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How about a "Million Gunowners March"?

Discussion in 'Activism Discussion and Planning' started by batjka, Nov 8, 2008.

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  1. batjka

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    So with Obama coming to the office I think we need to show strength and voice our concern. How about a "Million Gunowners March" on Washington? I don't remember any pro-gun mass rally in D.C. If Farrakhan could do it, why not us?

    Maybe NRA can organize such an event and I'm sure people will show up en-mass. This is a good way to show our resolve to keep the 2nd Amendment going for as long as this country exists. I'll even take a day off to participate.

    Letters to Congressmen and such are good, but there's nothing like a mass rally in front of the TV cameras to spread the word. Million Men march only drew 400000. We can bring over a million easily.

    So, who's with me? Let's contact the NRA and get the ball rolling.
     
  2. BullsEye10x

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    Great idea, but I have a feeling that any type of gun-related protest near capitol hill would be treated as a riot and dealt with accordingly. Lots of Texans tried to organize a gathering to protest the SPP (Security Prosperity Partnership) meeting, otherwise known as the NAU summit, in New Orleans earlier this year. They were promptly turned away by the local authorities, who threatened arrest and or imprisonment if they did not desist.
     
  3. batjka

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    I think they will have no grounds in denying us the right to gather. We are the same citizens as anyone else, if not better. I'm sure this will be allowed. And I'm positive that everyone will behave properly and not cause disturbances. One thing is a protest against a meeting, another is a demonstration in defense of something.

    We HAVE to act or we'll be history.

    Who's the guy at NRA that needs to be contacted? They should be extremely interested as this would be a GREAT fundraising opportunity as well as the show of political force.
     
  4. Hk91-762mm

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    I recall in Canada they had a march on the capitol thousands showed up Allen Rock came out on the balcony and spoke out the corner of his mouth--We must do what is good for canada--and all the sheeple who showed up finally went home to the same ol laws!!
    I would go only if we vowed that we would take back our rights By any means necessary! And go Gladly!
     
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    I agree, the only way this would bear any fruit is if we took a true stance and used the second amendment what it was there for. Now I'm not saying going there shooting, but going there with just the hippy mentality that a march is good enough will get us nowhere. The second amendment was placed in our constitution for a reason, and this could turn out to be the reason. Doing it right now, I believe will not be as powerful as doing this the week legislation is looking to get passed. Right now, is the time to contact your legislators and tell them your feelings on the second amendment and their being in office. Let them know what kind of a piece of the pie you represent and that if they want to keep their jobs, they should stay on the side of the people where they belong.

    Damian
     
  6. ants

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    The press would dub it "The Million Moron March".
     
  7. hobgob

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    If anything happens, I'll secede from the union!
     
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    How to arrest a million protestors

    Build a really big jail and order in lots of food. cliffy
     
  9. Hoppy590

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    A million gun owner march?

    last i checked thats called a Revolt, and if successful a Revolution

    :)
     
  10. Chuck Dye

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    War on blah blah...

    Million so-and-so...

    Sure cues to tune out.

    PLEASE spare me!
     
  11. Lonest@r

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    Sounds like a legitimate act of demonstration/protest. Definately worth consideration. It's how all others get their 'civil' rights.... Remember the squeaky wheel gets the grease.

    Gun enthusiasts can sit around in a circle and complain, send money to NRA and blame who ever we want, all while Washington refuses to listen. Nothing better than a Million 'Musket' March in the streets of Washington to get their attention. Even better if they all used their CCW permit as valid form of identification.
     
  12. CHEROKEE1934

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    March on DC

    I think this is a good idea. It would take a lot of planing and we would have to
    pick a Date and time. If something is not done we are going to be lost in a few years.
     
  13. smartshooter.45

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    a well planned march on the capitol could have a great positive effect on the law making community. washington needs to know just how many voting gun owners there really are!

    on the other hand, heading into washington guns-in-hand doesnt seem very wise. your going to end up with jail time or a hole in your belly.
     
  14. Lonest@r

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    DECEMBER 7.... to symbolize..

    Why Japan did not invade mainland
    "We knew that probably every second home in your country contained firearms. We knew that your country actually had state championships for private citizens shooting military rifles. We were not fools to set foot in such quicksand.”
    http://www.twinbuttebunch.org/index.php?fuseaction=articles.japanese
    http://www.alabamaservicerifleteam.com/id15.html

    and that it may prove helpful the future to have us 'armed citizens' around to 'Wake Up' and act decisively.
    http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/wakeup.asp

    Not sure how true the Pearl Harbor story is, but it sure demonstrates the importance. We need to convince them they NEED us, especially after reducing military spending...
     
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    Yes in Canada there were several marches on .gov buildings.

    They did it in Victoria BC IIRC.. I'm from BC...
     
  16. Lonest@r

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    what happened? Activism requires action.
     
  17. logical

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    Wouldn't now be a smart time to lay low until they bring it up?
     
  18. A.M. Baer

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    Does anyone really think that the media would treat such a "march" as anything other than a riot of violent criminals wanting to kill children? The media will not show it for what it is, they would make us look like criminals, then LE would gas us, taze us and shoot us; and all the ignorant people would be glad that we are gone.
     
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    I agree. If some sort of legislation were pending, then a march would be in order. Before such an event though, probably try to avoid drawing any attention to the issue unless its through another form of activism.
     
  20. hobgob

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    Thats an entirely unfounded statement. The media might paint a negative picture, but child murdering criminals and ravenous madmen is not one of em. LEO's would not taze or shoot anyone unless provoked, which would not happen at a peaceful protest! This is the type of stereotype that needs to be refuted and disproved. Being extremely paranoid and believing that THE MAN is out to get you is not helping. Just join the damn NRA and write your representatives! IF that doesn't work, protest! Use your rights!
     
  21. A.M. Baer

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    I have no doubt that an assembly of armed people, or people assembling for the purpose of keeping arms would not be considered a "peaceful assembly" by LE and therefore, the people of such an assembly would be considered rioters, and handled as such. As for the "killing children" part, I on many occasions have been told that I was training children to kill eachother and commit crimes when I was teaching them 4-position small bore shooting.

    When law enforcement conclude a mass of people not to be peacefully assembled, they treat the mass of people as rioters; using forms of crowd control such as gas and non-lethal weapons. In some severe cases, people are shot and killed by police officers. The mass media also makes dramatic efforts to obfuscate anything having to do with guns; because of this the general public will view this mass of people as people advocating violence, and therefore LE's actions will not be questioned. This has happened many different times in the past, with protests on different issues.
     
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    You've obviously never heard of the Bonus March.
     
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    I would be honored to march with all of you.

    2 things though.

    1. It may end up more like a 250,000 march the first time we did it, and

    2. There would have to be some assurance that this would disintegrate into a riot or have signs or have signs with any threat of violence.
     
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    I'm pretty sure the OP writer didn't intend for the people in the march to be armed. That would just be the height of stupidity. But I am all for an unarmed peacefull protest. Not that I want to go to DC unarmed, but I'm not an idiot, either.
     
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