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Excerpts with commentary:
“Dozens of “open carriers” like Eldridge are expected next month at the Restore the Constitution Rally at the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park to make people more aware of such gun laws.
Minding the adage of “use it or lose it,” participants at the Aug. 14 event will display their loaded pistols and unloaded rifles to exercise their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.”
Notice how the rally’s title, “Restore the Constitution,” forces the message forward and gets featured prominently in the first part of the article. There’s very little room to mischaracterize the movement when it’s all in the title.
And the first person to speak to the local mainstream media about the event is a grass roots organizer (and 4-19 rally participant):
‘Read the Constitution’
Randy Dye, a co-organizer of the rally and author of the conservative blog “Randy’s Right,” said he has owned guns nearly all his 58 years. He has openly carried for three years.
Dye, a retired trauma nurse living in Pittsboro, advocates for gun rights and opposes what he considers the federal government’s encroachment of state and individual rights, citing the bank bailout and health care reform as recent examples. The rally’s purpose is to remind people of their right to have guns for self-defense and “to preserve individual freedom.”
The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision last week that the right to bear arms cannot be violated by state and local governments was “excellent,” Dye said.
“My whole thought is it shows how easily we can lose our constitutional rights,” he said. “That should have never made it to the Supreme Court. The Second Amendment said that right shall never be infringed on……
…….The Constitution was specifically written to protect us from the government,” he said. “They foresaw a lot of what’s going on today.”
The first of many stories on the 8-14 RTC rallies, to be sure. This will get more interesting, trust me, as media outlets come to find out that serious candidates for US Congress will actually be speaking at these events.