As of this posting, 757 Facebook users plan on attending.
The event page describes the protest as a march against any new gun control legislation.
âThis is our chance to reach out to our elected officials, and tell them NO NEW GUN LAWS!â
Tom Tharpâone of the event organizers on the Oregon pageâposted a flyer to the eventâs page stating the rally would be a family friendly event and welcomed protesters carrying open and concealed weapons. The flyer also lists local businesses like Caseyâs Cafe and Browneâs Town Lounge supporting the protest and welcoming demonstratorâs patronage.
Mike Adams of Adamâs Rib Smokehouse in Salem is even offering 10 percent off meals for anyone who carries a gun into his restaurant.
âIâm right by the capital. Iâm a supporter of the Second Amendment and [demonstrators] wanted a restaurant that would stand up with them,â said Adams, who added, âIâm a businessman, I do promotions of all different kinds all the time.â