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Report From Harrisburg 2A Rally

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I attended the PA 2A Rally in Harrisburg last Monday. It was held in the Rotunda inside the Capitol building. Easy to get there and parking was no problem.

This was the first time I went so I had nothing to compare it to. There was (reportedly) an overflow crowd and I was one of the last admitted. Standing on the edge of the entry way I couldn't see down the side hallways, but everything I could see was full. Afterwards many said it was the largest turnout they'd ever seen. Anyone checking their sidearm had to use a specific entrance.

There were a number of good speakers, including Cam Edwards, Larry Pratt, Joshua Prince (Prince Law Firm) and the owner of Kahr Arms. A number of politicians spoke in support of the 2A (of course) as well at least one sheriff. Several more sheriffs were on the steps behind the rostrum indicating their support. And one female senator minced no words on her right to carry her 'equalizer', pointing out 90% of attacks on women don't involve a weapon. (I couldn't get specific names because of the audio and echo in the room. The MC wasn't that clear. Specific names are in the forum post below.)

There were some Mom Demands Action red-shirts right in front of me in line, both men and women. Then they apparently 'cut' to the front of the line to be escorted to a side room where they assembled. Not very many of them in the end. Seems they get catered to in PA as well as NJ.

It lasted 1:15. I thought it was worth going. However in my opinion, as in New Jersey, I thought even the overflow crowd was underwhelming given the side of PA. On the other hand I don't know if there was a real point driving 2+ hours from the far borders to listen to (pretty effective) speakers for 1:15. I suppose the rubber will meet the road when the restriction bills make their move. And they will.

For more details:

PAFOA discussion forum post-rally with pictures and other links starts here. (Can you see me in the crowd? :ninja:)

The Morning Call story.

Fox 43 coverage.

 

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Hope the 2A groups are effective at helping to deflect the “blue wave” hitting PA.  Seeing a lot of political adds for Democrats in Pa using gun control as a pillar for their November campaign. 

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