Monday, March 27, 2017

Leftists Demonstrating With Guns in Phoenix

At least, that was my first impression upon seeing about 40 or so assorted anarchists, Brown Berets, and members of a group calling itself the Phoenix John Brown Gun Club across the street from the state Capitol, openly armed to the proverbial teeth.
I was late to the pro-Trump "Make America Great Again" march, which began at Cesar Chavez Plaza — after some confusion about the demonstration's starting at the now past-tense "Patriots Square Park" — and ended at the lawn of the Arizona Capitol.
So I headed straight to the Capitol, but the pro-Trump event was petering out. One of the cops present told me that the MAGA march consisted of a group of about 100.
However, across the street, on the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza-side of 17th Avenue were the left-wingers, some of them masking their faces, some not. Many of them were armed with long guns. You know, just like the "patriot" groups.
Some comments on the article indicate that careful examination of the video reveals that some are Airsoft toys.  Hat tip to Shall Not Be Questioned.


  1. Argh... right here in my town.

    Funny, I don't see these lefties at the range where I shoot regularly.


    We also have the anti-Trump billboard disgracing our city. It shows him as a Nazi. No doubt the "artist" is getting rich from grateful lefties. And, her "art" involved stealing copyrighted images from three others, according to a new article.

    I remember when Phoenix was conservative. Then the California economic refugees arrived (okay, I was one too long ago, but not a lefty). They brought with them California ideas.

    Here's a link to an article about the billboard:

  2. You don't see them at the range because Airsoft guns don't need a range. I wonder if they have figured out these aren't deadly weapons?

  3. Let's hope they stick with airsoft. But I suspect they will escalate.

  4. They probably wouldn't pass the NICS check for a real gun.