Oath Keepers to Hold March Through #Ferguson With 50 Armed Black Protesters
The Missouri chapter of the Oath Keepers are planning to hold an open carry march through downtown Ferguson, Mo., with fifty armed local African-American protesters with AR-15 rifles.
This comes after St. Louis County officials, in violation of Missouri’s open carry law, insisted that members of the group could not open carry long barrel rifles within the city last week.
St. Louis County Police chief Jon Belmar warned a number of Oath Keepers this past week that open carrying long barrel rifles would be a violation of the law.
So the Oath Keepers are holding a mass armed rally in Ferguson.
Free Thought Project reported:
Head of the St. Louis County, Mo. Oath Keepers group, Sam Andrews called Belmar out for his blatant disregard of the law.
“He (Belmar) was thumbing his nose at the legislature of the State of Missouri. It was like he couldn’t give a crap about the Bill of Rights or state law.”
Andrews told Red Dirt News that the march would be held in the next “couple of weeks,” as a means of demonstrating the veracity of Missouri’s open carry law to law enforcement.
Andrews explained that he and members of his group spent almost an entire night speaking with black protestors about the events in Ferguson and the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms.
“Every person we talked to said if they carried they’d be shot by police. That’s the reason we’re going to hold this event and it will be a legal demonstration,” Andrews said. “I’m sick and tired of law enforcement who doesn’t think they have to abide by the law. They’re narcissistic and that guy (Belmar) discredited my men.”
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