Today is the day we celebrate the birth and life of civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.
Today is also the day that various anti-gun groups will gather in Newtown to protest your right to self-defense.
Oh, the irony of people rallying to limit the constitutional rights of those they dislike on the very day that we celebrate a man who gave his life fighting for all Americans to be guaranteed those same constitutional rights.
According to a letter recently published in The Newtown Bee, the antigun crowd is planning another protest for Monday, January 18th, in front of the headquarters for the National Shooting Sports Foundation. In part it appears they are protesting the NSSF’s Project ChildSafe. For the life of me I can’t figure out why people who claim they aren’t actually anti-gun but just pro gun safety would oppose an actual, effective gun safety program is beyond me.
I would think if they really wanted to stop the violence and promote gun safety they should protest in front of a drug gang’s headquarters or in a high crime neighborhood. I can only guess it’s because we’re safe and law-abiding gun owners and the NSSF is located in a nice suburban neighborhood, and drug dealers are scary criminals and hang out in the bad part of the big city?
Whatever their reasons, they say they are speaking for all of us. We need you to show up and show them that’s not the case. Connecticut has a large number of legal gun owners. We’ll be meeting in front of the NSSF headquarters at 3:30pm, located right off rt 25 at 11 Mile Hill Rd, Newtown. Parking is tough, but you can park behind the Reed School, by the soccer and baseball fields on Old Farm Rd (see map below). DO NOT PARK on Tinkerfield Rd. Any crossing of Mile Hill Rd. is prohibited, except up by Reed School where you park. Remember you are technically parking on school grounds.
Bring Pro2A signs.
Bring American flags.
Bring a sign thanking the NSSF for what they do.
BE RESPECTFUL AND POLITE! Don’t let someone goad you into an argument or fight. Remember the media will be there.
What: Counter-protest in support of the NSSF When: Monday, January 18, 2016 at 3:30pm Where: NSSF Headquarters, 11 Mile Hill Rd, Newtown, CT 06470