As always, it's for the chillllldrennnnn!
Regarding the comment that "we don't go to the NRA convention and protest" - I guess with the pitifully small numbers they mustered it might be better to just forget they made any attempt at all.
The two articles nicely point out that when our side plans an event and they show up in protest it's merely the exercise of their First Amendment rights, but when we show up to counter their planned activity it's always a mean-spirited attempt at intimidation.*
I wonder if it would be possible to get the parks people and the cops to be candid for just once and explain which side they feared might cause violence. At all the rallies, protests, marches and the like that I've been to I cannot recall any pro-rights participants calling out for violence against the anti-rights folks, while more than half the time when the anti-rights folks gather (on theiur own or to counter a pro-rights activity) they make overt threats of violence.
* - see "Why the gun is civilization" http://munchkinwrangler.wordpress.co...s-civilization