|COURTESY ERIKA M COTTI|
A man carrying a weapon outside
of Loudoun County Registrars Office
in Leesburg, Virginia.
“It’s a free country,” Estrada said. “I’m a NRA life member myself. So long as no laws are being broken, I’m not going to tell someone they can’t. But I’ve told all of our volunteers that we’re here for our candidates, we don’t want us to become the story.”
Friday’s incident in Loudoun County, involving a white Republican, seems pretty unlikely to attract the same type of attention.Eight years ago, not everyone had a video camera in their pocket and a way to gather and then distribute the footage to millions. Now we all do. If we want something to "get attention" we need to realize that the so-called liberal media is not going to do it for us. We need to. Social media is one way.