Fail because he failed to assert it is his right. Fail because nobody helped him fight for his right. He has a right to carry a long-rifle to this rally, read the constitution.
The folks at this rally must not be too serious about their gun rights. You can't claim to defend your own gun rights without defending someone else's gun rights as well.
Nashville needs more liberty educated folks.
"It is unlawful to carry a loaded rifle in public places with the intent to go armed". Who in the world wrote that law? It should be a crime to use a loaded rifle to commit a crime. Never should it be a crime to peacefully carry a loaded rifle. No victim- No crime. I'd work to get that law repealed immediately.
The founders would be ashamed at us for what we are putting up with.