Think about it.
You and your neighbors spend over a year to get the city to agree to close your street – so you and your neighbors can have a family friendly event on the street in your neighborhood.
Think about the work with the city to get this approved.
Think about the planning that goes into this for you – YOU – to provide a family friendly safe environment for your children to play and ride their bikes for a couple of hours.
Several groups of neighbors did this in Minneapolis and St. Paul
The neighborhood events, known as Open Streets, started as single Minneapolis neighborhood event in 2011 on Lyndale Avenue S. and has grown to four in Minneapolis. St. Paul will host its first Open Streets event in September. During the events, the streets will be closed to motorized vehicles and opened up for families and children who want to ride bikes, skate, walk and play. The focus is on being healthy and promoting active play for children, said Susan Priem, a board representative for the Open Streets event.“It’s meant to be a fun family event,” she said.
And now gun nuts want to ruin it.
Gun nuts want to shove their weapons in the faces of children at events where the “focus is on being healthy and promoting active play for children,”.
Gun nuts want to strut around with their weapons blazing at an event designed for “for families and children who want to ride bikes, skate, walk and play”.
Gun nuts want to strap their metal phallic to their body and strut around a family event – becausetheycan.
Gun nuts don't care about anyone else's right to NOT be around guns.
Gun nuts are selfish bastards that only care about power.
SNIPS from the STrib today (my emphasis)
A group of gun owners have set their sights on a series of Twin Cities neighborhood family events for their own gun-toting get-togethers, beginning this weekend.The gun owners “meet-up” events, in which the promoters suggest guns be carried openly and not just concealed, came as a surprise to some city officials and organizers of the Open Streets neighborhood gatherings.The Facebook page promoting Open Streets-Open Carry says gun owners will add “their own twist” to the neighborhood events by “encouraging ‘open carry’ for pro-active, positive visibility of law abiding gun owners participating in normal social activity … Like normal people!”The gun group’s Facebook post invites “all law abiding gun owners, 2nd Amendment and liberty supporters” to socialize at the Open Street events in Minneapolis and St. Paul, pointing out that they’re not there to protest or rally. The post encourages guns to be carried out in the open but it’s not required, and it reminds owners they need a valid permit to carry.“It’s an open event,” he said. “It’s a family friendly, fun, kid-oriented event and we want healthy, active living to be the focus of the event. We don’t want sideshows. We want people to be out enjoying their neighbors and playing in the streets.
"It’s a family friendly, fun, kid-oriented event and we want healthy, active living to be the focus of the event."
Now the gun nuts have ruined it for everyone.
Now instead of this - family friendly, fun, kid-oriented event:
You’ll have this