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    Open Carrier Bullied by Protesters at Seattle May Day 2015

    Below are links to 2 videos I shot at May Day, Seattle, 2015. They include a man, identified as Shayne Butts, attending May Day in Seattle. He was legally carrying a slung rifle and peacefully addressing members of the crowd and media when he was called racist by one of the protesters. He was not accused of being a racist because he used racist words or suggested racist things. He was called a racist because he was carrying a firearm. I even heard the dumb woman in the video call his GUN racist. Having witnessed this incident, I can tell you, Butts acted with nothing but respect and conducted himself in a way that would make any free person proud.

    Video 1: Initial reactions to Shayne while he talked with crowd members and answered questions from the media:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bR_t5r0qznI

    Video 2: The bullying continues into the march:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8M347Ivi_I

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    Woah, the protesters who called him racist, it may be possible that some may be looters ? Last thing the looters probably want is arm civilians.
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    Hey Rogue were you OCing during this or during the May Day events? Couldn't see from the video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpine View Post
    Hey Rogue were you OCing during this or during the May Day events? Couldn't see from the video.
    I was indeed.

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    When I was growing up, I was taught that the "good guys" smile, and the "bad guys" wear black and hide their faces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RogueReflections View Post
    I was indeed.
    So they were following this guy harassing him while ignoring your sidearm while you were walking right next to him...

    They must have been hypnotized by the evil, scary and BLACK long gun!

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    Looks like the gun had lugs for a bayonet - bring it next time....


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    Verbal assault. Harassment. Mob action

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    No Bayonets in City of Seattle

    Quote Originally Posted by HPmatt View Post
    Looks like the gun had lugs for a bayonet - bring it next time....
    Unfortunately, Seattle has restrictive knife laws that prohibit carrying of any fixed bladed knife, no matter how small, explicitly including bayonets. Plus folding knives above a small size are prohibited. I think a bayonet could give the police the excuse they are looking for, so he's smart to leave it at home. Even carrying it in a pouch could get him in trouble. This is a city issue only, though. State-wide, carrying bayonets is fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RogueReflections View Post
    Below are links to 2 videos I shot at May Day, Seattle, 2015. They include a man, identified as Shayne Butts, attending May Day in Seattle. He was legally carrying a slung rifle and peacefully addressing members of the crowd and media when he was called racist by one of the protesters. He was not accused of being a racist because he used racist words or suggested racist things. He was called a racist because he was carrying a firearm. I even heard the dumb woman in the video call his GUN racist. Having witnessed this incident, I can tell you, Butts acted with nothing but respect and conducted himself in a way that would make any free person proud.

    Video 1: Initial reactions to Shayne while he talked with crowd members and answered questions from the media:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bR_t5r0qznI

    Video 2: The bullying continues into the march:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8M347Ivi_I

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    Wow. A GUN being racist. Guess the term "black rifle" is pretty racist too.
    Come to think of it, there's a lot of racist objects out there: black powder, white rice, brown rice, black beans, yellow chili peppers, Red Hot Chili Peppers...

    Props to the LGOCing man for remaining calm and collected, and especially for not being a hypocrite about Human Rights such as Freedom of Speech, unlike the incredibly rude and aggressive bunch that surrounded him.

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    Woah, the protesters who called him racist, it may be possible that some may be looters ? Last thing the looters probably want is arm civilians.
    Their reasoning (if we use the term very loosely) is that a black person would be shot on sight if they LAWFULLY carried a slung long arm. *searches for thread detailing the non-event and relatively non-publicized Long Gun Open Carry (LGOC) march organized by the Huey P. Newton Gun Club.*
    I carry to defend my loved ones; Desensitizing and educating are secondary & tertiary reasons. Anything else is unintended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Young Man View Post
    Wow. A GUN being racist. Guess the term "black rifle" is pretty racist too.
    Come to think of it, there's a lot of racist objects out there: black powder, white rice, brown rice, black beans, yellow chili peppers, Red Hot Chili Peppers...

    Props to the LGOCing man for remaining calm and collected, and especially for not being a hypocrite about Human Rights such as Freedom of Speech, unlike the incredibly rude and aggressive bunch that surrounded him.

    Now the next step is to carry the giant Gadsden Flag

    Their reasoning (if we use the term very loosely) is that a black person would be shot on sight if they LAWFULLY carried a slung long arm. *searches for thread detailing the non-event and relatively non-publicized Long Gun Open Carry (LGOC) march organized by the Huey P. Newton Gun Club.*


    http://www.pbs.org/hueypnewton/actio...itolmarch.html

    There's the Black Panthers carrying "assault rifle." Quick! Shoot them with the camera!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingWolf View Post
    Folks so scared of guns they can't stay away from a person with a gun. And go so far as to get in his face. Incredible restraint.
    That always gets me too. They like to claim that gun owners are so violently dangerous they can't be tolerated in society...and then they go right up to a guy with one and antagonize him. If he were even a tenth as dangerous to public safety as they claim, none of them would survive.

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    The crowd would have dropped by 3/4 had the "I wanna be a photojournalist" idiots weren't all hopped up on the fantasy of wartime imagery. "I'm not here to protest. I'm here to take pictures of blood and violence. For science."

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    Quote Originally Posted by rapgood View Post
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    Well played! Good sir!
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    Incase you all don't know. Shane Butts was the Gasmask guy at the Capitol Rally in January.
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    Is he related to Seymore?
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    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
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    Incase you all don't know. Shane Butts was the Gasmask guy at the Capitol Rally in January.


    Oh. Well in that case, he has no credibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sudden valley gunner View Post
    Is he related to Seymore?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rapgood View Post
    When I was growing up, I was taught that the "good guys" smile, and the "bad guys" wear black and hide their faces.

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    Never met a politican huh? All bad people, all smile really well.
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