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    Guns and speech

    A gun rights rally in which guns are prohibited: Are guns an essential component of political speech?

    A gun rights rally which has some threatening violence: Are guns inherently violent?

    A gun rights rally which (apparently) is drawing much interest from alt right groups: Are gums an essential element of alt right ideology, of conservative ideology?

    Will this rally be a peaceful example of expressing a political view or another Charlottesville?

    The Tea Party had many protests and rallies in which presence was superfluous, not really needed. But now, several years later, the police plans need planning similar to a military campaign. (not sure if any posters have read the after action report about Charlottesville in '17, I couldn't find it on the web).
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    Quote Originally Posted by simplicio View Post
    A gun rights rally in which guns are prohibited: Are guns an essential component of political speech?

    A gun rights rally which has some threatening violence: Are guns inherently violent?

    A gun rights rally which (apparently) is drawing much interest from alt right groups: Are gums an essential element of alt right ideology, of conservative ideology?

    Will this rally be a peaceful example of expressing a political view or another Charlottesville?

    The Tea Party had many protests and rallies in which presence was superfluous, not really needed. But now, several years later, the police plans need planning similar to a military campaign. (not sure if any posters have read the after action report about Charlottesville in '17, I couldn't find it on the web).
    Is lobbying more effective when one carries a weapon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by simplicio View Post
    Is lobbying more effective when one carries a weapon?
    The Founders thought so...
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    Quote Originally Posted by simplicio View Post
    Are gums an essential element of alt right ideology, of conservative ideology?
    Healthy gums are essential to healthy teeth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Healthy gums are essential to healthy teeth.
    An excellent catch. I am grateful to you for pointing out my error, and sloppy writing.

    But since the intended meaning was obscured by the mistake, I will rewrite it:

    Are guns an essential element of either alt right ideology or conservative ideology.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simplicio View Post
    An excellent catch. I am grateful to you for pointing out my error, and sloppy writing.
    Meh, it happens. Sometimes it's funny.

    But since the intended meaning was obscured by the mistake, I will rewrite it:

    Are guns an essential element of either alt right ideology or conservative ideology.
    It was perfectly clear what you intended.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simplicio View Post
    An excellent catch. I am grateful to you for pointing out my error, and sloppy writing.

    But since the intended meaning was obscured by the mistake, I will rewrite it:

    Are guns an essential element of either alt right ideology or conservative ideology.
    Don't forget the many Democrats who also see importance of gums and guns. The rally seemed to include anyone who was interested in freedom.

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    Pro-gun rally by thousands in Virginia ends peacefully



    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Tens of thousands of gun-rights activists from around the country rallied peacefully at the Virginia Capitol on Monday to protest plans by the state’s Democratic leadership to pass gun-control legislation — a move that has become a key flash point in the national debate over gun violence

    The size of the crowd and the expected participation of white supremacists and fringe militia groups raised fears that the state could see a repeat of the violence that exploded in 2017 in Charlottesville. But the rally concluded uneventfully around noon, and the mood was largely festive, with rally-goers chanting “USA!” and waving signs denouncing Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam.

    Many protesters chose not to enter the designated rally zone, where Northam had imposed a temporary weapons ban, and instead packed surrounding streets, many dressed in tactical gear and camouflage and carrying military-style rifles as they cheered on the speakers.

    “I love this. This is like the Super Bowl for the Second Amendment right here,” said P.J. Hudson, a truck driver from Richmond who carried an AR-15 rifle just outside Capitol Square. He was one of the few African American rally-goers in a crowd that was overwhelmingly white and male, and was frequently stopped and asked to pose for pictures wearing his “Black Guns Matter” sweatshirt.
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    "Pro-gun rally by thousands in Virginia ends peacefully"

    What do you want, a cookie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DivineOb View Post
    "Pro-gun rally by thousands in Virginia ends peacefully"

    What do you want, a cookie?
    Chocolate chip still warm out of the oven and a cold glass of milk, please.
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