At the Liberty or Death political rally, held on Saturday August 18, 2018, in downtown Seattle, Washington, at Seattle City Hall, many Washington State residents openly carried their firearms. The various types of firearms on display and being carried by citizens ranged from modern handguns, to large caliber bolt action rifles, to modern sports rifles, such as AR-15 Armalite type rifles. The rally was sponsored and hosted by the Washington Three Percent political group.
Notably, across the street, some of the counter-protesters were also carrying firearms. The socialist/communist/anarchist counter-protester organizations have their own armed firearms group called the John Brown Gun Club. The so called "mainstream" political stereotype is that politically left people and countries are primarily anti-gun, gun prohibitionist, in stance, policy, and belief. However, many people with far-left political belief systems appear to also support firearms rights, and they exhibit that belief by openly carrying their firearms at public political events.