A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. — Second Amendment, U.S. Constitution
I don’t own a gun. I have no interest in guns. Even so, I recognize that Texas has a strong gun culture and, when it comes to guns, emotions are often intense. I also acknowledge, with gratitude, that in these United States, people are free to march for or against almost anything– so long as they do so peacefully (no deliberate injury to persons or property, no trespassing on private property).
Yesterday I noticed these folks marching south on the sidewalk along South Collins in Arlington, Tx, just a few blocks north of AT&T Stadium. I’m always interested in photo opportunities– no matter what the issue is– so I caught up with them and took photos. I didn’t talk to them, except to ask about the purpose of their march. One of their number replied that they are marching in support of their “second amendment rights.”
That evening, an Arlington police officer told me that this group has been marching every weekend for the past few months in various parts of Dallas/Fort Worth. Each time they march, there is always an unobtrusive police presence just to make sure everyone, on all sides, stays peaceful.
For other “We’ll See!” photos related to the U.S. Bill of Rights, see these entries: