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Second Amendment March April 29 2015

Raggs

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Second Amendment March was founded in 2009 for the purpose of organizing a nationwide pro-Second Amendment Rally in Washington, D.C. The original event took place in 2010. Since that event we have focused on Michigan events, working in conjunction with Michigan's largest gun rights organizations.

What: A peaceful gathering to demonstrate the political strength of Michigan's legal gun owners and Second Amendment advocates

When: Wednesday, April 29 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Where:Lansing State Capitol lawn

The Details:

Michigan's Second Amendment March will be held on Wednesday, April 29th at Michigan's Capitol. The event will begin at 10:00 a.m. on the Capitol lawn. Unlike previous years, the actual march part of the event will be around the Capitol Building and it will be midway through the event. Legislature is in session that day. We'll be showing them the political strength of Michigan's legal gun owners. The march is being organized by Skip Coryell's Second Amendment March and jointly promoted and funded by the Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners, Michigan Open Carry, and Michigan Gun Owners. Please visit our Facebook event page for the most updated information.

http://www.secondamendmentmarch.com
 

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I will be there, and I have room in my truck for two passengers. I will be coming from the area of West Bloomfield. PM me if you need a ride.

If you ride with me, and want to catch a ride back with me, you're on my schedule. I may stay up to dinnertime, if folks want to gather for dinner. Or I may head back after lunch, depending. So, if you want a ride, be flexible. But it will be a good time in the presence of your sisters and brothers-in-arms, so it won't matter how long of a day it is. The other good thing is, I don't ask for gas money. The ride is free. Just bring yourself, and be packing your heat responsibly. :)
 
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FreeInAZ

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Sure is, we get so much sun, we don't even bother with daylight saving time.
:cool:
 
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Big Gay Al

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I'm planning and hoping to make it to this march. My one question, I know that OC of a handgun is encouraged, though not required. Is the OC of the "other" type of firearm also encouraged? Or are we not doing that this year?

Just asking, since I don't know.
 

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I'm planning and hoping to make it to this march. My one question, I know that OC of a handgun is encouraged, though not required. Is the OC of the "other" type of firearm also encouraged? Or are we not doing that this year?

Just asking, since I don't know.
Not sure if it is "encouraged" but it is definitely ok. I suspect there will be many AK's AR's shotguns and assorted "other" types of guns.

From Facebook page
"The Second Amendment March will be held on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at the State Capitol. While the majority of people attending the event practice typical carry of pistols, many participants also carry long guns at the event. Michigan is a permissive state in allowing carry, including long guns, in the State Capitol and legislative office buildings. The Michigan State Police politely request, but do not require, that long guns be carried in the muzzle down position at the event except while in the House & Senate galleries located on the third floor of the Capitol. If you wish to view legislative proceedings while in the galleries and are carrying a long gun, you may wish to rotate it to a muzzle up position in the lobby outside the gallery. Please be aware of not hitting the Capitol walls with your long guns while in the building. This seems to be the biggest concern of Capitol Facilities as the restoration work in the Capitol is rather expensive to maintain and repair."
 

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Is the OC of the "other" type of firearm also encouraged?
I've been to every 2A March so far, and generally OC is encouraged with no discrimination having ever been voiced on anyone's choice of legally possessed firearm. That's been my experience.

You will see plenty of handgun AND long gun OC, and many like myself OC one of each at this event.

I hope these facts answer your specific question about this event, but let's not stretch the mods' benevolent flexibility with too much more discussion of that particular aspect of this great 2A event! :)
 

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^^^That - also whatever you carry remember you are going to be used as a sound bite and prop for the evening news if you do so STUPIDLY! So learn proper & safe handling and muzzle control BEFORE you attend please. If you have questions there are many here who can point you to useful subject matter. :cool:

ETA - comments not meant to be snarky, on the contrary, we all have to start somewhere. Carry on safely and with vast knowledge, patriots. :)
 
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Big Gay Al

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I was asking as this is a political march, and I know that LGOC is generally considered more of a "political statement" than anything else. Still trying to decide if I'm gonna bring my M&P 15 to the march as well as my 1911.

Thanks for all the input. :)
 

DrTodd

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IMHO, if there has ever been a time when LGOC is appropriate, this would seem to be it. I don't think anyone has ever had an issue with it. I plan to OC a Ruger Redhawk in 44 mag and CC a Glock 23 along with my NAA .22 mag revolver, but have contemplated carrying any number of my long guns. The hardware can get a bit heavy, though. Personally, I always like to see a wide array of weaponry...especially people with a single barrel shotgun, which is arguably the cheapest firearm one can generally purchase. IMHO, the point of the march is to remind the legislature that the all sorts people exercise their right with all sorts of firearms. The right is broad and therefore the march should also be.
 
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