Alishia Wolcott, a 2016 graduate of University of Nevada Reno, told the Reno Aces, a minor league baseball team, that she would not sing the “Star-Spangled Banner” because of the stadium’s no firearms policy and new metal-detector screening process.
“I WILL NOT sing our National Anthem at a place that seeks to strip me of my second amendment rights!!!” she said on Twitter on Tuesday. Linked to her tweet was a lengthy message about her misgivings over the policy.
She doesn’t feel like she can protect herself, god forbid, something bad went down, so she’s standing up for her right to bear arms while singing the National Anthem.
— Alishia Wolcott (@alishiawolcott) April 11, 2018
Natually people responded to her asinine reasoning not to perform. Check out some tweets below:
Ur idea that u shd carry a gun in a stadium is an infringement on MY right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness Because of people like u who are so afraid so they must carry a gun everywhere, I & everyone I know have been robbed of our right to feel safe ANYWHERE Unfair
— susan van lier (@susanvl2) April 12, 2018
Do you fly? Guns have to be in checked baggage, unloaded
Visit people in the hospital? Can’t bring your gun
Go to the Post Office? All federal bldgs (anywhere on the property) are gun-free zones
State & nat’l parks? No guns
NO ONE needs guns at sporting events.#GunReformNow
— Nancy 🌊 (@Nancy_inRI) April 12, 2018
Hard to believe. Amazing that a person can be this dumb to think that guns would/should be allowed in a stadium…
— hopeful: 8645 (@JohnFrancis1965) April 12, 2018
It's private property. You have no more right to carry a gun there than you do into someone else's house.
— Matt Stahl (@Stahlmatt) April 12, 2018
You consider this tyranny? They aren’t taking your guns.. they just don’t want them in the stadium. This seems like a good example of how to avoid gun violence.. don’t have guns and there won’t be gun violence. Don’t pretend that you are suddenly not safe w.o a gun either..
— Damon (@damonknows25) April 12, 2018
Welcome to MAGA Trump Era 2018. This kind of thing is just what the gun toting right wing nut jobs want to worry about. Carrying guns into a stadium filled with thousands of people, what could possibly go wrong? What an idiot. You can hear her version of the Anthem below, I wonder if she’s holding.