I wrote about this yesterday at AOL, but the Ohio Militia pulled the video. I shot the video from my computer with a camcorder, however, so here it is in all its glory:
Update 2: I recovered the video from an active browser on my computer.
Update: The Ohio Militia has made the video private, but I’ll leave the embed code in case they change their minds. You’ve still got the screen shot, and The Washington Independent had this partial transcript:
A peaceful demonstration of at least a million – hey, if we can 10 million, even better – but at least one million armed militia men marching on Washington. A peaceful demonstration. No shooting, no one gets hurt. Just a demonstration. The only difference from any typical demonstration is we will all be armed.
Be there if my a true patriot? Huh?
This has all the makings of a first-class trainwreck, at best. Check out this super-creepy video by “Pale Horse from the Ohio Militia,” calling for a peaceful, armed demonstration on July 4, 2009:(h/t Washington Independent)
Well, as long as there are no felons…
The group currently has 826 Myspace friends. That’s enough right there to turn this into a really bad scene. I’m sure there are all kinds of laws against this, but even an attempt at this could be explosive.
The effort appears to be legit, as the group’s website has been around since at least 2005. Still, a video like this couldn’t have been planned better by proponents of gun control. This video is like a PSA for gun-nuttery, and a demonstration like this would certainly have a negative impact on public opinion toward guns.
Here’s a fun fact that I learned along the way here: Did you know that the law that created the National Guard is called the Dick Act? No, I’m not kidding.
Update: Since the Ohio Militia has pulled the video, here’s a screen shot of the title frame:
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