Hundreds of armed people filled a Hudson park Saturday afternoon as part of an anti-tax and pro-second amendment rally.
"It's our right to carry guns and I think everyone needs to know," said a gun rally supporter.Openly carrying a firearm is legal in Wisconsin, in fact the only legal way to have a firearm there is to openly display it, but it is rare to see so many people doing so at once.
We've discussed this before when some folks made national news wearing guns to the Obama rallies in the summer. My opinion then was that they do more harm than good to the cause they represent. To most people who are not involved in the gun rights movement, they appear to be fanatics. That was exactly my impression watching the video of the Hudson Wisconsin rally.
What's your opinion? Do the folks depicted in this video seem like the kind you can trust to carry guns? They don't to me. They seem like people who are angry, some of whom could be volatile and dangerous. Why do the pro-gun folks not understand that the rest of us don't feel safe around people like this? Whether we're right or wrong, shouldn't our impressions count for something? Insisting on wearing guns, and in states where it's allowed to carry them concealed, to me seems like a form of bullying. In this video, for example, weren't the gun owners bullying the rest of the citizens?
What do you think? Please leave a comment.