Restore the Constitution rally/ Muster Outside D.C.
4-19-2010, 9AM to 5 PM
Ft. Hunt National Park, Virginia
The permit document itself is 26 pages, and you can find the whole thing in two separate attachments to the post on the Muster Outside DC 4-19 networking site here if you’d like to see the actual permit from the National Park Service.
The bottom line is that I still ask that all participants respect the “Rules of (non) Engagement” if they do plan on attending the event armed. That is still how I plan on carrying at the event. If you are not familiar with the rules of non engagement, please check out the post below and familiarize yourself with the guidelines:
Now I know that there will be a lot of hard core individualists and free spirits who may not like the idea of event rules and especially the unloaded rifles. I respectfully request that you follow the rules anyway, because even if you are experienced enough to handle a loaded rifle all day without an accident, the next guy may not be as experienced as you are. Also, the US military often requires soldiers and Marines to carry their rifles unloaded while on base, and they often only load their rifles when going on combat patrols or live fire exercises. This rally is not intended as either of those. I’ve been there and done that plenty of times in my 8 years as a Marine, including urban combat in the Iraq War.
That being said, I have to laugh when I see some folks online saying things like “this doesn’t go far enough because the rifles aren’t loaded” or other such keyboard commando nonsense.
Anyway, for those of you with the guts to exercise your First and Second Amendment rights at this event and the common sense to understand the rules, you will depart the event at the end of the day and go back to your hometowns with a unique, hands-on kind of credibility that only comes from first hand experience. Your familiarity with the Second Amendment’s meaning will go way, way beyond simply “book knowledge,” having actually participated in American history yourself in northern Virginia in the Spring of 2010.