At least 200 gun rights activists, some with semi-automatic rifles slung over their shoulders, last night stood in the snow in near-freezing temperatures wearing bright orange hunting clothes to protest as Brown headlined a Republican party fundraiser in Nashua, New Hampshire.See, Brown voted for an assault weapons ban as a Massachusetts state senator and then, in his final month as a United States senator, following the massacre of children and school staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School, said he would support a federal assault weapons ban. Despite Brown's support for various other gun-promoting legislation, his assault weapons ban support means that a certain type of New Hampshire Republican who would be just fine with getting leftovers from Massachusetts is instead hysterically opposed to him.
“Down with Brown. Down with Brown. Down with Brown,” they chanted, at times so loudly their words echoed across the street.
Various of the Some Dudes who are definitely in the New Hampshire Republican Senate primary took the opportunity to proclaim that they were totally pro-gun in all circumstances. If Brown does run, it's going to be fun watching him try to shift gears from the thinly veiled misogyny of his Massachusetts campaigns against women to deal with a crowd committed to out-machoing him at every opportunity.