Nearly 400 gun safety advocates plan to rally at Riverfront Park on Saturday while the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting is underway.
The rally is organized by Everytown for Gun Safety, a Washington, D.C.-based gun violence prevention organization, and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a grassroots organization that emerged after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
via Gun control rally planned during NRA meeting.
Already lowering their expectations? That is nice to know. Maybe they know exactly how many people are they going to gate from the number of buses they had to rent. But bet your butt they will get 200% more coverage than 70K NRA attendees.
Riverfront Park and most every park in Nashville is a GUN FREE ZONE. That being said, I wouldn’t put past those bastards that is why they are doing the soiree there, to see if they catch somebody from out of town carrying and make more advertising hay out of it. From the map, the west side of the road is safe to watch from, but don’t take my word for it.
Be mindful where you carry…..and send me pictures.
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If (t)watts and company have armed body guards like they did in Indy, maybe a nice call to 911 would be in order. Hilarity will ensue.
Cop: You are carrying a gun in a gun free zone
BG: we’re licensed, We’re protecting these people
Cop: I don’t care who you are, you are in violation of Tennessee law
BG: but we’re working, we’re special.
Cop: Keep your hands where I can see them or I’ll shoot you. You are under arrest.
BG: You don’t understand, we’re working.
Cop: No, you don’t understand, you are under arrest and the second I don’t see both of your hands, a trip to jail will be the least of your worries.
(t)watts supporter: But officer, they are just keeping us safe from those evil NRA people
Cop (showing NRA life member card: Would you like to go for a ride too? It can be arranged. You Yankee assholes think you can come down here and treat us like the dumb hicks you think we are. You friends here are breaking the law and if you don’t want the cell next to them, you’ll shut up and go back to your silly little protest.
Unfortunately Bloomberg’s private army is made up of NYPD officers, which I suspect have an exemption.
My knowledge of Nashville geography is limited to what I was able to Google, but isn’t Riverfront Park something like two miles away from the convention center that the NRA annual meeting is actually at?
These guys always seem to hold their protests miles away from whatever event their protesting… Probably so the two dozen folks they get to turn up don’t have to share the frame with the ten thousand NRA members queuing up across the street.
If armed bodyguards are legal there (and I don’t know the laws and requirements), could you not have 2 buddies each be the others armed security?
Officer: You’re under arrest for carrying a firearm in the waterfront park.
Bob: Sir, I paid Dave here $1 to act as my personal armed bodyguard.
Dave: … and I paid Bob here $1 to act as my bodyguard, same as the MDA’s paid bodyguards.
Officer: Ok, cool. Have a nice day.
I’m sure there are licensing requirements so that a person is “officially” recognized as a bodyguard, but if you could legally pull this off…
Question: How fast could a person get an “official” armed bodyguard license (time and cost)?
Or… maybe hire 2 sets of armed bodyguards (different companies) to guard each other, several groups of 2, and put them on roving patrols of the waterfront park.
Just some random morning thoughts, pre-coffee.
I think the operative difference is that the Bloomberg mercs have tin shields in their wallets.
“If you have a Handgun Carry Permit, carry in State and local parks is legal by default. The final bill includes language stating that someone with a handgun permit may not be within the “immediate vicinity” of a school-sponsored park event, though it does not provide a clear definition of “immediate vicinity.” per 39-17-1311 during the activity. See TN AG Opinion Numbers 09-129 and 09-160.” T.C.A. § 39-17-1311, HB0995
“Open carry of loaded handguns is permitted for those who have been issued a license to carry. Long guns may only be carried unloaded.” T.C.A. § 39-17-1307
T.C.A. § 39-17-1308
IANAL, but it looks like carry, open or concealed, with a license. Long guns must be unloaded carry.
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