CARTOON: Not the pride everyone was expecting

CARTOON: Not the pride everyone was expecting
Posted at 6:29 PM, Jun 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-17 18:29:52-04

A local open carry activist group has announced on Facebook that they will be bringing guns to Cincinnati's Pride Parade on June 25. Jeffry Smith, an open carry activist who staged a similar demonstration last year at the Cincinnati Zoo, has organized an event called Open Carry Outreach at Cincinnati Pride.

According to the event's Facebook page, activists will try to engage parade viewers in a dialogue about open carry gun laws. But just a week after the Orlando shooting, in which 49 people were killed at a gay nightclub, some in the local LGBTQ community see Smith's actions as a poorly timed political stunt.