We are law-abiding, gun-owning American Patriots who assemble peacefully to fiercely oppose -- by lawful pickets and sign protests -- the infringement of our Second Amendment Right to keep and bear arms.
Patriot Picket originated in early 2016 with a handful of dedicated Marylanders who gathered -- without asking for permission or permits -- on the brick sidewalks of the Maryland Statehouse to begin regular sign pickets protesting the unending infringement of the Second Amendment in Maryland.
We enjoyed it, our political opponents hated it, the news media took notice of our persistence and determination, and all the anti-gun bills were defeated in 2016 and again in 2017.
We saw that aggressive PARTISAN outdoor tactics could complement the valued indoor strategy of NON-PARTISAN gun-rights organizations, with which we are not affiliated.
The Patriot Picket has grown; Patriots have traveled to the steps of the US Capitol and surrounding states to oppose political tyranny, to counter demonstrators and their historical ignorance, and to promote and defend the Second Amendment and wisdom of Our Founders.
Our volunteers have afflicted corrupt politicians, opposed anti-gun demonstrators, exposed their propaganda, carried the pro-2A message to legislators and the public, surprised cynics, inspired 2A supporters and earned the respect of passersby who ask why we do what we do.
We have gained the attention and interest of local, national and international news media. As individuals we are free to speak to the news media with a bluntly partisan political perspective, something representatives of non-partisan gun-rights organizations cannot do.
We have advanced a pro-2A message on radio, in print, in online live-streaming and broadcast TV news interviews. We are here to fight, and here to stay.
The mission of the Patriot Picket is to promote this media-savvy form of Second Amendment activism everywhere, to share our knowledge and experience in high-visibility sign picketing, refine our political tactics, improve our media interview techniques, and persuade our fellow Patriots nationwide to pick up a sign and join our movement.
Patriot Picket Founder Jeff Hulbert and Co-Captain Paul Brockman appear on NRA TV:
On Wednesday, October 19, 2017 Patriot Picket gathered at the State House in Annapolis to pray for three innocent persons shot to death and two persons who were critically wounded in Edgewood, MD the previous day. The shooter had 15 prior felonies and over forty arrests in Delaware; Maryland had previously arrested and charged him with four gun crimes in 2015 but prosecutors dropped all charges and released him. Following the vigil Patriot Picket held a press conference. Video by Ed Leary.
Patriot Picket joined organized Mid-Atlantic region militia groups, III Percent and Oath Keepers to provide security for the successful "Mother Of All Rallies" (M.O.A.R) on the National Mall on 16 September 2017. Video compilation by Patriot Picket filmmaker/producer/director Ed Leary.
When Code Pink rallied in front of NRA HQ in Fairfax, VA in 2016 with the promise of a "solemn memorial" for the Orlando Nightclub dead, they claimed they were doing it to "shame" the NRA; instead they commenced a noisy, shamefully disrespectful, hours-long clown circus -- screaming obscenities into bullhorns. Patriot Picket assembled there to honor in silence the memory of innocent fellow Americans murdered by a jihadist. An Ed Leary Film.
Patriot Picket returned in 2017 to defend NRA HQ in Virginia: Code Pink, Demanding Moms, Black Lives Matter and assorted leftist cadres had metastasized into the "Women's March" and rallied at the NRA to demand the surrender of the NRA Membership's First and Second Amendment Rights. Patriot Picket was there in force to counter their treasonous nonsense, and to share the NRA story of defending American freedom with the national and international news media. Video compilation by Patriot Ed Leary.
Patriot Picket takes to the brick sidewalks in front of the Maryland Statehouse to picket the Maryland General Assembly during its entire session and to give multiple interviews to the news media, for the second year in a row. Second Amendment activists won another resounding victory against the leftist MGA this year. Patriot Picket is honored to present the work of our fellow Patriot and Documentary Filmmaker Ed Leary:
Patriot Picket traveled to Philadelphia during the 2016 Democrat National Convention to bring our pro-Second Amendment message to the national news media and to undermine the Democrats on national television. We were interviewed by Kristin Fisher of the Fox News Channel for a live-streaming national and international broadcast. Fox News viewers no doubt came to the same conclusion we did: we may have been the only sane persons there. Video compilation by Patriot Picket Documentarian Ed Leary.
When sixty Congressional Democrats threatened to continue a disgracefully childish "sit-in" on the floor of the US House of Representatives on 23 June 2016 in violation of House Rules -- to force a vote on gun control legislation -- PATRIOT PICKET raced to the steps of the US Capitol to protest.
Thanks again to our fellow Patriot, Documentary Filmmaker Ed Leary: