Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Second Amendment March and April 19th...

It's being conflated all over the internet by Rachael Maddow and her followers that The Second Amendment March is being held on the 19th of April as some sort of tribute or celebration of Timothy McVeigh's bombing of the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City.

In reality, the march is being held on the 19th of April, because it's Patriot's Day. Not because it's the anniversary of the Murrah Building Bombing or the Waco Massacre. The Second Amendment March for Oklahoma City hasn't even been scheduled yet, but that hasn't stopped the concern trolls chiming in:

Are you guys going to talk about the April 19 Second Amendment demonstrations? As a person from Oklahoma City, I find the entire idea upsetting beyond belief. These protests are going to take place on the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. The idea of a bunch of armed right-wingers parading around on that day -- especially here -- makes me *ill*. Do any of these people know what actually happened here on that day?

Sadly, the Second Amendment march itself won't get as much press as the conspiracy surrounding the date it's being held on.

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