This was the Phoenix event for the national 2nd amendment rally that happened on all 50 states today. About 125 people were present while I was there speaking and chatting for about 45 Minutes.. There was a large police presence (about 25 or so officers in uniform, and I’m sure a few plain clothes people mixing in with the crowd.
But the uniformed crew kept themselves and their vehicles, ( including the mobile comand center, a Bearcat vehicle, and others) about 100 yards from the event. This was pretty cool. I talked with a couple of them, and they said they weren’t expecting any trouble, and they wanted to give us space to have our event without any intimidation or heavy-handed moves. Everything went smoothly, as far as I saw, and there were no counter-protestors in sight.
There was a crew of patriots in BDU’s with vests and ARs on the perimiter as a security force.