“No open carry of long guns” allowed at the upcoming “We Love The Bill of Rights Rally” scheduled for Wednesday.
The event is framed as a response to a gun safety forum earlier in the day put on by the groups Giffords and March for Our Lives. Presidential candidates are expected to talk about proposals to combat gun violence.
“Presidential candidates have declared war on the the Bill of Rights and the 2nd Amendment,” declared the flyer for the later event. “The Bill of Rights protects ALL Americans and must not be sold out to billionaires and their paid politicians.”
According to Nevada Carry blog, the event isn’t allowing open carry of long guns “because Harley Davidson is doing us a favor and they’d like us not to.”
“Open carry of long guns will make us look ridiculous and insensitive,” the blogpost adds. “We also don’t want photos at our rally of guys with their ARs to become a meme for the mad moms.”
“Hand gun open carry is welcomed,” reads the post from the Nevada Carry blog.
The rally is being held at the Harley Davidson parking lot on South Las Vegas Boulevard, across from the Mandalay Bay, the day after the second anniversary of the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival that killed 58 people.
Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist Wayne Allyn Root was announced as the guest speaker of the rally. Root gained notoriety the night of the mass shooting when he declared it was “clearly a coordinated Muslim attack” and “Muslim terror.”
No other speakers have been promoted.
Root also made national news in August when Donald Trump tweeted Root’s remarks describing Trump as “the greatest President for Jews and for Israel in the history of the world” and “the Jewish people in Israel love him…like he’s the King of Israel. They love him like he is the second coming of God.”