January 10, 2013, 05:05 PM
I for one am sick of seeing our 2nd Amendment RIGHT attacked from every angle. Wanted to pass something along with a hope that you would join this effort from Patriot Post:
"Patriots, I call on you to pledge: 'We, the People, affirm that we will support and defend Liberty as "endowed by our Creator," enshrined in our Constitution and empowered by its Second Amendment, against all enemies, foreign and domestic."
Sign here: http://patriotpost.us/archives/petitions/21#sign
January 10, 2013, 06:26 PM
Welcome to The High Road.
Make sure to donate to the NRA-ILA fund and to write your congress reps. Those who won't even bother to spend a few dollars or to pick up a phone/send an e-mail are not likely to do anything to stand up for our Rights when the time comes.
January 10, 2013, 07:26 PM
January 10, 2013, 07:30 PM
Million-Gun march on Washington??
January 11, 2013, 01:47 AM
Everyone should focus on the core intentions of the 2A , which are to enable the people to arm themselves to fight government tyranny whenever its ugly head rises. And the right to bear arms to protect lives, limbs, families, loved ones and neighbors.
January 11, 2013, 02:04 AM
Million-Gun march on Washington??
There are 4 million members in the NRA. Let's all go! Heck we will all carry plastic toy guns..........that should make our point.
January 11, 2013, 03:40 AM
My family and I have been discussing the possibility of a march on DC.
I don't know if any of you have ever been involved in the Tea Party, so I'll mention three things from the get-go in case this goes somewhere.
Infiltrators trying to illegitimize the movement will be commonplace and difficult to deal with, and the media loves to home in on them. Some Tea Partiers would take bullhorns along with them and stand beside the infiltrators throughout the duration of the event to act as a vocal disclaimer of sorts. The infiltrators in our case usually carried spastic or threatening signs, set up controversial displays, and passed out and planted supposedly right-wing prop (of course sometimes we'd find some of their own legit prop laying around too). They were usually found out when confronted concerning their knowledge of basic American history and politics, and basic Tea Party causes and talking points. Some people also carried "infiltrator" signs with big red letters and arrows that could be pointed at offenders.
The second thing I'll mention is signs. Signs are good and bad. They're good because they help get the message across and differentiate protesters from everyone else, but they're bad because the media homes in on the messages scrawled upon them and always pick the ones that sound the craziest. Also realize that with the flavor of signs I'd be anticipating to see at a pro-2A march, the movement could very easily be stigmatized as a resurgence or branch of the Tea Party rather than as its own independent movement. Guaranteed, the media will try to spin it in that way to illegitimize the event. This also ties in to dealing with infiltrators. Those who try to infiltrate by carrying outrageous signs can be immediately singled out simply for not following the rules of the event if signs are not permitted. Positives and negatives to both, we would have to decide which would better benefit our cause.
Trash is the third, though I doubt it even needs mentioning. Tea Partiers were anal about this. There were always multiple volunteers around to collect trash from anyone who had it. I was often among some of the last to leave these events, and I always looked over my shoulder to pristine lawns and parks. We even sometimes had to clean up the counter-protesters messes to keep our image. Not cool.
Please understand that I'm not trying to discourage this AT ALL. A march on DC could be a good thing and I will likely attend. It does need to be well-organized and basic ground rules must be established and widely disseminated for such an event to have its intended effect without the media trying to mischaracterize it. And believe you me, they will try. The bigger the turnout the better. We pretty much shut down DC with close to 2 million protesters. DC suddenly feels like a very, very small place when that many people get congested into it.
Does anyone know of any big wigs we could petition in regard to organizing something like this? I don't even know where to begin.