Friday, October 28, 2011

An Implicit Repudiation by Occupy Atlanta of the AK47 Protester

The decision has been made, later than this video, to relocate the Occupy Atlanta protest to the federally owned and operated MLK site. I can't think of a better repudiation of carrying firearms to protest than this, with the late Reverend Martin Luther King being one ofthe foremost representatives of non-violent protest and civil disobedience in direct contrast to protest or resistance with any weapons.


  1. My apologies; this comment was lost, so I am reposting it here:

    With the lifting.... has left a new comment on your post "An Implicit Repudiation by Occupy Atlanta of the...":

    ....of the firearms in national parks law, that Obama passed, (PBuH) they will not be able to prevent OC from showing their support......

    With the lifting, they may be quite able to prevent OC from showing their support; they do not appear to be congregating for the most part in national parks. And while OC may be legal in parks and other federal sites, the movement can still separate themselves from that open carry, particularly as it has been specifically used by the authorities for acting to restrict the 1st amendment rights of the protesters.

    I am skeptical of why someone would force their 2nd amendment rights on people who don't want that kind of support, particularly when it causes a battle over their 1st Amendment rights that they don't want to have.

  2. if a USNPS Park......