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CARTOON: Not the pride everyone was expecting

Posted: 6:29 PM, Jun 17, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-17 22:29:52Z
CARTOON: Not the pride everyone was expecting

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 p age, 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.