WARNING: Armed Gun Nuts Likely Outside Beto Town Hall

As we reported earlier this week, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, who has emerged as a strong advocate for gun control on the campaign trail after a deadly shooting in O’Rourke’s hometown of El Paso earlier this summer, will hold a town hall meeting tonight in Aurora. The event is being held inside the Aurora Municipal Center on East Alameda beginning at 5PM. If you’d like to attend you can RSVP here.

We are obliged to inform you, however, that protesters from the state’s hard-right gun rights group Rocky Mountain Gun Owners (RMGO) are expected to be out in force near the event:

And by out in force, unfortunately, we mean literally out in force:

Even many locals may not realize this since so many public rallies are in the City and County of Denver, but in Colorado open carrying of firearms is generally allowed outside the boundaries of Colorado’s largest city. O’Rourke’s increasingly blunt campaign promises to remove AR-15 and AK-47 type assault weapons from civilian ownership through a mandatory buyback are exactly what Dudley Brown and his “no compromise” gun rights supporters say they fear most, and there is a scenario in which a substantial number of RMGO supporters descend on this town hall openly carrying assault weapons that make them visually indistinguishable from a mass shooter arriving to kill people.

Our purpose here is not to frighten anyone away from tonight’s event. But if you’re going, you do need to be aware of what you may find outside. We of course hope that everyone present, armed and not, conducts themselves “respectfully and responsibly.” But even in the absence of something terrible, and we hope we see in tomorrow’s news that nothing terrible happened, openly carrying assault weapons in a town with Aurora’s history, to intimidate people after this summer of deadly mass shootings across the nation, is a sickening affront all by itself.

Politically, we can only hope it will backfire like most of RMGO’s self-immolating ideas.

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  1. unnamed says:

    More like Poster Children for the Need of Red Flag Laws.

  2. VoyageurVoyageur says:

    Pol s, please remove th e post from PolisRapedMe.  It threatens to kill posters and uses offensive slurs.  The source should be banned.

  3. RepealAndReplace says:

    It was better when the villagers simply showed up with pitchforks and torches.

  4. MADCO says:

    Pretty sure Aurora is the largest city, and I tihnk you mean Denver with that reference.

    But open carry should be mandatory 

  5. ModeratusModeratus says:

    I love that you think I am every conservative who ever comments on this stupid website. I am not any of them, and you people are dumber than a box of rocks.

    I dont have time to argue with you anymore but I still read to see the daily craziness of the Colorado left. You never disappoint. See you never! Or maybe all the time! You'll never know for sure….

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