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Fri Jan 24, 2014, 01:46 PM

Virginia State Legislature Bans American Flags on Sticks but Lets Guns In: Think Progress

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/01/24/3198821/state-capitols-guns-flags/
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NO....I did not make this up, it is at the above link....here is part of the article:

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By Rebecca Leber on January 24, 2014 at 10:24 am

What is the bigger risk inside a state capitol building: openly carrying an American flag or an assault rifle? In Virginia, visitors to the state legislature can not bring American flags and signs affixed to sticks, because capitol security considers sticks a public threat. Firearms, however, are allowed.

A group of gun violence prevention activists discovered this when they arrived on Monday to attend Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event. According to Virginia Capitol Police, the groups were informed beforehand of the restriction barring sticks at permitted rallies, because they can be used as weapons. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America’s Gena Reeder said they were aware of the rules, but “certainly not in our wildest imagination thought that could apply to the American flag.”

While the moms tore out the dowels of their flags, capitol grounds visitors with firearms were ushered through the entrance. That day, Virginia Citizens Defense League and other gun rights groups organized a “Guns Save Lives” day. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that about half of the crowd was armed, packing weapons that ranged from handguns to assault rifles.

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denverbill Jan 2014 #2
shenmue Jan 2014 #3
arcane1 Jan 2014 #4
Stuart G Jan 2014 #5

Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2014, 01:48 PM

1. Guns > American Flag

Gun nuts are the problem.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2014, 01:57 PM

2. Tie a flag to your assault rifle next time. That's MUCH less dangerous than a pole. n/t

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2014, 02:19 PM

3. Mind-boggling

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2014, 03:19 PM

4. If sticks can be used as weapons, then they are "arms"

 

Therefore this rule is unconstitutional

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 07:59 AM

5. Of course..that is it...

Sticks are weapons, therefore they are there to "serve and protect"

and any law against "sticks" is unconstitutional....need to send this off to the anti stick group...

thanks great idea..........

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