Friday, June 21, 2013

A Warm Tar Heel Welcome Planned For MAIG's Anti-Freedom Riders

Mayor Bloomberg's Illegal Mayors is bringing their 100 city bus tour to Raleigh, NC tomorrow at 9am. Unlike the Freedom Riders of the 1960s, this bus tour is seeking to curtail your civil rights which is why I call them the "anti-Freedom Riders". Grass Roots North Carolina plans a nice, warm Tar Heel welcome for Bloomberg's minions.

From GRNC:

Let's give Bloomberg's radicals a 'welcome' they won't forget!

As you may have heard, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's "Mayors Against Illegal Guns" (MAIG) recently began a 100-city bus tour to push for federal gun bans. Although Bloomberg keeps the bus schedule secret to avoid actually hearing what people want, we have learned that the MAIG bus tour will hit Raleigh at 9:00 AM on Saturday.

It's time to show the media and the world that Bloomberg does not speak for the nation by showing up at GRNC's "MAIG Counter Demonstration." Yes, the notice is short. No, you probably don't have time, or you have something else scheduled. . .

Be there anyway!


Saturday, June 22 at 9:00 AM

Moore Square, Raleigh, NC, 27601
(Moore Sq. at the corner of Martin St. & Person St.)

A peaceful counter protest to deliver a message to the media that "Guns Save Lives!"


If you think you can make it, please let us know how many people you are bringing by emailing:

From the east: I-40E to Ex. 299 (Hammond Rd) toward Person St. Go 0.3 mi & turn left toward Hammond Rd. Go 108 ft & left onto Hammond Rd. Go 0.7 mi & continue onto S Person St. Go 1.0 mi & turn left onto E Martin St. Destination will be on the right.


  1. Firearms are prohibited by law at demonstrations and protests.
  2. Dress for the press: Please avoid wearing anything which allows the media to depict us as the radicals rather than our opposition (e.g. shirts with slogans which could be construed as racist, etc.)
  3. Keep signs on message: GRNC will have a large number of lime green "Guns Save Lives!" signs which are highly effective at showing up on TV cameras, but you are free to bring your own. However, please don't use signs which could be used to depict us in a negative light, and stick to the pro-gun message.
  4. This is a peaceful counter demonstration: Do not engage in heckling or other altercations with the opposition.

UPDATE: Kahr40 attended the event and has some pictures up on his blog here. I know Sean was there but he hasn't posted on it yet.

UPDATE II: WRAL in Raleigh covered the event and gave time to both sides. Thanks to Sean for posting a link to the video below.


  1. Say hi to the Yankee Vulture Bus for me.

  2. Be interested in your AAR if you make it there. I'm SURE the media will not cover it truthfully...

    1. Unfortunately, I couldn't make it as we were coming back to the mountains today from the family beach trip. I'll check other NC sites and post links if they have anything.

  3. That explains the spike in my stats. Thanks for the link.