According to the event’s coordinator Robert Fowler, the goal of the march was “to bring attention to the people about the way the government is slowly taking our rights away. There are over 20,000 gun laws on the books that try to restrict our rights.” The event was held on April 19th to commemorate the battles of Lexington and Concord, the opening battles of the American Revolution. These fights arose when British authorities attempted to confiscate American weapons and gunpowder. These historical events were mentioned by several of the event’s speakers.
These speakers included: Brenna Findley, GOP candidate for Iowa Attorney General; Dave Funk, GOP candidate for Leonard Boswell’s 3rd District seat; Kim Pearson candidate for Iowa House District 42; Rod Roberts, GOP candidate for governor and Sean McClanahan, President of IowaCarry. I saw at least two TV cameras at the event and Radio Iowa was there.
All in all attendance could have been better, but it was a good event nonetheless. Thank you to Robert Fowler for all his hard work. A special thank you to Dave, Sharon, and Jenn who let me ride down with their family.