Park Service OKs 'Braveheart-Style' Water Gun Battle on National MallSubmitted by PaulFanDC on Mon, 07/01/2013 - 17:26
Gun rights advocates plan to march into Washington, D.C., on July 3 armed with Nerf and water guns in a symbolic show of support for the Second Amendment. The event is doubling as a charity drive for Toys for Tots.
Organized in large part through social media and scheduled in response to a previously planned gun rally that was cancelled in May, the event's leader says it's time to demonstrate that gun ownership isn't just for old white men – even if it's a toy.
"The idea is that libertarians believe in responsible gun ownership and private charity," organizer Austin Petersen told U.S. News. Petersen said he also wants "to show people that they shouldn't be afraid of guns and that it's OK for kids to play with fake guns."