Make no mistake: the desire to disarm American citizens “for their own good” knows no geographical boundaries. To wit: “In response to the [Mississippi’s] new open-carry gun law, which is being challenged in the court system, the Meridian City Council unanimously passed a weapons ban on Tuesday,” meridianstar.com reports. “The ordinance prohibits openly carried weapons in City Hall, the Meridian Law Enforcement Center, all fire stations, all municipal offices, city parks, and playgrounds. It makes exceptions for public roads, streets and sidewalks.” Police Chief James Lee: “We need to be able to protect the people of this city and in doing so, we need to rely on our city council for wise judgment and leadership in the right direction.” Funny stuff from a City whose motto is “A better longitude on life.” Meanwhile, in Ridgeland . . .
No peace, no justice.
And, no guns wanted from a factory planning to manufacture assault weapons in Ridgeland.
That was the message shouted by more than 20 people who marched at midday today in downtown Jackson. Led by Hinds County District 5 Supervisor Kenny Stokes, they purposely walked up and down the sidewalk in front of the Governor’s Mansion, then the state Capitol, to make their views heard loud and clear.
More than 20 people marching on the capitol? Where’s the SWAT team? Regardless, this little demo couldn’t have pleased TALON Ordnance—or the politicians who arranged the tax incentives enabling the fledgling manufacturer to begin assembling modern sporting rifles. But it was a great cropped photo op for the anti-gun guys who never met a bloody shirt they didn’t want to wave.
Making a special trip to appear at the rally was the Rev. Charles Williams II, national organizer for the National Action Network. A number of network volunteers also attended, wearing their organization’s Detroit chapter T-shirt.
“We’re here because we believe no violence is good violence. We want to support those advocating against gun manufacturing,” Williams said. “We need guns out, jobs in.
“Why is it that we need war weapons in our local community?” he asked. “We’re calling on the governor to prevent this.”
Wait. They don’t want people to make guns? At all. Ever? I thought anti-gunners supported the Second Amendment but not for criminals, terrorists, mentally ill people, dentists, lawyers, Mexican gardeners, etc. But no guns at all? Who knew?