In an Onion-worthy parody of overzealous gun nuts, a Dallas man has founded the first ever Open Carry Guitar Rally. Guitarist—and gun owner—Barry Kooda (!) says what started as a joke has turned into a real thing. From the Huffington Post:
(I) went on to Facebook and made up a bogus event without a time, date or location. It quickly took on a life of its own and I’ve been playing catchup ever since.
He goes on to explain the concept:
The idea of desensitizing people to the sight of someone walking (in public) with an automatic rifle is not good. “I figured that guitars would be a better choice to carry in public and somewhat less dangerous,” Kooda told the Dallas Observer. “Why not poke a little fun and make a little sense at the same time?”
Kooda’s expectations of the turnout are realistic: He expects “between 10 and 700 guitar players will show up” to demonstrate.
Read all about it at Huffington Post.