RALEIGH – The Second Amendment rally scheduled for Saturday in Raleigh has been canceled due to liability issues, according to organizers. There are alternative events supporting the Second Amendment in other parts of the state, and, of course, the rolling wave of county resolutions declaring their allegiance to the Bill of Rights.
The message of regret from Liberty First Grassroots, organizers of the event, and activists indicate they simply could not procure adequate liability insurance for the event on private property:
We are sorry to share we had to cancel the 2nd Amendment Rally , scheduled for February 1st. 1-3 pm. At this time it has not been rescheduled. It was due to liability issues. We are appreciative of your support for 2nd Amendment. Don’t forget to vote March 3rd. Thank you.
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The years long quest of gun control advocates to restrict law abiding citizens’ God-given rights may have reached a cultural tipping point in certain regions in the country. Virginia and North Carolina may be chief among them.
Dozens of county governments in Virginia have taken stands against enforcing unconstitutional gun control laws, and more than a dozen others here in North Carolina have risen up to stand in solidarity with reaffirmation of the Right to Bear Arms.
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As disheartening as the existing and proposed attacks on the Second Amendment can be, the grassroots and local government response to such threats to liberty have been equally heartening. A call to Second Amendment supporters around North Carolina went out by Republican candidate for lieutenant governor and gun rights advocate Mark Robinson, announcing a Second Amendment Rally to be held in the State’s capital.
Robinson, one of a gaggle of Republican primary candidates hoping to succeed Dan Forest, shot to conservative fame when he took the podium at a Greensboro City Council meeting and gave the members a rhetorical drubbing in fiery, booming defense of the Second Amendment. The impassioned speech went viral, earning Robinson national interviews and a base of supporters. [CONTINUE FOR VIDEO]