Gunning for no change: Thousands of armed protesters gather at state capitols in pro-assault rifle rallies across the countrySubmitted by emalvini on Sun, 01/20/2013 - 13:51
- 'Guns Across America' rallies held days after President Barack Obama unveiled a sweeping package of gun-control proposals
- Mass turnout includes thousands in New York and hundreds in Connecticut, New Hampshire and Texas
- Minnesota state Rep. Tony Cornish said he would push to allow 21-year-olds to carry guns on college campus
The Daily Mail | 19 January 2013
Thousands of gun advocates gathered peacefully Saturday at state capitals around the U.S. to rally against stricter limits on firearms, with demonstrators carrying rifles and pistols in some places while those elsewhere settled for waving hand-scrawled signs or screaming themselves hoarse.
The size of crowds at each location varied - from dozens of people in South Dakota to 2,000 in New York. Large crowds also turned out in Connecticut, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Washington state.
Some demonstrators in Olympia, Wash., Phoenix, Salem, Ore., and Salt Lake City came with holstered handguns or rifles on their backs. At the Kentucky Capitol in Frankfort, attendees gave a special round of applause for 'the ladies that are packin'.