | Shall Not Be Questioned Feb 25, 2013 at 11:50 am

    [...] screw fellow union members out of jobs. You can hardly blame them, since without astroturf efforts, this is what the anti-gun movement looks like. Meanwhile, the Day of Resistance seemed to have good turnout in a lot of places, such as this [...]

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