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    MAIG is coming to Columbus, again, this Friday August 30, 2013 at 12:00 Noon

    Here's a link:
    http://www.sacbee.com/2013/08/27/568...e-to-urge.html

    They are trying to put the squeeze on Senator Portman to change his vote on the so-called universal background checks, by touting that old falsehood about 82% of gun owners favoring it.

    It would be really nice if we had more people there than they do, like we had a couple weeks back at Dodge Park on Sullivant Ave.
    It's a sidewalk rally outside Portman's office, which should mean no permit, and therefore we should be able to mingle with them.

    From the article:

    OHIO Columbus What: Ohio Gun Owners to Gather to Call on Senator Portman to Support Common-Sense Background Checks Where: 37 West Broad St, Columbus, OH When: Friday, August 30, 12:00 PM

    Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/08/27/568...#storylink=cpy
    I will be there,,,,

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    If I can make it again I will be there. May even keep the boy home from school.

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    https://www.facebook.com/events/728710323813026/

    I just got off the phone with the NRA and they say they are going to send me some signs and placards for the crowd

    We can expect the newsies to show up again,,,,,

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    I URGE CAUTION FOR THIS EVENT !!!

    Look at what they are doing.

    They are saying that GUN OWNERS will be there to protest AGAINST Portman.

    What are WE going to do? SHOW UP WITH MORE GUNS !!

    They are evil and will try to use OUR presence to bolster THEIR claims and numbers.

    I think EVERYONE who is PRO-GUN should have a sign that says "NO UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS"
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    Quote Originally Posted by MyWifeSaidYes View Post
    I URGE CAUTION FOR THIS EVENT !!!

    Look at what they are doing.

    They are saying that GUN OWNERS will be there to protest AGAINST Portman.

    What are WE going to do? SHOW UP WITH MORE GUNS !!

    They are evil and will try to use OUR presence to bolster THEIR claims and numbers.

    I think EVERYONE who is PRO-GUN should have a sign that says "NO UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS"
    I spoke with the NRA and they are sending signs, placards, stickers and other goodies for the crowd.
    I think we can show them who is who
    Can you make it?

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    Chuck, I wanted my days off this week to be a "staycation". You're tempting me to head northeast again, jeez!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian D. View Post
    Chuck, I wanted my days off this week to be a "staycation". You're tempting me to head northeast again, jeez!
    When I heard the date, the first thought in my head was "This week! Good! Brian can make it!"

    LOLOLOL
    Hope to see you there,,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyWifeSaidYes View Post
    I URGE CAUTION FOR THIS EVENT !!!

    Look at what they are doing.

    They are saying that GUN OWNERS will be there to protest AGAINST Portman.

    What are WE going to do? SHOW UP WITH MORE GUNS !!

    They are evil and will try to use OUR presence to bolster THEIR claims and numbers.

    I think EVERYONE who is PRO-GUN should have a sign that says "NO UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS"
    I've been thinking this over, Dave, and perhaps we shouldn't mingle, but stay on the other side of the street and let the TV cameras show the difference,,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyWifeSaidYes View Post
    ...I think EVERYONE who is PRO-GUN should have a sign that says "NO UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS"
    I would carry a sign that says "NO Background Checks at All!" Unfortunately, it seems that Bloomberg has my work schedule and is using it against me. The man is pure evil.

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    MAIG: "Let's hold a rally when most law abiding open carriers are at work, and those dependent on the government teat have time to show up and "baa baa" for the cause..."

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    Man, August has been a busy month.

    Chuck, I REALLY like the idea of segregating ourselves voluntarily. Signs like eye95 suggests, licensing is an infringement, background checks are an infringement, the National Firearms Act, the Gun Control Act and the Firearm Owners Protection Act are ALL infringements....and so on, would be good to see.

    Also we should probably have a pro-Portman sign.

    I just saw that Buckeye Firearms has officially put out the call for attendees, too.
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    Last time we got ONE guy from BFA to come to Dodge Park
    That guy has already committed, and another guy who works downtown says he is coming on his lunch hour, so we've already doubled on them
    Hopefully some more will come too

    Yeah, the more I thought about it the more I think you are onto something regarding them wanting to use us to augment their numbers
    I think some of they NRA signs will have Portman's name on them, but I won't know for sure until the package arrives sometime tomorrow afternoon

    You gonna make it?

    (say yes!)

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    Unless I'm in jail...
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    Columbus Dispatch says the location has changed.

    But guns rights groups are planning to make their voices heard, too, at the nooner at McPherson Commons (Arch Park), 218 West St. near Nationwide Arena. (The event originally was scheduled for outside Portman's Columbus office on West Broad Street.)
    http://dispatchpolitics.dispatch.com...un-battle.html

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    Alert! Mag has changed the location!

    Quote Originally Posted by RT48 View Post
    Columbus Dispatch says the location has changed.
    http://dispatchpolitics.dispatch.com...un-battle.html

    Following is my post on the BFA foruims
    I will be changing my avatar shortly to a picture of my face:

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck
    Quote Originally Posted by Linda
    MAIG HAS CHANGED THE LOCATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It is still at noon but it is at the following llocation which is right across the street from Nationwide Arena.

    McFerson Commons Park
    218 West St
    Columbus

    I asked Chuck to head up the signs and have the NRA overnighting them directly to Chuck. He should have already received them earlier today. Chuck, perhaps if there is enough of the stickers that NRA is sending you, make sure everyone on the pro gun side is wearing one.

    Bring signs supporting Portman, or something that says real gun owners don't support background checks, or MAIG go home, MAIG stay out of Ohio, or something. Please no profanity. The world will be watching us!
    Ok guys, here is a link:

    http://dispatchpolitics.dispatch.com...un-battle.html

    And here is a quote:

    But guns rights groups are planning to make their voices heard, too, at the nooner at McPherson Commons (Arch Park), 218 West St. near Nationwide Arena. (The event originally was scheduled for outside Portman's Columbus office on West Broad Street.)
    "We need REAL GUN OWNERS to show up Friday in Columbus to push back against (New York City Mayor Michael) Bloomberg's anti-gun propaganda!" the Buckeye Firearms Association is emailing supporters.
    They are reading us.
    Let them. We stand openly and proudly on the side of civil liberties, without made up statistics, outside influence, and last minute changes.
    I have the package from the NRA, lot's of signs that say ""PRO CIVIL RIGHTS" with the NRA-ILA logo, a roll of big red stickers for our shirts that say "NRA STAND and FIGHT", some smaller white stickers that read "FRONTLINES" with the "NRA-ILA" and a picture of the capitol dome, and some handout cards for the frontline program.

    Look me up, I look just like my avatar and will be there early, at the new location
    I'll be wearing an orange NRA hat though, not my mushroom picking one.

    Please spread the word about the location change, and if you bring a sign, I recommend one that supports Senator Portman.
    My opinion is they heard about us and didn't want the Senator or someone from his staff to come out and join us.

    This is what they are doing from my perspective. This group, based in New York, are coming to OUR STATE, to try and get OUR SENATOR, to cast his vote with them and abandon his constituents.
    As Ohioans, we find this repugnant.
    They have their own elected officials to influence, and trying to influence ours is improper and unethical, IOW, typical Bloomberg behavior

    Hope to see you all there,,,,
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    Any truth to what I just read? MAIG was ran out of town by a bunch of gun toting thugs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy bilt View Post
    Any truth to what I just read? MAIG was ran out of town by a bunch of gun toting thugs
    By a factor of 10 from what I saw over on BFA - our side peaked at about 100 participants, whereas the antis had 10 or fewer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustaShooter View Post
    By a factor of 10 from what I saw over on BFA - our side peaked at about 100 participants, whereas the antis had 10 or fewer.
    what's the population of columbus?

    And Ohio?

    hmmm ... seemed to be a ho-hum affair

    But 10 is a disgrace ... heck you get 10 people in a "we support child porn" venue

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    what's the population of columbus?

    And Ohio?

    hmmm ... seemed to be a ho-hum affair
    So, your local members are able to put together a more significant response in less than 48 hours, including a change of venue, in the middle of the day during the work week? Please, let me know how much better you did and how you did it so we can learn from you.

    I think they did a great job and should be congraulated, not put down as a ho-hum affair.
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    They MAY have had 8.

    I stopped counting when I reached 100 real gun rights supporters, and I still had several left to count.

    We did detect one spy amidst us.

    My little brother was carrying a shotgun. As he was leaving, another fellow who was holding up anti-Bloomburg signs left with him. As they got away from the crowd, this guy tells my brother that he shouldn't be carrying a loaded shotgun.

    WTF?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MyWifeSaidYes View Post
    They MAY have had 8.

    I stopped counting when I reached 100 real gun rights supporters, and I still had several left to count.

    We did detect one spy amidst us.

    My little brother was carrying a shotgun. As he was leaving, another fellow who was holding up anti-Bloomburg signs left with him. As they got away from the crowd, this guy tells my brother that he shouldn't be carrying a loaded shotgun.

    WTF?
    And I assume your brother's shotgun had less mass when he put it in your pick-up truck than when he arrived?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustaShooter View Post
    So, your local members are able to put together a more significant response in less than 48 hours, including a change of venue, in the middle of the day during the work week? Please, let me know how much better you did and how you did it so we can learn from you.

    I think they did a great job and should be congraulated, not put down as a ho-hum affair.
    That troll will boldly claim to have assembled 1000 inside of an hour. When challenged to support his braggadociosness, he will decline and indicate that somehow the request was out of line.

    Outside of occasionally pointing out his trollishness, he is best ignored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eye95 View Post
    That troll will boldly claim to have assembled 1000 inside of an hour. When challenged to support his braggadociosness, he will decline and indicate that somehow the request was out of line.

    Outside of occasionally pointing out his trollishness, he is best ignored.
    NOW you are complaining of posts in the future .. class act.

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    Thank you, one and all!!

    I want to thank everyone who came out today in the heat to take a stand for freedom and protecting our civil liberties
    My official count was 93 pro gun supporters, and the MAIG group had six, or seven, or ten, depending on which news station you choose
    I saw six of them personally.

    After their little rally/press conference Linda Walker gave a rousing speech, off the cuff, which ended with people giving her hundred dollar bills to help in the fight to protect and restore our rights.

    It was a great day for freedom in Columbus, and I thank every single person who came, with little notice, from every corner of the state

    This is the coverage I've found so far:

    http://www.nbc4i.com/story/23303042/...arena-district

    http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/...gun-event.html

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    I would also like to give a big thanks to all that went down and showed support.

    The family and I where at the 1st bus stop earlier this month. But I just could not see spending the gas money for a second trip. Things are a bit tight in the wallet right now.

    It was great to see the news say that the 2A group dwarfed the turds group. Proud to be an Ohioan tonight.
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