Pro-Gun rallies formed throughout the country with thousands of people attending to peacefully show their opposition to stricter gun laws. According to CBSNews on January 19, 2013, 2,000 people gathered in New York's capital.
The protesters carried signs that sated messages to the public passerby's such as,
"An Armed Society is a Polite Society,"
"The Second Amendment Comes from God."
Januray 19, 2013's event was organized by the group based in Washington D.C., Political Media, the "Guns Across America" rallies are specifically aimed after President Obama revealed his package of gun-control proposals.
Larry Ward, president of Political media claimed the rallies are a chance for the public to see that gun owners aren't scary people. However actions of various protesters proved otherwise. There will always be bad eggs in the crowd.
CBS also reports twenty-seven-year-old Jolynn Heal, of North Liberty, Iowa, drove more than 100 miles with her husband and 10-year-old son to protest President Obama's gun control measures. These same measures could possibly keep her son from being part of a unforeseen attack at school.
However, she believes lowering the maximum number of bullets in a magazine clip and limiting the amount of ammunition in gun magazines makes it difficult to defend against multiple intruders. Possibly Larry Ward being vague and some gun owners are scary?
Is a gun protest an appropriate place for a child? Especially after the events that unfolded in December 2012 in Connecticut, children can be emotionally scared by witnessing the bickering and chaos ensuing by these types of rallies.
Feel free to weigh in below with civilized comments that are not offensive/rude to others. Respect of both sides in the pro-gun/anti-gun debate is necessary for a reasonable outcome to ever occur.
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