Saturday, May 11, 2013

Armed Protest July 4th, 2013

An Iraq war veteran and Internet talk show host is trying to gather thousands of protesters to march into the District on Independence Day with loaded rifles on their backs.

But if Adam Kokesh follows through with his July 4 plans — 2,500 people have signed up for the cause — he and his makeshift band will be met on the Arlington Memorial Bridge by two police forces packing guns of their own.Protest group plans July 4 march on Washington with loaded rifles

Why You SHOULD NOT GO to the July 4th Armed March on Washington D.C.

I have spoken with the DC police. They will not discuss their tactics for dealing with those coming, but they are aware of the protest. Chief Cathy L. Lanier has stated that they will arrest armed protesters. That is not a probability. It is what they will do.

Kokesh says that if he gets 10,000 people on his Facebook event page to sign up by June 1, then he believes they can pull it off. He says he will march with just 1,000 actual attendees. Frankly I would genuinely be surprised if he gets 500 people.

Don’t get me wrong here, I completely agree with the sentiments of Kokesh that the Federal government has become tyrannical. I completely agree, as I told the DC press spokesman over the phone, that gun laws in DC are unconstitutional. They violate the Second Amendment. However, what good is a protest if you never get to make it?

If you go knowing that you will be arrested, your firearm taken, and you are thrown in jail and fined, then have to face more travel charges to return to DC, what have you accomplished? Oh that’s right, you stood up to “The Man,” right? Good for you. In all reality, you accomplished nothing except to put yourself back a step.

My friends protests are meant to give voice against the opposition. What this event will do will simply silence those who go. It will accomplish nothing.

Our Founders protested the right way. Then when the tyrants came for their weapons, they stood their ground and faced their enemies, not peacefully, but with violence!-The D.C. Clothesline

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