Anchorage 4th of July Parade Open Carry Invitation
Was sent this today, and I think this is the best forum. If not please move it.
To verify I looked around and found this link, with the only real difference what space number they have in the parade [sorry, the red changes didn't come through].
Date: July 2, 2009 4:38:35 PM AKDT
To: undisclosed-recipients: ;
Subject: Anchorage2atf Independence Day Parade march, Your invited!
Please note changes in red.
The Anchorage Second Amendment Task Force will be sponsoring a open carry march in Anchorage's Independence Day Parade.
Details are as follows:
Who: All armed citizens are invited to participate.
What: The parade route is essentially a walk around the park strip, approximately 2 miles.
When: Participants will meet ready to march no later than 10:00 am, Saturday, July 4th.
Where: We are assigned space 63, which will meet downtown on G street between West 8th and 9th Avenues .
This will be an open carry event. What you carry is up to you.
With a good turnout and a limited space, long guns will need to be carried by sling or shoulder arms, hand guns should be holstered.
Families are welcome, however must be 18 or older to carry long arms or over 21 to carry handguns.
If you chose to join us, please consider wearing a "Gun Owner" tee shirt available. Dress that is historic in nature is also encouraged, but please, no Camo.
If you prefer, come dressed as you are. All armed citizens are welcome.
Why: Our intent is to show the unarmed that gun ownership is not something to be feared but is a positive pursuit of our Unalienable Right.
Safety First, Smile and Have Fun !
How did that event work out?
Originally Posted by scottr
Way to go, promote the 2nd amendment but tell people not to wear camo...
Counter productive to exercising ones Constitutional Rights IMO.
There is an "F" word in there and the 2nd letter begins the alphabet.
message board: http://www.alaskagunrights.org/
Parade thread: http://arcticserver.com/phpbb1/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=237
another board: http://www.alaska4x4network.com/showthread.php?p=456582
It was a beautiful day and great parade. There were about 45-50 people in the open carry group. Everyone seemed to have fun, both in the parade and watching us. I know I enjoyed being in the open carry group more than any parade I have watched from the side.
Most spectator comments were very supportive with lots of extra clapping, waving, shouts and thanks; I only heard a couple people who disliked the idea. One said he hoped the magazines were empty (the ones I knew about weren't empty) and another wanted bullets outlawed.
Many people both young and old saw firearms being publicly carried in a responsible manner, many likely for the first time in their lives. Lots of pictures were taken of our group; pictures that will hopefully be looked at, sent to friends, and remarked upon.
We were a fun part of a 4th of July parade. How much more American can you get? Cops weren't drawing down on us, no one was being blasted through a shop window, and no Hollywood actor was spouting HCI/Brady lies about the NRA supporting cop-killer bullets. Firearms and their owners were seen in a positive and normal light by average American citizens. Normalization of firearms is one of the best ways to NOT be perceived as fringe loonies.
I know that I both exercised and promoted my Constitutional Second Amendment right during the parade, which is more than most people did that day, or any other day.
Last edited by scottr; 07-11-2009 at 22:37.
Reason: added 4x4 URL
I like it.count me in next year.
Originally Posted by scottr