Open Carry March on Washington

On the morning of July 4, 2013, Independence Day, we will muster at the National Cemetery & at noon we will step off to march across the Memorial Bridge, down Independence Avenue, around the Capitol, the Supreme Court, & the White House, then peacefully return to Virginia across the Memorial Bridge. This is an act of civil disobedience, not a permitted event. We will march with rifles loaded & slung across our backs to put the government on notice that we will not be intimidated & cower in submission to tyranny. We are marching to mark the high water mark of government & to turn the tide. This will be a non-violent event, unless the government chooses to make it violent. Should we meet physical resistance, we will peacefully turn back, having shown that free people are not welcome in Washington, & returning with the resolve that the politicians, bureaucrats, & enforcers of the federal government will not be welcome in the land of the free.

There’s a remote chance that there will be violence as there has been from government before, and I think it should be clear that if anyone involved in this event is approached respectfully by agents of the state, they will submit to arrest without resisting. We are truly saying in the SUBTLEST way possible that we would rather die on our feet than live on our knees.

You are welcome to attend unarmed as a supporter, or armed with a recording device.

We especially invite law enforcement officers to stand with us armed however they feel is appropriate.

If this page gets to 10,000 attendees by June 1st, & we have the critical mass necessary to pull this off, (1,000 actual attendees) we will march. Please spread the word, share this event, & invite all your friends.

UPDATE[masked] Now that it’s undeniable that this is going to happen, allow me to make clear how. There will be coordination with DC law enforcement prior to the event. I will recommend that they do the best they can to honor their oaths and escort us on our route. Failing to provide that commitment to safety, we will either be informed that we will only be allowed up to a certain point where we would be arrested. If this is the case, we will approach that point as a group and if necessary, I will procede to volunteer myself to determine what their actual course of action with someone crossing the line will be at which point fellow marchers will have the choice of joining me one at a time in a peaceful, orderly manner, or turning back to the National Cemetery.

Thanks to everyone for the vibrant conversation, but we have decided to make the wall of this event page specifically just for announcements and important info for the event. Please feel free to comment, and continue the conversation as you like at: http://forums.adamvstheman.com/viewforum.php?f=13

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  • brijetbrazi

    I do not believe this is happening so I recommend everyone attend this event instead: http://www.meetup.com/LPNOVA/events/127669462/

    July 3, 2013

  • brijetbrazi

    This is going to be in Richmond now. I'll update it tonight.

    June 27, 2013

  • Chris P.

    This march was cancelled weeks ago.

    June 18, 2013

    • Brian L.

      Postponed until next year.

      June 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Folks, this isn't a good idea. I strongly recommend marching with signs (and cameras), not firearms.

    June 17, 2013

  • Dylan Blake S.

    Yea it looks he has decided to switch this an End the Federal Govt march? I'm sorry people but this anarchist and succession crap really hurts the Liberty movement in my book. Even the Godfather (Dr. Ron Paul) says it is one thing to question it, but all we need to go is continue a limited govt movement. The Constitution does not call for what Adam wants to do with this march; however I will come to support the march even though I think an open carry march is much more feasible and logical than this get the 50 Governor's to succeed or the abolish the Fed Govt. Lets be realistic Libertarians!

    1 · May 30, 2013

  • brijetbrazi

    Has this really been called off? http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014495256

    So much confusion-- I guess we'll clarify Saturday.

    May 29, 2013

    • Chris P.

      I think that it has...SOMETHING IS AMISS!

      May 29, 2013

  • Thomas C.

    This isn't a mandatory meet up, you don't have to go if you don't want to. Everyone needs to make their own decision, I'm going

    May 13, 2013

  • Donna

    More opinions:

    " happyscrapper • 13 hours ago
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    An ARMED march on DC? OMG! What could possibly go wrong? This is truly frightening. He could set back the cause of gun rights for decades. It only takes one looney-tune who sucks in gullible people, to cause massive damage. Thanks, Michelle for getting out the word. Now we must spread it.
    TwitterFacebookLink JeffyTheQuick >happyscrapper • 13 hours ago
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    Flag as inappropriateWorse, he'll progress the cause of gun grabbers.

    Again, thank you Michelle for getting this out there.

    As for the RP endorsement, I'm doing my homework on that one. I had a discussion with someone else on here about him, and while I am a Libertarian leaning, I'll get off the ship of fools if/when the captain is a madman."

    Do not participate in this march. Adam Kokesh is using you for his one purposes. Google him.

    May 13, 2013

  • Diana C.

    its way too easy for the shadow government to insert an MK ultra mind controlled person into the crowd to start shooting and discredit the entire second amendment movement.

    1 · May 13, 2013

    • Brian L.

      This march is not about the 2nd amendment movement, at least not from my understanding. Taken from the Washington Post article: “We will march with rifles loaded and flung across our backs to put the government on notice that we will not be intimidated and cower in submission to tyranny,” Kokesh wrote on his Web site. “Should we meet physical resistance, we will peacefully turn back, having shown that free people are not welcome in Washington. . . . We are truly saying in the SUBTLEST way possible that we would rather die on our feet than live on our knees.” http://m.washingtonpo...­

      May 13, 2013

  • Donna

    This is from MichelleMalkin.com today:

    "Beware of IVAW nutball-turned- “gun rights organizer” Adam Kokesh By Michelle Malkin • May 13,[masked]:37 AMOne of the advantages of having fought conservative battles in the blogosphere for a decade and in traditional media for more than two decades is that I never forget a fraudster.

    Many gullible gun-rights activists have been promoting a July 4th armed march on Washington organized by Adam Kokesh. Just stop it.

    I’m also flabbergasted at others on the Right who are either ignorant or have forgotten Kokesh’s sordid history with Iraq Veterans Against the War. For crying out loud, just Google him and his pals.

    IVAW is the group whose members included one loon who threatened to bomb the Gathering of Eagles and assassinate me, along with the notorious, fake Army ranger/anti-war poster boy Jesse MacBeth, and a cast of anti-American miscreants and liars.

    ..........."

    May 13, 2013

  • Donna

    Diana is right. The left will do this, just like they plant people in Tea Party rallies. Violence will ensue, then the rights all the good gun owners will be restrictedd. DO NOT DO THIS PRANK.

    May 13, 2013

  • brijetbrazi

    Be sure to rsvp on the facebook event as well-- that is where Adam is keeping the central cache of attendees.

    May 12, 2013

    • Brian L.

      I don't facebook.

      May 12, 2013

    • Chris P.

      I did and forwarded to 50 of my closest friends!

      May 13, 2013

  • Donna

    Bad idea, really bad idea. It will hurt gun rights. Don't do it. We needd to take the high road, not the law breaking road. Don't do this.

    May 12, 2013

  • Chris P.

    Hell yes!!!

    May 12, 2013

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