Endorsements for 50MM Round March
Joanie Fischer - 50 Million
Round March Media Liason- Posted: 06.07.00
June 6, 2000 (Boise, Idaho) Aaron Zelman,
Executive Director of the Jews for
the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO) announced today his
organization's strong endorsement of the 50
Million Round March, a grassroots effort to energize gun owners across the
nation in support of their 2nd amendment rights.
On Father's Day, June 18th, and at other times throughout the year, Fathers and
their families, friends and neighbors will gather at gun ranges all over the
country to shoot simultaneously over fifty million rounds as a
demonstration of their determination to preserve their second amendment rights.
At the events, they will write letters to their elected representatives charging
them to not infringe upon those rights.
In commenting on this effort, Zelman said, "At this point in American
history, the 50 Million Round March is the right idea at the right time. This
effort is a very sound but simple idea to send a direct message to all
of those who despise liberty. May any such individuals hear the volleys at the
firing ranges and quake in their jack-boots."
Another respected 2nd amendment organization, the Second
Amendment Sisters (SAS) , who held a number of well attended 2nd amendment
rallies around the nation on Mother's Day, May 14, 2000, has also endorsed the
50 Million Round March. The management of SAS released the following statement
regarding their unqualified endorsement of this effort:
"We are pleased to support the idea of fathers and their children coming
together to enjoy a family holiday by participating in a shared interest, an d
what for many is an honored tradition that has been passed through the
generations. These are the families who have wrongly had the burden of the
so-called "violence epidemic" placed on their shoulders. On the
contrary; it is they who are taking the time to supervise their children in the
safe handling of firearms, and to teach them both the physical and moral
consequences of abuse and carelessness. They are a shining example of the value
of a caring, attentive parent, and we should all take a lesson from them."
The continued collaboration between the 50 Million Round March and J.J.
Johnson's Sierra Times on the compilation of a "Fifty
Million Round Photo Gallery" of fathers, their families, and their
children exercising their Second Amendment rights at the various Fifty Million
Round March events continues to garner enthusiastic support. The goal of this
collaboration is to gather one hundred thousand fathers and their children and
families on Father's day at the gun range, and to compile an historic record of
their commitment to their inherently American right to bear arms, as well as the
American gun owners' ongoing commitment to safe and responsible gun handling.
In a further development, the 50 Million Round March also has announced today a
collaboration with KeepAndBearArms.com,
one of the foremost Gun Rights sites on the Internet. In this collaboration,
KABA will provide all graphic art for future 50 Million Round March events on
July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, New Year's Day and President's Day. Each of these
provided graphics will, in turn, displays a credit to KeepAndBearArms.com In
collaborating with and endorsing the 50 Million Round March, Angel
Shamaya, Executive Director, KeepAndBearArms.com, said, "The 50 Million
Round March has been a long time coming. After decades of freedom-choking gun
legislation and immoral demonization, gun owners are making a social and
political statement, the essence of which is: 'Aim somewhere else; we're the
good guys, American gun owners refuse to be disarmed and put in a position to be
victimized'. This is a strong and timely message, particularly when delivered 50
Million Rounds at a time. KeepAndBearArms.com
fully endorses this message and the 50 Million Round March effort which is
Jeff Head , a principle organizer of
the 50 Million Round March, in commenting
on today's announcements, said the following, "I am honored and humbled by
the continued growth and endorsement of this simple idea to energize and capture
the imagination of the every day gun owners in this nation. If any appreciable
percentage of those 80+ million Americans get involved, and it is our hope and
prayer that they will get involved, then the debate on this issue will be over.
Thanks so much to Aaron, SAS and Angel for your involvement on behalf of this
foundational right we enjoy as Americans, and for your endorsement and support
of the 50 Million Round March".
[Please note: Organizers of the 50 Million Round March event are scheduling talk
radio interviews for the rest of June and July at this time. Any interested
parties are requested to direct inquiries to Joanie