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Ark. gun activists to carry weapons through streets to defy ban on open carry

Gun rights activists will march through western Arkansas with their weapons on full display this weekend, a subtle act of defiance and show of solidarity against the state’s attorney general who said the open carry of handguns is illegal.

Arkansas Carry, a guns rights group, arranged the “open carry” invite-only processional for Saturday, the Associated Press reported. Activists will openly display their weapons as they march in Fort Smith.

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Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said the state’s new gun law, which went into effect Aug. 16, basically bans the open carry of weapons. Specifically, he argued, it prohibits an individual from going on a journey — defined as traveling “beyond the county in which the person lives” — and openly carrying a weapon, AP said

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This is outrageous! I live

This is outrageous! I live near Little Rock and this is the first I even heard of this! It was not on the news at ALL. I am stunned.

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McDaniels is just wrong on

McDaniels is just wrong on this issue. He must have the reading comprehension level of a first grader if he really thinks this bill is outlawing open carry beyond your county of residence. Thanks for the post, Bob-45.

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain
Real patriotism is a willingness to challenge the government when it's wrong. - Ron Paul

It went off without a hitch. No one arrested, no one shot.

I am proud to call the guys who put it together friends. The marchers picked a spot where the local prosecutor agreed with the law as written (which allows for open carry so long as there is no criminal intent). The corrupt Attorney General of our state issued an opinion twisting the plain language in an effort to deny the law says what it says.

The key is to start local, elect people to local office who see the law rightly. Start asserting our rights there, then when the unjust authorities in other locales try to oppress us, the evidence will show that this is an abusive practice not done in other places.

Localism is for people who can still sleep at night even though somebody they don't know in a city they have never been is doing things differently. ("Localism, A Philosophy of Government" on Amazon for Kindle or Barnes and Noble ebook websites)

is Adam still in jail?

thanks for this story!
forwarding to a friend.