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Monday, November 30, 2009

Second Amendment March -- Washington, DC -- April 19, 2010

Schedule of Events:

The national event for Second Amendment March is scheduled for April 19, 2010.

We have reserved the grounds of the Washington Monument from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. that day.

So far, we have the following speakers scheduled. We are constantly working on this event, so be sure to check back!

Scheduled Speakers:

Larry Pratt has been Executive Director of Gun Owners of America for 26 years. GOA is a national membership organization of 300,000 Americans dedicated to promoting their Second Amendment freedom to keep and bear arms.GOA lobbies for the pro-gun position in Washington, D.C. and is involved in firearm issues in the states. GOA's work includes providing legal assistance to those involved in lawsuits with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, the federal firearms law enforcement agency.Pratt has appeared on numerous national radio and TV programs such as NBC's Today Show, CBS' Good Morning America, CNN's Crossfire and Larry King Live, Fox's Hannity and Colmes and many others. He has debated Congressman James Traficant, Jr. (D-OH), Charles Rangel (D-NY), Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), and Vice President Al Gore, among others. His columns have appeared in newspapers across the country.He published a book, Armed People Victorious, in 1990 and was editor of a book, Safeguarding Liberty: The Constitution & Militias, 1995. His latest book, On the Firing Line: Essays in the Defense of Liberty was published in 2001.Pratt has held elective office in the state legislature of Virginia, serving in the House of Delegates. Pratt directs a number of other public interest organizations and serves as the Vice-Chairman of the American Institute for Cancer Research.

Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman Col. Grossman is an Airborne Ranger infantry officer, and a prior-service sergeant and paratrooper, with a total of over 23 years experience in leading U.S. soldiers worldwide. He retired from the Army in February 1998 and has devoted himself to teaching, writing, speaking, and research. Today he is the director of the Killology Research Group, and in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks he is on the road almost 300 days a year, training elite military and law enforcement organizations worldwide about the reality of combat.

Kenn Blanchard is a former Marine Security Guard who has worked protective details for international celebrities and US diplomats. Later after becoming a federal police officer, he was detailed to protect a couple of families which morphed into another career path where he worked or taught firearms, tactics and protection. He is also a D.C.-area pastor who runs blackmanwithagun.com. Kenn has been involved in the struggle for the Second Amendment since the state of Virginia reformed its conceal carry law in the early nineties. He founded the Tenth Cavalry Gun Club, a national pro-gun organization for African Americans, and worked around the country after that to promote safe and responsible firearms ownership. He was involved in concealed carry reforms in Texas, South Carolina, Michigan and Wisconsin and has testified in the US Congress and in Maryland on bills or acts designed to prevent law abiding Americans from legal firearm ownership or concealed carry.

Suzanna G. Hupp is a former Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives and a recognized public advocate for the Second Amendment and an individual’s right to carry a concealed weapon.

A Friendswood, Texas, native, Suzanna Gratia (married name Hupp) was born on January 1, 1959. After she received a doctor of chiropractic degree from the Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, Texas, she owned and operated Cove Physical Rehab Clinic in Copperas Cove, Texas from 1987 until she sold the practice in 2000.

On Wednesday, October 16, 1991, Suzanna and her parents were having lunch at Luby’s Cafeteria in Killeen, when a man drove his truck into the restaurant and opened fire on the patrons. Suzanna instinctively reached into her purse for her handgun, but realized it was in her vehicle, as a new law was passed in Texas banning the carry of a concealed weapon. Suzanna escaped out of a broken window, but 23 unarmed others, including Suzanna’s mother and father, were killed at the hands of the gunman.

As a survivor of the Luby’s massacre, Suzanna has been quoted in U.S. News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, Texas Monthly, Time and People magazines, in addition to appearing on CNN, 48 Hours, Today Show and World News Tonight, to name a few.

Hupp has since authored a memoir recounting her experiences in the massacre, entitled From Luby’s to the Legislature: One Woman’s Fight Against Gun Control, available December, 2009.

Richard Mack held office as Sheriff in Graham County, Arizona, and is a long-time crusader for freedom and individual rights as well as an author of several books on those topics. In 1994, Sheriff Mack also challenged the Brady Bill in the Supreme Court of the United States.

Michael Bane is the host of Shooting Gallery, a show on the Outdoor Channel that every week explores a different facet of the very wide world of shooting, from competition to law enforcement to self-defense to the men and women at arms who are defending this country.

From Michael's bio:

"I’ve been involved with guns and shooting literally my entire life. Most recently, I conceived and still manage the five-year-old NSSF Media Education Program, which has had a profound effect on the relationship between the firearms industry and the media. It also bought together the perhaps greatest group of firearms instructors of all stripes ever. That "critical mass" of instructors has been redefining handgun instruction, and I'm proud to have had a small part in that. I was part of the 3-person team who handled national media during the Maryland sniper crisis, which as emerged as a textbook example for the industry in dealing with flashfires. I've also handled crisis stuff for IPSC and USPSA. we're currently working directly with major companies on setting up their own media events and training their people to deal with media crises."

Suggest you bookmark their home site and check back often.

There are parallel events being planned as well. More on all as the news becomes available.


Blogger daniel said...

Parallel event:
There will be a muster on 19 April, 2010 at a location TBD (soon) in northern Virginia, as close to DC as possible.

We are researching the ins and outs of Virgina gun transport and carry laws and trying to coordinate this with Second Amendment supporters in Viginia. So far, it looks like VA is a very friendly state for open carry events. More info concerning exact location and other details will follow as planning progresses.

UPDATE: So far, it looks like open carry at political rallies is OK, and no permit is needed to carry openly. Reference here for more info on VA gun laws and potential locations:

Mark your calenders. More to follow.


I've also made this invitation on an individual level, and it still stands as well:

On April 19, 2010, I will be at a location in Northern Virginia, as close to DC as possible, and I will be bringing ALL my stuff. I intend to follow all laws as I do this and do not advocate criminal activity. I invite, anyone here, especially those of like mind, to join me for a "camping trip," "civics lesson," or whatever you want to call it. 19 April 2010. Northern Virginia. Email works best for me.

I am of the opinion that the constitution is not being followed, and that what is left of our Republic is on its last legs. I have attended rallies and a health care town hall, and have written my representatives and called on numerous occasions, as have most of us here. As evidenced by the behavior of our elected representatives, they care not that we make noise in opposition or that their actions violate this nation's founding documents and traditional principles of individual liberty and limited government.

After thousands have vented their frustration via 9-12 rallies, tea parties, health care town halls, etc, the MSM has for the most part ignored and marginalized us, focusing most of their attention on those rally goers who choose to show up carrying weapons. Hmmmmm.........

Daniel Almond

November 30, 2009 at 12:54 AM  
Blogger Hollywood said...

I hope Aaron Zelman from JPFO has been requested to speak.

I'll get it on the Family calendar.

November 30, 2009 at 1:27 AM  
Anonymous Qi Ji Guang said...

The main reason why I got involved with the Tea Parties in the first place was because of the Second Amendment.

I am so glad to see that the 2nd Amendment is now being reserved a primary seat for the upcoming activism.

I will be so glad to come too.

I'll see you all there On April 19, 2010.

November 30, 2009 at 5:18 PM  
Anonymous Black Flag 14 said...

Something tells me that we might not make it until then without martial law being imposed.

November 30, 2009 at 9:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now I'm not wishing mind you, but what if the SEIU were stupid/bold enough to visit this 2A, OC, III rally?

I'm in.


December 4, 2009 at 1:00 AM  

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