Since the beginning of this undertaking, I’ve seen many objections and tried my best to address them all. From the naysayers who consider themselves “Constitutionalist” or “pro-Second Amendment,” the reasoning given for not going or supporting the 4-19 Muster Outside DC generally falls into three categories: 1) It’s not worth the risk of getting arrested (even though it’s legal), 2) It’s bad PR, especially for gun rights, and 3) It’s just not worth the effort; nothing will be gained.
I think I’ve addressed all of them on here and elsewhere, but the best argument that I’ve seen for the event that addresses such naysayers’ concerns can be found in the comments section of a post for the event on Western Rifle Shooters Association(blog linked in side column). The text is below, with a link to the full discussion below that:
The principle of the harvest applies. The seed must be planted before any fruit can be harvested. Unfortunately, where the Constitution is concerned, too few seeds have been planted, too few people are tending the crop, too few fruits are being harvested, the fleas and disease are taking over the fields.
On potential tyranny, you could be right. For the sake of freedom, your founding fathers risked it all in the face of unmasked tyranny. Many of them lost it all. Many of them didn’t live long enough to enjoy any reward for their courage.
If they play by the rules, then you’re in no more danger with us than at home. If their tyranny is unveiled, then you’re no safer at home than with us.
I don’t know what’s going to happen. But I’ve made my decision and Lord willing, I’ll be there. You must also decide; How much will you risk for freedom? Come join us.
Pretty much sums it up. We’re planting a seed here. This is just the beginning.