New Jersey –-(Ammoland.com)- In two days, NJ2AS mobilized a literally overwhelming response to the Obama organization’s, Organizing for Action, –anti second amendment initiative demonstration at Congressman Jon Runyan’s Mt Laurel office.
Anti Gun Violence Visit to Congressman Runyan's Office in Mt. Laurel (Reducing Gun Violence Day of Action) https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/gsk4lq
Join us for a visit to the Mt.Laurel office of Congressman Jon Runyan to voice our support for President Obama's gun violence prevention plan. We'll be asking the Congressman what his position is on universal background
On another cold day, Friday February 22nd, NJ2AS supporters turned out in force! We had 70 vocal, sign carrying, well regulated protesters, show up early and occupy the prime space directly in front of Congressman Runyan’s office. OFA had 12 people relegated to a spot “down the street”. NJ2AS members signed in with the Congressman’s office providing extra value to the huge turnout as we are on the record!!! Passing traffic was supportive with honking horns and raised fists held out the window. Please note we had strong support from our friends at West Jersey Tea Party.
NJ2AS volunteers delivered another amazing shoe of strength and support! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
On the scene Report: The Mount Laurel Counter-protest to Congressman John Runyan's stand on The Second Amendment
When I arrived today, there were a few PRO Second Amendment people mulling around on the sidewalk in front of the office. As I was walking toward the building I saw no anti-Second Amendment protesters on the sidewalk but noticed a few arriving and parking their cars. Several of the cars had out of state tags.
When I got down to the group that were there to counter the protesters, the anti Second Amendment group started taking up their position along the curb.
The number of Anti protesters was approximately 5 or 6 and only grew to approximately 10 to 12 people from my count. The members from our groups were approximately 10-15 at first, but grew to about 70 people. The entire time was very non confrontational until two anti Second Amendment protesters interjected themselves into the middle of our group and became loud and a bit disrespectful.
I stepped in and reminded our members not to engage and to be above their level. I immediately received a sincere apology from one of our Pro Second Amendment protesters and there was no more words exchanged and I suggested the Anti return to their original spot with their own group and not look for a confrontation because it would not happen. The anti people were looking for a fight and we were not going to give it to them.
The vehicles driving past us were honking for our group predominantly and giving the thumbs up, although there were one or two who told us we were number one by raising the middle finger to us. The Anti Second Amendment group started to leave at 4:40 and by 5:05 they had all left and our group proclaimed it a success for The Right To Keep and Bear Arms and we all left.
I want to thank the members from NJ2AS and the Tea Party that made the trip to Mt. Laurel for this counter protest.
By Scott Heckler NJ2AS
New Jersey Second Amendment Society – Our mission is to promote the free exercise of Second Amendment rights within the community and Legislature of New Jersey, to educate the community regarding the enjoyable, safe, and responsible use of firearms, and to engender a sense of camaraderie and fellowship among the members and their families. Visit: www.nj2as.com