Toy Gun March On Washington Draws 2nd Amendment Supporters

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While there’s no sign that remnant supporters of the dubious, now-cancelled  July 4th armed march on Washington, D.C. are coalescing near the capitol with loaded weapons, 2nd Amendment supporters did turn out Wednesday to stage a legal demonstration – using toy guns.

From the “Toy Gun March on DC” Facebook page, the event’s mission is to “communicate the importance of 2nd Amendment rights to the citizens of the District of Columbia.”

The Toy Gun March is a gathering of liberty loving people and their families to promote responsible gun ownership, private charity and to bring public perception of gun owners into a better light.

Due to the fact that it is currently illegal to carry a loaded firearm into the District of Columbia, we liberty lovers have decided to tweak the nose of big government and show Obama what a clown he is for trying to restrict our natural rights. Join us as we march on DC fully armed with toy guns!

 

“We’re trying to make the point that it’s ridiculous for little kids to be getting in trouble for playing with toy guns and being suspended for things like biting a Pop-Tart into the shape of a gun,” organizer Austin Petersen told The Huffington Post. “We’re also trying to send the message that gun owners are responsible” and that many, who identify themselves as libertarians, “aren’t all crazy gun nuts.”

The event, which was conceived and staged by Libertarian Republic, also raised money and toy donations for Toys for Tots.

Wednesday’s demonstration did, ultimately, descend into a gun battle – only, at the end, everyone was soaked in water instead of blood, and the “casualties” picked themselves off the capitol grounds and walked away in peace.

Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

  • JimH

    Donations to my favorite charity,”Toy guns for tots”, what a great idea.

    • me

      They’d call the police and have you thrown in jail.

  • Robbie

    Gee, how come the big, brave gun lovers cancelled their armed march on Washington. There was a lot of hoopla about this a while back but looks like all it came to was a bunch of hot air. I guess the big talkers would rather sit on the couch and watch the ball game.

    • Jeff

      They’d like football a lot better if somebody actually got shot. Maybe they could post a Zimmerman near the end zone to take care of any suspicious-looking folks running near the goal line.

      • Frank Kahn

        You two are a real riot. So stupid and irrelevant.

        • Jeff

          Don’t shoot, Frank. I’m unarmed. It won’t be self defense! I promise I’ll get off your lawn.

    • Mith Radates

      They probably realized the sight of a firearm would give you people palpitations and wanted to spare you the trauma.

      • chocopot

        Liberals believe that the only constitutonal rights you should have are those of which liberals approve (a la Mayor Bloomberg). All others are cancelled. Since they are so superior to everyone else, they get to decide your rights. So just shut up, you knuckle-dragging troglodyte.

  • Robert Wolfe

    Didn’t think there would be many who’d volunteer to go directly to jail, and lose whatever real gun they brought with them. The day to go to Washington with a real one might yet come, but it isn’t time for it now.

  • rbrooks

    the irony is that children are among the millions of americans that can not own a gun.
    which part of the 2nd amendment was being supported?

  • ONTIME

    I would like to see a 2 million man march on DC in order to regain the right of representation and to make the point thr government is in need of reoganization and re-pare. These people have replaced the rule of law with two tiere law and it’s time to remove that hurddle and make all men are equal in the eyes of the law……..Have a good 4th.