I had to do a bit of historical searching... Because of the mentions of Waco and the Oklahoma City bombing (above)... I love history.. .but I'm horrible with actual dates.
True enough, the Waco Siege ended violently on April 19th, and The Murrah Building bombing occurred on April 19th. Waco was happenstance, but the Murrah bombing was related to the Waco Siege (at least according to the "approved biography" of the bomber, and explanations he himself gave), not to the day of "the shot heard round the world."
So, it could be done, legitimately. In honor of the Minutemen, the original Militia.
A call to muster?
Verb: Assemble (troops), esp. for inspection or in preparation for battle.
Noun: A formal gathering of troops, esp. for inspection, display
, or exercise. (Google)
verb. gather - collect - assemble - rally - congregate
noun. gathering - assembly - rally - assemblage - inspection
A call to muster the militia?
Noun: ...The militia of a country are the able bodied men organized into companies, regiments and brigades,with officers of all grades, and required by law to attend military exercises on certain days only, but at other times left to pursue their usual occupations. (1828 Webster's)
6:12 a.m. Sunrise on the 19th of April 2013, on the east coast. (depending on where you live in the country it can be as late as 6:20 a.m. or as early as 6:05 a.m.) So, 6:15 a.m. may be a good average time.
Over 700 Redcoats marched through the night of April 18, 1775, reaching Lexington near dawn
. Awaiting them were 77 Minutemen - farmers and laborers trained to be "ready in a minute." One musket went off. Historians still debate which side fired the first shot, but within seconds, eight colonists lay dead on Lexington Green."
( Hoover Archives
Dawn is before sunrise... and the action occurred near dawn.
If discharging a blank is illegal in your area, and you can't afford a blank pistol and you don't have or can't find a working cap gun, two pieces of 2X4 lumber can be "clapped" together to make a sound similar to a gunshot.
Now, bring on the excuses.
For why we can't do this...
why you won't do this...
why this is a bad idea...
There isn't much time.
Then, after the "shot heard round the country." Second Amendment Supporters meet at the government building of their choice (city hall, county seat, state capital, Washington D.C.), to the limit of their ability... at 9:00 a.m. for one hour.... unarmed, standing silent.
Why silent? There appears to be a movement in this country to disband the militia. After the single shot at around sunrise, the old militia (able bodied men) goes and stands on their government's lawns, silenced. Unable to defend our country.
Yamamoto is often misquoted as telling the Emperor of Japan that he could not invade mainland America because there would be a rifle behind every blade of grass. While he DID NOT say that, it SHOULD be true.
And, because of the Miller decision rendered by the SCOTUS; the American Right to keep and bear arms centers on the ability to have arms that have a "reasonable relationship" to the preservation or efficiency of the militia and:
"The significance attributed to the term Militia appears from the debates in the Convention, the history and legislation of Colonies and States, and the writings of approved commentators. These show plainly enough that the Militia comprised all males physically capable of acting in concert for the common defense. 'A body of citizens enrolled for military discipline.' And further, that ordinarily when called for service these men were expected to appear bearing arms supplied by themselves and of the kind in common use at the time."
Now, I've tried to present every reason for doing this, and even means to do it legally... Not to honor a bombing or a siege but to honor the 2nd Amendment and to honor the men who would pledge their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor to begin this country....
Tell me why it shouldn't be done?