Mike wrote:Bring rifles with scopes on them. Bring shotguns. Bring handguns in holsters. Go about your business in downtown Pittsburg on 24-25 September.. Be ready for twitter updates. It is your right.Mike Stollenwerk, co-founder of OpenCarry.org, which promotes the right to openly bear arms, said the inclusion of a gun list in the legislation is "nonsensical." Some are Korean War-era weapons, he said, and if police tell you to move along, it doesn't matter what you're carrying.
"Assuming the order to disperse is lawful," he said, "well, then, it doesn't matter if they're carrying a fishing pole. They're still [potentially] guilty of failing to disperse."
He said he believes the city is trying to "bait" people into bringing rifles to G-20 protests, but that his group has no plans to encourage people to bring any weapons near the David L. Lawrence Convention Center during the summit.
Rich Lord can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-263-1542.
First published on August 28, 2009 at 2:52 pm