Gun rights supporters held rallies across the U.S. Saturday at state capitols to defend their second amendment rights.
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Gun rights activists with the National Constitutional Coalition of Patriotic Americans participate in a national rally aimed at pushing back against calls for stronger gun control measures outside the state Capitol Saturday in Albany, New York. https://t.co/IcjeZVfASn pic.twitter.com/AkKagEqmVb
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“This is about our rights” protestors at a pro-Second Amendment Rally in Augusta pic.twitter.com/95uTHGK8dk
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As reported by FoxNews
Gun rights advocates rallied at state capitols across the country on Saturday to make their voices heard amid recent efforts to impose stricter gun-control laws that they fear undermine their Second Amendment rights.
Peaceful protesters numbering in the hundreds gathered outside statehouses from Maine to Wyoming to hear speakers warn that any restrictions on gun ownership or use could eventually lead to bans for law-abiding gun owners.
“Gun owners have been portrayed in a negative way and it is our hope that this peaceable rally will show that we are safe, law-abiding individuals that happen to take our constitutional rights very seriously,” Dave Gulya, an organizer for the Maine event that attracted about 800 people, told the Bangor Daily News.
The National Constitutional Coalition of Patriotic Americans sponsored the 45 planned rallies across the U.S. in support of the right to bear arms, according to the paper.