The unintended consequence of drawing attention with any significant display at the same time a bill is being introduced that will most certainly be difficult to fight against with all the kneejerk reaction to the horrors in CT, may be the difference in succeeding in killing this bill - or it passing.
This is going to unquestionably be a difficult session for those of us working to improve our firearms laws in the legislature.
Personally, I don't see this as something positive at this time. If we didn't already have a heads-up on what we have to overcome in the session, I'd be good with this but I think the timing of a display like this is really bad.
The way you let people know how you really feel is to participate in your states legislative processes and hearings to work to actually change the parts of the law you don't agree with - not show off your guns to the people that can manipulate that display against you.