Several hundred rally at statehouse in support of Second Amendment

Darnell Taylor
April 15, 2018

I feel as if it is very important for each of you to call your local and state-wide representatives and encourage them not to suppress your constitutional rights. The main March for Our Lives event in Washington, D.C., drew hundreds of thousands of people to hear Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg and other Douglas students speak. One was Tara Brandeau, a young woman who came from Randleman to wave a black "Don't Tread on Me" flag with crossed pistols. Jimmie Boyd, a Forsyth County man who was one of the organizers, said that similar "Support the Second Amendment Rally" events had been planned for all 50 state capitols.

"We the people have the right to say something instead of sitting back and watching, to actually get involved", he said.

Several speakers addressed the crowd including gubernatorial candidate Jeff Caldwell of Leawood.

Those in attendance said they would also like to see less restrictions on where guns are allowed.

"If your life is not in danger, my life's not in danger, that gun is going to stay right where I put it".

Nicole Gilbert far left with her family at Saturday's Second Amendment rally
Nicole Gilbert far left with her family at Saturday's Second Amendment rally

"We just do not want innocent people or citizens to be punished for those criminals", Stout said. Numerous speakers were politicians or people running for office.

"Gun safety. Having it with her all the time. I think there's a lot of measures that can be taken to secure our schools that are not being met right now because they're being met with so much resistance from folks that are pushing the gun control agenda", he said.

"I'm exhausted of my generation being advocates for taking away our rights", Groce said.

Lawmakers across the country and in IN have been considering whether to put forward legislation to increase gun control; they say it is in hopes of keeping guns out of the wrong hands.

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