Rally in Salem

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by osterr1999, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. krkruse

    krkruse
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    did Lars go up on his own? Or did someone ask him to speak, either way he did a good job.

    Very cool, too bad I had to work.
     
  2. Nanavic97

    Nanavic97
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    Thanks, she is pretty awesome.
     
  3. Baggerman

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    I was there and like other I froze my butt off but will be back there again on the 8th. First reports I have read from the media say hundreds attended but there were well over 1,00 would be my guess. Best thing is that unlike the occupy folks it was respectful, no trash, and nothing destroyed. We either fight it now on these terms or wait until they outlaw them like Illinois and NY and make our decisions then.
     
  4. slingshot1943

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    I went to the Albany gun show first, lots of people there, very crowded. Good turn out at the rally too! It was cold in Salem, I saw a lawyer with his hands in his own pockets.
     
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  5. McGrawski

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    My posting was actually positive in favor of the event. "Glad it happened..."

    But since you asked, I think it would benefit the pro-gun community if people stuck to supporting gun rights and the 2A at these events and saved all the other conservative rhetoric for the next church service or tea-party thingy. That's just my two cents. :thumbup:
     
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  6. Modeler

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    I went, stood around and held my sign up high for all to see. Open carried my 1911, heard some great speakers and some others who were good too. Met some folks, just about froze my everything off.

    I was the guy holding the "Self defense is a right" and "No gun ban" sign, if anyone has a picture I'd love to have a copy ;-)

    Oh, and I'm glad NWFA is back!
     
  7. jjackffrost

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    Did anyone see that one antigun lady with the poodle she looked lonely? I almost felt sorry for her.
     
  8. PMKN_PI

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    Was a great event! Almost every car that drove by seemed to be supportive. The big vintage military truck that drove by was great! Open carried my Taurus PT111 and brought my Gadsden flag :) Awesome seeing so much open carry, so many respectful people, and huge turnout. Pictures and video NEED to be SENT to the email boxes of people like Ginny Burdick.
     
  9. War Bird Radio

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    I was there, glad I went. We had 16 in our group that car pooled in.
    Good turn out, some good speakers but yeah the rhetoric could have been turned down a little.
    I estimate 1000 folks there. All in all it was a good rally.

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  10. Angie

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    Love it!! Thank you for sharing the pictures!
     
  11. DMax

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    Very good turn out considering the cold. What I thought was interesting was all the people including children with ARs and the kids there 22 rifes. One kid had a sign that said "Don't Screw up my Future" Very polite rally than it was also an armed rally as the saying goes. Make the next one if you missed this one.
     
  12. accessbob

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    I saw KATU, FOX 12, and KGW there. KATU and Fox 12 were interviewing people right near me.

    Wow, I just watched KATU and you can tell the bias still. They showed 3 people, and one of them was the LONE protester against the NRA. She claims she has a gun in the house but nobody needs a "weapon of mass destruction. They are completely out of bounds..." And then to top it all off they said that the State Police estimated that there was 1,000 people (try 2½ times that).
     
  13. Morpheus

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    I wasn't able to attend, but glad so many people did attend. It is annoying to me that there are several protests going on, yet all of them are saying 'hundreds ' yet then list out 1000 to 2000 people at each event. Isn't 1000 to 2000 'thousands'? Oh well.

    Getting the word out there is what is important.
     
  14. Black Dog

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    Yes Salem Or. did have a real good turn out. KATU 2 said it was a Peaceful rally with people of all ages. I thought they said nothing but good about us today. The only thing that I didn't like is they said we were only a 1000 strong. I would of said more. Sure glad I went.
     
  15. NiceAsh

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    I thought it was a good event. Was very cold. People behaved themselves, and carrying guns seemed to present no problem.

    I figured the Poodle Lady would get air time, she definitely had a very strong opinion, and some very wrong assumptions. I actually heard her ask one person, "I suppose you want a Drone too!"

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  16. SensibleHeat

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    Awesome Event! It was good to see Citizens from all walks of life come together to show support for our rights.
     
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  17. mpmax

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    National Public Radio (NPR) reported that "Hundreds" of people showed up NATIONWIDE. Your photos are contrary to what popular media demands me to believe as fact.
     
  18. Modeler

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    Thanks for the pics Ash!
     
  19. markdadof2

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    I had a great time at the Rally. Met some very nice like-minded people there and everyone was polite and respectful.
     
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  20. PiratePast40

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    I was there for the whole thing. Great turn out and great people. Much more work to do people. Stay active in the cause.
     
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