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Gun control groups protest AR-556 at Ruger headquarters
Guns.com ^ | 01/03/18 | Christen Smith

Posted on 01/03/2018 8:28:41 AM PST by Simon Green

Gun control groups marched in Connecticut last month to demand Sturm, Ruger and Co. stop manufacturing its AR-556 rifle — the same model used in the Texas church shooting in November.

Gays Against Guns — an LGTBQ gun control group founded in the aftermath of the Orlando shooting — led a demonstration Dec. 17 through the streets of Fairfield to Ruger’s headquarters in Southport where protesters waved signs accusing the company of making “massacre weapons.”

“Sturm, Ruger and all the other AR-15 manufacturers out there have blood on their hands for continuing to profit off of weapons that should have never left the battlefield,” said Natalie James, an activist affiliated with Gays Against Guns. “The massacre in Sutherland Springs last month and the massacre that happened in nearby Sandy Hook five years ago are bloody and tragic reminders that these weapons are not fun and games and should be banned for civilian use.”

Law enforcement in Sutherland Springs, Texas discovered a Ruger AR-556 rifle outside the First Baptist Church Nov. 5 where 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley gunned down 26 people during a morning service.

Kelley, a former Airman, should’ve never owned the rifle or the three other firearms federal investigators later traced back to him from dealers in Texas and Colorado. The U.S. Air Force court-martialed, jailed and discharged Kelley for assaulting his wife and infant stepson in 2012, but failed to report the convictions to the FBI — a widespread problem military officials admit has existed since 1997.

Gays Against Guns has targeted gun makers for its dramatic protests before — including two demonstrations at BlackRock in 2016 over the investment firm’s significant holdings in Smith & Wesson and Ruger shares.

“Know that BlackRock has millions of stock invested in Smith & Wesson,” the group said after a September 2016 protest at an NYC investor’s conference . “Both BlackRock and Smith & Wesson are complicit in death and the culture of gun violence that plagues this country.”

The group also called for a reinstatement of the 1994 assault weapons ban and urged lawmakers to reject the National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act currently pending in the Senate. The bill passed the House Dec. 6 on a vote of 231-198.


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1 posted on 01/03/2018 8:28:41 AM PST by Simon Green
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To: Simon Green

Gays Against Guns: GAG.

The jokes write themselves.


2 posted on 01/03/2018 8:31:03 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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Only a half dozen ?


3 posted on 01/03/2018 8:31:11 AM PST by butlerweave
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To: Simon Green

Go pound sand, little anti gun phaggits...


4 posted on 01/03/2018 8:32:12 AM PST by Noumenon (Irony: Those who tell us we don't need a border wall whIle living in gated communities.)
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To: Jim from C-Town

They gag each other with their “guns” ...


5 posted on 01/03/2018 8:32:29 AM PST by NorthMountain (... the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed)
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To: Simon Green
Love the 'impromptu' print shop signs              
6 posted on 01/03/2018 8:32:39 AM PST by tomkat
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To: Simon Green
"Gays AGainst Guns"

An Amusing Alliteration. Is that all they got? LOL!

It would seem to me that a group that considers themselves oppressed, marginalized, and under attack would welcome a form of self-defense.
7 posted on 01/03/2018 8:33:02 AM PST by left that other site (For America to have CONFIDENCE in our future, we must have PRIDE in our HISTORY... DJT)
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May they all be trown to ISIS JIHADis as pleasure slaves!


8 posted on 01/03/2018 8:33:59 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country)
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To: Simon Green

Ruger makes a very good AR-15 based rifle for under $500. A good deal for what you pay.


9 posted on 01/03/2018 8:36:17 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Simon Green
Don't these idiots know that the use of an AR also stopped the shooting at Sutherland Springs?
10 posted on 01/03/2018 8:36:19 AM PST by grobdriver (BUILD KATE'S WALL!)
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To: Simon Green

They are so fierce.


11 posted on 01/03/2018 8:36:50 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie
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To: butlerweave

Looks like they have no need for a job.


12 posted on 01/03/2018 8:37:13 AM PST by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

And brave, too.


13 posted on 01/03/2018 8:37:46 AM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Flag burners can go screw -- I'm mighty PROUD of that ragged old flag)
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To: Simon Green
"Since the beginning of the epidemic, nearly 675,000 people with. AIDS in the United States have died" according to the CDC.

There are some things that it would be much more beneficial to ban than firearms. BTW, don't these people have jobs?

14 posted on 01/03/2018 8:41:00 AM PST by Sooth2222 (Hanlon's Razor: "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.")
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15 posted on 01/03/2018 8:42:17 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie
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To: Simon Green

Many more gays became pro guns after the Orlando shooting. And started carrying! This just shows there are smart people and idiots within every sub-group.


16 posted on 01/03/2018 8:43:48 AM PST by winner3000
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The Pink Pistols* should show up and counter protest.

*The gang that can’t shoot straight.


17 posted on 01/03/2018 8:44:49 AM PST by CrazyIvan (Honk If You've Been Sexually Assaulted By Harvey Weinstein.)
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To: Simon Green

Can you imagine how things in Iran would be different right now if every household had a Ruger AR-556 and lot’s of ammo?


18 posted on 01/03/2018 8:45:28 AM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: winner3000; Simon Green

What these anti-gunners don’t know is that no one was more on their side than Bill Ruger and Alex Sturm.

Those a-holes were the first to say that citizens shouldn’t have more than 10 rounds, and wanted “Law Enforcement ONLY” stamped on their guns to drive the point home. Bill Ruger wouldn’t even sell more than 10 round mags to the public.

Ever since those two scumbags died, Ruger has been enjoying an unthrottled success from their engineers.


19 posted on 01/03/2018 8:47:11 AM PST by Celerity
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

No fair comparing Village People to anti-gun gays. At least the Village People produced something of value, at least if you liked disco music.


20 posted on 01/03/2018 8:48:24 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year! Screeeeewwwww 2017!)
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