AAR: RTC/Georgia Carry Rally, Georgia State Capitol - April 23, 2011
No problems whatsoever.
We took back the ground we were illegally ordered from back in February.
Around 50 in attendance, split about 50/50 between handguns only and longarms.
And to summarize, here's a first-timer's comment:
My reply to the comments on the post about chamber flags and empty mags.
Sorry to side track the rah rah but Those of you bitching about chamber flags and empty mag wells I have to speak up about.
I have not been very supportive of the RTC rally in the past. I did not feel that it was worth the effort. I did not feel that I was getting a very good ROI. I began to change my mind. I still do not think that the political impact is very significant. I don't think that there will be a single rally that leads to our restoration.
I decided however that it was worth me going to the rally in order to connect with like minded men and women. It was worth attending to stand sholder to sholder. When the time comes to muster on the green I want those who have been to the rallies to remember my face to know that I have stood with them before and to trust that I will stand with them again. I went to the RTC rally on Saturday at the Capital in Atlanta. I stood with like minded men and women. I heard the speaches and watched the looks on the faces of those who drove past. At no time did I feel that I was at a disadvantage because I had a chamber flag or did not have a mag in the well. I carried a 5 round mag in my pocket and in my bag I had three 30rd mags for the AK. Had an air of danger presented itself I could have had the 5 rd mag in the gun in seconds and when I racked the bolt that chamber flag would have hit the ground.
Stop using this as an excuse to not attend. Walk the walk as you talk the talk. You go to the rally showing your good faith to the politicians. Think of it as a flag of truce. I will attend every rally I can going forward for the reasons I stated above and I expect to see more of you there in the future.
Grenadier1 (the man in the flecktarn hat)
Thanks to all attendees, speakers, and promoters, as well as to the Georgia Capitol police and the Georgia State Patrol, who, in the words of one officer, "got their act together."