A Twin Cities pro-gun forum has canceled its plans to attend a Minneapolis neighborhood community Open Streets celebration Sunday.
Earlier, the Twin Cities Gun Owners & Carry Forum on Facebook had invited its members from around the Twin Cities to show up at the Lyndale Avenue South neighborhood event, and some said they’d openly display their legally carried guns.
After some publicity and backlash from the neighborhood organizers, some gun forum members said they’d show up but not openly display their guns.
But this morning, group organizers posted this on their Facebook page:
All apologies, but out of concern for the safety of the members of this page, in good conscience this meet up is being canceled.
The anti-gun zealots have proven their intolerance and their propensity to violent thought and wanting harm to come to us, and based on comments made by them on this page and elsewhere it’s the only responsible thing to do.
We must continue on our mission of moving forward in a positive direction, and that would be hampered by proceeding with this meet up.
I’m sure some of you may disagree, but let’s save our energy for things that matter. Thanks for understanding.
Sunday’s Open Streets Minneapolis event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.on Lyndale Avenue South, from 22nd Street West to 42nd Street West. It is the first of four similar events planned in the city during the summer. Its goal is “to promote healthy living, local businesses, sustainable transportation and civic pride in Minneapolis.”
Says the Open Streets group:
“On four different major Minneapolis streets, we shut down traffic for a day so that residents can gather, get some exercise, participate in spontaneous play activities, and get to know one another.
“We hope you’ll join us this year in your own neighborhood, and enjoy it from a different perspective. Come wander the Open Streets and have some fun! You can even bring your dog.”
Some of the gun owners who’d planned to attend the Open Streets event with their guns expressed concern about canceling. Wrote one on the FB page:
I would say now that we lost this one. This is why we need to keep going to these events, but not advertise on public forums. We need to keep the pressure up on these (in)tollerant groups that pose as being tollerant and accepting of ALL people.
I find the desicion to cancel this meetup very disturbing and is endemic of the lost will to stand and fight by the American people. THIS is why the left is winning.