Women across America took a stand for their Second Amendment rights on Saturday, January 19, 2013. According to The Washington Times, thousands of people across all 50 states filled capitol lawns and streets to show their support for gun rights in an effort known as Guns Across America.
An impressive number of women could be seen at each of the rallies as well; some young, some old, some with children, some without. Some carried signs or flags, others had decorated strollers with children in tow and some women proudly carried their own firearms. There were also women present who weren’t even gun owners, but attended the rally simply in support of those who chose to exercise their Second Amendment rights. Some women even had their nails done for the occasion (see slideshow).
The peaceful protests came days after President Obama signed 23 executive orders in the name of reducing gun violence. Also earlier this week, New York’s Governor Cuomo signed new legislation enforcing tighter restrictions on so-called “assault rifles” and high-capacity magazines, to which New York residents greatly protested yesterday.
Naphtali Rothrock her sister Naomi Rothrock, of Sprakers, New York, carried a sign which read:
I NEED OVER 7 ROUNDS (RAPISTS ARE HARDER TO KILL THAN DEER)
When asked why she felt it was important, as a woman, to have the right to bear arms, Kendi Haase, a proud gun owner and mother of four, states:
“As a woman, I want the ability to protect myself, my children, and my home. There aren’t many men that I could overpower with sheer strength and having a gun gives me the ability to keep my family safe.”
Women across America made a statement that they refuse to be victims and they refuse to give up their right to keep and bear arms.
A special thanks to Gun Control Kills for providing photos for the Guns Across America slideshow, which features photos of rallies from around the country.
The Little Rock Gun Rights Examiner invites you to support Women Across America in standing up for their right to bear arms.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
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