Hundreds Attend Gun-rights Rally at Michigan Capitol

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Hundreds of people have gathered outside the Michigan Capitol for a gun-rights rally, a few days after President Barack Obama called for new restrictions.

Some people freely carried guns at the event Saturday. There were signs that said gun bans are ineffective and illegal and only punish law-abiding citizens.

Laurence Walker of Clinton Township says Obama's gun proposals violate the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Former Republican congressional candidate Don Volaric says he doubts that criminals will care about new restrictions.

Obama is asking Congress to pass an assault-weapons ban, universal background checks and limits on high-capacity ammunition magazines.

Some Republican state lawmakers want to pass a bill that would exempt guns made in Michigan.


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  • by Chris Location: Jackson on Jan 25, 2013 at 09:30 AM
    Where is the video of the story you did on the Pro 2nd Amendment Gun Rally. I know video was taken of me because the reporter asked if it was okay to do so. Why when it's against the rights, there are photos and video explaining their reasoning but when it's for something as such, no photos except a gun barrel pointed at the reader???
  • by Jack Shoemaker Location: Jonesville, Michigan on Jan 20, 2013 at 09:23 AM
    Why is it, when you show people againt guns, you show a big pictures of the crowds, when you talk about gun rights people, you show a gun pointed at the people looking at the srticle????? What is going on here????
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