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Sat Dec 20, 2014, 07:12 PM

They Booed Gabby Giffords at Olympia Gun Rally

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/14/1351739/-They-Booed-Gabby-Giffords

Yesterday there was a "I will not comply" rally in Olympia, Washington, to protest the passage, by voters, of Initiative 594, which expands background checks on the sales of guns between private owners. This riled up the state's gun-rights-supersede-everything-else crowd, and approximately 1,000 people showed up, mostly men, mostly white, and all of them toting weapons. They gathered at the Capitol to demonstrate that they thought this 594 initiative, approved by citizens in a popular vote, was just a gal-durned bridge too far.

I personally stayed far away from this rally, because it makes me nervous being around hundreds of angry gun slingers. But that's just me. I only read about this in our local papers, The Seattle Times, and The Olympian.

The worst thing about this rally, to me, was not this group's defiance of a law approved by the people, but that when Gabby Giffords was mentioned by a speech maker, she was booed. Gabby Giffords name was booed. A woman who was shot in the head and almost killed by a gun nut, she was booed on the very anniversary of the massacre of little kids at Newtown, Connecticut.

These people have no shame, no compassion, and apparently, no belief in following the Law of the Land, which should be sacrosanct in this country, as it's the only thing keeping us from devolving into chaos.
This is my first diary, ever, even though I've been on Dailykos a long time, and I'm a bit nervous. But hearing that our beloved Gabby Giffords was booed at a gun rally was just a bridge too far for me.

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Sat Dec 20, 2014, 07:20 PM

1. With that type of people, it doesn't surprise me at all.

 

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Sat Dec 20, 2014, 07:57 PM

3. "being around hundreds of angry gun slingers" - I've often thought about how great it would be

 

to drop a lit pack of Black Cat firecrackers into a crowd of those folks, let them develop just a bit of wisdom about why they might not want the person next to them carrying a gun.

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Sun Dec 21, 2014, 01:58 AM

4. remember when they told her and Malala Yousafzai they didn't know anything about

guns since they'd only been shot

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