On January 16, 2013, Obama issued 23 executive actions against our Second Amendment right to bear arms. In response, Dustin Stockton organized a national protest for February 23, 2013. “The date holds special significance, not only because it alludes to the caliber of ammo everyone’s favorite ‘assault weapon uses,’ the AR-15 (.223), but also because it is the day we raised the flag in Iwo Jima. Because it falls on a Saturday, it is convenient for people who work regular hours during the week. Attendance is expected to be high, as 50,000 citizens have signed up to attend over 100 rallies which will be held in more than 30 states; including Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Nevada, New York and Oregon,” Stockton stated.
Obama’s assault on the Second Amendment on January 16th prompted a national protest on January 19, 2013. It was known as ‘Gun Appreciation Day’. The Town Criers took to the streets on that date and started their support of the Second Amendment initiative. According to the Town Criers, this is the 60th week of their activities in the historic district of St. Augustine, Florida. For the past four weeks, they have focused on the Constitutional right to bear arms. The Town Criers report that this issue is of great concern to the American people. The gun issue is uniting the young and the old. Obama is uniting Conservatives, Libertarians and Independents. The conversation in Washington, DC is irrelevant. People of all ages and political persuasion are prepared to resist according to a Town Crier spokesman.