Well, it’s been talked about, hashed over, and rehashed over, in the local media for days now. The Bux-Mont Peace Coalition finally had its rally on Mother’s Day, at Williamson Park in Morrisville. Here are some photos and some videos:
I’m particularly proud of catching Rendell’s bodyguard’s poorly concealed sidearm. Good enough for the former Governor, but not good enough for your family? And at a peace rally too? Tsk tsk. I did manage to get some video, despite the pouring rain. First, the invasion of Pennsylvania by the gun control crowd:
If you’re going to invade my state, you need more cowbell! And also a brief video of the mixed rally/counter-rally in Williamson Park. I could only film for a little bit because my iPhone we getting soaked in the rain. I had just missed Rendell’s rather short speech.
The gun control people outnumbered us, but not by a whole lot, especially once the rain started. That’s dedication for you. I’d estimate we had about 100 people, and they had maybe 200. They seem to have lost a lot of the marchers between the bridge and the park. It’s always hard to tell because a crowd marching will always look bigger than when you compress it. Despite all the folks walking around with openly carried and concealed firearms at a peace protest, somehow it managed to remain peaceful. Hardly a surprise to me, but as one women who spoke to the rally said “She was kind of scared, but not too scared to speak out.” She really had nothing to be fearful of.