Men with Assault Rifles Walk through Portland to ‘Educate’ Public

There’s a sheriff in Kentucky and another in Oregon who have gone on record to say that they will not enforce any new gun laws enacted by the federal government. How’s that for defiance and protecting Constitutional rights, huh?

I mean their stance would be admirable if the government intended to take away our guns, as many would have us believe. But, I suppose asking a sheriff to do the job to which he’s entrusted is a bit anti-American.

Speaking of which, check out what two freedom-loving acolytes of the Second Amendment did recently in Portland, Oregon as they attempted to “educate” folks on the town square about their freedoms and guns. After all, it’s all about keeping the kids safe, right?

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – Two men carrying assault rifles on their backs said they were simply exercising their Second Amendment right, but police said they scared plenty of people.

Calls started coming in to 911 dispatchers shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday. Callers said two men with guns strapped to their backs were walking through the area of Southeast Seventh Avenue and Spokane Street in Portland’s Sellwood neighborhood.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted both 22-year-old men. They were carrying rifles openly on their backs and were valid concealed handgun license holders in Oregon.

The men told officers they were hoping to educate the public about gun rights.

Officers explained that they were likely to continue generating 911 calls from alarmed people in the area, which would require a police response. Officers reported neither man seemed interested in those concerns.

“Exercising my rights with a rifle to try to decrease the demonizing of peacefully exercising your rights in public,” one of the men told Fox 12. He said his name is Warren, but did not want to provide a last name.

men-armed-with-assault-rifles-walk-through-portland-to-educate-public1Portland police identified the men as Warren Drouin and Steven Boyce.

Officers said carrying firearms openly is legal in Oregon and carrying a concealed gun is legal with a valid license. However, doing one or both may generate 911 calls and possibly tie up resources that are needed for a true emergency.

Warren said he hoped people would approach them and talk to them, instead of calling police.

“What they really should do is observe the person to determine if the person is aggressive,” he said of seeing someone with a gun in public. “We’re not doing anything threatening to anyone.” (source)

First of all, Portland, Oregon must be a very nice and safe place. I mean that was my first thought when I read the story above. Not that I expect every town in America to be like Memphis, Tennessee where I live. But, it’s kind of hard for me to imagine anyone walking down the street packing an assault weapon on his back to be met with hugs from the local police. Oh, that’s right: Those dudes were white. Yep, I sincerely doubt whether any of the five black people (other than the players for the Portland Trailblazers) who reside in Portland would’ve been exempt from receiving an anal probe like those two yahoos were.Come on, tell me I’m wrong about that one.

But hey, I suppose that’s one of the perks of not living in a truly “urban” community. If you ask me, these guys would have been better off spending their time at and having some real fun instead of scaring the general public only one month removed from the Sandy Hook shooting like they did. Good intentions you say?

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