Gun Lovers Will Gather at Dallas' Flagpole Hill for a "Day of Resistance" Against Obama

Categories: Guns, Politics

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A photo posted to the DFW Day of Resistance Facebook page.
On January 16, President Obama, flanked by family members of some of the first graders killed at Sandy Hook Elementary the month before, laid out his plans to curb gun violence. These included 23 executive orders that tweak the system for background checks, lift a ban on federal funding for gun violence research, and make other minor changes. He also urged Congress to require criminal background checks on all gun purchases, close the gun show loophole, pass a federal gun-trafficking law and renew the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004.

None of that fundamentally calls into question the prevailing interpretation of the Second Amendment, that individuals have the right to keep and bear arms, but a sizable chunk of the country took the speech as confirmation that Obama is hell-bent on shredding the Constitution and confiscating guns.

Hence Saturday's ominously named "Day of Resistance." It's a nationwide Tea Party-affiliated movement scheduled for 02/23 in apparent homage to the .223-caliber rifle. The Dallas-Fort Worth event will be at Flag Pole Hill near White Rock at 2 p.m. and, its Facebook page promises, it will be "epic."

"'WE' are they [sic] essential we in we the people," one post explains. "If 'WE' don't stand tall and push back against this systematical socialist strategy to erase and replace the Constitution of the 'UNITED STATES' that has for over approximate 230 yrs. made our nation the greatest nation on the face of the earth. Then who?"

The group's Facebook page also promises a raffle featuring "cool stuff" like "guns, gun accessories, gun range certificates for shooting lanes/shooting classes etc.," though donations seem to have been light so far, prompting organizers to issue a desperate plea last night: "****WE NEED RAFFLE ITEMS****WE NEED RAFFLE ITEMS****WE NEED RAFFLE ITEMS****WE NEED RAFFLE ITEMS****"

The rally doesn't encourage attendees to bring guns, just "American flags, Gadsden flags, and appropriate homemade signs." But it also doesn't explicitly tell them not to bring weapons, which is good enough reason to expect firearms of varying sizes. Because how else can they convey their desired message:

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robert779
robert779

what a stupid title...GUN LOVER?.....no... CONSTITUTIONAL LOVER...YES...YOU TWIT!

The next time you wonder why WE react vehemently ...it is in reaction to STUPID IGNORANT LIBERAL KNUCKLHEADS LIKE YOU...nicholson

mikedscheel
mikedscheel

Sounds like a great place for a drone strike.

darrylrs
darrylrs

god, across the country, people think texas is a joke. anyone who attends this rally needs to go back to high school and really study the constitution. this knee jerk thinking of "obama is gonna take my guns" is weak reasoning. sensible gun laws are to save lives. folks thinking they need guns to protect themselves from the "socialist president" are just plain stupid.

rsheldon1
rsheldon1

I can't wait to read some of the signs that these people will be carrying.  How amusing.

russell.allison1
russell.allison1

3 years for running over and killing a woman!  If my TDCJ math is close, he'll do about a year to 18 months before being eligible for parole.  After parole he comes home, moves in with mom and takes crappy jobs for a while and...that's about it.   Seems really light for what is essentially a murder.  Does anybody think there would be a huge outcry for stiffer sentences for crimes such as this?

Steve Handy
Steve Handy

Hey monsuru gaji, exactly what redeneck with an extended magazine are you talking about? The CT shooter? He used handguns. They've also finally admitted that no AR was used publicly, but the news buried it. Plus he wasn't a redneck, he was a mentally disturbed rich kid. Or does being white make him a redneck by your flawed logic? I know how we can prevent another sandy hook, lets keep firearms out of the hands of the mentally disturbed. Oh, wait that's already a law. Well damn those criminals for not obeying laws! We really need more laws to prevent people from breaking the law! That's the solution, pass more and more laws to keep people from breaking the laws we already have. You know, the laws that good ol Joe Biden says we can't enforce, so the only solution is to make even more! Seriously, you are all having so much fun tearing that pro-gun page a new one because they so dumb, but I haven't heard a single one of you make a single valid counter point. The ones who did try used media talking points with. There is a lot more to what's going on in the world then what you hear on the nightly news and what you discuss with your equally un/mis informed friends...

Chad Davis
Chad Davis

You should only try the old "make fun of someone's non-English name by intentionally mispronouncing it" bit when it's not actually spelled out for you right next to where you're typing, Jornifer.

Kristen Lopez
Kristen Lopez

So...liberals can boycott a chicken fast food chain because of what the owner decides to do with his own hard earned income but people can't stand up for the right to protect themselves and their families???? You know a Colorado democrat said WOMEN should NOT be allowed to carry guns because they'll just go around shooting anyone they think might rape them and are better off defending themselves with a ball point pen? Not pepper spray, not a taser, not a knife,a pen. I wonder if he has a stance on what constitutes"legitimate rape" too.

Rumpunch1
Rumpunch1

I am a serious gun rights person, however I am avoiding this event like the plague.  Its not that I worry that the government will be there making an enemies list, but rather it is going to spiral out of control. 

This is basically be the Occupy movement for the Right.  You will have several groups there with their own agendas using this as a forum.  It will be a collection of people who hate Obama because of gun control, because he's black, because he moght me foreign, might be muslim, or might be a communist etc.

I get annoyed my anyone who spouts off regarding gun control who has no idea what they are really talking about, rather than just what they have heard.  This goes for both sides of the issue. 

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

Although not explicitly described, the 2nd Amendment gave American citizens the right to bear muskets, not automatic, semi-automatic, or any other type of firearm other than a musket.

MattL11
MattL11

This sounds like the least fun place to be in Dallas on Saturday, and that's saying something. 

ruddski
ruddski

A group of people gather to put voice to their concerns about American Constitutional rights, and some citizens characterize them as lawbreakers, dangerous, possibly mentally disturbed, sexually inadequate, frightening, all-in-all not normal.

Relax, folks, you're in more personal danger just walking certain streets of your fair city, and not from these folks.


Matt Needles
Matt Needles

So many poorly worded and typo ridden posts on that group's page! I love it

Toasty Ryder
Toasty Ryder

People seem to get far more enraged at misinterpretations of what Obama's doing than anything he's actually doing

scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

@darrylrs Drug laws, prostitution laws, speeding laws, are all to save lives, there are many others that are supercilious and don't really do a damned thing.  I think these people are overreacting, but so are the gun control advocates.  Freedom's a bitch, be it the freedom to abort, own a gun, do drugs, sell your body.  I dare say we're better off leaving them legal, and dealing with the consequences. 

scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

@russell.allison1 It's not a murder in any way.  It's manslaughter, at worst negligent homicide.  I'm not defending that d-bag.  By the way, you're in the wrong thread.

darrylrs
darrylrs

un and undereducated conservative shit kicking in these comments.

CogitoErgoSum
CogitoErgoSum

@Kristen Lopez Please tell me how your rights to protect yourself and your family are being taken away. The fact is that there will still be thousands of types of guns -- rifles, handguns and shotguns -- available for sale at your local gun store, even after a possible ban. Each and every one of these firearms will propel a projectile(s) at a high enough rate of speed to cause fatal internal damage to a person. If you are not mental or a criminal, you will still be allowed to purchase these guns. Do you read anything ever about what is actually being discussed? Obviously, most of the people attending this rally are complete ignoramuses as you are.

pak152
pak152

@Kristen Lopez sure he wasn't a Republican in Democratic clothing? cuz we all know that only Republicans are warring against women

pak152
pak152

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katzer-uh myrna could you point out to me me in the following text where it specifies muskets?
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
if you knew your history any better you would know that even at the time the 2nd amendment was written gunsmiths were trying to develop firearms capable of firing multiple rounds.

cheeseburger
cheeseburger

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz There is no basis for that line of thinking.  At all.  But if you are going back in time, I'll take a cannon from that period.  Thanks.

Rumpunch1
Rumpunch1

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz As I commented on Peirs Morgan's CNN blog when he originally made this statement, that the intent was for the private citizens to be armed at the same level as the regular armies of our enemies which at that time was the British.  So as soon as the Royal Army reverts its arsenals back to muskets then be can talk about it.

mcdallas
mcdallas

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz And the right to a free press is limited only to newspapers printed on a proper printing press, not those dangerous internet-based sources, radio, or tv news.

Montemalone
Montemalone topcommenter

@MattL11 I dunno. I was thinking of wearing my gay pride atheist t-shirt while waving a French flag as I bike through the crowd. Could be fun.

kduble
kduble

@ruddski I support your constitutional right to assembly, just as I would for Trekies, JFK conspiracy theorists and those who wear tin foil hats. Grown people gathering together to behave like simpletons is something I really love about this country. I mean it. I hope you guys enjoy yourselves.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

@ruddski Swap "concerns" for "paranoia" and I'll agree with you.

Or will you tell us their message is presented in the best possible manner to convince the fence-sitters that their concerns are valid? A Facebook page of typing that wouldn't get a passing grade in a 7th grade writing class doesn't convince me.

CogitoErgoSum
CogitoErgoSum

@j.walter.miller Yeah, read your history and stuff -- because King George is just like Obama in that the colonists had elected representatives, three branches of government and a Bill of Rights.

ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul
ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul topcommenter

@mcdallas @Myrna.Minkoff-Katz  

and it must be a proper single sheet offset single color printing press .... not one of these high speed 4 color lithograph printing lines that can print and assemble about 100 pages of standard size print at the rate of about 100,000 completed copies per hour ...

Rumpunch1
Rumpunch1

@Montemalone @MattL11 As I said before, this will be a disorganized fart of every right wing agenda item.  Therefore, your plan might actually rile some people up. 

I support gun rights and I support the right to free speach.  However, I will not participate with people proving their lack of knowledge regarding the issues and basically acting like racists.

Montemalone, a fun game you can play is taking a drink each time Obama is referred to as a Nazi, Hitler, Marxist or Muslim.  I guarantee you will be shit faced in minutes.

ruddski
ruddski

@Scruffygeist @ruddski 

Let it be noted that you remain unconvinced.

pak152
pak152

@scottindallas @Rumpunch1 any one can apply to the ATF for a license to purchase and own a fully automatic firearm. but you come under some very restrictive regulations. as for owning grenades etc talk about red herrings

scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

@Rumpunch1 so, then those properly trained, vets for instance should be allowed to get them, that's your reasoning.  I don't know that I have a problem with that, though I would support city laws banning such weapons in public, or even in any ready fire assembly.  If you're using a grenade to defend your home, you're not worried about statutes. 

Rumpunch1
Rumpunch1

@observist @Rumpunch1 @Myrna.Minkoff-Katz that's a very good question. In my opinion, actual military weapons such as these along with fully automatic weapons require a degree of training which should be reserved for professionals such as the military.

Therefore without the proper training, the risk of improper operation out weighs any benefits.

A weapon platform such a semi-auto AR-15 does not require a skill set greater than any other rifle. In fact, due to cartridge size which is less than a typical bolt action rifle, I much easier to handle.

Contrary to popular belief, fully auto weapons are not banned rather they are regulated by the National Firearms Act.

Rumpunch1
Rumpunch1

@cantkeepthetruthdown @Rumpunch1 @Montemalone @MattL11 Do you think that Chris Rock will still be saying we should think of the President as Daddy if a Republican should get elected. I would hope that Rubio would send Chris a birthday card each year and sign it "Daddy"

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