“Women’s March” to Target NRA Headquarters
Organizers of January’s “Women’s March” against Trump have now set their sights on protesting the NRA. According to a Facebook event page they have set up, they will protest at the NRA headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, then march 17 miles to the Department Of Justice in Washington, D.C. for some reason.
The extravaganza is scheduled to take place on Friday, July 14th and Saturday, July 15th. They’ve also launched the hashtag #NRA2DOJ.
We know that we are not safe. But we will not be intimidated into silence.
Recent actions of the NRA demonstrate not only a disregard for the lives of black and brown people in America, but appear to be a direct endorsement of violence against women, our families and our communities for exercising our constitutional right to protest. On July 14th, Women’s March and partners will mobilize a mass demonstration, again grounded in the principles of Kingian nonviolence, to denounce the false and intimidating rhetoric of hatred and send a clear message that our movement will proudly and bravely continue to strive for the respect of the civil and human rights of all people.
We will gather Friday at 9am in front of the NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia. The rally begins promptly at 10am. The 17-mile march from the NRA to the Department of Justice will begin promptly at 12pm. People will stay overnight in the D.C. area. We will gather at the Department of Justice on Saturday at 10am. More details to be announced.
They have also made a list of demands that include:
Please join the Women’s March and our partners in exercising our First Amendment rights by holding a mass mobilization for our safety, calling on the NRA to take the following actions:
1. Take down the recent irresponsible and dangerous advertisement videos from all social platforms immediately.
2. Issue an apology to the American people for the video that suggests armed violence against communities of color, progressives and anyone who does not agree with this Administration’s policies.
3. Make a statement to defend Philando Castile’s Second Amendment right to own a firearm and demand the Department of Justice indict the police officer who killed him for exercising his Second Amendment right and his privilege as a licensed concealed carry permit holder. This call is clearly in line with the mission and purpose of the NRA as an organization that purports to be the lobby and defender of the right to bear arms.
One of the organizers, Tamika Mallory, told the Huffington Post “This particular NRA ad, in our judgement, is very dangerous. It is specifically calling for members of the NRA and other gun owners to take up arms to address protesters or to push back against protesters, particularly people of color and people who support as us protesters and as black and brown people.”
Where on earth they come up with these ridiculous allegations remains to be seen.