With the absence of loaded weapons, the void was filled on April 19, 2010 at the Second Amendment rally in Washington DC with loaded words. Promoting himself as our era’s Cato, the congressional representative for Georgia’s 10th district, Representative Paul Broun, thrashed and wailed against our nation’s Government as if he, himself, were not a cog in the wheel. Exhibiting a complete lapse in tactful rhetoric, he appeared to commit what some would consider “incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government.” Or “any action, esp. in speech or writing, promoting such discontent or rebellion” The www.Dictionary.com definition of sedition.
After acknowledging that he, as an American, has a right to hunt and protect his family from criminals, Broun went on to declare that his right as a gun owner should be extended to “…protecting ourselves against the tyrannical Government of the United States.” The right to threaten with armed force or to the extreme, the right to assassinate those elected officials whose views do not echo your own is not an American right. It is in theory sedition and in action treason and terrorism. With a dash of ignorance to the angry stew added, one should point out that the Second Amendment is not in jeopardy of overturning. The right to bear arms in National Parks permitted the Open Carry rally across the Potomac to even take place on the same day. The law which enabled the carrying of arms in National Parks was signed in by President Obama February 22, 2010.