I doubt we are very far off when it comes to our respective concealed carry philosophy. I too have taught defensive handgun, though probably not as extensively as you. Police and Security personnel probably fare little if any better than your folks did. My point is if we can march and protest peacefully in San Diego we can do so anywhere. Not only that, we should be! I for one am sick to death of being made to feel as if what we do is wrong or the cause or crime.
Such demonstrations are not only a sign of strength and unity to our political opposition but to one another. We can no longer in my opinion simply sit back and let our rights be legislated away. We can and must stand and be counted and that means more than just legislating and supporting the NRA quietly in our homes. It will mean getting off of our fannies and being seen, heard and even offending some people. I for one think it's about time we offended a few folks. At the next unloaded open carry protest I will make sure to be there so I can stand and be counted with my brother NRA members.
I have no problem with protest like that. But I don't think the place to protest is at someone else's party. I have no use for Obama but he has as much right to his own little gathering's feeling secure, and he probably does any way. We have a format don't we? Wasn't the police notified of your protest and did they try to stop or disrupt it?
I am not a God fearing man. I am an Agnostic. But if you come to my house for dinner and you'd like to ask grace not only I, but everyone else there will allow you that, quietly and without protest. What you may not do is force your belief's down my throat or anyone else's there. For me it is a simple thing. Like allowing Obama to have his little get together gun free and believeing at the same time I will also have mine. His little get together was not about gun's yet some gun people wanted to make it just that. And as I said earlier, I would have had no problem had those guns not been made public. After all that's what this discussion is about. The fool that goes marching into a bad area lettting everyone know he's armed is simply asking for trouble.
You have a good day my friend!