Via via Latino Post, a snapshot of American weirdness:
In Dallas, “open carry” gun activists say the 2nd Amendment protects the right to openly a gun in Dealey Plaza, the place where President John F. Kennedy died of a gunshot to the head. The exemplars of the paranoid style in American politics have a vision: Stand up for firearms rights at the scene of a heinous gun crime. That’ll prove you’re a free American.
Some responsible gun owners in this video note that the public display of firearms on the spot where JFK was murdered by a gun is, you know, sick and clueless. But the philosopher spokesman of the group claims he’s defending “American freedom” from the “usurper foreigner” in the White House. The paranoid style and the 2nd Amendment are alive and well in Dealey Plaza.
The 1rst Amendment, not so much. If you go to Dealey Plaza, armed with unlicensed pamphlets asserting that JFK was killed by right-wing enemies, well, then you may be considered a menace to public order. Robert Groden, a JFK photo expert and author, has been arrested by the Dallas police 80 times for the openly displaying certain ideas at the JFK crime scene. Now he’s suing.
In other words, it is more hazardous to tout a conspiracy theory on the spot where JFK killed than it is to tout a loaded Mannlicher-Carcano rifle.
via Latino Post.