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E. Max Hengst
02-25-2012, 9:13 AM
Is any organization preparing a march to D.C. so we can let Washington know we are very very serious about our gun rights? What do you think?:mad:

fiddletown
02-25-2012, 9:48 AM
Is any organization preparing a march to D.C. so we can let Washington know we are very very serious about our gun rights? What do you think?:mad:It's been done: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/19/AR2010041901910.html.

hoffmang
02-25-2012, 11:38 AM
It also tends to be ineffective unless the marchers are non straight white males.

-Gene

CitaDeL
02-25-2012, 11:56 AM
Is any organization preparing a march to D.C. so we can let Washington know we are very very serious about our gun rights? What do you think?:mad:

Washington D.C. knows how gunowners feel about the second amendment. They believe that how we feel is irrelevant in the face of their obvious superior judgement regarding public safety.

As Gene has indicated, if you are middle aged, heterosexual white man, a march in support of gun rights as a civil right will not achieve a measurable win. (In fact, I believe that a demonstration largely populated by doughy white guys is actually harmful, perpetuating an incorrect stereotype instead of the reality of a broad spectrum of gun owners.)

kishigo
02-25-2012, 12:11 PM
It also tends to be ineffective unless the marchers are non straight white males.

-Gene

I'm half Indian (Native American). Does that count?

SilverTauron
02-25-2012, 12:19 PM
Were I in a position to call the shots on an action plan intended to expand recognition of the 2nd Amendment as a fundamental part of the United States Constitution,here is what I would do. Hypothetically.


Economic protest would be the first step. Politicians in DC and other right-denied zones could care less how many people assemble outside their window. They will care when those same people en-masse do not go to work in critical fields of industry. I use the term 'critical' because a strike at the Black Hills Ammunition plant won't hurt the people who need to feel the metaphoical "pain" of ignoring civil rights.A strike at Apple Headquarters is an altogether different proposition. When citizens all over the country call into Verizon Support and get a busy signal it will put the issue of civil rights and gun ownership out of the legislative room to the living rooms of America. Yes, scab workers will come into play but if there is enough unity on the cause-which is the hardest part-the pressure of the corporate and major business heads in America burning up the Democratic Party's phone lines will cause them to , shall we say , "re-evaluate" their position.

If that plan doesn't work-and it won't in a lot of places, Democratic machines being what they are in America ,the next step is public works. No trash pickup, no bus service, no cab companies.This is the stage where things can get nasty,as in martial law and civil curfew nasty, with the politicians stuck between a rock ( rescinding direct control of who can be armed ) and a hard place ( maintaining a policy directive in the face of massive societal dysfunction).This sort of civil disobedience has to happen for a substantial period of time, during which there will be many attempts to "compromise" and "negotiate" for a "commonsense" solution. Such attempts are motivated by a desire to politically save face and not so much to truly recognize the 2nd Amendment.

As time goes on and things don't change, the political machines will run out of time & money and their corrupt leaders will be tossed kicking and screaming from office. Once people of all parties are elected who will abide by their oaths to the Constitution of the United States happens, laws will be passed to clear out the socialist policies clogging our nation and life can go back to normal, for all citizens in every respect.

Alas, this sort of thing will stay a dream in my lifetime. There aren't enough people who care about firearms or their civil rights to make this plan work yet. Perhaps in 20 years if current trends continue, but this presupposes the leftists in our Federal levels don't tighten the screws on gun control in the future.

Rock6.3
02-26-2012, 10:44 AM
I'm half Indian (Native American). Does that count?

The only thing that counts in this situation is appearance.