Rally in Salem

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  1. osterr1999

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    How many of you attended the rally in Salem? Overall, I thought it was pretty good and pretty well attended. There was a bit more politics involved than I would have liked to have seen, but other than that it was great. Lots of people carrying and no incidents so I guess we proved that guns are only dangerous in the wrong hands. What did everyone else think of the rally?
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    Ditto. The politics does not bother me. I liked the fact there was only 1 protester. Looks like we are way more committed than the other side.
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    Yeah, I went. I don't know what you mean by politics, the Second Amendment is all about our political rights so I would expect that there were politics involved. Yes, there was some talk about Democrats and Republicans, and it was properly stated that Democrats are the ones who are trying to take away our Second Amendment rights, that was just a fact.

    I thought there were several good speakers and a few that rambled on and I was disappointed that there was not more emphasis for everybody to get more involved and rapid fire, non-stop e-mail, letters and telephone calls to our elected officials, we can't let up on this or we are certain to get screwed by the Democrat gun grabbers at the State and National level.
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    It was COLD!! Couple photos I took. Good turnout, would like more on Feb 8.

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    Here is Lars Larson talking. Sorry my hands were so shaky I had been out there for a couple hrs.

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    i was there sister and nephews came with me, a little cold but fun to see everyone there.
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    I was there. Good stuff.
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    I took the wife and stood around a while!
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    I went. Good turnout. No incidents, win. Sounded like lots of neo-con crap coming from the stage, but I guess I shouldn't be surprised. Glad it happened either way.
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    I was there, and my Mother too! She even said when we were there she wants help picking out a gun. :eek: So proud. I've never been to a rally before but I thought it was good. It was nice to not worry about protestors.
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    I was there. Pleased with the turn out which wasn't half bad given the temperature. Wasn't the million man march but still pretty good. Spoke to a lot of plesant people about politics and shooting topics. I expected political discussion, that's what we were there for. Everyone on their best behavior, I didn't hear one cross word! For a while I thought that our fellow members had decided not to come! LOL!!! A fellow from the Oregonion took some photos of a group that I was chatting with, hope my grill dosent appear in the paper. That won't help the cause, I'm not very pretty!


    Oops, I forgot! Met the Mayor of Scapoose at the rally today. A very pleasant woman. She told me that she plans to organize the other pro 2-A mayors to do what they can to fight for all of our rights. Seemed to me that Scapoose is in pretty good hands!
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    It was a worthwhile event. We need to have more..
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    I was there. It was good to see the support. I wonder if this will become and annual event on Gun appreciate day?
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    Your Mom rocks, man! Good for her! Ka-ching, one more voter!
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    You mean it sounded like a lot of the side thats not trying to kill the 2A.

    Now that you've achieved your goal of letting everyone know your political bent in a thread that really is all about what we agree on and not what seperates us, what is your next plan here?
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    I was there it was COLD!!!

    I liked the deuce and a half that drove by:)
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    I was there and left my coat in the jeep!!!! Freezing!! Bald head and sleeves rolled up. Glad for the support and i love my neighbor MC's just wish they would have not been revving their bikes up during the the patriotic singing. I was also not happy there were not any news vans there giving us the amount of coverage they would have been any Occupy rally
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    I was there. It would have been better to try to have made it an hour because it was pretty cold standing around.

    Believe there's another rally on February 8th.

    That thing was pretty cool.
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    I thought it was awesome. I was expecting anywhere from 200 to 2000 and I think we were defintely on the high side of that!.....Great support by the MC's! I got some free entertainment reading all the signs!!....