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Anti-Gun Opponents Say Guns Aren’t Part of Saratoga’s History, Seemingly Forgetting About the Battles of Saratoga

Those who wish to infringe upon a law-abiding citizen’s Second Amendment right to bear arms aren’t typically noted for the breadth of knowledge regarding the Constitution or the history of the United States.  But this one got a laugh out of me…

Making the rounds in the city of Saratoga in upstate New York, is this poster suggesting that the only things that belong in the city are horses and ballet – not guns.

Gun Show Meme by Rick Karlin


In fact, the Times Union adds:

Gun show opponents have developed a theme noting that Saratoga is known for ballet and horse racing, and they say weaponry is out of character with the city’s marketing efforts.

Weaponry is out of character?

Except that under the city’s website listing “things to do” in Saratoga, there is of course the New York State Military Museum.

There is also the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery which honors the military service of our Nation’s veterans.

And, of course there is this little bit of the city’s history, which gun opponents seemingly overlook.

Via Wikipedia:

It is best known as the location that British General John Burgoyne surrendered to American General Horatio Gates at the end of the Battles of Saratoga on October 17, 1777, often cited as the turning point for the United States during the American Revolutionary War.

But hey, guns aren’t a part of a city for people who only like to look at things through a limited prism, as opposed to looking at the overall history.

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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