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One nutcase. That’s all it would take to turn a Georgia open carry rally into a top of the hour news story. In case you didn’t know, the headline wouldn’t be “Gun-Wielding Psychopath Ruins Otherwise Peaceful Gun Rights Rally.” Does that mean that open carry groups shouldn’t meet up? Far be it for me to suggest that any American should curtail their First or Second Amendment rights for fear of giving their antagonists aid and comfort. (Personally, I never Koran from a fight.) But the fact that the press release for tomorrow’s “Restore the Constitution” get-together [after the jump] devotes more than 3/4 of its message to disclaimers and warnings ought to tell you something about the risk – reward ratio. And this is their choice of pic. Make of that what you will. And, as always, pray for peace.

September 17 is Constitution day. Rally will be held on the McDonough Square perimeter.

Please bring hand made Restore the Constitution signs for display. Be prepared to answer passersby questions regarding our cause, which simply put is, Washington had overstepped it’s bounds, violated the constitution and we’re here to see it restored and respected!

Participants and attendees are expected to know and abide by all applicable state and federal firearms laws.

None of the information provided below is legal advice, and no attorney-client relationship is created by reading or relying upon this information. If you have questions, then you are expected to know the applicable state and federal firearms laws before attending the event.

Anyone prohibited from possessing a firearm by state or federal law may not possess a firearm at this event.

Participants and attendees may not bring any firearm prohibited by state or federal law.

  1. Should you choose to carry one, ALL rifles and shotguns carried by participants at this event are to be unloaded (chamber empty, chamber flag inserted, no magazine inserted, no ammo inside the rifle or shotgun, no ammo touching the rifle or shotgun whatsoever) and slung to the rear or to the side, away from the hands.
  2. While we do ask that your rifles and shotguns be unloaded, you are perfectly welcome to carry ammunition and loaded magazines on your person if you so choose, so long as no magazines are actually inserted into rifles and so long as you are not prohibited from owning a firearm.
  3. Open carry of a loaded pistol is encouraged by those in possession of a valid Georgia Firearms License.

Participants and attendees are required to keep all pistols holstered. Participants and attendees are required to keep all rifles/shotguns slung over their shoulder, unloaded, with the safety on, and with no magazine inserted. Do not engage in any horseplay, demonstration of firing positions, or exchange of or other handling of firearms at this event.

Do not transport a loaded rifle or shotgun on your person, in any vehicle on any public street, road, or highway during this event.

Participants and attendees are not to consume, possess, or be under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances at this event.

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  1. Interesting. Starts off with a lot of "expecting" and "asking" but then concludes with some "requiring" and "prohibiting."

    So who exactly is it that will be doing the "requiring" and "prohibiting?" This is a public gathering in a public place is it not? So if I show up with a mag in my AR, who's to say I can't?


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