Dallas March for Life Jan 16, and a cheeky suggestion January 11, 2016Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, contraception, Dallas Diocese, episcopate, General Catholic, It's all about the $$$, manhood, persecution, pr stunts, scandals, secularism, self-serving, Society, the struggle for the Church.
The Dallas March for Life is this Saturday, January 16. I didn’t attend last year’s march, the first time in several years that I had missed one. My kids want to go this time. I may…..we’ll see.
Anyway, event schedule below:
|11:30 a.m.||Concert for Life Check out who will be performing|
|12:30 p.m.||Rose Procession|
|1:00 p.m.||Roe Memorial Mass|
|3:00 p.m.||North Texas March for Life and Rally Check out the dynamic rally speakers|
Or, you can assist at a TLM at noon. You know where.
But given Bishop Farrell’s recent diatribe, and the new and rather aggressive diocesan policy regarding guns, I had an idea: the March itself does not take place in any locale governed by the new policy as written. It takes place on public streets, where, under normal conditions, both open and concealed carry are perfectly legal.
I think you can see where I’m going with this. Would it be too cheeky to turn this into an open carry demonstration? Would it attract too much unfavorable attention from law enforcement or fellow marchers? I’m certainly speaking of doing any confrontation with respect to Bishop Farrell, but just announcing a presence, so to speak, as well as a commitment to the God-given rights of all to defend themselves by just about any means they see fit. I don’t think tying in firearms with a respect life effort contradictory, at all; on the contrary, I think the two go together quite naturally.
It might be interesting, even salutary, for Bishop Farrell to have a concrete response to his recent declaration, which has gotten national attention.
Notice is short, but I’m interested to know what any locals think about this. Are there any legal restrictions on carrying firearms publicly in this state at public gatherings? There are none I know of (according to this, open carry at the March should be OK). But I’m not completely versed in the finer points of such laws. Note, I cannot carry a handgun publicly at present, but I could carry a long arm.
I am guessing this somewhat tongue in cheek suggestion will be poorly received? I never really know, sometimes things I think will be controversial receive rousing support (or a barely concealed yawn), and things I think are totally inoffensive get folks quite riled.