Saturdays demostration at the State capital in Salem

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Mark W., Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Mark W.

    Mark W.
    Silverton, OR
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    This is taken from the Face book page of the people orgainzing this event. I suggest we all follow their instructions.

    From "Gun Control = More Crime" - - - "Guns Across America" is going to take place Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at "high noon." This is going to be a peaceful picketing protest against ANY, AND ALL future gun legislation. This is our chance to reach out to our elected officials, and tell them NO NEW GUN LAWS! "Guns Across America" is being tailored to happen in every state's capitol city, at their capital building. The theory behind doing this event on a Saturday, is most conservative gun owners work a typical Monday through Friday job. I'm hoping for a massive response by doing this on a weekend."

    With everyone's help, and thoughtful consideration, we'll contribute to another wildly successful operation. Now the "legals".. Tom Tharp (Oregon's coordinator of record) just posted "the rules" and our modes of cooperation with local law enforcement: "Oregon State Troopers have called and told me that ONLY Concealed Permit Holders are Allowed on State Capitol Property With Firearms Unloaded Or Loaded. That includes ALL adjacent State Capitol Property which means the parking lot, and any property from the sidewalk in towards the Capitol including the steps.

    So if you do not have a Permit To Carry Issued by your County Sheriff then do not come on State Capitol Property with a firearm of Any type even if Unloaded. You can carry Unloaded on the sidewalk along the street. We need Marchers on the sidewalks on both sides of Court St.

    All people are welcome to carry signs on and at the Capitol.

    There is no room for argument on this as the State Troopers reviewed municipal code for the Capitol Property and have cited codes and definitions where citizens can and cant carry a gun to insure that we are safe and not breaking any laws. These Troopers are supporting us not hindering us. They are on our side and are gun owners too and support The Second Amendment. They put their life on the line daily.

    The State and City of Salem Police know and support our Rally. They assured me repeatedly that they will not hassle us. If an Officer wants to talk with us or check for Concealed Carry Permits on Capitol Property then Cooperate Completely and Respectfully.

    We are the Good Guys! We are Law Abiding Americans. We are what makes America the greatest country in the world.
    We Kneel, We Stand, We Vote, We March!

    We will make this the greatest gathering in Oregon if we do it right.

    Our Messages On Signs Are Our Best Statements. Make at least two so we have more than enough.

    Please please please don't make this harder than it is, it is what it is, we must comply to the letter of the law at our Capitol.

    Concealed Carry Holders Can Carry On Capitol Property, All People Can Join Together On The Steps Carrying Signs, No Guns.

    Unloaded Guns CAN be carried on the sidewalks and we Need People On The Sidewalks Too.

    Zip Ties will be available to make guns Safe like we do at Gun Shows.
    We are not at the Range so leave the ammo home or locked in your vehicle.

    Please don't start arguing about this turn of events here.

    We must stand united and do this right.

    Thank All Of You For Your Patriotism And Dedication

    Those of you talented folks that can make a simple handout outlining the Rules of Access and Cooperation
    and make a jpeg we can all save and print out, and distribute it will help keep everyone safe.

    I need volunteers to have hundreds of handouts ready and at the Capitol at 10am to give to every attendee.

    We must leave the property as clean as we find it.

    The Capitol will be closed so local restaurants can provide food, and drink.

    We have a permit to be there from 10AM to 2PM.

    We are visitors to these neighborhoods so let's be good neighbors .

    Thank you in advance for being apart of this Defining Moment in American History

    See you in Salem
    January 19th and February 8th

    God Bless America!"
  2. Modeler

    Molalla, Oregon
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    A good bit of news, thanks for posting!
  3. Pauly

    N. Portland
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    I'm thinking since the main attack is on battle rifles right now, the battle rifle is the one to carry.
    I'll be bringing a few friends and a couple AK's.

    Gadsden flag, or no?
    I'm kinda thinking good ol' Stars & Stripes would be more appropriate.
  4. Modeler

    Molalla, Oregon
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    I'll be carrying a sign. Haven't decided what it'll say yet, maybe "Hooray for our side".
  5. Modeler

    Molalla, Oregon
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    Seriously though, I'm thinking about some text from the Oregon Constitution, specifically Article 1 Section 27:

    "The people shall have the right to bear arms for the defence of themselves, and the State, but the Military shall be kept in strict subordination to the civil power."

    For those who are going to the protest in Salem on Saturday, but (like me) don't have much experience making protest signs:

    How to make protest signs quickly and on the cheap - YouTube
  6. Ironbar

    Tigard, OR
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    I'm going.

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