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    USA Today - Woopsies, open carry didn't disrupt Republican convention

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinio...lumn/87562930/

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    Heavily armed law-abiding citizens not the threat that local police, national opinionators feared.

    Last week’s Republican convention proved that the Second Amendment works. A major push to limit gun rights failed, and citizens carried arms openly in Cleveland outside the convention — including at protests — with no problems.

    Americans weren’t allowed to enjoy their constitutional rights without a fight, however. Before the convention, Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams lobbied to suspend open-carry rights downtown, saying, “The fewer guns, the better.” This appeal was despite the Buckeye State being one of 45 states where open-carry of firearms is guaranteed by law.

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    It’s a gun advocate cliché that an armed society is a polite society. Cleveland showed that an armed convention can also be a safe one.

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    It's amazing how that armed society is a polite society thingie works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeroHog View Post
    NRA, are you listening?
    Nope, I am sure they don't care. It doesn't go with the privilege card.

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    Or, could it be that individual-liberty minded citizens are polite whether armed or not...and society is better for this.
    "I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson.

    "Better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer" - English jurist William Blackstone.
    It is AFAIK original to me. Compromise is failure on the installment plan, particularly when dealing with so intractable an opponent as ignorance. - Nightmare

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    Quote Originally Posted by OC for ME View Post
    Or, could it be that individual-liberty minded citizens are polite whether armed or not...and society is better for this.
    Polite until some government employee, elected or not, decides to interfere with my liberties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by color of law View Post
    Polite until some government employee, elected or not, decides to interfere with my liberties.
    ah, that would be the cleveland police union president...

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    Quote Originally Posted by herohog View Post
    nra, are you listening?
    lol ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeroHog View Post
    NRA, are you listening?
    They may be listening, but hear nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    They may be listening, but hear nothing.

    Don't I know it...
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    I don't have NEAR enough ammo on hand. `nuff said.

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