Will You Be Celebrating Gun Appreciation Day?

Coalition of Gun Rights, Conservative Groups Proclaim Jan. 19 "Gun Appreciation Day." Will you be celebrating it, and if so, how?

A broad coalition of gun rights advocates and conservate groups have proclaimed Jan. 19 "Gun Appreciation Day."

In a press release, this coalition urged citizens to use Jan. 19 to go to local gun shows, ranges and stores to show support for the 2nd Amendment. Scheduled to send a message to Washington two days before President Barack Obama's second inauguration, the "Gun Appreciation Day" is expected to rival "Chick-fil-A Day" as a public statement of protest against government policies.

"The Obama administration has shown that it is more than willing to trample the Constitution to impose its dictates upon the American people," Gun Appreciation Day chairman Larry Ward, president of Political Media, Inc said in the press release. "If the American people don't fight back now, Obama will do to the Second Amendment what he has already done to the First with Obamacare -; gut it without a moment's thought to our basic constitutional rights."

The Gun Appreciation Day includes coalition members such as Second Amendment Foundation, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Special Operations Speaks, Revolution PAC, Citizens and Country, Social Security Institute, Committee to Draft Judge Andrew Napolitano, Conservative Action Alerts, Women Warriors PAC, Conservative Action Fund, and Political Media, Inc. The National Rifle Association, however, is not part of this group. 

Gun Appreciation Day member organizations urged their supporters to line up "around the block" at gun stores, gun counters, gun shows, and gun ranges "to protest the Obama administration's post Sandy Hook assault on gun rights."

Gun rights movement leader Alan Gottlieb founder of the Second Amendment Foundation and chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms stated, "We need to ban politicians who assault our rights, not firearms that are used thousands of times a day to protect lives and property from criminal attack."

Will you be celebrating the first Gun Appreciation Day and if so, how?

Racer X January 23, 2013 at 02:45 AM
Kenneth- Nobody answered your challenge. All I hear is crickets.
Racer X January 23, 2013 at 02:48 AM
Rogers- Ask a cop.
Brian S. Wilson January 23, 2013 at 12:47 PM
What's that have to do with a 2nd Amendment discussion? They're all male, breathing, and had recently eaten, are you saying that being male, breathing, or eating makes a mass murderer? This originated with Roger Hedgecock's right wingnut radio show and he couldn't provide support for his claims either (See also: http://www.examiner.com/article/the-idea-that-recent-mass-shooters-are-mostly-registered-democrats-is-a-myth for analysis). Roger's claims are dubious at best; some are obviously false; and he ignores all of the right wing assaults carried out over the years (see article). Timothy McVeigh was right wing fanatic; by Roger Hedgecock's standards, the worst case of domestic terrorism must have been done by a Republican (as far as I know he wasn't so let's drop the inflammatory name calling and get back on topic). Nidal Hasan asked for a particular type of weapon "...the one with the highest standard magazine capacity" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Hood_shooting) before his rampage at Ft. Hood. Loughner used a 33-round clip and was stopped when he ran out of ammo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Tucson_shooting). Sounds like limited the clip size would have helped in both of these cases. Preventing a mentally ill individual like Lounghner from getting a gun would also be a good idea. Perhaps felons or people with orders of protection shouldn't get guns either. It is within constitutional authority for the government to regulate these all of issues.
Brian S. Wilson January 23, 2013 at 01:09 PM
In Response to Racer X: A good trigger lock takes seconds to get off of a gun. It usually takes an intruder far longer to kick down a locked door. A good gun cabinet can secure weapons without posing an undue hardship on the owner. Storing weapons unloaded is basic gun safety. While none of these ideas can totally prevent the dangers of owning a weapon, they are basic safety precautions that can keep guns out of the hands of unauthorized users (i.e children, thieves, etc.). Recent studies (http://arstechnica.com/science/2011/04/guns-in-the-home-lots-of-risk-ambiguity/, http://www.minnpost.com/second-opinion/2012/12/health-risk-having-gun-home, http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/160/10/929.full, http://phys.org/news/2011-04-guns-home-greater-health-benefit.html, etc.) show that accidental or self inflicted death or injury from a firearm is far more likely than that the weapon will be used against an intruder for self defense.
Brian S. Wilson January 23, 2013 at 01:12 PM
It occurs to me that most of the weapons in areas of gun control come from outside those areas. New York has long complained of very lax laws and even worse law enforcement from the surrounding states.


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