Skip to comments.The Million Gunowner March
Posted on 02/04/2009 11:59:36 PM PST by Don Joe
Monday, Feb 2, 2009
The Million Gunowner March
by Skip Coryell
Last week I received the below email from a lady in Belgium who had just read my book "RKBA: Defending the Right to Keep and Bear Arms". She was distraught and discouraged because her beloved country was no longer what it used to be. Here are her words.
"Another nutcase criminal entered a baby/little kid's daycare center... and he began to stab the kids with a knife! You know what the adults who are supposed to take care of the kids did? One was stabbed himself, but two others ran away. One hid behind a closed door and watched through the window while the kids got slaughtered and another one ran away and left the kids alone with the attacker! Two babies died, several kids badly wounded... The country is in shock, how is this possible? ...No one said anything about the cowardly behavior of the two adults who ran away. They told it like it was a normal reaction, a normal thing to do..."
I can sense the outrage in her voice when I read her words. This woman, once a patriotic and proud citizen, was now a mere subject, and ashamed of what her country had become. Thanks to the miracle of gun control and pistol-free zones, two more babies are dead.
I did some research and learned that in June of 2006, reacting to a racially inspired shooting in Antwerp, a Draconian gun ban went into effect in the country of Belgium. Citizens were required to turn over their firearms to police, without compensation, or, in the case of antiques, were required to render them permanently inoperable.
In the words of my reader in Belgium "The country is in shock, how is this possible?" The answer is simple: cause and effect. When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. In this pitiful case the man didn't even have a gun. He was loaded down with knives; he was mentally ill, and he arrived at the crime scene on a bicycle, did his killing, and then rode away - on a bike. Folks this is sad and shameful. Six adults couldn't stop one crazy man with a knife on a bike.
"One man with a gun can control 100 without one. ... Make mass searches and hold executions for found arms." - Vladimir Lenin -
Apparently, one man with a knife can now control six people without. But then again, it's easy for us Americans to sit back and make fun of Europe. After all, we are the land of the free, the home of the brave. Right? Well, not so fast. In many states in America, including my home state of Michigan, the outcome would have been the same as in Belgium, because daycare centers are one of the hallowed and sacred pistol-free zones. (Sacred and revered, but only to law-abiding citizens, because criminals pay them no heed.)
For two centuries, us damned Yankees have enfleshed the attitude of freedom and independence. But now, have we changed? Is Obama fiddling as Washington DC burns? In my opinion, America has lost much of its spunk, much of its spirit, and much of its grit. We have become less heroic and more sheeplike. We are no longer leaders, but followers. In light of the outcome of the last elections, have we become simply Euro-sheep? I am ashamed to admit that many of my fellow Americans have indeed succumbed to oppression and have lost their will to fight. They would rather have peace than freedom.
I received another email just yesterday. It was from a fellow patriot who said:
"I am a fellow gunowner and supporter of the second amendment. I have been chatting with a bunch of fellow gun lovers on the S&W forum about trying to get a million man march on Washington organized. Since I know very little about doing so, I thought I'd write you on behalf of all of us. We would like to get some help organizing such an event. We would like to be able to get the word out to as many gun owners as possible and encourage them to join us."
That idea struck me as good, so I got involved. First, I emailed Ted Nugent and asked him to headline a "Million Gunowner March" on Washington DC. Here is his response:
"It is time. IF coordinated with NRA, GOA, JFPOFO, MCRGO, SCI, NWTF, RMEF, DU, FNAWS, etc etc & all gunrights orgs, I would be proud to join/lead the fray!!!"
This is how it works folks. Every revolution throughout history has always started with a single person. One ordinary person wakes up, looks around and says "Hey! This isn't right! Someone should do something! "And that someone is you and I. We are one small part of the Million Gunowner March. The next thing I did was email Chuck Perricone, Executive Director of Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gunowners and asked if they'd like to be involved. His response was similar to Ted's:
"The answer is, "YES"...and we'd like to handle the press/recruiting. We can knock this out of the park. FANTASTIC idea, Skip."
Hmmm, I see some possibilities here. I see excitement. I see motivation. I see patriots with guns! I see a peaceful (but loud) march on Washington DC, on the Capitol steps, down Pennsylvania Avenue, with Ted Nugent singing his electrified version of the National Anthem as loud as he can. Maybe I can get Toby Keith too? And I like that song by LC Greenwood "God Bless the USA". That one just brings chills to my tired, old, gun-totin' body.
I'll have to check into that. In the meantime, I logged on and bought the domain name www.milliongunownermarch.com. It is my donation to the cause. Now, since I'm computer clumsy, we need someone to step forward and build the website. Any computer-savvy volunteers out there willing to build a website for us?
You know the frustrating part of a movement, is that too many people wait for someone else to step forward and do what needs doing. It's known as the crowd mentality. People wait until it looks safe, then they step out and join. A few weeks ago I quoted Mark Twain, and it bears repeating.
"In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, brave and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."
Well, America, this is the beginning of a change and it is no time for the timid. This is the time for brave men and women to stand up and be counted. Because, I just have a feeling, that America's time may be running out. I don't want to live in a nation of Euro-sheep. I want my children to inherit the freedom our forefathers knew. But freedom has to be protected or it will fall. I suspect, my freedom-loving friends, that we are at a crossroads. Now, assuming we are smart enough to see it, and that we are brave enough to take the road less traveled, perhaps, America, just perhaps, there is still time to save our liberty. The time to act is now. We must march now, or forever hold our piece (rendered inoperable by the government).
So, I'll ask again. "Who's going to build that website?" Send your response to email@example.com. But please hurry, Obama is warming up his fiddle.
Skip Coryell lives with his wife and children in Michigan. He is the author of six books including his newest "RKBA: Defending the Right to Keep and Bear Arms", the Ted Nugent-acclaimed book "Blood in the Streets: Concealed Carry and the OK Corral, the hunting novel "Bond of Unseen Blood", and the Second Amendment novel "We Hold These Truths". He is an NRA Instructor and co-owner of Midwest Tactical Training, teaching CPL classes in both Michigan and Iowa. He also owns and manages White Feather Press. To find out more about Skip, his classes and his writing, go to www.skipcoryell.com and www.mwtac.com.
This movement is less than a week old, so the details are still in flux.
Ted Nugent has committed to attend and promote the event to be held Spring of 2010.
I know that seems like a long way off, but there are miles to go before we sleep.
This will be huge.
Cyber read the whole article. You might pass this on to Eduard.
We haven’t been to D.C. in the spring yet.
Well, at least Ø’s administration will have a better idea how many beds they’ll need to reserve in the “camps”...
I’ll be there.
Wonderful idea! I am overseas, but if this were to develop, I would consider a trip home to the States to be a part of that . . . I would say 95% probability. I could just make other necessary business coincide with such an event — yes, certainly justifiable — most certainly!
I would love to see the reaction of the Feds to such a march . . . all of them wondering how many of us are actually carrying. Not supposed to in Washington D.C. -— well they would be wondering anyway, wouldn’t they!
I am taking sending the above information to just about everyone I know in the States. Almost all of my friends and aquaintances are gun ownwers.
Let’s push this thing heavy.
We should all go.
Well, millions of SOME ONEs willing to do SOME THING about SOME THING!!! Congratulations!!
Just a thought: Take the march to the border instead. Americans doing what other American’s aren’t willing to do... ORGANIZE and take a VISIBLE stand against the pro-Amnersty/Open Borders Lobby.
Well, won’t happen, but yeah, just a thought.
I am in on this one. Been waiting for a long time.
Pinging some Texans and a few others...
America won’t make it to 2010.
Only if the guns are loaded.
Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
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