Skip to comments.Armed protest is today at Alamo
Posted on 10/19/2013 7:24:55 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
At least 1,500 demonstrators with rifles and other firearms are expected to gather Saturday at the Alamo, in the face of forces they feel are at work to undermine their right to bear arms.
There's never been an event like this before at the Alamo, said Murdoch Pizgatti, an event coordinator who lives in the Dallas area and is co-founder of the gun-rights website dontcomply.com.
The rally is set to open at 10 a.m. with remarks by three political candidates and several gun-rights advocates. Demonstrators, many carrying rifles, shotguns or 19th-century pistols, will then walk a few blocks at about 12:30 p.m. to Travis Park for an open mic session.
Some demonstrators will have loaded firearms. Safety crews will check to make sure there's not a round in the chamber that could discharge, organizers said.
The group will return to the Alamo and disperse at about 2 p.m., although the event could run later, Pizgatti said.
The rally already has generated controversy. It is believed to be the first free-speech demonstration of its kind to be held in front of the mission-era church of the Alamo, site of a famed 1836 siege and battle for Texas independence and later a U.S. Army depot.
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Had I known sooner, I would have borrowed a rifle and attended.
The kindling is dry... what will be the spark?
Borrowed? For shame.
By the time I got there it’d be half over. Oh well.
I’m a bit foggy on 30.06, but I think conceal carry permit holders are not allowed to open carry. If so, then I suppose our kind would have to show up concealed.
Plenty of Feds will be there recording the Patriots for future harassment.
This is hilarious, in that it brings out the villains as well, with their meager and oppressive complaints. The best way to show these fools up is to have a good old time, and to show other Texans that these are Texans being Texans.
Hopefully the crowd will be a lot bigger than anticipated, and good spirit will dwell within.
political rally instead on an issues rally,? huh? What is the difference? These people that think you can have an apolitical protest/rally are dreaming.... If you are against a policy/rule/law, then chances are you are against whoever wrote/voted for it...
REMEMBER THE ALAMO!
God Bless Texas !
Remember the Alamo!
This will give the Castro brothers a knot in their communista panties.
Who are the political speakers?
I believe this was organized by a group that advocates for open carry.
Some consider the Alamo to be a sacred ground and should not be used for political demonstrations.
I'm guessing he had a boating accident and lost all his firearms. That's been a common mistake over the last five years.
If they put these everywhere.....people who hunt wouldnt get much done harassed till they give up.
And once again those at the Alamo are surrounded by hostile Mexicans.
MOLON LABE, brothers and sisters.
He who cannot be named here is supposed to be doing his show live from the event today. I’m just curious to find out if the Feds are going to try to disrupt it.
Which seems a rather insane policy.
An”Empty”firearm is just another (potential)Bludgeon!!!!!!