Monday, August 17, 2015

Oath Keepers Plan Armed Protest, in Ferguson, Mo.

Oath Keepers  keep peace in Ferguson  Robert Cohen / St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  Tim Farley, of the Red Dirt Report, posted up a weekend story of the Oath Keepers' next planned protest in Ferguson, Mo. He reports on the St. Louis chapter of Oath Keepers and their plan to arm the peaceful protesters with semi-automatic rifles, to protest the local police department's unconstitutional ban on bearing arms in the city of Ferguson.
Oath Keepers leader, Sam Andrews, with a local shop owner
  Sam Andrews, head of an Oath Keepers group in St. Louis County, Mo., confirmed the event will occur within the next “couple of weeks” to demonstrate to local enforcement officials the meaning and intent of Missouri’s open carry law.
  The county law enforcement (county government) claims to be enforcing a city ordinance (city government) that makes bearing arms, particularly firearms, a violation of local law.
County Police Chief, Jon Belmar
“It will be an iconic event,” Andrews  said, comparing it to the raising of the American flag at Iwo Jima or the Martin Luther King, Jr.-led March on Washington, D.C.
  The representative, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, is quoted as saying;
"My only problem is with the long guns and inciting these guys out here,” Belmar said, referring to the Ferguson protesters."
  Evidently, the county law enforcement believes Ferguson is exempted from the 2nd Amendment compliance? When asked specifically about the state’s open carry law, the chief said, “I have attorneys. I didn’t go to law school. I get what you guys stand for and probably agree with most of it. All I’m trying to do is manage this thing.”

  At one point in the video, Andrews told Belmar,
“We would like for you to respect the state law.”
Read more at The Red Dirt Report.

David Van Risseghem

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