It’s a jam-packed weekend, what with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and the inauguration of Barack Obama. And to kick off the festive weekend: Gun Appreciation Day.
Although Gun Appreciation Day chairman Larry Ward assures people that Martin Luther King would have approved of his demonstration, the group’s sponsors include a White Nationalist party called The American Third Position, which “believes that government policy in the United States discriminates against white Americans, the majority population, and that white Americans need their own political party to fight this discrimination.”
The Southern Poverty Law Center has designated A3P a “white nationalist hate group,” and the Anti-Defamation League calls them a “white supremacist political party.”
As Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher notes, there is no fee to be a participant in Gun Appreciation Day, but approval from the group is required.