Joe Brown, president of the Pasadena-branch NAACP demonstrated alongside the gun opponents.
With frequent incidents of gun violence ravaging Northwest Pasadena, Brown criticized the message being sent by the protesters.
"Could you imagine if many of the young people carried a unloaded weapon in their car and every time they got stopped they said they had a right to carry a weapon and pointed to the guys in Old Pasadena as an example," Brown asked. "That's almost on the edge of anarchy."
Since that is a right those young people do have -- assuming they're not too young or felons or otherwise barred by law from handling firearms -- I can only assume he's voicing some sort of racist concern over members of minorities realizing they have the same right to own and carry guns as any other citizen of California.
That's not anarchy, Mr. Brown, it's called liberty. And it's not dependant on your skin color or what side of town you live on. Perhaps you've read of the historic efforts along those lines, or are somewhat familiar with at least one the organizations that have worked to promote and retain such equality of freedom in the United States?
(H/T to Joe, who found another quote of amusing interest in the article).