Thursday, July 10, 2014

AAR: July 4th Second Amendment March - Westcliffe, CO

I wasn't able to make the parade due to some much needed family time camping and fishing, but here's the video of the event.

The armed march begins at the 5:20 mark and Mike Vanderboegh's speech begins at the 10:07 mark.

The Colorado Springs Gazette had a nice write up about it.

It was a day of guns, God and Old Glory Friday at Westcliffe's July 4 parade.
There were the usual cowhorses, rodeo queens, fire engines and political candidates waving to the delighted crowd.

But the largest group of participants - and the one that got some of the most enthusiastic response from the crowd - were the estimated 250 advocates, many clad in red, white and blue, marching openly with guns holstered on their hips or slung over their shoulders. They carried everything from old-fashioned flintlock rifles to semi-automatics to fake plastic guns carried by children.

"We call this the gun parade," said Nan Hassey, of Rye, while watching from the sidelines. "I own a gun and I'm pro-Second amendment.
Read more on the story here.

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