No long guns allowed at 2nd Amendment rally

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Images of Root tweets, Media Matters.

“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.”

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Images of Root tweets, Think Progress.

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.”

Michael Lyle
Michael Lyle (MJ to some) has been a journalist in Las Vegas for eight years.  He started his career at View Neighborhood News, the community edition of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. During his seven years with the R-J, he won several first place awards from the Nevada Press Association and was named its 2011 Journalist of Merit. He left the paper in 2017 and spent a year as a freelance journalist accumulating bylines anywhere from The Washington Post to Desert Companion. While he covers a range of topics from homelessness to the criminal justice system, he gravitates toward stories about race relations and LGBTQ issues. Born and mostly raised in Las Vegas, Lyle graduated from UNLV with a degree in Journalism and Media Studies. He is currently working on his master's in Communications through an online program at Syracuse University. In his spare time, Lyle cooks through Ina Garten recipes in hopes of one day becoming the successor to the Barefoot Contessa throne. When he isn’t cooking (or eating), he also enjoys reading, running and re-watching episodes of “Parks and Recreation.” He is also in the process of learning kickboxing.


  1. Nevada Carry should turn in all of their long guns, they don’t deserve them to own them. For that matter, they should turn in all of their guns.

    “Open carry of long guns will make us look ridiculous and insensitive,” the blogpost adds.

  2. My post at Charles Nichols Facebook page:

    “Notice how not only does the Nevada Carry blogger harp on the “open carry image problem” for long guns – but he specifically narrows in on one specific long gun – the AR-15 spec rifle. This behavior is a tell on two levels at once: 1. He’s another Charleston Heston wearing the “reasonable conservative cloth”. 2. He like Charleston Heston doesn’t think anyone “needs” an AR-15. Of course he’ll never admit it. The carefully crafted psychological warfare carried out by our media and politicians targeting gun owners and so-called “gun rights advocates” is working all too well. It’s sad that otherwise intelligent people can’t see the psychological warfare at the tip of their nose that is successfully manipulating them. I used to say, California gun owners and advocates are their own worst enemy. Now it appears that Nevada gun owners and advocates are also becoming their own worst enemy.”

    To be honest, I’m not surprised. I’ve followed the Nevada Carry blogger for a very long time. He’s always claimed to be a supporter of Open Carry – but most if not all postings of his on Open Carry have always had the “but…” polished veneer to them.



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