Annual gun rights rally draws hundreds to Pa. Capitol

The Associated Press reported today:

HARRISBURG, Pa. —A few hundred gun rights activists brought their message to what has become an annual event at the state Capitol, urging lawmakers on Tuesday to protect their right to keep and own firearms and to widen legal protections.

The crowd at the Second Amendment Action Day reacted strongly to warnings about threats to gun rights, as speakers peppered their remarks with references to northeastern states, President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton.

“I feel that they’re trying to take my gun rights away from us,” said Harry Norton, a retired over-the-road trucker from New Brighton. “I’m here to kind of protect that.”

….Kim Stolfer, with Firearm Owners Against Crime, called gun control an abridgment of freedom that makes people less safe. He said some local leaders need to be replaced.

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