Tuesday, March 9, 2010

19 April 2010: Bring Your Sidearms and Longarms To The Banks of the Potomac



Folks,

The write-up below is from Western Rifle Shooters.

Here's my two cents.

I will be speaking here. So, too, will Bob Wright. 19 April is a Monday, and so many folks will not be able to make that. Many folks also will not want to come, so close as we seem to be open conflict -- and we are but one unpredictable agency misadventure from that. These reasons I understand.

I am going because I believe it is the right thing to do, at the right time. I am going because the Beltway crowd will crap their pants at the sight of it. I am going because when I face my God I want to be able to say I did my best to avoid conflict in every manner that I could. I am going to help reclaim a right that the Founders took for granted. It will be in their faces. It will be seen by Leviathan as provocative. It will be the act of free men and women.

I am going.

Hope to see you there.

Mike
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19 April 2010: Bring Your Sidearms and Longarms To The Banks of the Potomac

The latest on the April 19th "Restore The Constitution" rally on the Potomac:

As it stands now, [the above] is how I plan on attending the Restore the Constitution rally on 4-19 at Ft. Hunt and Gravelly Parks.

Pistol loaded, openly carried. Rifle unloaded, slung to rear. Bandoleer of magazines containing ammo. All in accordance with rules below. Please note that guidelines below are subject to final coordination with the Department of the Interior:

Participants and attendees are expected to know and abide by all applicable state and federal firearms laws. None of the information provided below is legal advice, and no attorney-client relationship is created by reading or relying upon this information. If you have questions, then you are expected to know the applicable state and federal firearms laws before attending the event.

Anyone prohibited from possessing a firearm by state or federal law may not possess a firearm at this event.

Participants and attendees may not bring any firearm prohibited by state or federal law.

1. ALL rifles and shotguns carried by participants at this event are to be unloaded (chamber empty, no magazine inserted, no ammo inside the rifle or shotgun, no ammo touching the rifle or shotgun whatsoever) and slung to the rear or to the side, away from the hands.

Although the law does allow for carry of some types of loaded rifles and some types of shotguns in some circumstances, our guidelines are simpler and more strict due to the relative novelty of this event and the high level of attention it is likely to receive from law enforcement, government, and the media.

2. While we do ask that your rifles and shotguns be unloaded, you are perfectly welcome to carry ammunition and loaded magazines on your person if you so choose, so long as no magazines are actually inserted into rifles and so long as you are not prohibited from owning a firearm.

3. Open carry of a loaded pistol is allowed.

Concealed carry of a pistol is allowed for those with a valid Virginia concealed handgun permit or a concealed handgun permit from a state for which Virginia allows concealed carry in Virginia (See the Virginia State Police’s website for a list of those states; we do not vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of that list).

Anyone carrying their pistol openly or concealed cannot have in it a magazine capable of holding over 20 rounds and cannot have a pistol designed to accept a silencer or suppressor.

Participants and attendees are required to keep all pistols holstered. Participants and attendees are required to keep all rifles/shotguns slung over their shoulder, muzzle-down, unloaded, with the safety on, and with no magazine inserted. Brandishing of firearms is prohibited by Virginia law. Under Virginia Code Section 18.2-282, it is unlawful for any person to (a) point, hold, or brandish any firearm in such a manner as to reasonably induce fear in the mind of another or (b) hold a firearm in a public place in such a manner as to reasonably induce fear in the mind of another being shot or injured. Do not engage in any horseplay, demonstration of firing positions, or exchange of or other handling of firearms at Fort Hunt, Gravelly Park, or any other location or vehicle of transportation associated with this event.

By federal law, firearms are prohibited in federal facilities (defined by federal law as a building or part thereof owned or leased by the federal government, where federal employees are regularly present for the purpose of performing their official duties).

Do not transport a loaded rifle or shotgun in any vehicle on any public street, road, or highway during this event.

Participants and attendees are not to consume, possess, or be under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances at this event.

Again, these guidelines are, as of now, subject to final coordination with the Department of the Interior.

More info asap.

Spread the word!

17 comments:

jon said...

"I am going because the Beltway crowd will crap their pants at the sight of it. I am going because when I face my God I want to be able to say I did my best to avoid conflict in every manner that I could."

ditto.

Taylor Harbin said...

This is a great idea, but as you already said, be VERY careful. The police could pull a 180 and declare it an unlawful assembly like they did at G-20.

Watch out for anarchists. They seem to follow the good people everywhere.

I have to ask...what will YOU be packing?

Anonymous said...

I hope this works out well, good set of rules. Shows the media we are not what they think we are. I would suggest a line up of people with an evolution of firearms on them (musket, bolt, modern) to show that the 2nd Amendment has been practiced forever and has never ceased to be practiced, plus it would look cool.

Anonymous said...

According to the DHS and RAND corporation, the US needs a ``National Stability Police Force`` ... are we in freaking Iraq or Iran or what?

This looks like Brownshirts to me.

http://beforeitsnews.com/story/11739/SHOCKING_REPORT:_Rand_Corp_Tells_US_Army_Its_Time_For_a_National_Stability_Police_Force.html

parabarbarian said...

I won't be there but I wish you all the best of luck. Besides I only acquired an EBR a month ago and I'm still getting used the weird handling. Nor do I own a pistol. I don't think a bolt or lever action and a 357 revolver will have quite the desired effect.

Anonymous said...

Wish I could be there. Thanks to all of you who refuse to bow to tyranny.

God bless you all!

Anonymous said...

"Spirit of 1776"

ConfederateSon said...

I will be there... providing sound reinforcement at the Fort Hunt site for the presenting speakers.

I look forward to meeting all of you.

Carry your sidearms loaded and openly. Carry your rifles and carbines unloaded... but have your loads on your person.

Sean said...

And do what? Stand there and puff out your chest? Make believe that those herds of jackasses across the river are even going to acknowledge your presence? Hell, why not build a fire, sing a couple of songs? It is not going to move the opposition even one inch from their present position. There is only one thing that makes communists go away. And none of you are prepared to do it. Good luck and G*dspeed, but this is wasted effort.

Anonymous said...

I seem to recall Rick Stanley out in Colorado trying to organize a "million gun march" several years ago, but it didn't happen. I suppose the time wasn't right.

I think he's in prison right now over corrupt Colorado gun charges.

I do believe the time has come. Count me IN.

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with Anarchists being there?

I'm serious, aren't all (non-felonious) people of all political persuasions permitted to keep and bear arms in this nation and protest peaceably in favor of the right to do so? Isn't the right to keep and bear arms an inalienable natural right, awarded merely by being a member of the human race?

As an Anarchist firearms enthusiast, I'm curious what the sentiments are towards Anarchists that may turn out in support... or is the concern against 'Anarchists' that will show in opposition?

Anonymous said...

I hope and pray this goes without a hitch guys, but for goodness sake I can't help but think of the Boston Massacre. Be safe.

Anonymous said...

Aww crap. I had planned to go to the demonstration in DC proper (empty holster, of course), but now I'm torn...

Happy D said...

Sean it is just one front in the ongoing deterrence campaign. Just the fact that it was done forces them to think twice.
Or do you want to fight another civil war?
It might be unavoidable. But I for one do not want to swim in the blood bath if I can avoid it.

Now Taylor H should have specified the Socialist Anarchists. But lets not delude ourselves. Those that have caused the most damage to private or public property at major events were calling themselves Anarchists.

Anonymous said...

All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.... think about it.


As someone deeply involved with the administrative portion of the RestoreTheConstitution site, I'm quite willing to put my money where my mouth is, so to speak.

What if our founding fathers had been too afraid to stand up and throw off the shackles of King George? Would we have tea time at 3:00 every day here?

I see our republic being swept away by apathy, greed, and political correctness. Enough is enough. Obey the Constitution or reap the consequences.

Not everyone in this land is asleep...some of the watchmen still stand guard. A lot of us are old, cranky, beat up, but not beat down. I'll see those of you bold enough to stand up on the border.

-A Patriot

Unknown said...

One of the Anonymouses said:

What's wrong with Anarchists being there?

I'm serious, aren't all (non-felonious) people of all political persuasions permitted to keep and bear arms in this nation and protest peaceably in favor of the right to do so? Isn't the right to keep and bear arms an inalienable natural right, awarded merely by being a member of the human race?

As an Anarchist firearms enthusiast, I'm curious what the sentiments are towards Anarchists that may turn out in support... or is the concern against 'Anarchists' that will show in opposition?
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The Patriot Movement finds its charter in the Constitution. Unlike the media falsely portrays us, we are not anti-government, we are pro-Constitution. Anarchists and Patriots have nothing in common to rally around. While it is true that I would die to protect your rights, you live to destroy the government that is formed for no other reason than to protect mine. That's what's wrong with anarchists being there for me.

Anonymous said...

Good they honor my CCW from Oklahoma. Hopefully i can be there or work out an arrangement to meet up with my regional poc or tom in advance.

Shade Tree
Oklahoma@alarmandmuster.com