Different things make a person feel safe. For some it may be a concealed gun, no guns or others want to parade around with their AR-15 as they hunt for vegetables at a local farmers’ market.

Rep. Rick Becker, R-Bismarck, is on a campaign to have guns everywhere.

He was upset because he thought the “Rally Thou Shall Not Be Infringed” on the Capitol grounds this past Sunday should allow any person with any gun.

Walmart and other corporations are telling people to leave their guns at home.

Do you want to sit on the Capitol lawn and watch the Fourth of July fireworks while someone next to your child, your grandchild or yourself inadvertently lays their gun on the ground like someone at this “thou shall not rally” did with the United States flag?

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Becker does not want to be called unreasonable. Is it reasonable to demand a majority of North Dakota citizens have to accept extreme gun culture where anywhere you go someone is allowed to strap on their semi-automatic AR-15 or hand gun, especially on the capitol grounds where families and all types of different events and public gatherings are held?

The mantra we hear from gun extremists it is not about the gun. Hmm, if it is not about the gun why the need to be upset when a policy at a public gathering says not just anyone can parade around with an AR-15 over their shoulder, a gun on the hip and a gun who knows where else?


Did the president allow guns by anyone at his Inauguration? The North Dakota Capitol facility does not need to change their policy to cater to this small group of people when the majority think the policy is reasonable.