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Flags Flown Upside Down in West Palm Beach, Florida, in Gun Control Protests (Video)
Several West Palm Beach, Florida, residents are flying their flags upside down against Obamacare, which will provide health care for most Americans, and President Obama's effort to ban assault weapons and limit high-capacity magazines, which were used at the Sandy Hook massacre (video below).
“One neighbor saw my flag. He yelled across the neighborhood like hey, why are you disgracing the flag like that?” resident Cory Seale told WPTV-TV. “It is a verbal, non-violent form of protest. It’s instilling a taboo, that guns are taboo. And that alone is a huge problem.”
Seale is an an eight-year veteran who served a tour in Iraq, but denies that flying the American flag upside down is disrespectful toward the flag and other U.S. soldiers who have died.
“I can respect that they died for the flag right-side-up. Doing this is a symbol, a visual symbol to bring people over to me so I can try to explain to them how I feel,” said Seale.
His neighbor David Dennis added, “We care deeply about the future of the country, and we have solidarity with our fellow neighbors."
Seale stated that his flag will stay upside down until President Obama leaves or is removed from office.
The U.S. Flag Code Title 36, U.S.C., Chapter 10 states, "The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property."