Rally UPDATE 04-22-13
Rally Update 04-22-13
Thank You ALL for your support, suggestions and effort. This is truly a We the People
Here is an update of our rally progress, as of this morning 04-22-13.....
This is the line-up of confirmed guest speakers:
- Russel Pearce
, former state senator, past senate president
- Charles Heller
, radio host, and representing the AzCDL
- Cope Reynolds
, radio host, representing the Southwest Shooting Authority
- Tom Horne
, State of Arizona Attorney General
- George Dean
, US Army Veteran, call sign "Eagle Six"
- John Hupenthal
, State Superintendent of Public Schools
These are speakers who want to attend, and are trying to work out schedule conflicts:
- Bill Montgomery
, Maricopa County Attorney, has a conflict in schedule, trying to work it out
- Arizona State Rifle & Pistol Association
, will attend, may have a speaker
- Terry Gilberg
, KFYI Talk Radio Host, has a conflict in schedule, trying to work it out
These are invited speakers who have not as yet been confirmed:
- Joe Arpaio
, Sheriff Maricopa County
- Scott Macher
, Sheriff Yavapai County
- Matt Salmon
, Arizona House of Representatives - District 5,
- Eddie Farnsworth
, Arizona House of Representatives - District 12
- Doug MacKinlay
, Diamondback Police Supply - Tucson
- Carl Seel
, Arizona House of Representatives - District 20
- Kelly Townsend
, Arizona House of Representatives - District 16
Some invited speakers do not appear on either list, as they have prior commitments, so we have already pulled them from the list. We have had many who were excited to be a part of our rally, but just cannot get out of a prior engagement.
The guest speakers we do have, are all powerhouse speakers who promise to bring us excitement discussing 2nd Amendment issues, as well as what we can do to help defend our rights. We have allocated about 10 minutes per speaker and will keep the invite list open all the way up to when we close the event.
The little stage has been constructed and stored in the valley ready for this Saturday. By the way, we could use a couple more volunteers to show early and stay late to help unload and load the stage. Although small, it is a bit heavy.
We are trying to finalize the arrangement for a couple porta-potties. We have 2 PA Systems which will be tested and tuned this week. We plan to have a table with the first-aid kit and a couple volunteers to hand out free bottled water. We will have hundreds of yellow ribbons for volunteers to hand out. Please wear a yellow ribbon as a campaign badge of solidarity for our Gun Rights
Amongst other resources, here are 2 online resources which can be used to spread the word....
For a direct link to the rally flyer (as Hutch pointed out in a previous post)......
For the latest information and speakers list.....
As John O. pointed out in a post, and I agree, there are many gun owners who are not aware of our rally. I would add to that, there are many gun owners who will not attend our rally. Fortunately, through the effort of many members of FirearmsTalk.com and hundreds of other patriot volunteers, the word is getting out via social media, posting the flyers, personal contacts, gun show vendors, and hundreds of email lists. So, although many gun owners will not be there, I expect several thousands will attend, and those are what I refer to as the 15 percenters. I look forward to explaining the 15% at the rally.
On April 17th, this past Wednesday, the whitehouse and gun grabbers were unable to advance, what they referred to as a "sure thing" to infringe on our rights to Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness. I feel, in a major part, all the letters, phones calls, emails, petitions, and especially the rallies, were responsible for stopping the gun grabbers advance. The whitehouse and gun grabbers promise to keep on the advance, stronger and more determined, than ever to keep us pissed off
This shouldn't even be an issue. We shouldn't have to defend the 2nd Amendment. The 2nd Amendment is to recognize and protect our God given, natural born and inalienable rights, from our own government!. Now, we are defending the laws that were adopted, promised, and agree to protect what is already ours! Well, we shouldn't have to, but reality is calling, and we must not back down. They want to push us up against the wall, we need to push back. Keeping the rallies going strong is one method we use. That is another one of our rights
. To peacefully assemble to petition our government for a redress of grievances......and it needs to be Loud and Clear!
It is painfully clear this fight for our rights and freedoms, is far from over......we need to use our Last Resorts
, before the Last Resort!