Gun Rights Advocates to March on 15th Anniversary of Oklahoma City Bombing

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Supporters of the Second Amendment and the right to own guns are planning a national march on Washington, DC, scheduled for April 19. The date was chosen because it is the 235th anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord. However, April 19 also marks the anniversary of two other violent incidents: the end of the Waco, Texas, siege of the Branch Davidian compound and the Oklahoma City bombing.

 
On April 19, 1993, after a 51-day siege, 76 members of the Branch Davidians died in a fire following FBI attempts to flush them out with tear gas.
 
 Fifteen years ago, on April 19, 1995, anti-government terrorist Timothy McVeigh blew up the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City using a fertilizer-based truck bomb. The attack killed 168 (including 19 children) and wounded nearly 700 others. It was the worst terrorist attack on American soil until September 11, 2001. A remembrance ceremony will be held at the Oklahoma City National memorial on the morning of April 19.
 
Organizers of the Second Amendment March are encouraging attendees to abide by a list of rules and code of conduct. The first rule states: “NO UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF FIREARMS.” Rule No. 2 reiterates this point by declaring, “If you do not intend to comply with item #1, do not attend.”
-David Wallechinsky
 

Comments

spence 9 years ago
America needs to change. This WILL happen again if people dont get their heads out of their asses!
WilliePete 9 years ago
hmm, unless MY history books are incorrect April 19 is the 235th aniversary of the Lexington/Concord battle. You know the one that started the Revolutionary War??? And that battle was over Gun Control also. At Concord, on the night of April 18, 1775, Gage ordered 700 British regulars from elite flank companies (Light Infantry and Grenadiers) to march from Boston to Concord to confiscate military supplies the colonists had stored there.[44] A brief skirmish in Lexington scattered colonial militia forces gathered there, but in a later standoff in Concord, a portion of the British force was routed by a stronger colonial militia contingent. When the British left Concord following their search (which was largely unsuccessful, as the colonists, with advance warning of the action, had removed most of the supplies), arriving colonial militia engaged the British column in a running battle all the way back to Charlestown. Thanks to Wikipedia. The Military Supplies were shot and powder, now known as bullets.... Read your OWN COUNTRIES HISTORY before you spout about a date.
Luke Moore 9 years ago
Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were every bit as much terrorists as the 9/11 terrorists. Justifying their actions as some sort of second amendment protest triggered by the storming of the pedophelia compound in Waco does no service to your cause. Unless of course your cause is to overthrow the US government. Your protest will be a slap in the face of the people of Oklahoma city. Koresh, that cult leader murdered 4 ATF agents and then was given months to surrender. He and no one else is responsible for the death of all those people. What's next Jim Jones the hero of the Jonestown massacres (900). Go ahead and march. It's a free country. All the more ammunition for the anti-gun lobby.
Ed Noell 9 years ago
I'm surprised that you didn't throw in the birth of Hitler as well. I believe my cousin Vinny was born on that day too!
Pat Livingston 9 years ago
I am a gun dealer and firmly believe in our right to keep and bear arms to keep the government in check. I believe that President Clinton and Janet Reno broke trust with the American people when they ordered the use of military force against the branch davidians in Waco which was against the law. Their actions caused a massacre of innocent women and children down there. I believe this act incited a militia movement all over this country and created great distrust for our government. The end result was the bombing of the Murrah building in Oklahoma City on April 19,1995 by Timothy Mcveigh and the mastermind Terry Nichols.

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