July 6, 2014 2:57 pm -

More than 300 people were invited on Facebook to march on the Fourth of July with their handguns, rifles and  long guns proudly displayed while walking down the streets of Carytown, Virginia. We presented pictures of those who were to attend the event.  The only problem with their plan was that no one showed up, with the exception of the two organizers of the event.

The organizers of the midday event planned to march in the family-oriented Carytown shopping district, and they did – but only two marched.

“I don’t know why,” 29-year-old organizer Jason Spitzer said when asked to explain the low turnout for what he described as an Independence Day demonstration to “spread Constitutional awareness” of Americans’ Second Amendment right to bear arms, according to The Roanoke Times.

“But even if nobody came I’d still walk,”Spitzer said, while holding a large American flag in his hands, with a rifle slung over his shoulder and a holstered handgun on his hip. “It’s the Fourth of July and I love my country.”

Shoppers and diners along Cary Street didn’t know what to make of the two-man march, however, it grabbed their attention due to the presence of two television crews and a photographer recording the non-event.

“I thought it was some Independence Day thing with the flag,” a street folk singer said who watched them pass by her open guitar case.

“It’s a little weird in Carytown on the Fourth of July,” Bryan Walthall said.. “I think they are a couple of dudes looking for attention.”

Spitzer and his sad crew hosted demonstrations on the Cary Street bridge, where city police had to remind them of the ordinances against using a megaphone and keeping their long guns unloaded and of the rules of engaging people on private property.

Spitzer previously said that he wanted to honor the men and women who had died for the country “since 1775,” as well as promote “responsible gun ownership” and “peaceful awareness of the right of self-protection.”

According to The Roanoke Times,  When Spitzer was asked if carrying a rifle was central to his safety midday event in Carytown, he said: “If you can’t tell me when the next crime is going to happen … then I’m going to protect myself the way I see fit.”

Which totally did not answer the question.

On Friday, some passersby accepted Spitzers leaflets, while others stayed clear of the two protesters.

One commenter said on Facebook, “What exactly are you protesting? I mean, this is Virginia — our state bird has a gun.”

Richmond Police officer Patrick Warner, the community assistance officer for Carytown, had a brief chat with Spitzer and his co-organizer near the Carytown shopping center before the duo proceeded down the street.

“I think this is their 15 minutes of fame,” he said.


20 responses to Virginia Gun Activists Hold Open Carry March And Literally No One Shows Up

  1. fantagor July 6th, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    The organizers should have promised swag bags.

    • BanditBasheert July 6th, 2014 at 4:36 pm

      If they did, Sarah Palin would show up with her whole tribe for the freebies they could scam.

      • mrsgunka July 6th, 2014 at 9:15 pm

        And ringing those bells to warn the British!

    • Carla Akins July 6th, 2014 at 5:11 pm

      or scantily dressed woman

  2. edmeyer_able July 6th, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Maybe they are finally wising up……………./s/s/s/s/s/s/s/s

  3. Linda1961 July 6th, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    This is good news. Even better news, would be no one even planning such events.

    • m2old4bs July 6th, 2014 at 10:57 pm

      Yup, completely agree on both counts.

  4. Denise July 6th, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    did h volunteer to fight in iraq and Afghanistan? because if he did, he loves his country. or was he a back seat passenger? if he is 29, then he is probably a back seat passenger with fake lovd for his country.
    I would like to know he plans on defending himself when his hands are full.

  5. William July 6th, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    So it turned out like that million truck protest that crippled the beltway, and that insurrection when tens of people showed up to overthrow the government and force Obama out of the White house eh?

  6. Gindy51 July 6th, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Now everyone in Carytown knows the two dudes with the smallest dicks. HA!

  7. Gary Downing July 6th, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    First off the young kids of today seem to feel they know all about our histroy, when most of them failed that class. People of this Nation don’t want weapons every place they go as that would be like the old wild wild west. Someone gets ticked off and guess what is going to happen.. Oh but officer it was self defense, he fired first.

    Our constatution and Admendments never said every one can carry weapons, as it was set up to protect the people with militias. It was the right of those who stood and protected all others.

    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State,
    the right of the people ( Those in the Militia ) to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

    Many people seem to think that since they own a gun all of a sudden they are patriots. Most of them are far from that and seem only to wish to get their 15 minutes of glory. If they were true patriots they would be supporting our President and standing up saying its time to protect those who have not been killed.

    Over the past years ever since the weapons ban expired and Bush and the Republicans would not set it up again, we have seen deaths that most of us could never have imagined.

    Republicans seem to forget that.. When Reagan was governor he
    created and signed into law a weapons bill.. He did it again as
    President…TWICE for a total of three times. So why did Republicans not
    jump up and down then…??

    Why is it so important to hate this President so much that you will vote against anything that will help our Nation. Over the past six years the house Republicans have Refused to work on any bills that could have and would have helped American working familes, the poor, our seniors, our small businesses and our veterans.

    For six years they have cost tax payers over $55,000.00 a Day to play games with our money. The Senate sent them over 500 bills to work on .. THEY REFUSED … The house sent about 150 bills to the Senate and most of course were to destroy something that was designed to help working Americans who never could afford health care.. People who never had health care but needed it.. It was a law and they did all they could to destroy it. Today that law is helping over 13 Million Americans…

    Yes I did say AMERICANS.

    The rest of the bills were to give the wealthy tax cuts or new tax breaks.
    Oh and yes there was one bill to rename hanger number 7 at NASA to the name of Neil Armstrong of course that was one day after they had fought so hard to make sure the rich did not get taxed. Most Americans were waiting that day to see them help out with their taxes.. but that never came as everyone ended up with a payroll tax.

    Clowns like this group in Virginia, have no idea of what is going on in our government today. They hear the NRA say the Democrats are going to take your guns.. Have they? Did they ever read the bill for the weapons ban? The one Marco Rubio looked at put down and then voted against it? The one he never understood or even took the time to read.


    The NRA makes a nice healthy percetage off of every new weapon sold in this Nation. That is why they have spent so much to sell people a plate of lies, what they spent has been little compared to what they have made. You see as far as the NRA is concerned Iran could come over hear and buy a boat load of new weapons or any terrorists in the world who will use those weapons on our kids who go to war and protect your lives and mine.

    People need to understand the Amendments and what they truly said. Not listen to lies and promote them as if they are real.

    Those people who never showed up probably had better thoughts as to how to spend the 4th rather then marching down the streets acting like children who just got new toys.

    • u_go_guys July 6th, 2014 at 7:22 pm

      Preaching to the choir here brother. Thanks for the reminder!

    • Weeble1150 July 7th, 2014 at 8:58 pm

      “If they were true patriots they would be supporting our President…”

      But I thought that “Dissent is the highest form of patriotism”. Or does that only apply when Bush was President?

  8. Tommy6860 July 6th, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    Ever notice when any of the wing-nut leaders call for a protest, gathering or some large freedumb event, they claim the participation will be in the millions, thousands or even hundreds?! Well we’ve gone from having tens of hundreds to tens of tens, to now, ones of ones? Their math sucks.

  9. uzza July 6th, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Day after day
    Alone on the street
    The man with the foolish gun
    He thinks he’s holding a meet

    But nobody wants to join him
    They can see that he’s just a fool
    And he never understands it

    But the fool on the street
    Sees the sky falling down
    And the voice in his head
    Fears the gun grabbers ’round

    And nobody seems to like him
    They can’t tell what he wants to do
    And he never has a reason

    But the fool on the street
    Says his rights are infringed
    All the onlookers see
    Is the lunatic fringe
    Oh, whinge, an’ whinge, an’ whinge, an’ whinge

    • ChrisVosburg July 6th, 2014 at 8:07 pm

      [waving cigarette lighter in the air] Bravo!

  10. Roland Ramirez July 6th, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Hahaha, the cop, and the gentleman were right, these people want attention. They want to walk around showing their guns, and camera phones, hoping somebody says something, so they can post it and play the victim card. This is embarrassing, because even some of their own neighbors didn’t even give a crap about these guys. Now that is just sad. As well as hilarious.

  11. Judy Taylor July 6th, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Anybody on FOX told them to get a job?

  12. Obewon July 6th, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Another Operation American Spring-fail! Just like the Zero students opting to live in either gun dorm at the University Of Colorado’s Boulder, or in the Colorado Springs campus gun dorm.

  13. Jim Howland July 6th, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    I’m sure many, many Proud Americans would have been there to participate, but their excitement at the thought going downtown and waving their guns around in public with all the other Proud Americans whipping theirs out too,… Well, they all decided to stay home and polish the barrel. If you know what I mean.