Last week nearly a dozen armed, pro-gun extremists converged on a library in Covington, KY to menace a group of women from the Kentucky and Cincinatti, OH chapters of Moms Demand Action Against Gun Violence, as they held a planning meeting.
Wait a minute … Who the heck brings guns into a library? Is that even legal? Unfortunately, it is. A post to the Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Facebook page explains, the pro-gun extremists in the state of Kentucky’s legislature passed a law in 2013 that made it legal to bring guns into city-owned spaces, including parks, zoos, libraries, and City Hall.
How Would You Like It If These Armed, Pro-Gun Extremists Crashed Your Meeting?
Now, in case you’re looking at the photos from the above Facebook post and thinking “that doesn’t look so bad,” consider this: How would you feel if you attended a small gathering at your public library and a bunch of armed, pro-gun extremists wandered in. You’d likely feel menaced, nervous, bullied, intimidated, annoyed, or ticked off. I doubt you’d feel safe. Especially since earlier this week, a McDonalds in Lexington shut down for two days in the wake of two shooting incidents (one fatal); and a recent emergency meeting on gun violence at a school in Plainfield, IN erupted into chaos after a man saw fit to loudly inform the crowd that he was packing heat.
Furthermore, these fun-loving gun fetishists planned the whole thing out, on an online forum for pro-gun extremists. After chatting about logistics, like the location of the meeting and whether they could legally carry guns there, they began organizing.
Oh, and what about these armed, pro-gun extremists’ right to free speech? Well, it’s one thing to show up at a meeting to protest when you disagree with the agenda. It’s another thing for a bunch of guys openly carrying firearms to crash a meeting in an attempt to bully and intimidate people into dropping their agenda altogether.
This isn’t the first time armed, pro-gun extremists have crashed a Moms Demand Action event. In December, a few open carry “activists” bearing AR-15s and handguns trailed a march in Louisville to commemorate the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre and call for an end to gun violence in America.