Hundreds Rally in Support of 2nd Amendment

By Stephanie Parkinson

January 26, 2013 Updated Jan 26, 2013 at 7:55 PM EDT

Angola, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) – In an effort to push for protection of their gun rights hundreds rally in Angola Saturday.

Gun control is an issue being hotly debated with lawmakers at the national level ever since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT last month.

"I didn't kill those children, you didn't kill those children, the NRA didn't kill those children,” said one of the speakers at the rally.

Around 300 people filled the town square in Angola for Saturday’s rally.

"I think it's a good cause. It's about time people stand up for what they believe in,” said John Geyer, attended rally.

President Obama’s administration is proposing banning assault weapons, limiting ammunition magazines and putting stricter background checks in place. This group argues some of those moves take away their second amendment right to bear arms.

"I would stand up for any of the amendments, whether it's this one, the first amendment, any of them. I don't think that any of that should be infringed upon,” said Maria Kugler, attended rally.

As this group pushes to keep their weapons the Angola mayor is standing with other mayors advocating for change.

"I understand the mayor has his feelings and thoughts, as far as the second amendment rights and we just don't agree on that,” said Richard Dodge, Former State Rep. District 51.

"I don't think that it's the governments right to take that away from me and I want the right to protect my family in any way that I can,” said Kugler.

So if gun control isn't it, what do these gun owners think needs to be done to stop violence in America?

"More education, more hands on learning about them, using them, safety classes on how to shoot them. I think education on the weapons is better than taking them away,” said Geyer.

Education isn't enough to ease the minds of others who continue to push for stricter gun control laws in our country.

In Washington D.C. Saturday thousands of people marched from Capitol Hill to the Washington Monument. Many people carried signs in memory of those lost in the Sandy Hook massacre.

At that rally, speakers said that it's not about taking away second amendment rights, but about saving lives.




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