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.
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.
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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