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Feb 23, 2013 Comments Off littlebytes

Today thousands across America are standing up for their God given right to be free and their right to bear arms in what has been called a “Day of Resistance”. Through the rise of social media sites like Facebook and Twitter many of these people have found ways to unite and come together to rally much like the TeaParty developed in 2009.

These events have gone viral on the web uniting many American patriots together to collaborate and defend their Constitutional right to bear arms and remain a free nation, following the Newtown, CT shootings which killed 20 elementary students and six staff members,  causing many political leaders to ‘do something‘ to stop gun violence and to enact tougher gun control laws. Lawmakers, like Senator Rand Paul have reached out to constituents in support of their right to bear arms and has been a strong advocate for Second Amendment supporters.  Here is his message to “Day of Resistance” supporters:

The official Day of Resistance site can be found here. The site offers a way to donate and provide contact information to stand up against more government regulations. Stating:

On January 16, 2013, President Barack Obama issued 23 executive actions against your 2nd amendment Constitutional right to bear arms. He did this without the consent of Congress which in itself, violates the foundation of the Constitution and the co-equal branches of government.

In response to these unconstitutional actions by the President, on .223, February 23, 2013 the American people will stand together in defiance to protect the right that protects ALL of our rights, the 2nd Amendment! They will organize locally so that they may band together neighbor to neighbor and reassert their community’s right to determine their own destiny!

This is the second event of this kind since the Sandy Hook massacre, and I’m sure it will not be the last as Americans continue to fight for their right to protect and defend themselves from enemies foreign and domestic.

The Sacramento Bee reports, about 400-500 supporters in California voiced their support for the Second Amendment by attending a Day of Resistance rally, including this woman who immigrated to the United States from dictatorial controlled Cuba and said:

Lois Garcia, who said she is of Cuban descent, came to the rally from Redwood City.

“I came here because it’s about freedom,” Garcia said. “One of the first things that Castro did when he took over in Cuba was he went to their homes and disarmed them. I don’t want this country to go down the same path.”

Brendan O’Neill, of Merced, said, “I came to support our Second Amendment rights, because they’re being whittled away, like our rights to open carry.”

A state law that became effective Jan. 1 bans openly carrying unloaded rifles on city streets, with some exceptions.

Source: Florida Today

KNOXVILLE AND SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – The national gun debate goes local with a rallies here in east Tennessee.

Some rallied on Friday morning in Knoxville for more gun control. Tomorrow, hundreds are getting ready to rally for their right to bear arms.

“We all know, guns don’t kill people. People kill people,” said Mark Mikat.

Mikat fought for our country, to protect our freedom and our rights.
He feels one of the most basic is under attack.

“(The) Second Amendment, for at the minimum to protect ourselves against a tyrannical government, which I see happening right now,” said Mikat.

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Excerpted BBC:

Gun rights activists are holding what they are calling a “day of resistance” to planned gun reforms in the US.

They say more than 100 rallies are being held across the country to oppose the tightening of restrictions on gun ownership.

Protesters say the reforms breach their constitutional right to bear arms.

The rallies follow the school shooting in Sandy Hook, Connecticut in December, which left 20 children and six teachers dead.

That prompted an outcry from those calling for restrictions on gun use and a strong backlash from those who oppose them, says BBC reporter Tom Esslemont.

President Barack Obama wants a ban on assault weapons and wider background checks on people buying guns.

Guns in America

Gun murder graph
  • While some 46% of households and 29% of individuals said they owned a gun in 1990, two decades later this had fallen to 32% and 21%.
  • DC has the most gun homicides; Connecticut has fewer than average
  • For more statistics, as well as the difference between a semi-automatic rifle and pistol, visit the BBC’s In statistics: Guns in the US

“i do not oppose all tightening of gun restriction laws,” says Dustin Stockton, one of the organisers of Saturday’s protests.

“But what we will never accept is the government coming into our homes and demanding to know exactly what kind of weaponry we have for our natural right of self-preservation.”

At one of the protests in Sarasota, Florida, the Herald-Tribune news site estimated more than 50 people had attended.

“It’s one of my rights – one I’d die for,” it quoted Terry Childers as saying.

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Finally, for more information on the ‘gun control‘ issue and actual statistics on violent crime check out these informative posts.

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