Photos emailed to us from yesterday's Gun Rights Across America protest at the state capitol in Denver, which occurred just before yesterday's AFC Championship game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots, would seem to reinforce the idea that the timing of this event was less than ideal.
In response to a brief Denver Post blog post mentioning the rally's difficult timing, the national Gun Rights Across America organization responded indignantly–where are your priorities, Denver?
Dear Denver Post:
Since you feel that football is more important than standing up for our nations rights, we truly hope your Broncos get their asses kicked. [Pols emphasis]
P.S. We're still coming. See y'all in a few hours.
In maximum fairness to the organizers of yesterday's protest, there is one photo on their Facebook page in which we were perhaps able to make out fifty people in attendance. Organizers estimate 200, but there is simply no evidence to support anything near that count. And in a Facebook post today, GRAA-Colorado lashes out at their "supporters" for the poor attendance:
Paleaseee, quit sending me messages about the rally was not advertised enough or that it was not scheduled properly. This has been in the works for almost a year. Im tired of your excuses when we all know your decision was to watch the football game over your gun rights. If it makes feel good about your decision quit whining to us that you did not attend because it was scheduled wrong. I have been attacked for over a week by my so called patriot gun owning brothers on here and id like you to quit whining now. The true patriots were at the rally standing up for their rights. And dont while about your politicians anymore, they were there yesterday also speaking. As far as I Am concerned if you werent sick, at work, etc, i dont want to hear yiur excuses anymore about your gun rights…
Better luck next time, we guess. Also, the Broncos are headed to the Super Bowl.