Libertarian activist and radio host Adam Kokesh is hoping to get 1,000 people to march on Washington on July 4 — armed with loaded rifles. The plan, launched with a Facebook group today, is to gather on the Virginia side of the Potomac, where gun laws are lax, and then march across the bridge with loaded rifles slung over their shoulders into the District, where openly carrying weapons is generally prohibited.
“This will be a non-violent event,” the Facebook group warns, “unless the government chooses to make it violent.” […]
The open carry fetishists think they are oh-so-cleverly exploiting liberal panic at seeing a gun whenever they cause a ruckus by walking around displaying their substitute for a girlfriend, but is there anything more legitimate than the concern about the behavior of a gun nut who’s pulling out his penis analogue for public adoration? Anyone with even a tenuous grasp of human society knows that the open presence of a deadly weapon adds uncertainly and risk to any human encounter. Not only that, but these idiots have a track record of shooting themselves and others because they’re almost comically inept at handling their expensive, complex toys. At least truck nutz never shot anyone in the head.