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Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Gun Appreciation Day, Jan. 19, 2013: Obama's Push For Gun Control Galvanizes 2nd Amendment Activists

By Susan Duclos

Second Amendment to the United States Constitution:

 A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

One could say that second amendment activists are up in arms, as the Obama administration and liberals across the country exploit the tragedy of the Sandy Hook Massacre to push for their own political agenda of more gun laws, gun controls, bans and such.

Countering this push from the Democrats, second amendment and gun right proponents, have been breaking records across the country in guns sales, FBI background checks and gun training classes.

Those second amendment defenders and activists have also declared January 19, 2013, two days before Obama's inauguration,  as Gun Appreciation Day.

According to Dave Workman, a former board member at the National Rifle Association, official with Second Amendment Foundation and communications director for Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) , a Washington Post article detailing gun grab proposals within Obama's newly announced gun violence task force led by Vice President Biden, has "galvanized the gun community."

In an e-mail to TheBlaze, Larry Ward, chairman of GAD and president of Political Media, Inc.,  said that the initiative will likely make an impact on politicians who wish to restrict individual rights. The chairman noted that he hopes GAD will, “Strike the fear of God in the gun-grabbing politicians on both sides of the aisle when millions of Americans celebrate their Second Amendment rights in force.”

Gun Appreciation Day press release below:

Broad Coalition of Gun Rights, Conservative Groups Proclaim January 19 “Gun Appreciation Day”

Americans nationwide urged to go to local gun shows, ranges,
and stores to show support for 2nd Amendment

Washington, D.C. – A new coalition of gun rights and conservative groups has proclaimed January 19, 2013, “Gun Appreciation Day” and begun urging Americans nationwide to show their support for gun ownership by turning out en masse at gun stores, ranges, and shows from coast to coast.

Scheduled to send a message to Washington two days before Obama’s second inauguration, the “Gun Appreciation Day” is expected to rival “Chick-fil-A Day” as a public statement of protest against government policies.

“The Obama administration has shown that it is more than willing to trample the Constitution to impose its dictates upon the American people,” said Gun Appreciation Day chairman Larry Ward, president of Political Media, Inc. “If the American people don’t fight back now, Obama will do the Second Amendment what he has already done to the First with Obamacare – gut it without a moment’s thought to our basic constitutional rights.”

The Gun Appreciation Day currently includes the following coalition members: Second Amendment Foundation, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Special Operations Speaks, Revolution PAC, Citizens and Country, Social Security Institute, Committee to Draft Judge Andrew Napolitano, Conservative Action Alerts, Women Warriors PAC, Conservative Action Fund, and Political Media, Inc. Additional organizations are expected to join in the days ahead.

Gun Appreciation Day member organizations are urging their supporters to line up “around the block” at gun stores, gun counters, gun shows, and gun ranges to protest the Obama administration’s post Sandy Hook assault on gun rights. The organizations expect to reach more than 50 million Americans over the next two weeks in support of the Gun Appreciation Day online, on air and in their members’ inboxes.

Gun rights movement leader Alan Gottlieb founder of the Second Amendment Foundation and chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms stated, “ We need to ban politicians who assault our rights, not firearms that are used thousands of times a day to protect lives and property from criminal attack.”

“We have never had a president who so callously disregards the Constitution, Congress, the courts, and the will of the American people,” Ward said. “And that’s why this outpouring of public support is so important for our constitutional safeguards to keep and bear arms. If, as this president claims, the American people are at risk from murderous rampagers, the logical solution is to arm, not present a docile target.”

The GAD website can be found at


 I'll leave you with the words from the late, great Charlton Heston, actor and once a great spokesman for the second amendment. (Video below)

Listen to every word of his short speech. He wasn't talking about Obama at the time, but he could have been as he references liberty and rights and those that would take them from us.

Video below:

"From my cold dead hands"