Especially when there are credible eye-witnesses who prove that you’re lying. You see, when you accuse pro-gun advocates of “bullying” but don’t have any kind of proof, you sound like you’re crying in your cheerios because no one is hopping on your bandwagon of gun control.
When supporters of the event attempted to “lie down” for three minutes, the time it takes to undergo a background check in Virginia, armed members of the NRA, the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) and Students for Concealed Carry on Campus descended on the vigil, heckled the speakers, including those who had been shot at Virginia Tech, and tried to block participants. These armed bullies conducted a shameful display of insensitivity and intimidation.
See, now those are some serious inflammatory statements there; because you’re accusing pro-gun advocates of threatening you under the force of arms for protesting. I guess it’s too bad that you’re a lying sack of crap.
As I approached the protest, I was taken aback by the image of all those white VCDL signs blanketing the protest, drowning out the antis’ messages.
And the antis got mad. They tried to get us kick out, but the police told them that their protest was a spectacle, which draws spectators. He pointed out that we weren’t doing anything but standing and observing, all of which is protected by the First Amendment.
The antis, fuming, walked away from the police officer to pout somewhere else.
We had one member assalted by an anti who shoved him out of the way, saying, “This is OUR protest!”
Nice people, aren’t they?
Or perhaps this from Curt, who actually was in attendance.
There were a couple of shouts from the pro-gun side during the speaking, but other than those isolated incidents, the pro-gun people were very considerate and quiet.
All of those guns around amongst all of those people who disagree on the issues so fundamentally (and, in the case of the anti-gunners, so rudely and with barely concealed anger), and NOT ONE PERSON was shot. NOT ONE FIREARM was brandished. The Anti-gunners were perfectly safe even when outnumbered by armed individuals by a factor of two or three to one.
Essentially, I’m calling you a liar, Ben Fordney. I think that your accusations of “intimidation” and threats from the pro-gun folks in attendance at the rally are nothing more than grandstanding, and represent a desperate plea for people to pay attention to what was ultimately a failed protest by your group. And to compensate for that failure, you have to make up accusations about law-abiding citizens. It’d be funny if it wasn’t so pathetic.