Gun-Carry Rally Saturday at the Alamo: Once Again Yankee Ninnies Rise to the Bait

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Well, I see that Jerry Patterson, the state land commissioner, has accomplished his goal: The New York Times today is flouncing its long skirts and stamping its high-button shoes over a nutty gun rally Patterson has helped organize for next Saturday at the Alamo.
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This is what the Yankees think lives under their beds.

Called "Come and Take It San Antonio," the rally will be basically a gun exhibitionist party for old white guys. Big gangs of old white guys are supposed to rise up en masse off their $1,300 leather Barcaloungers, drive to San Antonio and walk around with their guns over their shoulders.

Why? For fun. Or, as the Times puts it, "the rally is to test the limits of the gun laws in one of the most gun-friendly states in the country, by openly carrying their shotguns, assault weapons and other types of rifles in public."

Yeah, tch-tch and tut-tut. Speaking as a Yankee myself, I wish there were some way I could teach or persuade my fellow Yankees not to rush out and start dancing around so hilariously every single time somebody dangles the bait in front of us. What do we think this is all for? It's all about Yankee dancing.

Test the limits of the gun laws? What gun laws? This is Texas. Men walking around with guns in San Antonio is like women walking around with cleavage in Vegas. If you want anybody to notice you better have something really huge or really weird.

Apparently San Antonio does have some kind of arcane law on the books prohibiting people from carrying guns at political rallies, but in the interest of hospitality the city has volunteered to "suspend" that law for the day of the rally. I didn't even know laws could be suspended on a day-to-day basis. There you have it, I guess.

But, look, San Antonio is one of the nation's most hospitable cities. I'm sure the city is figuring that when the gun nuts are done parading around for all the Yankee cameras, they'll be down on the River Walk eating fajitas and guzzling margaritas. Then most of them will need cabs, ka-ching ka-ching. The next morning they'll all be in the drug stores buying aspirin and antacids, ka-ching again.

Think what would happen if the Yankees just ignored it. The sight of old white guys walking around downtown San Antonio with guns over their shoulders might not even get a shrug out of the locals. If they even thought about it, they'd probably figure the bus just came in from the Fredericksburg Seniors Camp. Great chance for the dude with the coonskin cap store to clean up.

I do realize that the national government is on the brink of ruin right now because of crazy old mainly Southern white people, and I do know that just because people are loony doesn't mean they can't be dangerous. But still it galls me to see them get such a satisfying bounce out of the Yankees every single time.

Nothing keeps them going more than that reaction. If we Yankees really want to defeat them, if we feel we just have to get them off the streets and back to their King of the Hill reclining chairs, then we need to stop taking them so seriously every single time. It shouldn't be that hard.

Our response should be something along the lines of, "We've seen your weapons. Now show us your Depends." The one thing they want, poor things, is the one thing we must not give them -- to be taken seriously all the time. Hey, watch for this thing Saturday. Look closely at the costumes. Then tell me I'm wrong.



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32 comments
brewer_anthony
brewer_anthony

...and you, Jim, with your shotgun aimed at some phantom enemy..., aren't a gun exhibitionist?

killwhiteprivilege
killwhiteprivilege

I can't wait for Jim's next big blog idea:

"Why Can't Whites Hurry Up And Die Off Already?"

Tim.Covington
Tim.Covington

I, and most of my friends who are knowledgeable on the subject, laugh at calling Texas one of the most gun friendly states in the nation. There are plenty of states that are much friendlier than Texas. You don't even have to go to the extremes of Vermont and Arizona. Open carry of pistols is legal in many states (like Indiana and Georgia). And, Texas has some of the most burdensome concealed carry laws of the states that are listed as "shall issue" (which means you don't have to get the direct approval of a government official for your reason to carry a firearm). 

Just-Sharon
Just-Sharon

I just wonder what some of you Texan's thought when (and if) you saw the photo of the guy holding a huge Confederate Flag in one hand and a Huge Marin Flag in the other and STANDING in front of the White House.

Was that an acceptable act or did you find it disrespectful to the man elected to be President of the United States.?

if6were9
if6were9

Keep the south beautiful........put a yankee on a bus!

everlastingphelps
everlastingphelps topcommenter

Just like when Liberals have some big rally, this is mainly group therapy.  And of course the NYT gets a case of the vapors, it's their only schtick.

killwhiteprivilege
killwhiteprivilege

Jim since you hate whites so much, why don't you move back to Detroit? It is now almost entirely "diverse", and there's that welfare-funded "revitalization" of that tiny part of mid town going on that you were so excited about a while back.

killwhiteprivilege
killwhiteprivilege

White guilt propaganda in the Observer, how extremely rare. If you think that almost all gun violence in America is committed by "old white guys" then it is obvious that you never actually read the news. Why are white-guilt-ridden liberal propagandists like you so astonishingly naive, Jim?

P1Gunter
P1Gunter

Gun nuts are such bizarre folks.......

P1Gunter
P1Gunter

@Tim.Covington And see, that is where the disconnect tends to be. Having to be educated to carry a concealed firearm sounds no more absurd than having to be educated to drive a car. Sure, automobiles are not constitutionally protected (because they didn't exist) but it's not unreasonable at all to ask for training for either. It doesn't stop some idiot from driving drunk or having a firearm mishap, but it's a reasonable thing to do, much like no firearms in bars or government buildings.

Is open carry really that big of a deal to you? Most rational adults just assume that everyone is carrying a concealed gun in Texas. Lord knows I do.

Catbird
Catbird

@Lisa69Lisa I saw a photo of it and thought it was a first amendment exercise and a pretty witty commentary on the new slavery Americans are enduring at the hands of the fascist police state that Bush created and Obama continues. What else could it be?

RTGolden1
RTGolden1 topcommenter

@Lisa69Lisa Freedom of speech: You don't have to like what is being voiced, displayed or otherwise communicated.  I despise flag-burners for the disrespect they show to the country and to the sevice members who have died under that flag, but I don't dispute the right of such people to burn the flag.

gabe48
gabe48

@Lisa69Lisa I though it was a right-wing nutjob trying to make a point in an idiotic manner. What, exactly, does that have to do with North Texas residents? Why are you asking this question in an EXTREMELY liberal Village Voice article?  Seriously, read Unfair Park a bit.

I just wonder what made you feel entitled to insinuate that Texans are racists that all think alike? We are a diverse bunch here in Dallas; city-proper tends to be politically moderate, leaning towards the left.  We have one of the largest populations, per capita, of lgbt residents in the country, are a minority-majority city (28.8% non-Hispanic white residents), and racism and bigotry is not tolerated in the VAST majority of the Dallas area. 

Step down from your soapbox.  Making vague, passive-aggressive, ignorant comments towards an entire state makes you no better than the idiot holding the confederate and, "marin," flag in front of the White House, you partisan hypocrite. 

JimSX
JimSX topcommenter

@if6were9 

I hate myself for it, but I sort of agree with you. Now when I go back, I'm walking around silently saying to myself, "Manners, people, manners!" I have been ruined for Yankee life.

killwhiteprivilege
killwhiteprivilege

When are you going to give your job up to a more-deserving, better qualified African-American libtard blogger, Jim?

Dallas is about 24% black, but as far as I can tell there is only one black libtard blogger at Unfair Park.

Why aren't 24% of the DO's libtard bloggers black, Jim?

killwhiteprivilege
killwhiteprivilege

Great! I look forward to that happening to you with that shotgun someday.

You tacitly acknowledge that old white men's accidental suicides are a minuscule problem compared to the black violent (gun) crime problem. That's a great first step, Jim.

P1Gunter
P1Gunter

@pak152 Don't disagree, I've got no issue with guns in general. But it's a very bizarre visual to imagine a thousand folks with rifles slung over their shoulder walking through San Antonio to the Alamo to protest the potential of more gun regulation in one of the most gun friendly States is a little weird. This isn't New York or California, no one is trying to take your guns.

killwhiteprivilege
killwhiteprivilege

Why have Jews been so heavily over-represented amongst the libtard bloggers at the Obsever, Jim?

CogitoErgoSum
CogitoErgoSum topcommenter

@P1Gunter @ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul @pak152 I would add that one common trait among "gun nuts" is that many of them deem a state "gun friendly" based on whether its citizens are allowed to revert back to the days of Wyatt effin' Earp and six-shooters on every man's hip.

P1Gunter
P1Gunter

@ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul @P1Gunter @pak152 Perhaps I just mis-read the tone, pardon me if I did. The internet can be bad for that. I just know if the police walked by some dude carrying a shotgun downtown without asking a question I'd view it as dereliction of duty. That law and/or discretion exists for a reason. Now if they're busting a guy for walking into a gun range with one, that is absurd.....but as much as I hate the Texas lege, the gun laws here are pretty damn practical.

ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul
ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul topcommenter

@P1Gunter @ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul @pak152

" Do you find it unreasonable for the police to ask you why you're carrying a long-gun down the street in a city?"

One time a group of neighbors was in a tizzy about something, they grabbed their shotguns and drove off. We called the police.  Their response: "What is the problem?"

BTW, I didn't say whether it was unreasonable or not, I was merely stating a fact.

P1Gunter
P1Gunter

@ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul  @pak152 Do you find it unreasonable for the police to ask you why you're carrying a long-gun down the street in a city? I mean if you're in Lufkin (just picked a random rural town) it makes sense but if you're walking by Which Wich on Main St. in Dallas or through Sundance Square in Ft. Worthless with an AR-15 I would hope the police would at least ask you what the fuck you were doing.

Last I'd heard the lege was looking to allow open carry, though I don't know where that ended up. That said a CHL is under $100 including classes, and I don't see the issue with that. It's a shockingly fair compromise between both sides. One can carry a gun for protection but needs to be educated on it's use first.

There are the crazy gun nuts, and there are the crazy anti-gun nuts. Then there are the rest of us in the middle that know the 2nd amendment isn't going anywhere and are glad for that but realize that there should be some *reasonable* controls on guns.

ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul
ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul topcommenter

@P1Gunter @pak152  

Actually Texas is not one of the "gun friendly states".  While it is true that you can open carry a so - called long weapon in public, you can not carry it in a manner that may be considered to be threatening.  The police also have the right to stop you and determine your intent.


Also Texas is one of seven non-permissive open carry states for handguns.  Prior to the passage of concealed carry in Texas, Texas had the most restrictive handgun laws in the nation.

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