Oath Keepers Announce Their Plans for the #BlackOpenCarryMarch in Ferguson

Oath Keepers Announce Their Plans for the #BlackOpenCarryMarch in Ferguson

Can black Americans carry guns openly? Liberals say no, but the Oath Keepers, who showed up carrying in Ferguson, say yes.

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When gun-toting members of the Oath Keepers turned up at the demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, last week, it was widely suggested that the cops would not be nearly as tolerant if faced with similarly armed black demonstrators. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the organization didn’t like the sound of that:

Oath Keepers, an organization that has drawn attention by sending armed members to the streets of Ferguson, is organizing a demonstration for black residents there to carry rifles openly, a spokesman said.

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Sam Andrews, of Eureka, representing Oath Keepers, said Monday the group wants to help black citizens engage in open carry of long-barrel firearms. Andrews said the group got the idea after black demonstrators told them this month that they would risk being shot if they showed up with firearms in the way that several white members of the Oath Keepers did.

“We’re going to demonstrate to the world that black people have the same rights as white people,” Andrews said.

According to the Post-Dispatch, Andrews “isn’t ready to say when and where the new demonstration will be held.” On Friday another site, Red Dirt Report, quoted Andrews saying he expects the march to happen in the next “couple of weeks.” Stay tuned to learn whether, when, and in what form the demo finally appears.

There is no reason that law-abiding citizens should not be allowed to open carry. And kudos to the Oath Keepers for being willing to stand up and say so.

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