‘2nd Amendment Rally’ Planned Nov. 2 in Washington, D.C.

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- Grassroots Second Amendment activists from across the country are being urged to attend a 2nd Amendment Rally on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., where they hope to deliver a message that the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

Now is the time for activists to make plans, as the rally is a mere six weeks away. It is being dubbed as a “rally for the Second on the 2nd.”

Rights activist Rob Pincus, director of media relations for “Save the Second,” is hoping for a big turnout at the Nov. 2 Second Amendment rally in Washington, D.C. (Dave Workman)

As explained by activist Rob Pincus, director of media relations for “Save the Second,” during an interview with the Right of the People podcast from the Gun Rights Policy Conference in Phoenix, “We’ve got a big election coming up next year. We need to remind the nation, we need to remind ourselves that we are the Second Amendment lobby and that’s why the 2nd Amendment rally is important.”

Pincus pointed to the rally’s website for details. There is also a Facebook page where people can learn details as they emerge. He said there is no sponsorship for this event and no single organization. Funding is provided by “people who care about the Second Amendment.”

“What has sunk in over the past few months is that far too many people are willing to write a check…and say okay, I’ve done my part, and then move on,” Pincus lamented.

According to the rally website, “The Second Amendment Rally is a grassroots event, organized and funded by grassroots activists, open to all supporters of the Constitution and lovers of liberty.”

“If you own a gun,” Pincus said during the podcast interview, “you are the gun lobby.”

The rally is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. and run for three hours.

Just how many will appear would be speculation at this point, but Pincus suggested that organizers are hoping for several thousand rights activists to attend.

“Maybe having 10,000 people, 15,000 people standing on the capitol steps, on the capitol grounds, listening to some of the most active leaders the most active advocates inside the Second Amendment community for a few hours on a Saturday afternoon,” he observed, “I think that will be an opportunity for everybody to remember that we are the gun lobby. We are the ones who exercise these rights. We are the ones who benefit from these rights.”

Pincus was one of 91 speakers who appeared at the 34th annual Gun Rights Policy Conference over the past weekend. As Ammoland News reported earlier, this year’s event was the biggest in the conference’s history. More than 1,100 people pre-registered and it appears many if not most of them showed up for at least part of the event. In addition, according to Alan Gottlieb, founder and executive vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation, the two-day event was viewed by more than 100,000 people as it was live-streamed on the SAF Facebook page.

In the past, gun rights activists have been a lethargic bunch, but this time around things are different. The Second Amendment has been under attack as never before, in part by anti-gunners exploiting mass shooting incidents to push bans on so-called “semiautomatic assault weapons” and “high-capacity magazines,” along with registration and one-gun-a-month schemes. Also on the gun control agenda are “safe storage” mandates, mandatory training requirements, expansion of so-called “red flag” laws and other restrictions suggesting that proponents are trying to turn Second Amendment-protected rights into government regulated privileges.

What also makes this year different for grassroots activism was the heat-of-the-moment candor by Democrat presidential candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke during the recent debate. His declaration, “Hell, yes’ we’re going to take your AR15, your AK47” finally erased any doubt that anti-gunners intend to disarm law-abiding American citizens.

Most noteworthy about the remark was the silence from all the other candidates on the stage, suggesting they all quietly concur with O’Rourke’s threat. His comment was mentioned or alluded to repeatedly during the recent rights conference.

“The Second Amendment expressly protects the rights of the individual,” Pincus stated. “The individual needs to get involved and the Second Amendment rally is an opportunity to do that.”


About Dave Workman

Dave Workman

Dave Workman is a senior editor at TheGunMag.com and Liberty Park Press, author of multiple books on the Right to Keep & Bear Arms and formerly an NRA-certified firearms instructor.

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Nick T
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Will there be anyone there who actually knows anything about the topic, or is there going to be the same old pointless arguments? The Framers of the Constitution first, and foremost recognized a DUTY to Keep and Bear Arms. That DUTY is what guarantees the Right, it is not the 2nd amendment. The 2nd tells public officials that the Constitution institutionalized all able-bodied men as Militia “to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections, and repel Invasions”. How many gun owners want to perform the DUTY that not only protects the Right, but recognizes the authority of the People… Read more »

Irish2A
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Irish2A

Yeah, Second Amendment March did this in 2010 in DC. We worked on it full time for a year, promoted it heavily, and still had only around 3,000 people show up.

Gun owners are still lethargic and apathetic.

Jeff Knox
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But at least they’re positive and up-beat…
This isn’t about numbers, it’s about connecting and encouraging one another, and embracing the broader base of Second Amendment supporters. The Second Amendment is for everyone, and everyone who cares about it and can attend, should do so.

Will Flatt
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I’m deeply concerned that this will get a bad turnout because of the short notice!! I’m retired and on a fixed income and I NEED a big lead-up advance notice to be able to travel out of state for a major rally for 2A rights!! I bet there’s millions of 2A activists in similar financial situations! Bad optics can only work to HURT the cause at this point! Truth is, if this were to be done RIGHT, the rally should be held in October of 2020 to have maximum exposure and effect on DC!! It’s entirely possible that if you… Read more »

Jeff Knox
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As I stated above, the rally isn’t about numbers or politicians or the media, it’s about the Gun Lobby connecting with one another and unifying our message.
There’s nothing preventing a rally in 2020, and if nothing else, this can serve as a dress rehearsal.
If you can’t make it, that’s a bummer. You can help spread the word and encourage people to attend though.

Autsin Miller III
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Autsin Miller III

I am ambivalent about this idea. Rob is a great guy and supporter of our rights and a giant turnout would certainly make a statement but it could as easily backfire if the turnout is poor. The fact is, if no one showed up it wouldn’t change the fact that there are millions of 2A people BUT it would look bad. There needs to be gatherings all over the country on that day by gun clubs etc. Hope Pincus pulls it off. Wish I could be there.

freewill
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freewill

Hell no Beto!

Budget
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I need to send a giant “Thank You!” to both Rob Pincus and Dave Workman! Thanks for coming on the show, Rob, and thanks for the mention in the article Dave!

jack mac
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jack mac

To rally might be fine, but to muster may soon be required. To me, a free state refers to the state of being free; not political territorial boundaries.

NCTJ
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NCTJ

It would be nice if every gun club in America sent a busload of members to DC to support this event. I will be making a motion for this at my next gun club meeting.

Finnky
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Finnky

20 hour drive each way. Sorry, but I’d rather mail a check…

jack mac
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jack mac

There are many defenders of our rights who do not have the resources to even mail a check, much less to travel and stay for any time in the D.C. swamp. Check senders should not be belittled or those unable to do so.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@jm, let us, each, do what we can.

Jeff Knox
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No one is asking for a check. All the organizers are asking is that you attend if you can, and that you help spread the word and encourage others to attend, whether you can get there or not. As Wild Bill says; “Let us each do what we can.”

Eighty
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Eighty

Or even contribute to someone who lives one or two States away and wants to go but needs gas or hotel money! I’d do that!

Ryben Flynn
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Ryben Flynn

Too bad carry is illegal there, it would make a better point.

jack mac
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jack mac

It would be a sight to behold if tens or hundreds of thousand did carry to such an event, illegally.

Knute
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Knute

The day that tens of thousands show up armed, is the day the swamp creatures will run back under their rock. Or even just one thousand, the same as they did at the Bundy ranch in Nevada. Swamp creatures are, first and foremost, pathetic cowards. They rule through fear and intimidation. The moment that they face real resistance, they run back under the refrigerator lickity split, like the roaches they are.

Nick T
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What does the 2nd amendment actually say? It says, public officials you must adhere to the original Constitution that reads at Article I, § 8, Cl. 15 “To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions”. It goes on at Cl. 16 “To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia…” Is the congress and the states organizing, arming, and disciplining the constitutional Militia, or are they doing the exact opposite? The purpose of those provisions were to institutionalize a DUTY, and thus protect all our rights. A carry of… Read more »

Rowboat
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Rowboat

Trouble is, the vast majority of gun owners are law abiding, hard working, church going, family people, that just want to be left alone. They don’t want to be arrested, intimidated or physically assaulted, something the radical Left doesn’t mind doing. The Left has paid “Community Organizers “, paid protesters, the MSM, corrupt politicians and wealthy “Sugar Daddies “ pouring millions of dollars into their war chests. And they are united. They don’t quibble with each other the way we do with petty issues like concealed carry versus open carry, just to name one. WE have been playing defense, always.… Read more »

tetejaun
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tetejaun

A FREE People do not need “leaders” because each American is a leader. If we are assaulted, we pull out our gun and shoot the criminal, just as the Founding Fathers planned. Democrats demand OTHERS do for them.

Core
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Core

Six weeks is a bit short notice for a trip to Washington for me, but regardless I’m in. We should all open carry a full kit and remind the red necks and wigs what the US Constitution guarantees?

tetejaun
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tetejaun

There should be 5 million very angry Americans there. But, too many people in America just don’t want to get their hands dirty. They want someone else to do the heavy lifting and get their Rights FOR them.
“SOMEBODY has to do something…just not me……” was never spoken by the Founding Fathers.

Will
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Will

JOIN GOA ! The only no-compromise gun lobby in Washington !