Gun Control Rally Quickly Turns into Pro-Gun Rally

It must be embarrassing when you plan a rally, and the only people that really end up showing up are your opposition. That’s what happened when Blanche Luczyk and about six other members of Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns hosted a rally in Ohio in support of background checks for gun purchasers:

 “‘As a gun owner, I’m a responsible person and I think it’s responsible to ask to have all gun owners have a background check,’ said Luczyk.  ‘It’s just common sense.  Any responsible person who is willing to take the ownership of a gun should be willing to have that background check.'”

But these seven gun control activists were slightly outnumbered by gun-toting 2nd Amendment supporters. There were about 50 gun rights people there to counteract Luczyk’s gun control rally cries. It wasn’t long before Buckeye Firearms Foundation and NRA members took over the rally:

“‘There’s no reason for Mayors Against Illegal Guns to be in Ohio,’ said Linda Walker of the Buckeye Firearms Foundation.  ‘Ohioans stand up for our constitutional rights and that’s the way it’s going to be.’ After Luczyk addressed the crowd to some jeers and boos, Walker, with the crowd on her side, replaced her as a speaker. ‘People are fired up, people are concerned,’ said Walker.  ‘It’s overwhelming this many people show up on a Friday afternoon because our constitutional rights are that important.’”

There might be polls that suggest that a majority of people are in favor of background checks or certain gun control measures. But the people that want gun control don’t believe in anything that’s worth it to them to fight for. Those that are in favor of defending Constitutional rights are willing to fight for them and die if necessary. What really counts is not the majority, but rather as Samuel Adams described, the “irate, tireless minority.”