Monday, July 15, 2013

AAR: July 4th Westcliffe Colorado Open Carry March

My apologies to George. I received this email just as I was leaving on vacation for some good family camping time in the hills of South Dakota.

Below is his AAR report on this excellent turnout.

July 4th, Westcliffe, Colorado

To the dismay of the few local liberals in our conservative rural county, over 500 armed Patriots showed up at the annual Custer County July 4th Parade to show support for the repeal of the unconstitutional gun laws passed this year in Colorado.

A week before, in a premeditated, organized attack, the liberals on the Chamber of Commerce (who had the permit parade), voted to CANCEL the parade because the local Southern Colorado Patriots Club had decided to use its section of the parade as a 2nd Amendment Rally.

The county was in an uproar. It is the biggest event of the year and our merchants depend on it for a major part of their income. 

The Town of Westcliffe Board, who issued the permit, decided to have an emergency meeting about it. About 150 county residents showed up (the town has only 795 residents total). The libs were outnumbered 10 to 1. The usual lib arguments were heard first: I'm scared, my children will be traumatized, it is political (the July 4th parade!!!), etc, etc.  Then the Patriots spoke up like it was 1774. Enough, is enough. This is OUR county, not yours. The Town Council voted 6 to 0 to have the parade and no gun restrictions! Victory for liberty.

The rest is history. The largest spectator crowd in Westcliffe history. Aproximately 5000 people showed up (normally it is about 500 - 600). 500 Patriots from Wyoming, Texas, Kansas, New Mexico and Arizona made the pilmagrage. Screaming, crying, clapping spectators the whole way. Local merchants were overwhelmed. 

Please note on one of the pictures, left side, man with red shirt, white hat. Crippled with a cane. His deer rifle slung on his shoulder. Walked the entire mile and a half (and back). Spectators were crying and clapping as this great Patriot showed what a true American is all about. God Bless America.

The Southern Colorado Patriots Club section stretched for almost a mile. Also, during the parade, to the liberals dismay, we launched a new conservative, Christian weekly county newspaper, The Sangre de Cristo Sentinel, to drown out the evil voice of the current county liberal rag.

Thank you Patriots for coming. Wait till next year.

We will not stand for tyranny.

A great day for Westcliffe, Colorado and American.

George from Westcliffe
George informs me that other similar parades are in the works in other locales. One as early as August 10th. More info as it becomes available.

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