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Recently during a phone call with Brandon, the worst idea I’ve heard since I’ve had to deal with 2nd Lieutenants came up. There is a man who thinks an armed march around the streets of Washington D.C. will scare the government into stop being so tyrannical. Where do I even start to eat this proverbial elephant in the room?
First off and most obvious to me is this – we as firearm owners, manufacturers and aficionados have been under attack since this administration took office. Why in the name of Billy Bob Thornton would you instigate a fight with the White House and the Capitol Police over this matter? Especially when the administration is currently drowning in their own pool of scandal? Benghazi is soon to come to light, the IRS scandal is just now getting started, and the AP News scandal has made the Tea Party some new (albeit odd) supporters, two of which are none other than Piers Morgan and Joe Scarborough. While I am not one to back down from a fight, I do have enough sense to know when to sit back and enjoy watching someone get beat down without me having to lift a finger. This armed march on D.C. would be the political Godsend that the Democrats need in order to shift focus away from the current scandals. If anything we should be putting pressure on the Democrats, not relieving it.
Secondly, Mr. Adam Kokesh, (thatâ€™s the guy the good idea fairy visited) let me speak directly to you. Since you think you’re gonna stick it to the â€œManâ€ I’ll put this in Marine-proof terms that maybe you haven’t thought about. Your plan is to meet in Virginia with 5,000 of your closest armed friends with slung loaded weapons, walk into D.C., around the Capitol and White House, and then back into Virginia. My first question is this – when the Capitol Police, Homeland Security, and the Secret Service barricade that bridge and wonâ€™t let you into D.C., and you’re now in a choke point, a Mexican standoff with Federal Law Enforcement, will you and your 5,000 friends keep your wits about you and not draw your weapons? Will they have the trigger discipline to not do something stupid? Better question, will the L/E on the other side have the trigger discipline to not shoot you? If the answer is no to any of these questions, many lives, as well as the Second Amendment will die on that bridge, and guess what asshole, you will only make the tyranny worse, not better. While I realize you fancy yourself a Libertarian guidon bearer, I personally think this is another case of the â€œlook at me, look at meâ€ problem you have in common with Cindy Sheehan, Snooki, and Charlie Sheen.
Lets look at it from another direction shall we? Your stated goal is to show the government you won’t be intimidated, and create a high water mark to stem the tide of tyranny. Honestly, where do I sign up, but here’s the problem: when in history have our Senators, Representatives and leaders ever been scared into doing the right thing? Hell we have the â€œUndetectable Firearms Act of 1988â€ because some dumbass Senator saw in a movie that a Glock could pass through metal detectors. The fact is our Senators, Representatives and leaders are all pussies, with the exception of maybe Rand Paul and a few others. When faced with fear, their response is always to legislate it away, and in this case they would legislate the Second Amendment away. Believe me man, I am on your side, I just think your tactics suck. What about using the same playbook that just about bankrupted RECOIL magazine? You have a rabid following Mr. Kokesh, I know you have leadership, as you donâ€™t make Sergeant in the Marine Corps without it.
But think about the people you will have following you on that choke point, think if they will be better served in voting these asshats out in November 2014, or casualties in our generation’s version of Lexington Green.