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Crowds Gather At Denver's "Farewell to Arms Freedom"

Posted: Jul. 3rd, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Farewell to Firearm Freedom
Hyoung Change/The Denver Post

There probably isn't a more contentious issue than gun freedom in America – though gay rights has certainly given it a run for its money – and nowhere is this more apparent than Devner's psuedo-spontaneous "Farewell to Arms Freedom" event that drew in 5,000 arms advocates and a speech by Glendale mayor Mike Dunfon.

Gun-owners and gun-lovers converged on Infinity Park on Saturday afternoon in a last-minute protest against a new Colorado law banning the sale of magazines of more than 15 rounds.

"You are in the Vatican of liberty, the Luxembourg of freedom," Glendale Mayor Mike Dunfon told the crowd at the beginning of the rally.

Organizers say some 5,000 people attended the "Farewell to Arms Freedom" festival, which was hosted by Free Colorado, a nonprofit group that advocates for firearms rights.

Hours before the event began, people formed a line over a half- mile long outside the park. The first 1,500 who were at least 18 years old were handed tickets they could redeem for a free 30-round magazine, courtesy of Magpul Industries.


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