Saturday, January 19, 2013

San Francisco's Gun Appreciation Day

In defense of a basic constitutional right, San Francisco's KSFO-560 organized a "gun appreciation day" rally.  Over a thousand people showed up today in support (click on any picture to enlarge):

America is unique as a nation because it was founded on the idea of natural law. Natural law gives us the rights to free speech and fair trials. Every bit as basic as those two rights is the right to self-defense.  This large crowd is testament to the fact that people instinctively understand that a citizen has the right to defend himself, his family, and his possessions:

This man sees through Eric Holder's shenanigans:

The crowd was filled with unapologetic American patriots:
An organization called Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO) produced the sign below which reads "all in favor of 'gun control' raise your right hand":

The woman in the red jacket below lost her son.  He was 15 at the time and working in a gas station when robbers brutally killed him with a knife.  She was sure that if her son had had access to a gun then, he would be alive today.

About 20 people showed up for a counter rally:

One counter-protester held a sign that read "mothers are grieving everywhere."   He had no interest in talking to the actual grieving mother who spoke at the rally.

The legacy news media were out in force and, naturally, focused their attention on the few pro-gun-control protesters:
The newsman in the foreground above, shown interviewing a gun-control advocate, is from the local CBS News team at KPIX.  In contrast to the friendly treatment that the left received, Bay Area Patriots leader Sally Zelikovsky reported on her encounter with the same news team:
Had one cameraman from Channel 5 who was not interested in the answers to his questions and whenever I said what he didn't like he'd pull the mic away from me and start to leave.

Below is a woman holding a sign that reads "ban assault weapons":
When an attendee asked her what an assault weapon was, she said "you tell me."   Since she was the one who wanted to ban them, the attendee asked, shouldn't she know what they are?  She had no answer beyond stating that she supported President Obama's proposals, whatever they were.  In other words, she seemed to bring the JPFO sign to life.

The KSFO Morning Show hosts, Brian Sussman,  Melanie Morgan, and Katie Green were masters of ceremonies.  This rally had the support of many local tea party groups including the Bay Area Patriots and MyLiberty.

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