Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Maryland Shall Issue - Open Holster Rally January 16, 2012

  1. #1
    Regular Member Maryland Shall Issue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    75

    Maryland Shall Issue - Open Holster Rally January 16, 2012

    Maryland Shall Issue

    - ANNOUNCES -

    OPEN HOLSTER RALLY #5

    Monday, January 16th, 2012
    (Our 2nd MLK Day Event!)

    12 Noon – 2:00 PM

    On Lawyers’ Mall, Annapolis, Maryland


    Sign up for the latest information and updates at

    http://www.marylandshallissue.org


    How to Participate: Join us at Lawyers’ Mall, located at College Ave. & Bladen St. (Rowe Blvd. extended), Annapolis. We will be gathering in the General Assembly’s backyard so we can be heard. MSI is arranging to have leaders and friends of the 2A community speak at the Rally. Afterwards we will disperse around Annapolis to enjoy the fine restaurants and shopping. Bring your family and friends to enjoy the day. Wear MSI Blue so everyone knows you are part of the Rally. Get MSI merchandise at the MSI web site, http://www.marylandshallissue.org.

    Purpose: To have a large, completely peaceful and unarmed gathering of supporters of Maryland “Shall Issue” and 2nd Amendment rights. We will be wearing empty holsters in protest of the current “Discretionary Issue” system that sees Handgun Carry Permits issued only to those politically connected or dealing in extraordinarily large amounts of physical cash, or the occasional person who can meet the high burden of proof needed to receive one for self defense.

    Basic Safety Rules: All holsters must remain empty at all times. Do not put toy guns, training guns or the like in your holster. We want to emphasize the emptiness of the holsters and our lack of protection. The holster will simply be a fashion accessory, symbolizing our vulnerability to criminals.



    PLAN TO JOIN US AND BRING YOUR FAMILY!




    Maryland Shall Issue, Inc.
    1332 Cape Saint Claire Road #342
    Annapolis, Maryland 21409

    240-446-6782

    Mission Statement: Maryland Shall Issue is an all volunteer, non-partisan effort dedicated to the preservation and advancement of all gunowners' rights in Maryland, with a primary goal of CCW reform to allow all law-abiding citizens the right to carry a concealed weapon; and to the education of the community to the awareness that 'shall issue' laws have, in all cases, resulted in decreased rates of violent crime.

    Follow Us On Facebook
    Last edited by Maryland Shall Issue; 12-19-2011 at 07:32 PM.

  2. #2
    Regular Member Sig229's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Posts
    926
    I might be in Anne Arundel County during that date.
    If so, I will attend.
    "Let your gun be your constant companion during your walks" ~Thomas Jefferson

  3. #3
    Regular Member Dreamer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Grennsboro NC
    Posts
    5,358
    Brilliant plan, guys, scheduling this "protest" on Martin Luther King Day...

    For the second (or is it the THIRD) year in a row. After NUMEROUS people pointed out LAST year what a stupid, insensitive, and incendiary idea this was.

    Yeah, THAT will send the right message to the fine people of Maryland--a bunch of paunchy old white guys with empty holsters marching around the capital on a day when the government isn't even in session, and the holiday is to remember the cold-blooded slaying of one of America's greatest black Civil Rights leaders!

    Who is your PR committee, David Duke, Robert Byrd, Hal Turner, and George Wallace?

    You had that GREAT victory in AACo, and now this? It's like you guys can't help yourselves, and are actually TRYING to sabotage the gun rights movement in Maryland. I mean, it seems like you wouldn't want anything like local political victories to get in the way of your state-wide success. Who's side are you folks REALLY on, anyway?

    Great idea, MSI--this should DEFINITELY help you snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

    I think for anyone with "eyes to see", it is becoming apparent what the REAL agenda of MSI is.

    Oh, an don't bother deleting my post, because I'll just re-post it--I have it copied on my local HD...
    It is our cause to dispel the foggy thinking which avoids hard decisions in the delusion that a world of conflict will somehow mysteriously resolve itself into a world of harmony, if we just don't rock the boat or irritate the forces of aggression—and this is hogwash."
    --Barry Goldwater, 1964

  4. #4
    Regular Member Sig229's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Posts
    926
    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamer View Post
    Brilliant plan, guys, scheduling this "protest" on Martin Luther King Day...
    No kidding, I didnt even notice what holiday it was scheduled on.
    It would be nice if a vast amount of MD gun owners did actually get out and make all of their voices heard.
    But I realize that MD gun owners seem to be their own worst enemy.
    "Let your gun be your constant companion during your walks" ~Thomas Jefferson

  5. #5
    Founder's Club Member thebigsd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Quarryville, PA
    Posts
    3,543
    I will just point out that VCDL has had their Lobby Day on MLK day at the stye capitol for the last several years with outstanding results. It is silly to think that people exercising their rights on a day dedicated to a man who fought for the rights of others is somehow a negative.
    "When seconds count between living or dying, the police are only minutes away."

  6. #6
    Regular Member Sig229's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Posts
    926
    Quote Originally Posted by thebigsd View Post
    I will just point out that VCDL has had their Lobby Day on MLK day at the stye capitol for the last several years with outstanding results. It is silly to think that people exercising their rights on a day dedicated to a man who fought for the rights of others is somehow a negative.
    True, but I think the point of protesting at Annapolis is to get the gun rights voices heard by our elected officials.
    It would be kinda hard to do if it were a federal holiday and the place is vacant.
    Last edited by Sig229; 12-25-2011 at 04:37 PM.
    "Let your gun be your constant companion during your walks" ~Thomas Jefferson

  7. #7
    Founder's Club Member thebigsd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Quarryville, PA
    Posts
    3,543
    Quote Originally Posted by Sig229 View Post
    True, but I think the point of protesting at Annapolis is to get the gun rights voices heard by our elected officials.
    It would be kinda hard to do if it were a federal holiday and the place is vacant.
    Ah, our legislature is in session at the time. I do agree it would make more sense when the legislature is in house because then you can an impression with a large presence. Even still, I hope folks turn out.
    "When seconds count between living or dying, the police are only minutes away."

  8. #8
    Regular Member Dreamer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Grennsboro NC
    Posts
    5,358
    Quote Originally Posted by thebigsd View Post
    Ah, our legislature is in session at the time. I do agree it would make more sense when the legislature is in house because then you can an impression with a large presence. Even still, I hope folks turn out.

    If the MD General Assembly is actually in session on MLK, Jr Day, they are going to have to do EVERYTHING for themselves, because ALL the other MD State Employees have the day off.

    http://mdarchives.us/msa/mdmanual/01...daye.html#2012

    Gee, I wonder who is going to answer the phones, make their coffee, and staff the metal detectors?...
    Last edited by Dreamer; 12-25-2011 at 06:54 PM.
    It is our cause to dispel the foggy thinking which avoids hard decisions in the delusion that a world of conflict will somehow mysteriously resolve itself into a world of harmony, if we just don't rock the boat or irritate the forces of aggression—and this is hogwash."
    --Barry Goldwater, 1964

  9. #9
    Regular Member Dreamer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Grennsboro NC
    Posts
    5,358
    Quote Originally Posted by thebigsd View Post
    I will just point out that VCDL has had their Lobby Day on MLK day at the stye capitol for the last several years with outstanding results. It is silly to think that people exercising their rights on a day dedicated to a man who fought for the rights of others is somehow a negative.
    The difference is that Lobby Day is an actually SCHEDULED, official event where representatives make themselves available to the public and to lobbyists, whereas this thing in Annapolis is a day when the State Government of MD is out on holiday...
    It is our cause to dispel the foggy thinking which avoids hard decisions in the delusion that a world of conflict will somehow mysteriously resolve itself into a world of harmony, if we just don't rock the boat or irritate the forces of aggression—and this is hogwash."
    --Barry Goldwater, 1964

  10. #10
    Regular Member Maryland Shall Issue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    75
    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamer View Post
    The difference is that Lobby Day is an actually SCHEDULED, official event where representatives make themselves available to the public and to lobbyists, whereas this thing in Annapolis is a day when the State Government of MD is out on holiday...
    Monday, January 16 is a regular evening session for the Maryland General Assembly just like any other Monday during the 90 day session. .

  11. #11
    Regular Member Maryland Shall Issue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    75
    Quote Originally Posted by thebigsd View Post
    Ah, our legislature is in session at the time. I do agree it would make more sense when the legislature is in house because then you can an impression with a large presence. Even still, I hope folks turn out.
    The General Assembly does not observe the holiday, nor do they observe weather related closings. The business of the General Assembly goes on for 90 straight days, for better or for worse (usually for the worse unfortunately).

  12. #12
    Regular Member Dreamer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Grennsboro NC
    Posts
    5,358
    So how did this event pan out?

    Photos or it didn't happen...
    It is our cause to dispel the foggy thinking which avoids hard decisions in the delusion that a world of conflict will somehow mysteriously resolve itself into a world of harmony, if we just don't rock the boat or irritate the forces of aggression—and this is hogwash."
    --Barry Goldwater, 1964

  13. #13
    Regular Member Mr H's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    AA Co., Maryland, USA
    Posts
    286
    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamer View Post
    So how did this event pan out?

    Photos or it didn't happen...
    There were 80-100 in attendance... reports vary.

    I was unable to make it as I had to work last-minute.

    By all accounts, the group was enthusuastic and well-received by the people in general, but pretty much ignored by the media, and MSP was very much down-the-nose (my 3d party assessment) at the group.

    I will leave it for someone who COULD make it to provide photos.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •