Armed Gun Rights Activists ‘Muster’ in VA to Make Fools of Themselves

April 19, 2010

(ChattahBox)—What do various Second Amendment groups do on the anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing; one of the worst acts of domestic terrorism on American soil, which left 168 dead, many of them children? They strap on loaded pistols, with rifles unloaded and slung to the rear and magazines of ammunition hanging over their shoulders. Organized by Daniel Almond, founder of the gun rights group Restore the Constitution, a couple dozen armed anti-Obama activists held an open-carry rally at Fort Hunt National Park in Virginia on Monday. Why? Because of President Obama’s “totalitarian socialism” that he says deprives him of his constitutional rights. Ironically, Obama signed a bill into law soon after he was nominated into office allowing the open-carry of loaded weapons in national parks that made Almond’s packing heat rally possible.

Almond describes himself, as “a combat veteran of the Iraq War, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is currently a culinary college student and real estate sales agent in the Atlanta, Georgia area.” And he believes that parading around armed to the teeth, “as close to DC as possible” is an appropriate way to express his dissatisfaction with Obama’s policies.

According to the report on the open-carry muster by the Washington Post, the paranoid culinary student believes healthcare reform and impending environmental legislation are leading us straight towards Socialism:

“The Atlanta area real estate agent organized the rally because he is upset about health-care reform, climate control, bank bailouts, drug laws and what he sees as President Obama’s insistence on and the Democratic Congress’s capitulation to a “totalitarian socialism” that tramples individual rights.”

“The brandishing of weapons is “not just an important symbol” but “a reminder of who we are,” said Almond. “The founders knew that it is the tendency of government to expand itself and embrace its own power, and they knew the citizenry had to be reminded of that.”‘

Speaking at the event was Mike Vanderboegh, the former militia member who recently called for “patriots” opposing the healthcare reform law to throw bricks through the offices of Democratic lawmakers. “To all modern Sons of Liberty: THIS is your time. Break their windows. Break them NOW, he wrote on his “patriot” blog Sipsey Street Irregulars. And Tom Fernandez, founder of the Alarm & Muster, who organized a nationwide call tree for the purposes of armed resistance to government orders to seize firearms.

Vanderboegh, did not disappoint the armed crowd with his violent rhetoric, calling for armed confrontation against the government if people face arrest for refusing to buy insurance under the new healthcare reform law:

“If I know I’m not going to get a fair trial in federal court … I at least have the right to an unfair gunfight,” Vanderboegh said.

“We will have the freedom and the rights that our fathers paid for,” he said, adding: “We are done backing up. Done! Not one more inch.” “You can push Americans only so far,” declared Vanderboegh.

Almond speaks of Second Amendment rights with a fanatical fervor:

“[F]or those of you with the guts to exercise your First and Second Amendment rights at this event and the common sense to understand the rules, you will depart the event at the end of the day and go back to your hometowns with a unique, hands-on kind of credibility that only comes from first hand experience. Your familiarity with the Second Amendment’s meaning will go way, way beyond simply “book knowledge,” having actually participated in American history yourself in northern Virginia in the Spring of 2010.”

The only history made today was a clownish and shameful display of anti-government and incendiary rhetoric on the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. If Almond and his group of armed costumed “patriots” meant to intimidate, “as close to DC as possible,” they only succeeded in making themselves look foolish.

Watch Vanderboegh’s incendiary and seditious call to arms:

Photo Credit: Huffington Post


Comments

12 Responses to “Armed Gun Rights Activists ‘Muster’ in VA to Make Fools of Themselves”

  1. Jarhead1982 on April 20th, 2010 11:26 am

    And that is any less shameless than the lies, hyperbole, and demonizations that you the progressive media perpetually portrays people who exercise their inherent rights peacefully, all because you cant stand the justifiable criticism of the government?

    Actually, you probably want actual violence to occur as you yourselves attempt to justify via your blatant and petulant vitriol to build public sentiment that anyone who protests the government must be criminal. Just like Hitler & Goebbels did to justify their mass genocide against the Jews in the 1930’s. All appropriate steps in the book of socialistic activism by the known communist Saul Alinsky.

    Sieg Hiel, Sieg Hiel, Sieg Hiel or is it Dasvadanya Conrade that you prefer, every body goose stepping to the mantra and rhetoric of the guberment eh?

    Calling the pot black when you your self are a black kettle just proves what a piece of shiite you are Sue!

  2. Sue on April 20th, 2010 12:12 pm

    Jarhead1982:

    Thank you for your bizarre, rambling and horribly misspelled rant.

    Conrade? LoL, if you mean Comrade—sure I’ve been called worse.

    Comrade Sue—-I like it. Thanks!

  3. Josed on April 20th, 2010 12:12 pm

    It is funny how the progressives forgets that April, 19 is also the anniversary of the massacre of the Branch Dividians by the goverment thugs under Bill Clinton.
    The left will not be happy until we end up as a third world socialist bannana republic, with a Kenyan as our ruler.

  4. olivia on April 20th, 2010 12:18 pm

    Hey, Sue! Don’t forget, we have a tea engagement with the ghost of Stalin at two. May he haunt long, Comrade!

  5. Mark B. on April 20th, 2010 5:00 pm

    For all the speeches that you reported, I didn’t read anything about real violence. Oh, I read what you quoted, but was any violence actually committed? Were people shot at? Did bands of legally armed Americans run around town and brutalize people who disagreed with them? Were government employees sniped? Did all those armed people aim their guns at the capital? I mean, that’s serious stuff because its threatening. Also, way to mention OK City–where guns were not used, mind you (so the comparison is lost on me)–but fail to mention the burning and gassing of religious fanatics in Waco. If Waco hadn’t happened then OK City would not have happened. No, I’m not defending that murderous loner, McVeigh. I was just wondering about your selective memory to manufacture a point. Finally did you not know that this was the anniversary of “the shot heard ’round the world?” I know that that was such a small, insignificant event that it was easy to go unnoticed. It only started that democracy thing in the colonies that became the United States of America.
    I hope that you are not easily offended, because any names that you get called as result of this editorial have probably been earned.

  6. Rich on April 20th, 2010 8:17 pm

    The left wing media is no better than Pravda of the old Soviet Union. They propagate the government agenda and when that does not occur naturally they improvise and simply morph a meeting of law abiding citizen’s into “Radicals Rally on the date of the Okalhoma City Bombing”. Of course, it would not have anything to do with April 19, 235 years ago.

  7. Don on April 20th, 2010 10:05 pm

    At least you make no pretense at impartiality or familiarity with a journalistic code of ethics.

  8. Bob on April 20th, 2010 10:39 pm

    We know who you are, and will not forget

  9. Peter on April 21st, 2010 1:38 am

    Lucky you! You didn’t even need to leave your house to make a fool of yourself.

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