Guns Across America … Nashville, TN Edition … Second Amendment and Gun Appreciation Day, January 19, 2013
GUNS ACROSS AMERICA … NASHVILLE, TN
Today at the state capital in Nashville, TN close to 1,000 people have gathered on the Legislative Plaza across from the Capitol building in to show their support for 2nd Amendment US Constitution gun rights. The “Guns Across America” rallies were being held in state capitols across the United States as gun advocates and supporters of the 2nd Amendment used their First Amendment rights to voice their outrage over President Barack Obama’s imperial actions by passing 23 executive orders pertaining to gun control. From Albany, New York to Austin,TX and from Madison, WI to Little Rock, AR, gun supporters made their voices heard that the answer to gun violence was not to take away an individuals right to bear arms and protect themselves. Many supporters in the crowd carried signs in support of their Constitutional rights to bear arms and waived United States and “Don’t Tread on Me” flags.
The speakers today in Nashville, TN spoke as one stating that the answer to gun violence was not to blame the guns, but blame the criminals who committed the crimes. How are free, law abiding Americans supposed to protect themselves if guns are taken away from them? Forget the fact that it is our God given right to bear arms.
One of the speakers today was Republican State Rep. Joe Carr of Lascassas who told the roaring 2nd Amendment crowd that “any assault on the Second Amendment is an attack on any amendment.” He also discussed his legislation that would make it a crime for … Carr has introduced a bill, H.B. 0042, that would slap federal officials with a misdemeanor charge for enforcing the new proposals.
This bill prohibits any public employee, public official, or firearms dealer from enforcing or attempting to enforce any federal law, statute, rule, regulation, or executive order implemented or executed on or after January 1, 2013, within the borders of Tennessee if the law, statute, rule, regulation, or executive order attempts to:
(1) Ban or restrict ownership of a semi automatic firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition; or (2) Require any firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition to be registered in any manner.
Under this bill, any federal agent or employee enforces or attempts to enforce any federal law, statute, rule, regulation, or executive order as described in (1) and (2) upon a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is owned or manufactured commercially or privately in this state and that remains exclusively within the borders of this state will be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to 11 months and 29 days incarceration and a fine of up to $2,500.
This bill requires the attorney general to defend a citizen of Tennessee who is prosecuted by the federal government for a violation of federal law, statute, rule, regulation, or executive order as described in (1) and (2).
Second Amendment supporters rally in front of the Tennessee Capitol building
We have previously posted about other leaders who have come for their citizens guns, Hitler, Stalin and Mao
One of my favorites from the pro-Second Amendment rally … “Celebrate Diversity”
Pro-gun activists celebrating their first Amendment rights in protecting their Second
UPDATE I: From the Daily Mail, Thousands of armed protestors gather at state capitols in pro-assault rifle rallies across the country.
Thousands of gun advocates gathered peacefully Saturday at state capitals around the U.S. to rally against stricter limits on firearms, with demonstrators carrying rifles and pistols in some places while those elsewhere settled for waving hand-scrawled signs or screaming themselves hoarse.
The size of crowds at each location varied – from dozens of people in South Dakota to 2,000 in New York. Large crowds also turned out in Connecticut, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Washington state.
Some demonstrators in Olympia, Wash., Phoenix, Salem, Ore., and Salt Lake City came with holstered handguns or rifles on their backs. At the Kentucky Capitol in Frankfort, attendees gave a special round of applause for ‘the ladies that are packin’.