The Utah Gun Exchange has kicked off its Freedom Tour and the group is driving around the United States in a military armored personnel carrier defending Americans’ rights to bear arms.
“We’re fighting to preserve and protect those values and those constitutional principles that made this republic great,” Bryan Melchior, co-owner of UGE, explained.
“The products and services that we deal in are prescribed in the Constitution of the United States of America,” he continued. “And any time when a culture or civilization decided that there was something wrong with that, something went wrong with that culture. Something went wrong with that civilization.
“It’s our mission in life to protect and preserve our lives, our posterity. If we don’t have a Second Amendment, we don’t have a country.”
UGE has had a few hiccups during the tour.
The team members were held in Illinois for six hours, their property was confiscated in New York, and their vehicle was vandalized in Utah during a town hall with the anti-gun students from Parkland, Florida.
Almost every place they have visited has included a police presence.
“All you have to do is stand here and wait long enough and [the police] will be here,” Melchior told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
The group is headed next to the Big Pro-Gun Rally in Tallahassee, Florida, on July 28.
Afterward, they will traverse the U.S.-Mexico border with Vice News.
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