ALERT: Security volunteers needed!
Dallas, TX – -(AmmoLand.com)- Oath Keepers, veterans, bikers, three percenters, and other capable patriots, we need your help to protect Trump Supporters at the upcoming Trump Campaign rally in Dallas, TX this Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019.
See below for details on how to volunteer or how to support our volunteers. You DO NOT have to be an Oath Keepers member to volunteer!
If you can’t make it yourself, please donate to support those who can make it in person, to be boots on the ground. They need your support to do what they do. Donations cover gas money, rooms, and essential equipment for our men. Thank you!
The Dallas rally will be held at:
Gates open at 4pm and the event starts at 7pm.
As always, we are confident that the interior of the venue itself will be safe (the Secret Service will see to that), but we have serious concerns for the safety of attendees as they walk from their vehicles to the venue, and then especially as they walk back to their vehicles in the dark afterward.
There have been numerous examples of Trump supporters being attacked under those circumstances, from 2016 on, right up to the most recent Trump rally in Minneapolis. And when they return to their cars, late at night in the dark, is when they are most vulnerable to being attacked by violent leftists.
NOTE ON OUR MINNEAPOLIS OPERATION ON OCTOBER 10, 2019: Oath Keepers had volunteer security escort teams on the ground in Minneapolis this past Thursday, and that operation was a great success!
We had multiple four-man escort teams out, made up of both armed (MN CCW credentialed and carrying concealed) and unarmed security escort volunteers. Those teams escorted many Trump supporters safely back to their vehicles or to the train or bus stations, but we couldn’t be everywhere, or protect everyone, and there were some Trump supporters assaulted after they left the venue in Minneapolis (see below videos and images here). That is very frustrating for us because we know that would NOT have happened to those people if we had had enough volunteers to be able to escort them all. The lesson from that is that we need more volunteers! So step up and help at future Trumps rallies! Many hands make light work.
A side note on medical: each of our teams in Minneapolis had a dedicated medic attached (military combat medic veterans or civilian EMTs, and a trauma nurse) and one of our medics was able to treat a lady who had been pepper sprayed by leftist protesters. Our medic flushed out her eyes and treated her face, and our team escorted her to safety. I will publish a more detailed AAR (after action review) shortly.
Every venue is different and presents different challenges. With our volunteer security operation at the recent Rio Rancho, NM Trump Rally, the parking lots were right there at the expansive venue site out in the open desert, and it was far easier for us to keep everyone safe as they returned to their vehicles. In Minneapolis, in sharp contrast, Trump supporters had to walk blocks in many directions through the dark city streets, with high rise buildings all around, to reach their vehicles or to reach a bus or train station, and they were far more dispersed, being let out of the venue at multiple exits over a several block area, making it more difficult to escort them all.
One thing we can say with 100% certainty is that everyone we did escort in Minneapolis was safe and none of them were assaulted in any way. None of them were spat on, or had their MAGA hats stolen and burned, and none of them were punched, slapped, or pushed (as unfortunately happened to others). Not a hair on their head was touched, thanks to our volunteer escort teams.
If we have enough volunteers, we can make that a reality for every rally attendee. That’s why we need YOU to step up and help. If you are a physically capable patriot who can serve as a security volunteer, then please do volunteer when a Trump rally is near you. If you can’t perform such duties directly, then please help support those who can.
Leftists have a right to protest, but they don’t have a right to shut down the free speech and assembly of other people. Nor do they have a right to assault people because they don’t like their politics. And yet that is the obvious, well-established pattern of behavior at nearly every Trump event, especially in major cities. We have a duty to protect our fellow Americans against such terrorism (and that’s exactly what it is), and we will. No American, of whatever political party, should have to worry about being violently assaulted as they attend a public political rally by thugs intent on suppressing their free speech and assembly.
HOW YOU CAN HELP!
VOLUNTEER!: If you are within driving range of Dallas, TX, and you are capable of assisting with security, or you are trained in emergency medicine, we need your help in keeping the rally attendees safe. NOTE: you do NOT have to be a member of Oath Keepers to volunteer.
To volunteer, email us at: [email protected]
(we are using that email for now, to ensure reliable communications with volunteers as we update our IT systems)
Put “Dallas Trump Rally Security Volunteer” in the subject line. Please provide your full name, phone number, zip code, and tell us about your prior service, training, or experience that is relevant to a security mission or to an emergency medical mission if you have such training. If you have a CCW valid in Texas, please let us know.
NOTE: we generally use both armed and unarmed volunteers in our security operations, so if you have a CCW valid in Texas, that may be very useful. If you don’t, please volunteer anyway since we will also have a role for unarmed volunteers. If you are a member of Oath Keepers, please include your membership number. Please also include links to any social media profiles. Expect to be heavily vetted. As always, we will not accept anyone who advocates, or belongs to any group that advocates, the overthrow of the U.S. government or that discriminates along racial lines. We also cannot use anyone who is a convicted felon.
We are looking for calm, physically capable men who can effectively protect others, while also keeping their cool under pressure.
We always work closely with other awesome patriot or biker groups. in the past, we have worked closely with Bikers for Trump, for example, as well as Sons of Liberty Riders (SOLR). If you are the leader of a motorcycle club, riding club, association, or group that is interested in helping with security, or the leader of a squared away, professional three percent group, firearms association, or other patriot group, please email us at the same [email protected] email, but please add “Security Leader” in the subject line and tell us who you are with (we will trust you to vet your own men).
For those who don’t know our history, Oath Keepers has successfully provided volunteer security at numerous events across the nation in the past three years, including twice in Berkeley, CA; in Portland, OR (where we provided a PSD escort for the Multnomah County Republican Party Chair, who otherwise would not have felt safe to speak at the rally); Boston, MA; Washington D.C. (three times, including Inauguration Day, 2017); in New York City; and we provided event security and PSD escorts for high profile speakers for ACT for America at dozens of their “March Against Sharia” events nationwide in 2017. At the recent Rio Rancho rally, we provided a PSD escort for Angel Family VIPs, Mary Ann Mendoza and Steve Ronnbeck, driving them to and from the rally, and escorting them into the VIP Section. All of those operations were a great success.
In addition to men who can fulfill volunteer security escort duties, we also need medical personnel. Even if you don’t feel comfortable going out in an escort team, we can still use your help at a dedicated medical aid station.
We also need HAM radio operators to assist with communications. In addition, we need a skilled videographer/photographer who can livestream and take still photos for us. If you can do that, please put “videographer” in the subject line.
NOTE: If you want to help, or if you simply want to attend the rally, please reserve a rally ticket ASAP by going here. There is a distinct possibility that only rally ticket holders will be allowed inside a large event security perimeter, so please get a ticket. Expect radical leftists to grab tickets as well, so they can infiltrate and disrupt the rally from within, so don’t presume you can grab a ticket last minute.
SUPPORT OUR VOLUNTEERS: If you can’t make it in person to help, please consider making a donation to support our volunteers who can make it, and to support our mission. We will be reimbursing gas money for our vetted volunteers, as well as providing hotel accommodations and food for them, and mission-critical supplies.
As always, our police officers and military veterans will be communicating and coordinating closely with local law enforcement and federal LEOs so we do not get in their way while still doing our critical work of protecting rally attendees as they go to and from the venue.
This will be an independent volunteer security operation, not formally associated with either the Trump campaign or with any law enforcement agency, but our Oath Keepers police officers will closely liaison with all relevant LEOs so they know who we are, why we are there, where we will be, who our leaders are and how to contact them, and visa versa. We have done that dozens of times as we have protected people from Antifa violence all over the nation, from Inauguration Day in DC, on.
Antifa’s normal M.O. is to harass, assault, and distract police with one of their “black block” formations (often throwing rocks, bottles, etc at police and setting fires) and then seek out vulnerable individuals for a gang beating of three or four on one, often with a masked Antifa hitting the victim in the head with a hard object, such as a bike lock, and then disappearing back into the “black block” of identically clad Antifa, making it difficult to find the perp.They especially like to attack people as they try to get back to their vehicles.They often target the elderly and infirm. For example, at the recent Rio Rancho, NM Trump rally, we prevented violent leftists from assaulting an elderly disabled veteran.
At an even more recent event in Canada, Antifa harassed and intimidated an elderly couple, blocking their way and preventing them from being able to enter the venue, violating their rights to free speech and assembly.
The rhetoric of the left has only intensified since 2016, labeling all Trump supporters ( even if they are Hispanic or black) as “supporters of white supremacy”, “racist” and “fascist” just for wanting a secure border and wanting our immigration laws enforced. There were many patriotic Mexican-American Trump supporters at the Rio Rancho rally, just as at least half the crowd at the El Paso Trump rally in February were Hispanic. But that reality doesn’t faze the Marxist ideology obsessed leftists who insist that to be patriotic or conservative is equivalent to being a “Nazi” or a member of the KKK, and who therefor justify shutting down the free speech of other Americans through violence.
Here is some footage from the recent Minneapolis Oct 10 rally, of Trump supports who we were NOT escorting, because we didn’t have enough volunteers to escort everyone. This shows exactly why it is critical that we keep doing volunteer security operations, and why we need more volunteers!
Because of this reality, Oath Keepers and our allies will be there to help provide volunteer security escorts for rally attendees as they go into the rally and as they leave the rally and return to their vehicles. We expect to do this at Trump rallies from now until Election Day, 2020.
It is critical that we preserve the free speech and political assembly rights of our fellow Americans. Our republican form of government is in peril when Americans don’t feel safe to attend a political rally. If you can help in person, please step up and volunteer by emailing us at: [email protected]
If you can’t make it in person, please support those who can, and support our mission, by making a donation here:
Please also consider joining Oath Keepers to help us in our mission to preserve and protect the U.S. Constitution, from all enemies, foreign and domestic. You do NOT have to be prior service to join. We are all in this together! Join here:
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