A recent rally in Washington state almost ended in arrest for one of the attendees. He decided to carry an AR-15 pistol into the Legislative Building. I’m not quite sure why people believe they should strap on a rifle when going to a rally, but it really doesn’t make sense to me to bring a pistol with no means of carrying other than your hand. They make holsters for AR-15s and the guy in Olympia might want to get one if he wants to bring his firearm to the rally so he doesn’t have to prove his intentions to officers. Better yet, use the old noodle and catch more flies with sugar rather than vinegar. Just because you can does not mean you should. Because of his actions and those of others in attendance, firearms are now banned in the public gallery of the Legislative Building in Olympia. The quote by Alan Gottlieb to Guns.com sums it up perfectly.

This is the result of a few stupid extremists on our side who not only handled their firearms unsafely, but made the hundreds of Second Amendment supporters at the rally look foolish. Irresponsible actions get us bad results. Unfortunately, some of the fools in town are on our side. This kind of childish theater hurts our cause. The gun ban crowd is having a field day over this.