Gallup Park "Wooden Shelter"
3000 Fuller Rd
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105
9/29/15 6:30pm - 8:30pm
To say setting up a simple dinner in Ann Arbor has been a challenge is a major understatement. Twice we've had venues agree to host our dining party and then cancel on us. Our first venue was very excited to host us but soon after posting our event on Facebook the owner was harassed by those who detest guns, forcing him to cancel. We can only speculate why our second venue canceled. We talked to numerous owners and managers of Ann Arbor based restaurants who support our message or just wanted the added business yet none of them expected the community to be tolerant and feared backlash. So we are taking away the one tool these rabid anti-gun, anti-freedom folks have; the power to intimidate private business owners.
We are removing the innocent business owners from the equation, saving them from intimidation tactics simply because they chose to allow law abiding citizens to gather for dinner. It is for these reasons we are hosting our dinner September 29th at 6:30pm in Gallup Park in the "Wooden Shelter". Now there will be no private business to intimidate, there will be no business forced by an intolerant community to make the choice between freedom of association and financial ruin.
While our original event had a small profile, we’ve now decided a larger one is in order which is why Michigan Open Carry has joined with Michigan Gun Owners for pizza in the park. We will provide pizza, pop and water (no brands will be publicized lest there be a campaign waged against those companies).
You may recall that MOC is currently engaged in a lawsuit against Clio Area Schools, while MGO has a similar one against Ann Arbor Public Schools. There will be a donation jar available for those who have the means and wish to donate. We look forward to seeing you there.
'If the people are not ready for the exercise of the non-violence of the brave, they must be ready for the use of force in self defense. There should be no camouflage.....it must never be secret.' MK Gandhi II-146 (Gandhi on Non-Violence)-- Gandhi supports open carry!
'There is nothing more demoralizing than the fake non-violence of the weak and impotent.' MK Gandhi II-153 (Gandhi on Non-Violence)