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Discussion in 'Activism Discussion and Planning' started by 627PCFan, May 7, 2013.

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  1. 627PCFan

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    July 4 rally of pro-gun activists openly carrying rifles from Virginia to Washington

    File this under "This should be interesting" if it occurs.


    Adam Kokesh, 31, is planning a July 4 rally of pro-gun activists openly carrying rifles from Virginia to Washington as an act of "civil disobedience."

    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/adam-kokesh-organizes-rifle-march-on-dc-2013-5#ixzz2Sc3G9ajG


    http://www.businessinsider.com/adam-kokesh-organizes-rifle-march-on-dc-2013-5

    (Mods move to activism if you see fit)
     
  2. Piratesailor

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    Stupidity...
     
  3. nathan

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    Add the high cap magazines to make the libs uneasy
     
  4. Ryanxia

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    His heart is in the right place, but it's a fine line he's treading.
    If it's time to march, march in earnest.
     
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    You don't draw a line in the sand and then march over it yourself. This looks like a disaster in the make.

    Kokesh wants to get arrested, and that's OK, but he is taking hundreds of people down with him -- and risks starting a "police riot" or an all-out shooting war. If he had at least 100000 and organized it properly it might work.
     
  6. 627PCFan

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    On July 4th, with DC filled with visitors, and police already short staffed because of budgets, and that many people... I imagine they would have the National Guard on standby.
     
  7. Solo

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    Why not have everyone carrying a 30 round AR magazine. You know, for first amendment purposes.
     
  8. roadcoder

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    OMG, this sounds like a total retart in action. Look, the security concerns following the Marathon bombing present enough challenges. This sounds like the action of people not skilled enough to mount a responsible protest.
     
  9. Sam1911

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    Hmmm... I'm not sure this is an auspicious moment for such a thing. We've just WON pretty big on the national stage, and every one of the losses we've suffered are in a few states, not involved in this protest.

    Folks' tensions are running pretty high and probably the best thing would be if we let those tensions cool a bit while we let gun issues drift back out of the public consciousness, rather than alarming Joe and Jane public in TV land with an armed march on the Capitol. Hate to get a couple hundred thousand folks SCARED enough to start calling their Congresscritters.
     
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    I am all about making ourselves heard and even with the recent victories in congress we should never let up. However, this does sound like a disaster waiting to happen. All it will take is 1 person in the crowd to have a different agenda and pull a trigger. Then what? Or some kid to think it would be funny to light a fire cracker (4th of July!!!) If even 1 shot were fired it would turn against us so fast that we wouldn't know what happened.
    I just hope these fella's are more disciplined than most of the Marines I served with.
     
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    Has anyone heard about the loaded rifle protest at our nations capital on July 4rth? Im not sure if its for real, but its a march against tyranny, not laws. I don't have a link.
     
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    I have seen something about that but I am not sure it is the best idea. Some like the idea of showing up in numbers but I have a feeling if it does happen the media will have a hay day with it. I think it will do more to induce fear of the gun owner to the average Joe and give them something to show how "crazy" we are. Occupy may have been held in high regard for what they did but even if we all show up nothing goes wrong we will still be painted in a bad light.
     
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    When I read the initial story I thought there's no way anyone could be that foolish.

    It's a guaranteed way to get arrested...and not have anything to show for it.
     
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    We can only hope. I'm afraid that some hothead will violently resist, resulting in dead cops and dead protesters. End result: Gun Owners = Terrorists! :banghead::banghead::banghead::cuss::cuss::fire:
     
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    Whether or not it is a hoax, or cancelled, I'd bet security will be present at the border that day. There is a outright guarantee that shots will be fired if such an march occurred, the best you could hope for would be that the shots fired would be tear gas, before the group was dispersed/forcibly disarmed and detained.

    While I disagree with Washington DC's special status in regards to citizens rights, or lack thereof, this is absolutely not the right way to win them for the citizens of DC, or any citizens of the US.
     
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    I had this idea months ago and thought it'd be cool if the numbers were so large arrests wouldn't even make a dent on the protest. However, for us, you know, law abiding people, we don't want to be arrested. We also don't want our rifles confiscated, especially in this panic season where we can't just go replace them.

    My other thoughts are even darker. I wouldn't put it past .gov to plant a few people to fire off a couple shots from nearby to cause trouble and demonize us further.

    I like the thought and the intent of the protest, but the variables are too great and out of our control to try this out. There is too much at stake.
     
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    A LOADED rifle protest?

    IMO, the people organizing this are screwed in the head. Either that, or they're working for the other side.

    There is a complete lack of common sense evident with this.
     
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    Looks like a nice trip sans weapon to the basement of the Pentagon for some debriefing will probably be the order of the day. Then a lengthy lockup, and some felonies attached, to assure a long stay at a federal lockup.

    Brilliant idea. Hope it's a hoax.
     
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    I saw something about it posted on my FB timeline yesterday morning. It is organized by a former Marine who hopes to have 10,000 other supporters with him. I highly doubt he will reach that many considering he has become a very vocal anti-war and anti-military speaker since leaving the Marines. Personally I don't think it is going to end well for him. USA today carried the story I read.

    http://m.usatoday.com/article/news/2142469
     
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    Bear in mind that once you start down the "armed civil disobedience" road, you can no longer claim to be a "peaceable law abiding citizen", because you'll have chosen not to be.

    Claiming the power of armed intimidation comes at the price of being seen to publicly renounce civil democratic discourse. You can't have it both ways, and it's an impossible step to take back. The public will always remember that you once mobbed the streets with guns.

    It hasn't come to this. It isn't time for this. Let's NOT do this. This is foolish.
     
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    Not a very well thought idea.
     
  24. Outlaw Man

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    You know, if he were trying to organize a march carrying Nerf guns or some other obviously unloaded "armed" protest, I'd be there. I had been considering a trip to Gettysburg for the 150th anniversary with a stop in DC for the fireworks, but I'm not going anywhere near this train wreck.

    We NEED a huge March on DC, but this is definitely not the right way.
     
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    When that idiot tries to cross a bridge into DC it will look like Concord in 1775!

    But I don't think that'll ever happen. He'll chicken out.........

    Cheers,

    George
     
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