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Gun Owners Rally in Hartford in Support of Second Amendment

A group of several hundred Second Amendment supporters attended Saturday's pro-gun rally at the State Capitol in Hartford.

Hundreds of gun owners, including some reportedly armed with pistols and rifles, stood outside of the Capitol on Saturday to rally in support of gun rights.

The event, sponsored by Connecticut Citizens Defense League, was one of dozens of rallies held on "Gun Appreciation Day," a nationwide response to calls for tighter gun control.

"This is in response to the attacks and the assault on the Second Amendment. People want to let our voices be heard out here before our rights are robbed from us, so this is entirely appropriate, especially with what we're facing," Scott Wilson, president of the organization, told the crowd according to the Hartford Courant.

Wilson's comments eluded to criticism over the decision to hold the rally just over a month since Adam Lanza killed 26 students and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

But many at the rally wore ribbons for the victims of the mass shooting, according to WTNH.

Davenport told therepublic.com, "I am the wife of a first responder, and a mother," while carrying a sign that read Mom, wife, patriot, Christian, I own guns.

"We need to step back and not try to legislate away a horrible tragedy," she told the newspaper.

James Bond January 20, 2013 at 01:33 PM
The AWMC is now in session.(Angry White Mens Club)
Chris January 20, 2013 at 02:06 PM
Wow, talk about some poor reporting on this one. Every other media outlet is reporting at least 1000 people, and Patch says several hundred? And CCDL was not the sponsor or organizer of this event, though as the state's largest gun rights organization I'm sure they were out in force.
James Bond January 20, 2013 at 02:17 PM
Get the net.

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