Photos: “Day of Resistance” rally against gun control

A crowd of more than 150 people gathered near the Vance Monument Saturday to voice opposition to pending gun control legislation. Some of the protesters were openly armed. Organized via Facebook, the “Day of Resistance” rally drew gun advocates who feel that “the Constitution is being trampled.” Speeches by local conservative pundits Dr. Dan Eichenbaum and Dr. Carl Mumpower stressed gun ownership as a civil liberty in the face of an overbearing federal government.

Asheville police maintained a visible presence, but, according to officers on scene, the carrying of weapons by the protesters was not illegal. 


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8 thoughts on “Photos: “Day of Resistance” rally against gun control

  1. Johnny

    So to all you folks out there in favor of gun rights, and loving signs that say “shall not be infringed” and such, may I ask you a couple of questions?

    (1) If the government can’t infringe on gun ownership, should free people be able to sell guns to anyone?

    (2) Should free people be able to sell guns of any sort at a convenience store, for example? What if the convenience store is next to a playground or a school, is that still ok? What if the guns are loaded and ready to fire, isn’t that still ok because we are a free people, right?

    (3) Since you’re so committed to the U.S. Constitution, are there other parts of it you’re willing to speak up about as vigorously? Such as the equal protection clause in the 14th Amendment and civil rights cases? Do you believe in real and full equal protection under the law for all people? Including gay people, for example? If not, and speaking of “liberty and justice for all”, what part of it that would be so abhorrent to you — the Liberty part, the Justice part, or the for ALL part?


    Your friend Johnny
    (a gun owner)

    • Lamont Cranston

      Oh Johnny……

      Tsk, tsk, tsk…

      You ask so much of those who have no clue they are just another puppet tool of the Koch Brothers and Big tobacco theater stupidly shilling for those poor 1% who have it so hard in this country… I’ll add one more thing that they should be protesting: Our state’s 9.2% unemployment rate along with the Tea Bag/Republican government we have in Raleigh and their “solutions for fixing that…None at all.

      Nah…It’s better to sleep broke and hungry but have a semi by your side to defend….

      What were they all defending against again???


      (Another gun owner, as well)

    • todd

      The God given right to self defense is more powerful than any law or document created by man. Molon Labe

  2. mat catastrophe

    “The God given right to self defense is more powerful than any law or document created by man. Molon Labe”

    Derpity derpa doo

  3. boatrocker

    Molon Labe-

    Wasn’t that King Leonidas’ (of Sparta) battle cry during the Battle of Thermopylae? Weren’t the Spartans dealt a good old fashioned arse-whupping by the Persians after saying that?

    As Dennis Miller once said when taunting the NRA’s “From my cold dead hands” mentality:

    “OK, from your cold dead hands it is then!”.

    That same empty bravado reminds me of a joke told during Reconstruction-

    “Did you hear about the gun sale down in the town square?
    Confederate muskets sold for dirt cheap, only fired once and then dropped.”

    2 words: “well regulated”- it’s in the Constitution. See 2nd Amendment.

  4. Dionysis

    It’s great that Asheville has its priorities straight; breasts that nurture life are obscene and must be barred “for the children”, yet yahoos who feel the need to strut around with guns, designed only to do one thing, which is to take life, are welcomed.

  5. D. Dial

    The statistics of gun ownership show that a gun is 30 times more likely to be used on a friend or family member than it is on an intruder.

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