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Gun rights advocates rally in Washington, Virginia

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posted on Apr, 19 2010 @ 02:56 PM

Washington (CNN) -- They're angry at the government and are taking to the Washington area to protest what they see as the trampling of the U.S. Constitution. Their specific fear: Americans' right to bear arms under the Second Amendment will be taken away.

"We're in a war. The other side knows they are at war, because they started it," said Larry Pratt, president of the Gun Owners of America. "They are coming for our freedom, for our money, for our kids, for our property. They are coming for everything because they are a bunch of socialists."

One group, Oath Keepers, said its allegiance is to the Constitution and not the president.

The group's founder, Stewart Rhodes, a former Army paratrooper and staffer for GOP Rep. Ron Paul, told CNN that his members recite a revised version of the oath that's used for enlistment in the armed services. However, they exclude the phrase, "I will obey the orders of the president of the United States."

The Oath Keepers call on members to disobey any orders, as they put it, "to disarm the American people" or "to force citizens into detention camps." It's a pledge Rhodes recites in an anti-Obama DVD called "Fall of the Republic."

Rep. Paul Broun, R-Georgia, said that "we must declare war against oppression and against socialism, and you are the people to do that."

Opponents say that gun rights advocates' worries are unfounded; that there are no proposals coming from the White House or Democratic leaders in Congress for new major gun control laws.

Opponents say that gun rights advocates' worries are unfounded; that there are no proposals coming from the White House or Democratic leaders in Congress for new major gun control laws.

Ok. i'm trying to make sense of this. There is no legislation in the works to take people's guns away.

Second, get rid of all the socialist? Where is all the socialism that has been put into law this year? Do these people have any idea what socialism even is?

And what the hell is the point of carrying a weapon for a pro gun rally? Do you actually have to have the guns with you? Not possible to have a pro gun rally without bringing out the guns?

And why of all days did they choose the anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing? Just coincidence?

[edit on 19-4-2010 by David9176]

posted on Apr, 19 2010 @ 03:30 PM

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posted on Apr, 19 2010 @ 04:39 PM
Seriously? They chose it because it's the 235 anniversary of the start of the revolution. I thought that was common knowledge by now...

posted on Apr, 22 2010 @ 05:13 AM
so, was there loads of crime at this rally, were people beaten up, was there drunken fights etc?

posted on Apr, 22 2010 @ 04:47 PM
Many of the more prevelenat gun owners in this nation...(myself included) can see way beyond what the so called MSM reports...One who values the gun ownership right has but to view the voting records on the people in power and you can see there is a consorted effort to play this down...

but iwould have also thought that a person that has "We the People" in their avatar would clearly see that every one of your personal and constitutional rights are in danger and in question... To not see that implies either you are blind or you have no understanding of what these people are in DC...

Anniversaries are odd things... think about it.

Now as to the agendas of the more radical ignorant gun banners... Maybe there is not at this time a bill or bills in planning or on the floor... but the agenda is right there...and that does not take a rocket scientist to see.

Additionally, the annointed one may not be socialist but most of his agendas are.... you asked what he has done...

think about this for a moment...

the govt. now controls business in a large way
the govt. now controls medical
the govt. now control a major part of the educational system
the govt. now controls banking
the govt. now control nearly every aspect of your life.
the govt. wants redistribution of wealth
the govt. now controls most of the economy and they want a state directed economy

and shall the list go on???

he might not be in the classical sense of the word, but his agendas go right to the core of Saul alinsky and his book Rules for radicals...and if you have not read it I strongly suggest you read it and do a comparison of what that guy wrote...and what this clown wants to do...

Also the things listed above: No where in the constitution or in legal precedent does it grant the congress or him the right to do... and you question that or do not see it??? Astounding

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