Open Carry Guitar Rally
What is the Open Carry Guitar Rally?
The Open Carry Guitar Rally is a satirical poke at the Open Carry Gun crowd. While our event is not particulary anti-gun, it is against open carry of guns in public spaces and provides people a way to expess their opposition of open carry without further escalating a dangerous situation. In the words of creator Barry Kooda - 'We aren't anti-gun, we're anti-stupid.' During an open carry guitar rally, citizens congregate in a public place while brandishing their instruments and trading songs and guitar licks. We are musicians first, and we come in peace. Since the original Open Carry Guitar Rally last year in Dallas, there have been rallies in Austin, Cleveland, Fresno, and both Bend and Medford Oregon and more planned this year in Denver and Nashville. We started the movement and we continue to improve on the idea, as we find find more ways to make this one uniquely Dallas.
Why do We Need Your Help?
This year, we are making the Dallas event bigger and better by adding live music, food, restrooms and more. We also want to keep it FREE to attend. To do that, we need to raise money from sponsorships, and from you to pay for those costs and related costs (permits, security, sanitation, equipment rental). We have an idea of what we need to make this happen, but we hope to raise even more because after our costs are met we plan to donate the remaining funds to the Carter Albrecht Foundation. So with your help, we can host this Dallas event again, make it better, involve more people, make a sensible statement, and raise some money for a good charity.
When and Where is This Year's Event?
Open Carry Guitar Rally Website
Open Carry Guitar Rally on Wikipdedia
I'm going through and making sure that we have the gifts lined up properly, so if you have a t-shirt coming, do me a favor and let me know what size you'd like so I can set those aside. (my personal email is: email@example.com) The donor gifts will be available at the info desk at the rally and if you can't make it, let me know and I'll mail them to you.
Thanks again for your generosity and I hope that we see you all at the rally!