We all heard the media cry wolf about the potential for mayhem if law-abiding citizens openly carried firearms at the RNC. Some even wanted the Governor to declare a state of emergency in order to infringe upon the rights of citizens. I checked every source I could think of an found zero incidents of a firearm discharge outside the RNC and zero incidents of anyone openly carrying a firearm being arrested, detained, or even spoken to in an unflattering manner by law enforcement. It simply didn’t happen.

What did happen? People who demonstrated by burning a flag were arrested. I personally believe the only time a flag should be burned is when it is being properly disposed of and in that case flag etiquette should be followed. Any instance of an American flag on the ground, trampled, or burned should be a crime within the US borders.

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