On Thursday, September 10th, the Moms Demand Action organization, held a rally in Phoenix. A little over 20 people showed up. At least three people present were Second Amendment supporters.
One of the leaders initially asked us “respectfully, to please go across the street and demonstrate there”. I noted that this appeared to be a public street and that we were there to support their overall message of reducing violent crime. We would remain where we were and continue to peacefully exercise our 1st amendment rights. She then gathered together the MDA folks and urged them not to interact with us.
In addition to my presence, there were two other pro-gun people with very informative larger signs who stayed within the group the whole time. As you will see in the pics, their sign were larger and readable from the street. The little red and white sign simply said, "Whatever it takes". The effect to cars passing by was what appeared to be a pro-gun rally. A couple of pick-up trucks with Marine logo came by and honked their horn, obviously responding to the large pro-gun signs. The ladies were so thrilled, and took the horns to mean they were being acknowledge for their wonderful message. The Moms Demand Action sign didn't refer to what the message was, so it simply looked like they were supporting the two male pro-gun sign holders. Beautiful, really.
I could see the even was winding down after about 30 minutes and left just before noon. All-in-all, a very nice pro-gun rally of two with several ladies in the background supporting us saying, "Whatever it takes!"
While the rally took place outside Flake's Phoenix office, the senator was in a Washington D.C. meeting with gun-control advocates from Arizona for #WhateverItTakes Day of Action, said Jason Samuels, the communications director for Flake.
Link to Gun Watch