Across Oklahoma City, people observed 168 seconds of silence to honor the dead.
Some dabbed away tears as the ceremony closed with family members reading a roll call of those who died.
And then, there were the gun nuts:
Militia movement will be packing heat at gun rally on the Potomac
Yes, the militia movement, the same group that spawned Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, chose the anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing to hold a gun-waving circle jerk just a few miles from the Capitol.
Daniel Almond, a three-tour veteran of Iraq, is ready to "muster outside D.C." on Monday with several dozen other self-proclaimed patriots, all of them armed. They intend to make history as the first people to take their guns to a demonstration in a national park, and the Virginia rally is deliberately being held just a few miles from the Capitol and the White House.
Almond plans to have his pistol loaded and openly carried, his rifle unloaded and slung to the rear, a bandoleer of magazines containing ammunition draped over his polo-shirted shoulder. The Atlanta area real estate agent organized the rally because he is upset about health-care reform, climate control, bank bailouts, drug laws and what he sees as President Obama's insistence on and the Democratic Congress's capitulation to a "totalitarian socialism" that tramples individual rights.
So a paranoid conspiracy nut is hosting a loaded gun party in a National Park. What could possibly not go wrong?
On the lineup are several heroes of the militia movement, including Mike Vanderboegh, who advocated throwing bricks through the windows of Democrats who voted for the health-care bill; Tom Fernandez, who has established a nationwide call tree to mobilize an armed resistance to any government order to seize firearms; and former Arizona sheriff Richard Mack, who refused to enforce the Brady law and then won a Supreme Court verdict that weakened its background-check provisions.
Just a harmless group of delusional paranoids who masturbate to Guns & Ammo magazine while encouraging others to commit crimes. Nothing to worry about.
From the website of nutgroup ResistNet:
The mission of the “Restore the Constitution” rally is that it be held at a firearms carry-legal location as close to DC as possible and that it attracts as many participants as possible in order to underscore the seriousness and urgency of a simple message: Restore the Constitution!
This event is being coordinated to some degree with the planners of the Second Amendment March (SAM) taking place inside DC itself on the same day.
See, these are people who believe that the 2nd Ammendment is under attack and needs defending. No matter that the only reason they are allowed to carry loaded weapons in a National Park is that President Obama signed the law that legalized it. Somehow, they just know that he's comin' fer their guns!
Check out some of the comments on the Restore The Constitution Website:
How are you fearful of Americans exercising their freedoms in this country. President Osama hasn’t yet gotten rid of the Right to Bear Arms, although I’m sure he would like to.
He has actually expanded the right to bear arms, but probably the exact opposite is also true.
My question to everyone reading this article is this: “For you, as an individual, when do you draw your saber? When do you say “Yes, I am willing to rise up and overthrow an oppressive, totalitarian government?”
Is it when the government takes away your private business?
Is it when the government rigs elections?
Is it when the government imposes martial law?
Is it when the government takes away your firearms?
these people are really scary.