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Photo of the Day: Protesting at NRA

Reston-Herndon Committee Against Gun Violence gathers to ask National Rifle Association for sensible gun laws.

Reston residents who recently formed the Reston-Herndon Committee Against Gun Violence, picketed at National Rifle Association headquarters in Fairfax on Friday.

The group was recently formed in response to the December school shooting in Newtown, Ct.

Read more about the group here.

Read co-founder Sally Singer Brodsky's blog on gun laws and the Newtown shootings hitting home for her here.

 

 

John Doe February 05, 2013 at 05:00 PM
"The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to permit the conquered Eastern peoples to have arms. History teaches that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by doing so. Indeed I would go so far as to say that the underdog is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty. So let's not have any native militia or police. German troops alone will bear the sole responsibility for the maintenance of law and order." - Adolf Hitler, April 11, 1942, quoted in Hitlers Tischegesprache Im Fuhrerhauptquartier 1941-1942. [Translation: Hitler's Table-Talk at the Fuhrer's Headquarters 1941-1942], Dr. Henry Picker, ed. (Athenaum-Verlag, Bonn, 1951)
John Doe February 05, 2013 at 05:06 PM
Here is another quote from this tyrant: "This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!" Adolf Hitler 1935 Wake up Reston! Taking the ability for law abiding citizens to protect themselves is immoral and just plain silly. If you don't want to protect yourself, then don't own a weapon and leave the rest of us alone! Be well either way!
John Doe February 05, 2013 at 05:07 PM
"correction" Here is another quote from this tyrant: "This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!" Adolf Hitler 1935 Wake up Reston! Taking away the ability for law abiding citizens to protect themselves is immoral and just plain silly. If you don't want to protect yourself, then don't own a weapon and leave the rest of us alone! Be well either way!
Java Master February 05, 2013 at 06:43 PM
This is not Nazi Germany and there are no "conquered peoples" here. Get over it already. We are nation of laws and not men . Take the supreme court's decision in the Heller case under advisement and recognize the opportunity for reasonable regulation of firearms, their manfacturers, sellers and owners, even while acknowleding the individual's right to bear arms. Put the overheated, ridiculous rhetoric aside.
Anonymous Restonian February 06, 2013 at 03:00 PM
Why must your dystopian future create a dystopian present for the rest of us?
Skip Endale February 06, 2013 at 10:54 PM
Hitler never introduced gun control, at least not domestically. In fact, people loved Adolf and would have done anything to protect "mein Fuehrer". Even though assassination attempts were carried out, most of those were planned and foiled by insiders. Insiders had easy access to weapons as they were cleared by intelligence and continously monitored. It was a paranoid regime with plenty of infighting. Now, when I hear about the guns and how we should amass them to prevent a corrupt government from taking over it appears that the use of force is largely determined by how strong of a following the gun lobby can muster over the next election cycle. A scary thought... dirty shirts walking the streets, fighting bare fists and showing off their weapons... under the pretext that state and local is out of control and that the feds have turned into a tyrant government. A reversal of fortune for those that believe in America, freedom, and prosperity for all. A sad future for our children is what you believe in Joe&company, and you should be ashamed of yourself. Sad man...
Dave February 07, 2013 at 12:08 PM
Not everyone has the same idea of what "reasonable" regulation is. When you guys say things like "reasonable" and "common sense" you mean make all guns illegal for law abiding citizens, except for those that look like they would be used for hunting. We are a nation of laws; unfortunately there are many out there that don't follow these laws. You think if they make a new law that "scary" looking guns are now illegal, a gang-banger is going to say "oh wait, I can't have this, it's illegal"?
John February 09, 2013 at 05:20 PM
Violence is a people problem. A firearm is a tool just like a automobile, an airplane (oh yeah, weren't they used as weapons a few years ago!). In the wrong hands tools can be very dangerous. John Doe is spot on. I don't trust any government. "What does it matter that we have four dead Americans"? Yeah, the government has my back. No I have my back.

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