The Tea Party will be throwing a rally at the Guilford Courthouse Battleground Park in Greensboro in August demanding that the government (a.k.a., the Enemy) restore the Constitution NOW! BYOG (bring your own gun). In fact, from what we're reading, a side-arm is pretty much expected on every attendee, sort of like a prom corsage (though less fragrant).
All that angry brandishing is meant to convey a message which would appear to be, "We're angry, and we're armed. Got a problem with that?"
How to win friends and influence people, Tea Party style.
Their line-up of announced speakers includes that paragon of Republican electability Vernon Robinson, who ran against Virginia Foxx in the 2004 primary and called her a lesbo-loving liberal. Other scheduled speakers include the Republican congressional candidates in the 4th and in the 13th districts, along with (this is odd) one June Griffin, who is running for Governor of Tennessee.
Prominently invited (though apparently playing coy, maybe waiting for the mention of big bucks in pay) is failed governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin. We know she's got a gun.
Interestingly, no currently sitting Republican Congressional incumbent is on that illustrious list of dignataries. You know what they say, guys ... no guts, no glory.