"Americans love their guns and their Second Amendment right to bear arms," according to a flyer created by the organizers of "Gun Appreciation Day" -- a day during which Americans nationwide are being urged to show their support for gun ownership by visiting gun stores, ranges and shows.
Organizers hope the Jan. 19 event -- two days before President Barack Obama's second inauguration -- will rival "Chick-fil-A Day" as "a public statement of protest against government policies."
Americans are further urged, according to the Gun Appreciation Day website, to "go to your local gun store, gun range or gun show with your Constitution, American flags and your 'hands off my gun' sign to send a loud and clear message to Congress and President Obama."
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Members of the "Gun Appreciation Day" coalition include the Second Amendment Foundation, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Special Operations Speaks, Revolution PAC, Citizens and Country, Social Security Institute, Committee to Draft Judge Andrew Napolitano, Conservative Action Alerts, Women Warriors PAC, Conservative Action Fund and Political Media, Inc.
"The Obama administration has shown that it is more than willing to trample the Constitution to impose its dictates upon the American people," said Gun Appreciation Day chairman Larry Ward, president of Political Media, Inc. in a released statement. "If the American people don't fight back now, Obama will do to the Second Amendment what he has already done to the First with Obamacare; gut it without a moment's thought to our basic constitutional rights."
According to a coalition press release, gun rights movement leader Alan Gottlieb founder of the Second Amendment Foundation and chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms stated, "We need to ban politicians who assault our rights, not firearms that are used thousands of times a day to protect lives and property from criminal attack."
More information about the event is available on the Gun Appreciation Day Facebook page and on the Gun Appreciation Day website. The website also features a petition, shareable memes and printable flyers.
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