Recently, a man made waves by openly wearing his slung AR-15 in an airport in Atlanta. It appeared to be a form of political speech, though this author may be mistaken.
The man claimed to be harassed by the police several times, so this author decided to write a short list of suggestions to aid you in your future attempts at gun-related political speech.
1) Make signs/pamphlets. It should be clear to any Yolo McSwaggins when he looks up from his phone for the first time in an hour that you have a message and that the message is easily understood.
2) Protest in groups, the larger the better. This has been shown to be effective when protesting several different topics. For example, a certain gun control organization owned and funded by a certain New York moneybags has a history of anemic turnout to their events. This has shown that support for their cause is very weak. A larger group tells the casual observer that the topic being protested is worth the time and effort. A group also says "We're not here to cause problems."
3) If you're going to carry a long gun, consider carrying without a magazine and with a brightly colored chamber block inserted. This gives a reassurance that you aren't there to cause any trouble, especially if protesting in a group isn't an option for you.
4) Protest something worth protesting. If there is an anti gun law before the legislature, let people know they should oppose it. If you have a desire to expand carry privileges to more closely match the inalienable right of self preservation, like recently in Texas, then go for it. However, if your answer for any kind of political speech is "Because I can," you will immediately be dismissed as a kook.
5) Be polite.
6) Be polite.
7) Be polite.
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