Nuthin' but the truth
- Oct 8, 2013
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- South Carolina
Well, mine too…but according to another poster in here, you’re just peacocking that weapon to oppress him.Personally, I don't think anybody should be allowed on the streets in parade/demonstration with weapons, period.
In this day and age, it does not matter if it is mainstream news or not, as it is known, whether mainstream makes a big deal or it or not. We know about the Geronimo Gun Club sponsored/organized/participating demonstrations, reported here. I easily looked up the other two events this year when they took to the streets, armed and in numbers. As far as I know, these are events are established under permit on the streets. Cities or states that authorize by permit these demonstrations on their streets are fools. It is the essence of brandishing a weapon or weapons with intent to intimidate. The term “brandish” means, with respect to a firearm, to display all or part of the firearm, or otherwise make the presence of the firearm known to another person, in order to intimidate that person, regardless of whether the firearm is directly visible to that person. 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(4).
It should simply be illegal to have a demonstration march, where the intent or actions of the participant is to show their weapons at or in conjunction with the event.
I have weapons and am frequently a weapons carrier, legally as a permit holder and as constitutional carry is legal in my state. You will never see a weapon hanging off me and visible, unless the wind momentarily catches my clothes just right, and never intentional. I intimidate, nobody. Unless hunting or on a range, a weapon in my hand or carried is likely the last thing you would ever see, and I do not participate in staged events.