A call for another armed insurrection?


Most Americans are furious and disgusted after Senate Republicans Friday just after noon killed the proposed investigation of the January 6th insurrection, the bill already passed with a strong, bipartisan majority in the House, to establish a commission to investigate the lawless attack on the U.S. Capitol building, a violent and deadly insurrection incited by then-President Donald Trump. The vote was 54-35, with nine Republicans and two Democrats not showing up to vote. Six Republicans joined Democrats to vote in favor of the commission, but with the 60-vote filibuster threshold, the legislation failed. Thanks to Mitch Mcconnell who continues to try and protect his standing with Trump.  
If that wasn’t bad enough you’ve got alleged pervert Florida man republican Representative Matt Gaetz, who voted to overturn the election. Now the disgusting Florida man is openly talking about armed insurrection as he reportedly faces a federal investigation over child sex trafficking. “For all the fake news media, the Second Amendment is not about — it’s not about hunting, it’s not about recreation, it’s not about sports,” Gaetz said at an “America First” rally in Georgia. “The Second Amendment is about maintaining within the citizenry the ability to maintain an armed rebellion against the government if that becomes necessary,” Gaetz said. “….it sure is important to recognize the founding principles of this nation and make sure that they are fully understood.” In the same speech, he said there was an “obligation” to use the Second Amendment.
A clear call to arms for the unhinged rightwing

Republicans want guns in schools but not at their National Convention

gun rally

In response to an epidemic of gun violence in America, Republicans reject any effort to control gun use. The solution, instead, is more guns.

“The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” the expression goes. It’s available as a t-shirt from the NRA.

nra t shirt

One idea that is subject to particular derision is the idea of “gun-free zones.” Instead of creating safe spaces, Republicans argue, gun-free zones just create attractive targets for criminals.

Here is Donald Trump deriding the idea at a rally earlier this month:

So it might come as some surprise that this year’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland will completely bans guns. The event will be held at the Quicken Loans Arena where “firearms and other weapons of any kind are strictly forbidden.” (Guns were banned at the 2012 Republican National Convention as well.)

At lot of people are trying to change that. More than 29,000 people have signed a petition demanding Republicans “allow open carry of firearms” during the convention.

Uphold your Constitutional Second Amendment right at the Republican National Convention

A petition at Change.Org is CALLING TODAY FOR THE FOLLOWING FIVE POINTS OF ACTION:

  1. Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland: A suspension of their policy preventing the open carry of firearms on the premises of the arena from July 18-21, 2016 to coincide with the Republican National Convention.
  2. National Rifle Association: An immediate condemnation of the egregious affront to the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution constituted by the “gun-free zone” loophole to the state law.
  3. Ohio Governor John Kasich: A concerted effort to use his executive authority to override the “gun-free zone” loophole being exploited by the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
  4. Reince Priebus and the Republican National Committee: An explanation of how a venue so unfriendly to Second Amendment rights was chosen for the Republican Convention. Further, we demand a contingency plan to relocate the convention to another location should the Quicken Loans Arena refuse to honor the constitutional rights of the RNC guests to open carry firearms during the convention.
  5. Republican candidates for President: You have been brave in raising awareness about the immense dangers posed by “gun-free zones.” In order to ensure the safety of your supporters, delegates and all attendees at the convention in July, you must call upon the RNC to rectify this affront to our Second Amendment freedoms and insist upon a suspension of the Quicken Loans Arena’s unconstitutional “gun-free zone” loophole. Every American is endowed with a God-given Constitutional right to carry a gun wherever and whenever they please.

 

Positions of the remaining Republican candidates for President:

trump and rifle

Donald Trump said “I will get rid of gun-free zones on schools—you have—and on military bases on my first day. It gets signed my first day…you know what a gun-free zone is to a sicko? That’s bait.” (Jan. 8. 2016)

ted cruz and gun

Ted Cruz has accurately pointed out “shooting after shooting after shooting happens in so called gun-free zones.” He continued, “look, if you’re a lunatic ain’t nothing better then having a bunch of targets you know that are going to be unarmed.” (Dec. 4, 2015)

John Kasich and guns

And Ohio Governor John Kasich has been a leader in this movement to eliminate deadly “gun-free zones” starting with his brave decision to fight the Democrats and end “gun-free zones” at National Guard facilities in Ohio. (Dec. 18, 2015)

Petition here:

https://www.change.org/p/quicken-loans-arena-allow-open-carry-of-firearms-at-the-quicken-loans-arena-during-the-rnc-convention-in-july-2?source_location=search_index&algorithm=promoted&grid_position=4