Before noon at Dover’s Modern Maturity Center, in the hall where the Second Amendment Freedom Rally met, it was filled to capacity and overflowing. People from all of Delaware and surrounding states, packed the place well before the meeting actually started at 1pm. The 9-12 Delaware patriot Organization set up at the door for sign-up with many items for sale, including a T-shirt with a hand-gun on a flag emblazoned with the slogan written in Greek that says “Come and Take it.” 1200 people were expected but the main hall was filled by 12:15pm and the overflow hall started to fill. I stopped counting at 1400 in attendance.
Legislators present included, Rep .John Atkins, Rep. Ruth Briggs King, Rep. Harvey Kenton, Rep. Bobby Outen, Rep. Danny Short, Rep. Jack Peterman, Rep Jeff Spiegelman, Rep. Dave Wilson, Rep Steve Smyk, Rep. Ramon and Sen. Dave Lawson.
Delaware GOP Chairman John Sigler, a past President of the National Rifle Association acted as Master of ceremonies. The Keynote Speaker was David A. Keene, NRA President and Former Chairman of the American Conservative Union. Sigler kicked off the Rally by citing the Second Amendment and the code in Delaware’s Constitution that is similar to the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
“It’s good to be in Delaware and know its part of America and not part of Joe Biden’s fantasy world. We have a special interest in the constitution of the US. We have a special interest in the Second Amendment. We have a special interest in the values that were handed down to us. We stand up and say NO you will not take the rights that were handed down to us. There are things Obama will have to overcome if he wants to take our rights from us. Those things include, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights,” are just some of the things NRA President David A. Keene said. Referring to the President’s outrage over the NRA’s statement concerning the president’s children being protected, Keene expressed concern about why the president wouldn’t want all of America’s children to be protected.
“They’re going to ban any magazines (in New York) that hold more than seven rounds. The real insidious portion of the bill is, you will be required to register to buy ammunition and they will be required to keep records for five years. There were 5000 people in Albany protesting this legislation,” said Tom King NRA BoD & President of New York State Rifle and Pistol Association.
“This is what the cultural war is all about, that the children can grow up safe. Women, I urge you to get involved. You need to be a member of the NRA. It is not just a man’s organization. It’s what stands between the leftists and the Second Amendment. It is not just about the right to defend yourself, it’s about guaranteeing the same rights to the next generation,” Said Maria Heil, NRA BoD & Second Amendment Sisters.
“Who needs a magazine with 30 rounds? Who’s the one to say they can’t have them,” said Rick Jensen, WDEL Radio Talk Show Host. “
“We need to turn this crowd of 1400 people into many millions. When we don’t vote, we let these people (liberals) slide into office. You have a hammer, you have a vote. You want the liberty you have to vote. Get a hold of your legislator and tell them, when they don’t do what they said they would, throw them out,” said Sen. Dave Lawson, “We don’t have any choice, they brought the fight, we will defend the Constitution. I’ve never been threatened by a legally owned gun. What’s going on now is that legislators that don’t get it, are threatening me and you.”
Representative John Atkins stressed the importance of the people to have respect for the Second Amendment in both parties. He also stressed the rights of people in public housing to protect themselves, as well as people that live in $3 million mansions at the beach.
America’s Second Amendment guarantees its citizens the right to bear arms and guarantees that it will not be infringed on.