October 3, 2014 12:30 pm -

An Open Carry Group in Richmond, Virginia plans a “Freedom March” on Saturday through Creighton Court, a predominately African American area. The group tried this before and it didn’t go down well. Open Carry Texas made plans to march through the 5th Ward, also a predominately black area, and that group was specifically told, “You are not welcome here.” OCT cancelled the march after being confronted by community leaders.

This group is equally obstinate.

Jason Spitzer on August 2nd.

Jason Spitzer on August 2nd.


[su_center_ad]Marilyn B. Olds, who has lived in Creighton Court for 50 years, was on her way home last Friday when her upset granddaughter phoned her, the Times Dispatch reports.

“Don’t come home right now,” she told her grandmother. “They’re shooting out there. There are shots all over.”

That’s not uncommon in an area stricken with violence but that’s the neighborhood the Open Carry group chose.

“That’s the environment we live in,” Olds said, who is, vice chairwoman of the board of commissioners of the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority, which operates her public housing community in the city’s East End. “So why would you bring guns in to promote them?”

The march will start on Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

“I think they picked a bad area to promote guns,” Olds said. “Our young men already see enough violence, they hear enough gunshots. They hear that seven days a week.”

Michael Paul Williams of the Times Dispatch contacted the group through its Facebook page, The Right to Bear Arms Richmond.

Jason Spitzer, the organizer of the group, told Williams that he expects about five people will participate in the march, and the participants will carry unloaded “long guns.”

And that’s a good thing for Spitzer considering it is not legal to carry a loaded rifle or shotgun in the city, not to distribute leaflets.

“We spread constitutional awareness to any and all citizens or people that are willing to listen, not just about firearms but all rights,” he said.

He said that if anyone is intimidated“then come talk to us.”

“Me personally, I’m not going to walk into Creighton Court. And that is not because of the area. But we do not want to push the boundaries” of trespassing laws, he said.

Spitzer and his gang previously attended a rally in support of Michael Brown, the slain Ferguson teenager. Spitzer and his crew inadvertently threw their support in for “Chris Brown.” When an activist told that they did not know the teen’s name, Spitzer said, “I know his last name is Ferguson.”

In September, the group visited Creighton Court, which prompted calls to the police by alarmed residents in the area while the members of the group marched with rifles.

Andrew Goddard, legislative director for the Virginia Center for Public Safety, whose son is a survivor of the Virginia Tech shootings, wonders if intimidation plays a factor in the marches.

“The open-carry movement is beginning to spread and is getting bolder about where they carry their weapons,” Goddard said. “There have been numerous cases where people openly exhibit military-style rifles in public areas, like grocery stores, coffee shops and on public streets such as Cary Street. I think this is a very dangerous trend that needs to be dealt with before it becomes more widespread.”

“While I agree that there is technically a ‘right’ to do this, I am not convinced that there is a valid need, or that the display is of any benefit to either those carrying or those observing,” he said.

“What’s the difference between seeing an armed citizen walking down the street, open carry, and a police officer?” he asked.

We know who the police are. We do not know who the mostly male group of gun toting activists are. We don’t need others to educate us, especially if they are carrying weapons in a troubled area.

In addition, one of the group’s members — the only black one — changed his Facebook name to include “III,” a sign of support for the Three Percenters. Adding to that, the group has been seen carrying a Confederate Flag during protests.

Their motivation is intimidation. Also, too, the South will not ‘rise again’ and most assuredly, not from Creighton Court.

Big thanks to my source whose anonymity will be respected here.

All images were obtained through social media after the group circulated them, thereby making them fair use. [su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

118 responses to Despite Concerns, Open Carry Group In Virginia Plans March Through Predominately Black Area Again

  1. M D Reese October 3rd, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Maybe they will accidentally get shot. Not that that would be a crying shame.

    • Pilotshark October 3rd, 2014 at 12:55 pm

      I was thinking in the line of the gangs/thugs getting together and stand there ground.
      OC might unite a bad place.

      • granpa.usthai October 3rd, 2014 at 1:39 pm

        I think a heavily armed UNREGULATED black militia might well be what is needed to stop the show of guns in the streets, grocery stores, pizza parlors, shopping malls, toys-r-us and other public places. I’m sure the NRA would be very happy to charge them outrageous prices, but the state of North Korea could probably give them a much better deal.

      • M D Reese October 3rd, 2014 at 4:50 pm

        I was thinking of something along those lines.

    • granpa.usthai October 3rd, 2014 at 1:34 pm

      who’s ever heard of anyone being shot by an unloaded gun?

      • M D Reese October 3rd, 2014 at 4:49 pm

        “Unloaded” guns go off all the time.

  2. Larry Schmitt October 3rd, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    What are they trying to prove, carrying guns in an area where they don’t live, where the residents have not expressed an interest in open carry? I just don’t get the point of this whole exercise, except to say, “Hey, look at me and my big manly guns.”

    • Larry Schmitt October 3rd, 2014 at 1:08 pm

      And the confederate flags don’t help either.

      • tiredoftea October 3rd, 2014 at 1:18 pm

        I don’t know, they have the black guy for cover.

        • Khary A October 3rd, 2014 at 1:26 pm

          I just got a telegram from the B.G.C.C. (Black Guy Central Command) and his black guy card is currently under review.

          • Khary A October 3rd, 2014 at 1:26 pm

            and yeah we still use telegrams.

          • tiredoftea October 3rd, 2014 at 1:35 pm

            Welcome back, BTW.

          • Khary A October 3rd, 2014 at 1:39 pm

            Aww it’s good to be missed. I still feel the same as I did in that melancholic statement i made. So now I’m not trying to change anyone’s mind or even educate them on any issue but I have a snark gland on me that needs to be expressed from time to time. (No it’s not that, it’s actually behind the knee but you gotta believe it’s there to see it.)

          • tiredoftea October 3rd, 2014 at 6:47 pm

            I’ll trust you on the gland’s location.

          • Larry Schmitt October 3rd, 2014 at 1:58 pm

            Must be the O.S.B.G.C.C.
            Old School

          • Khary A October 3rd, 2014 at 2:11 pm

            We’re currently headed up by this guy so he insists on old tech

          • tiredoftea October 3rd, 2014 at 1:29 pm


        • Mainah October 3rd, 2014 at 2:04 pm

          For some reason, I was reminded of this classic movie:

    • granpa.usthai October 3rd, 2014 at 1:33 pm

      hard to say, Larry. Perhaps they’ve stumbled on the remains of an antiquated British fleet in the backwaters of the Potomac?
      Weirder things than that have come out of the Eastern Virginia Swamps (note the middle figure).

  3. pinballsdoll October 3rd, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    What could possibly go wrong?

    • granpa.usthai October 3rd, 2014 at 1:26 pm

      relax! if their weapons are unloaded, nothing bad can possibly happen.

  4. Mainah October 3rd, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    They need a fashion advisor. Desperately. You can’t fix stupid but at least you can dress it up a bit. XD

    • granpa.usthai October 3rd, 2014 at 1:25 pm


      pink bow ribbons around their heads would show some uniformity to the group, add a beautiful color, and help draw attention to their cause.

      • Mainah October 3rd, 2014 at 2:00 pm

        It would but I doubt they’re down for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 😉

  5. eddie1247 October 3rd, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Interesting looking group, but I’m wondering if combined there is the equivalent of a complete brain?

    • tiredoftea October 3rd, 2014 at 1:19 pm

      Depends on which species of brain bearing animal you want them to add up to.

      • Larry Schmitt October 3rd, 2014 at 1:23 pm

        You beat me to it. Squirrel, maybe? One of the dumber ones.

        • tiredoftea October 3rd, 2014 at 1:24 pm

          Maybe slugs or worms.

          • fahvel October 4th, 2014 at 2:55 am

            like wise to worms and slugs.

        • fahvel October 4th, 2014 at 2:55 am

          insulting squirrels is not nice.

      • Skydog2 October 4th, 2014 at 4:21 am

        They’re nothing like the mensa group who protested in Ferguson.

  6. forpeace October 3rd, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    It is very obvious that these Open Carry crazy nuts are looking for trouble, and are trying to terrorize that neighborhood, that is exactly what terrorists do (either Foreign or Domestic).

    These are un-American anarchists are still living in the 1861-1865 American Civil War era. They need to wake up, and stop living in an alternative reality, it’s about time they come back to the real world and start living in 21st Century.

    And let go of that Confederate Flag.

  7. tiredoftea October 3rd, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    When you’re stupid and you know it, insist on carrying your rifles.

    • Mainah October 3rd, 2014 at 3:00 pm

      I just read that to the tune of “When your happy and you know it, clap your hands” LOL!!!!

      • tiredoftea October 3rd, 2014 at 6:39 pm

        Ha! Got you!

      • raincheck October 4th, 2014 at 5:44 am

        So did I.. hahahaha

  8. granpa.usthai October 3rd, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    that’s one of the biggest problems in a 21st century armed uprising isn’t it?
    come into an area where you, the outsider, only wants to make them aware of their ‘rights’ -even when not requested. Kinda makes you out to be the armed TYRANT!


    times being as crazy as they are…

    saw a lady heading north on I-95 outside Savannah wearing a red top in a vehicle with New Jersey tags. Don’t know if she was British or not (kinda hard to carry on a conversation from different vehicles with the windows rolled up – at +70MPH in passing).

    Might want to see if any of the state line church steeples has a single candle burning?

  9. forpeace October 3rd, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Gang members do the same exact thing as Open Carry groups do.

    They go to certain neighborhoods to terrorize people.

    I do not see any difference between gangs and open carry.

    Both of them are thugs.

    • Khary A October 3rd, 2014 at 1:29 pm

      Agreed, in fact did you notice the “gang signs” the guy was flashing? Why is it that there arent 50 cops surrounding them and an army of right wing reporters using thinly veiled racially driven comments to describe them?

      • forpeace October 3rd, 2014 at 1:32 pm

        If you check their websites, they are trying so hard to deny that gang members are not interested in Open Carry activities!

        They know very well that some of their members are gang members otherwise, why trying so hard to deny that.

        • Khary A October 3rd, 2014 at 1:43 pm

          Gee whiz, a group that is subtly protected by factions of law enforcement. Those same guys who are always trying to catch me doing stuff now look the other way when I walk around with this group? Where do I sign up?

  10. forpeace October 3rd, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Why aren’t these people even working?

    Where do they get the money from?

    Are they using government social programs to live on?

    • granpa.usthai October 3rd, 2014 at 1:47 pm

      you hiring?

      • forpeace October 3rd, 2014 at 2:01 pm

        I don’t hire the thugs.

  11. tiredoftea October 3rd, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Not a chance, Darth only shoots campaign contributors.

    • granpa.usthai October 3rd, 2014 at 1:51 pm

      I thought it was BFF’s only? I mean, if a BFF shot me in the face with a shotgun, I’d probably want to agree with whatever he said – at least until somebody took the damn shotgun away!

  12. Abby Normal October 3rd, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    These guys suffer from the same condition Kim Jong Un has.

  13. tracey marie October 3rd, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Being ignorant, pugnacious and doughy but feeling “manly” because they have a gun(s)

  14. granpa.usthai October 3rd, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    granma wants to know if it’s legal to chase armed men down the streets of Virginia with a cast iron frying pan?

    not up to snuff on Virginia state laws –


  15. forpeace October 3rd, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    None of them can pass a GED test. They can even ask San Antonia, Texas “Goddesses with Guns” to join them.×430.jpg

    • granpa.usthai October 3rd, 2014 at 2:01 pm

      well, for US southerners, I think most of us are able to figure out why the war ended in Virginia so quickly.


      just pure t rotten stump dumb.

      • Larry Schmitt October 3rd, 2014 at 2:09 pm

        If there’s trouble, they’ll have to drop their drinks to use their guns. I’m not sure they’re that coordinated.

    • NoInfo ToShare October 3rd, 2014 at 2:25 pm

      More like “Gordas for Guns.”

    • William October 3rd, 2014 at 2:43 pm

      Ah yes….good ‘ol Texas. GED tests can be very confusing in the lone star state.

    • Raymond G. Whitham October 4th, 2014 at 3:34 am

      Maybe this time they will pass their kindergarden GED!

  16. Guy Lauten October 3rd, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    If I was one of those young black men in that neighborhood who owned a gun, and I saw 15 wannbe tough white assholes bring their high-powered rifles onto my turf, I would be sorely tempted to blow one or two of them away and take all of their guns. Should be able to get a good price for white-boy pieces. March away little boys, march away.

    • Larry Schmitt October 3rd, 2014 at 2:21 pm

      Their guns are worth more than they are.

      • Guy Lauten October 3rd, 2014 at 4:59 pm

        Indeed… a LOT more! It’s like taking your favorite muscle car into 8-mile after midnight… good luck holding on to THAT!

    • Skydog2 October 4th, 2014 at 4:14 am

      Violent hat speech is alive and well at Liberaland.

      • Wendy Wilkins Valdez October 4th, 2014 at 9:09 am

        The violent hate speech is planning the march. The comment above is more a supposition of the mindset they may be walking into. None of it is right, but some lessons are hard learned.

        • Skydog2 October 4th, 2014 at 1:01 pm

          Planning the march is what free people do, hating them is what liberals do.

          • Guy Lauten October 4th, 2014 at 2:34 pm

            That’s right. Do something about it, shithead. Or is whining your entire repertoire?

          • mea_mark October 4th, 2014 at 2:49 pm

            Careful now. There is a much better view of things on the high road, the low road is full of traps that are best avoided.

          • Matt Stewart October 4th, 2014 at 7:46 pm

            You mean, the low road is full of conservatives.

      • Guy Lauten October 4th, 2014 at 2:33 pm

        Yes, it is. Come and get it, asshole.

      • Matt Stewart October 4th, 2014 at 7:45 pm

        You always point out “liberal violent hate speech”, but seem to be oblivious to the incessant vitriolic hatred spewed by conservatives. But that’s okay, right? Because conservatives hate the right people.

        • Skydog2 October 4th, 2014 at 7:49 pm

          I see hate speech on both sides.

      • Anthony Dewayne Overall October 5th, 2014 at 4:15 pm

        that’s reality it has nothing to do with conservative or liberal, you don’t see these idiots trying to “educate” people in Watts, Compton or any other gang infested areas.

  17. Mainah October 3rd, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    They don’t look like lawyers, though. I think he only shoots lawyers.

  18. amwa October 3rd, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Look like a bunch of misfits who without a gun are a bunch of wimps too dumb and ignorant to fit in the normal world and think by trying to intimidate others makes them big shots.

  19. christianh October 3rd, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Some how I think we all over-exaggerate the exposure of kids to gun fire… Most shootings occur when disciplined kids are asleep…

    I lived in BedStuy Brooklyn for five years and saw more drug dealers than I heard gunshots…

    But these idiots should catch beat down with their weapons… They’re little punks anyway… I’m sick of the drama…

    Whiny little BIZNITCHES…

  20. Raymond G. Whitham October 4th, 2014 at 3:33 am

    They should be shot on sight!

    • Skydog2 October 4th, 2014 at 4:12 am

      Typical liberal response to opposing points of view.

      • OldLefty October 4th, 2014 at 7:50 am

        Skydog 2;

        “Typical liberal response to opposing points of view”

        I would say that in the Reality Based Community;
        Typical CONSERVATIVE response;

        1) Focus on the 5% of the story that confirms your preconceived, desired bias while ignoring all facts that get in the way of that desired bias.
        Very telling is the YouTube poster’s (not CNN’s ) headline;
        “Predictably, Ferguson residents loot a liquor store” while ignoring headlines like;

        Ferguson Residents Protect Stores from Looters During Police Standoff
        And also;
        ‘Outside agitators’ worsening unrest in Ferguson, Mo.,

        And who can forget THIS typical conservative response …..
        The two photos from the aftermath of Katrina, where …..

        Black people “loot” but white people “find” food for their family”??

        That’s typical conservative racism.

      • Raymond G. Whitham October 12th, 2014 at 6:28 pm

        Yes, racist whites with the confederate flag marching with guns in a black community are “peaceful”. Go back to the 1950s so you can meet people that actually would believe that. People today no longer believe that, unless you’re a racist pig. Go away, Troll – you’ve been outed.

  21. Skydog2 October 4th, 2014 at 4:11 am

    “…. and that group was specifically told, “You are not welcome here.”

    This is still America right, can you only protest where you’re welcome?

    • Joseph Blow October 5th, 2014 at 3:10 pm

      Yet whites are saying blacks aren’t welcome to protest in Ferguson. As always, one sided.

      • Skydog2 October 5th, 2014 at 9:30 pm

        Which whites said blacks aren’t welcome to “protest” in Ferguson?

        People can’t protest anywhere they want. Rioting & looting is a different matter.

    • raincheck October 6th, 2014 at 8:49 am

      Does that include the KKK?

      • Skydog2 October 6th, 2014 at 9:05 am

        Yes. The KKK, New Black Panthers, and Nation of Islam are allowed to peacefully protest.

        • raincheck October 6th, 2014 at 9:15 am

          And their “Peaceful Protests” were met with an appropriate response

  22. raincheck October 4th, 2014 at 6:22 am

    Off topic: Is this “Racist”?
    So there were 3 guys living together.. A black man, a white guy, and a Mexican.
    None of them had jobs, and none of them wanted jobs, until one day the “white guy’ decided he wanted a job.
    So after putting in a big effort to find a job.. it finally paid off, he was thrilled!
    When he got home he couldn’t wait to tell his room-mates about hid good luck.. the other two responded with “whatever” “congrats” etc.
    The white guy was very excited about going to work the next day, and he worried he wouldn’t wake up on time so he asked the other two, to make sure he was awake.
    So they told him they would, and being “pranksters” they decided to play a joke on him, so sometime in the middle of the night they painted his face black.
    Early the next morning the white guy jumped out of bed… excited about his new dressed and RUSHED out the door.
    He arrived at his new work place all excited about his new job..
    He walked quickly up to his new boss and said “I’m ready to work!”
    The new Boss looked puzzled, and said “your not the guy we hired!, the guy we hired was white!”
    Confused… he walked over to the mirror saw he was black, and said.. OH MAN! Those guys woke up the wrong guy!! (I hope this didn’t offend anyone… I just thought it was kinda funny)….. Peace

    • raincheck October 4th, 2014 at 1:03 pm

      Well…. I thought it was harmless… maybe not

      • Carla Akins October 4th, 2014 at 1:07 pm

        I thought it was only offensive to stupid white guys. What do I know? 🙂

        • raincheck October 4th, 2014 at 4:23 pm


  23. Armadillo October 4th, 2014 at 7:22 am

    If they are not racist…why don’t they walk thru their own neighborhood?

  24. greenfloyd October 4th, 2014 at 8:01 am

    Considering the array of conflicting and contradictory symbols, of all things a Confederate flag!? This group probably has zero credibility with most Creighton Court residents already dealing with decades of Jim Crow (old and new), disenfranchisement and a white political establishment determined to hold on to power and privilege. Essentially an other Ferguson MO.

  25. Skydog2 October 4th, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    They are peacefully protesting; the rioters/looters in Ferguson were not peaceful.

    • whatthe46 October 4th, 2014 at 8:10 pm

      this is not peace. this is antagonistic. this is only to promote their hatred and racism and their outright ignorance. if the right to bare arms is their stance, why not invite them into your neighborhood? you seem to side with ignorance quite often.

    • Sutty October 5th, 2014 at 1:02 pm

      Most of the demonstrations in Ferguson were peaceful and lasted as long as they did because of that. You don’t loot a Quik Stop for month. But of course you choose to see what you want and ignore what you don’t.

      • Skydog2 October 5th, 2014 at 1:53 pm

        You can throw rocks & bottles at the police for a month.

        • raincheck October 6th, 2014 at 8:29 am

          At the Police? OH… You mean those guys that showed up in full military gear, aiming guns mounted on top of armored vehicles at the PEACEFUL protesters? The ones covering their name tags and threatening to “fucking kill you” guys? The guy’s who arrested journalist for not moving fast enough? The guys who got caught posting racist sh*t on their FB sites?.. OH! THOSE GUYS!!

          What would you call them if they weren’t wearing badges?

          Why aren’t you calling those guys out for their actions?

          • Skydog2 October 6th, 2014 at 8:39 am

            Well when you put it that way I guess it’s ok to throw rocks & bottles at the police.

          • raincheck October 6th, 2014 at 9:12 am

            THAT’S your response? I never said that and it pisses me off you would imply that I condone such behavior!! It is very wrong to throw things at the Police… However at what point do they cease being “Officers of the Law” and become simple thugs? It seems to me when they covered their name tags/badges, threatened to kill innocent people (there’s a video to prove that) they were no longer upholding any laws… With all of the things the Cops did that was wrong you have never called out the FPD for ANY wrong doing… NEVER

          • Skydog2 October 6th, 2014 at 10:13 am

            They throw rocks & bottles at the police then you condemn the police rather than the rioters.

          • OldLefty October 6th, 2014 at 10:31 am

            As opposed to; police gun down innocent unarmed man then you condemn the innocent unarmed man rather than the police?

          • Skydog2 October 6th, 2014 at 10:38 am

            A single police officer shot Brown. I haven’t condemned Brown. The investigations will determine if the shooting was justified or not.

    • raincheck October 6th, 2014 at 8:17 am

      “They are peacefully protesting” Really? What exactly were they protesting? And why would they choose a predominantly black neighborhood, displaying a confederate flag, while carrying guns, against the wishes of the community? It is at the very least antagonistic, insensitive,

    • raincheck October 6th, 2014 at 8:53 am

      “the rioters/looters in Ferguson were not peaceful”

      You say that as if THAT was all that went on there

      • Skydog2 October 6th, 2014 at 10:15 am

        True, there were arsonists there as well 🙂

        • raincheck October 6th, 2014 at 11:04 am

          Lets not forget the thugs calling themselves Police officers

  26. Rainlion October 5th, 2014 at 11:04 am

    wtf is wrong with these people, and how can it not be seen as anything but a childish attempt at intimidation and mental masturbation for insecure boys?

  27. keepingitreal October 5th, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Where’d they find the dumb ass Black dude that thinks it’s cool to roll with a bunch of White guys rocking the Confederate flag? He thinks that they really love him too.

    • Joseph Blow October 5th, 2014 at 3:10 pm

      Chances are, he doesn’t think.

  28. Kevin Thomas October 5th, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    It’s just dumb and irresponsible…Your choice of being an oxymoron to the wrong community is asinine at best….Whatever the out come is. I sure as hell wont sympathize…

  29. Danita Ford October 5th, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    according to home boy on u tube the brother is coonin Watch him and he will let you know about these type so sad.he goes by Da REVOLUTIONARYWitDa Tattoos

  30. cobra614 October 5th, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    They either want an armed confrontation or they are plain stoopid..I suggest that they go to a sex therapist because I sense there are sexual dysfunction issues within this group…I’m just saying..

  31. Medusa7 October 5th, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    In this photo it looks as none of these guys are getting any nuk-nuk!!

  32. phuckyew October 5th, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    You support a peaceful protest group getting shot in the head but the looting and riots were completely acceptable? I can only imagine why you feel that way……… you’re part of the problem, you’re a fucking ignorant racist.

    • kcponte October 6th, 2014 at 12:29 am

      What part of my comment indicated that I condoned Looting?, No where did I mention that. I merely pointed out that everyone is entitled to live in peace and this group of idiots are not peaceful, they are spreading hate and bigotry but that is what the Tea Party Thugs do, spread hate and bigotry.

  33. Skydog2 October 6th, 2014 at 10:08 am

    They have rights whether you like their agenda or not.
    I never said “what they are doing is a good thing”.

  34. raincheck October 6th, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Thanks Mark… 🙂

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