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Art and guns in Portland downtown tomorrow!

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by tiggers97, May 22, 2013.

  1. tiggers97

    tiggers97 United States Well-Known Member

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    Grab your chalk and head downtown to Pioneer square for a spontaneous (rehearsal at 11pm) demonstration against gun violence at 12:00.
    People are encourage to write in gun safety "facts". So I know there are plenty of you out there with lots of opinions to write down! :p

    P.S. Is there a webcame for the Pioneer square? Looking forward to watching a bunch of activists write in chalk in the pouring rain :laugh:
     
  2. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    Not aware of a streaming webcam but there is this: http://www.thesquarepdx.org/square_live.htm

    Hopefully some people will drag their feet to help the chalk artwork stick around if it's wet. Maybe the next time I'm there, I'll make my own drawings and slogans.
     
  3. BigStick

    BigStick Sherwood, OR Well-Known Member

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    So are they against "gun violence" or just guns? I support the reduction in violence, but I doubt they would appreciate any of the statistics that I would write.

    Maybe something about the number of people killed in gun free zones while forced to be defenseless, or the percentage of concealed carry permit holders who commit crimes compared to those people in Bloombergs MAIG. Stuff like that. I wonder how they would take it?
     
  4. osterr1999

    osterr1999 Silverton, OR Active Member

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    It's 11:40 and no one is there. What a joke.
     
  5. tunus

    tunus PDX, United States Active Member

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    All of 33 people responded as attending. Pathetic.
     
  6. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Don't draw a picture of a gun, especially if you are a child - you might be arrested for that.
     
  7. tiggers97

    tiggers97 United States Well-Known Member

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    33? Where did you get the number?
    Granted, the trees are in the way, but if that is the line, I can only count 5? Or are they counting the by-standers and lunchtime crowd as attendees?

    Edit: first pick is at 12:00. second is 12:08 were they lay down on the payment, were people walk their dogs and and anything else that sticks to the bottom of their shoes, to draw chalk outlines of themselves...

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  8. tamayo

    tamayo North Valley, Oregon New Member

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    Here are some more photos from a different angle.

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  9. tunus

    tunus PDX, United States Active Member

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    It came from their FB event page.
     
  10. tamayo

    tamayo North Valley, Oregon New Member

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    And it is over:

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  11. tiggers97

    tiggers97 United States Well-Known Member

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    Kevinkris Aloha Well-Known Member

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    pretty much just follows what anti gun news letters say. just a bunch of crap that makes no sense. lol
     
  13. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    True story, these people have zero common sense about what is really happening, they need major educating with reality!!!
     
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  14. cascadianliberty2012

    cascadianliberty2012 DPR Portland Well-Known Member

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    "Here comes the demonstration...
    ...Annnnddd it's gone..."