The US government is again open for business, which means the pro-gun nuts are free to rally at America's noted historical sites. They wasted no time in staging a "come and take it" rally at The Alamo, proudly waving their large, shiny phallic symbols for all to see.
"A punishing wind whipped through San Antonio Saturday morning, flattening the collars of the crowd gathering outside the Alamo. Small groups of men and women surrounded the Texas landmark, where roughly 200 Texans died in 1836 fighting the Mexican army, and which remains a symbol of Texas' struggle for independence. Most wore rifles or shotguns in slings across their backs. By 10am, several hundred had gathered.
"They had come for the 'Come And Take It' rally, a gun rights event called to emphasize the Second Amendment right to bear arms. Recent arrests by the San Antonio Police Department of three men who had publicly displayed their weapons at a Starbucks catalyzed the protest. Rally organizers classified the arrests as harassment.
"While a license is required in Texas to carry a concealed handgun, it is lawful to carry a long arm in public such as a rifle or a shotgun.
"Bob Leonard, 68, an Austin-based business owner, carried a 308 semi-automatic rifle. He said that he used it for 'target shooting, in self defense or to fight tyranny if I have to.' He added: 'We have a right to keep and bear arms. If they try to take it, we will fight them ... The Obama administration is hell bent on taking away our guns.'"
Fighting tyranny with a 308 semi-automatic. What defines tyranny? Has Godzilla been threatening his Austin-based business? Is he afraid of black bears, maybe? Or is it just the Black Man in the White House?
At least the Guns-n-Moses crew are a nice diversion from the recent anti-"Obamacare" Teabagger "morans" who have dominated our telescreens these last few weeks.
Film at 11 . . .