Note: I have taken down the video after some respectable individuals dressed in military gear contacted me to let me know that one of my sources was a bit off and that at least some of the individuals in the first part of the video were there in support of the rally. I have taken down the video out of respect for these men who support the Second Amendment as I do. The topic of the piece at large is still valid, as there was an exceptional presence of police (both plain clothes and in uniform), Homeland Security, K-9 units, and others.
The right to bear arms shall not be infringed… just harrassed. Law abiding citizen gun owners who now dare to exercise their legal rights are being treated like radical terrorists for following the law.
As you may be aware I recently went to cover the March Against Monsanto protest in Philadelphia, which is an excellent grassroots movement against Monsanto (a downright vile corporation and the largest producer of genetically modified seeds), and I was surprised to see a peaceful gun rally across the street in downtown Philadelphia.
But I was even more surprised to see the army of police, military, K-9 squads, and plain clothes officers that were surrounding the gun rally as the 1,000+ attendee March Against Monsanto protests moved through the busiest street in the city. I actually support both rallies, and was upset to see that there was not a huge spillover between the two due to the phony left vs. right rhetoric that stops either side from accomplishing much, but I was truly amazed when I walked over to see the different ways in which the protesters were being treated.
Even though the March Against Monsanto protest easily exceeded 1,000 activists, the gun rally was targeted as priority — even with only around 50 or so individuals still attending at the time of my filming. We even had Homeland Security actively patrolling the area.
But why? In reality, 50 law abiding citizens with licenses/permits to carry a legal handgun will make any place safe! If there were a true criminal who came in and attempted to hurt innocents during this protest, they would immediately be met with lethal resistance. We know that, on average, around 40% of criminals report not even committing crimes due to the very fear of a firearm.
So what’s up, why are gun owners treated like terrorists? It’s exactly the same as the now-admitted IRS attack on Constitution-based groups and those who identified themselves as ‘conservatives’. There is a very real attack on the Second Amendment and those who utilize and support it. And those who dare to legally carry their own weapons are demonized under this system. Are these officers bad people? No, they are likely just following politically charged orders as former Obama Secret Service agent Dan Bongino told me after the rally. But at the higher levels, there is an attack on the Second Amendment and the Constitution at large that goes far beyond event security.