- No. It wasn't me. I wasn't even in the state, so don't blame/credit me.
- No. An AR15 is not an "assault weapon".
- Yes. I own an AR15. I'd like to own another--specifically, a M4 model. I also own other rifles, and those who do not understand guns might incorrectly consider some of them to be "assault weapons".
- No. I have never gone to any public political protest or meeting with an AR15 or any other rifle.
- Yes. There is nothing wrong with peacefully carrying a rifle in public. Even to a political protest. And even to a political protest when the President is in the state.
- No. That's not saying that I would.
- Yes. The hoplophobes will shriek to high heaven about this. They're good at that.
- Yes. Openly, and peacefully carrying a rifle is no more threatening a political statement than carrying a sign.
- Yes. Carrying a rifle is a good piece of political theater. Kinda like those big paper mâché heads, but something you can actually make use of later.
- And finally, Yes, this kind of thing has both a good side and a bad side. Which side you see depends on the viewpoint you begin with.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
These things need to be said.....
Man carrying assault weapon attends Obama protest